Didactic poem in five books on Astrology ([ 1828 ])

Manilius, Marcus

M. Manilii Astronomicon, ex editione Bentleiana, cum notis et interpretatione in usum Delphini, variis lectionibus, notis variorum, recensu editionum et codicum et indice locupletissimo accurate recensitum.

Published: London: Curante et imprimente A.J. Valpy, 1828

Date: [ 1828 ]

Two Volumes. Volume I: iv, 502p; ill - Volume II: 503 -956p; ill, lxxvi p. Green leather to the spine and corners. Gilt titling and decoration to the spine. Marbled boards, gilt ruled lines to the edges, teg, marbled endpapers, brown silk marker. Both volumes have some rubbing, marked, knocked, darkened and have some wear to the bottom edges. Bound by J. Mackenzie. A Bookplate has been removed from the pastedown of both volumes, leaving some residue. Initials and date to front free endpapers, old price and initials to bottom of rear endpapers of both volumes. Page block edges soiled, creased. Extensive notes with bibliographical references.

From the Library of Patrick James Fitzpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Durham University

Marcus Manilius is credited as the most likely Author of this work, which is a Latin didactic poem in five books. He lived around the 1st century CE. The book “ begins with an account of celestial phenomena, and then proceeds to treat of the signs of the zodiac and the twelve temples; there follow instructions for calculating the horoscoping degree... “ The binder is likely to be John Mackenzie of Crown Street, London, who was active in this period, bound books for Thomas Grenville, and who was the bookbinder to both George IV and William IV. Examples can be seen on the British Library Binders Database.


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