2 parts in 1 vol. [parts 1 and 2 respectively dated 1652 and 1651], large 8vo., contemporary soft vellum with title in contemporary hand to spine, pp. , 371, , [+ 1 blank], with 226 wood-engraved astrological charts of prominent historical and contemporary figures, with half title for the volume as a whole: “Andreas Argolus de diebus criticis et aegrorum decubitu”; title page to part 1: “Andreae Argoli D. Marci serenissimo annuente senatu equitis, in Patavino Lyceo Mathematicas scientias profitentis, De diebus criticis et aegrorum decubitu libri duo. Ab Auctore denuo recogniti, ac altera parte auctiores, paeneq novi”; and title page to part 2: “Andreae Argoli D. Marci serenissimo annuente senatu equitis, Medici, Philosophi, ac in Patavino Lyceo Mathematicas scientias profitentis, De diebus criticis, & De argrorum decubitu, Liber secundus”. Mild abrasion to foot of spine, some mild worming to the top-inner margin affecting about fifty pages with no loss of text, contemporary inscription to title page; otherwise an excellent copy. Andrea Argoli was professor of mathematics at the Universit? degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” from 1622 to 1627, and then at the University of Padua from 1632 to 1657. Rare second edition, the first (which is easier to come by) being published in 1639. De diebus criticis et aegrorum decubitu is a work of medical astrology which theorizes the relation between internal and external parts of the human body and the heavenly spheres and signs of the zodiac. Argoli used as examples for his analysis the most prominent aristocratic and ecclesiastical figures across Europe at the time and in history, including, among others: popes Sixtus V, Urban VII and Clement VIII, Alexander the Great, Charles I of England, Francesco Maria II della Rovere, Philip IV of Spain, Federico Borromeo, Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi and Cardinal Scipione Borghese. Text in Latin.
De diebus criticis et aegrorum decubitu. Libri duo. Ab Auctore denuo recogniti, ac altera parte auctiones, paeneque novi.
Cadell, W.A., A journey in Carniola, Italy, and France, in the years 1817, 1818, containing remarks relating to language, geography, history, antiquities, natural history, science, painting, sculpture, architecture, agriculture, the mechanical arts and Manufactures., Printed for Archibald Constable & Co 1820