12mo., contemporary full vellum with handwritten (in contemporary hand) titling to spine, pp. , 406, dedicated to Cardinal Flavio Chigi, containing:  Il setaccio in cui si ripassa la farina de’pronostici. D’Osmur Zerith Gran Satrapa della Persia (forwarded with a letter dated 31 January, 1649, and from a prison in Naples, to Emanuele del Pino, with the pseudonym Acmat Ziruf, in which he makes, retrospectively, the prediction that there would be a revolt in Naples in 1647; the main text discusses the astrological prophesying of crop yields); and  Lettione e vaticinio di tutto l’anno in generale. Spine cracking apart from text block, some worming, discoloration to spine, library stamp on title page. First and only edition of this v. scarce compendium of two essays by the Abruzzese nobleman Pompeo Colonna, a figure of distinction in the history of Abruzzo.Text in Italian.
COLONNA, Pompeo, Operette contra gli astrologastri. Ed a favore de’buoni Astrologi, overo a favore dell’Astrologia fin a quel segno ch’essa deve trattarsi., Appresso Angelo Bernabo’, 1657
Biographies & Letters
Pepys, Samuel; Braybrooke, Lord Richard, Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II: Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John’s College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence., Henry Colburn, 1825