Padua: Paulum Frambottum, 1639. FIRST EDITION. Item #17334
Bound in contemporary calf with banded spine and gilt panels. Front and rear panels are blind stamped. Front free end paper has penciled notes of former owner and is very informative regarding the history, location and rarity of the volume. A FINE COPY with crisp and clean text with the old style charts very bright and easily read. Argoli was influenced strongly by the Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe. Argoli (1570-1657) was a versatile Italian scholar. He was a jurist, mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and medical writer. He was professor of mathematics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, from 1622 to 1627. Evidence suggests that he lost this post, because of his enthusiasm for astrology. Two parts in one and bound as an antiquarian small 4to. [xxx]; 93, [,] 148 pages. Separate engraved titles within borders bearing the figures of Argoli and Tycho Brahe. Ornamental initials, diagrams and 125 horoscopes. Octavo.