TETRABIBLIOS; or, Quadripartite of Ptolemy, Being Four Books, Relative to the Starry Influences. Translated from the copy of Leo Allatius, with Critical and Explanatory Notes.

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London: Printed and published by William Hughes, Islington Green; and sold by other Booksellers, 1820. FIRST EDITION. This was the third translation of the Ptolemy work, the first by Walley in 1701 and the second much maligned Sibley and Brown in 1786. Frederic Willis' copy (dated 1860) which he bequeathed to astrologer, A.J. Pearce, in 1896 (as per hand written note top of title page); a working copy with occasional paragraphs markers, a line or two, drawn figure and erudite notes comparing editions; internals without fox or stain; A GOOD or better copy of a rare issue, and association copy. 224 pages. Small 8vo. Not at the British Library or the Library of Congress (or at least catalogued). (Item ID: 12699)


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