AUTHOR: LILLY, William.
TITLE: Englands Propheticall Merline, foretelling to all Nations of Europe untill 1663. the Actions depending upon the influence of the Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, 1642/3. The Progresse and motion of the Comet 1618. under whose affects we in England, and most Regions of Europe now suffer ...,
PUBLISHER: London: by John Raworth for John Partridge, 1644.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 7-9/16" x 5-7/8", (viii)136pp., title with woodcut boarder and device, numerous woodcut astrological charts in text, lower edge of several leaves untrimmed, bound in 1/2 maroon morocco, ribbed gilt lettered spine, top edge gilt.
CONDITION: Generally clean and bright throughout, hinges fine, a VERY GOOD copy.
REFERENCE: Wing L2221
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: William Lilly (1602-1681) was perhaps England’s most famous and influential seventeenth century astrologer. He is described as having been a genius at something "that modern mainstream opinion has since decided cannot be done at all" having developed his stature as the most important astrologer in England through his social and political connections as well as going on to have an indelible impact on the future course of Western astrological tradition.
The publication of a facsimile of the original 1647 edition of Lilly's Christian Astrology in 1985 brought about a renaissance in astrological scholarship in North America and Europe.