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A book of schemes for the latitude 51° 31 ' north: Containing 360 figures with the right ascension in time and degrees, the sun's semi-diurnal arch in time, also the length of each planetary hour throughout the year. With a table of the almuten's of every house annexed to each figure. Likewise a number of illuminated tables, viz of the planetary dignities, of the docecatemorion's, of the antiscion's, of the nobonary's of the dodecatemorion of the signs, of the affections of the planets, of friendships and enmities. And a curious embellish'd scheme of aspects, &c &c.
Gadbury, John, 1627-1704, attributed name.
Lilly, William, 1602-1681
Raphael, 1795-1832, former owner.
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Early Modern English Manuscripts from UCLA’s Clark Library
Rights Information
Public Domain
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Scope/Content: Manuscript. Title page supplied by 19th century owner Robert Smith according to annotation on t.p.: "This title page was written by R.C. Smith, author of the Manual &c &c."
Scope/Content: Manuscript of astrological tabulations and theories, dating from the mid-17th century. The majority of the volume is taken up with 360 diagrams and Almuten tables, which where printed from a woodblock and filled in by hand. Most of the text and tables are written in black and red ink, though there is one chart that makes a greater use of multicolored inks. The last 26 pages of the text consist of an astrological treatise with additional charts and diagrams. The text has been attributed to both John Gadbury and William Lilly.
Condition: Bound in later half morocco with marbled boards.
Bookplates (Provenance)
[204] p., bound :diagrams, tables ;32 cm.
f MS.1999.003
Astrology--Early works to 1800.
Horoscopes--England--Early works to 1800.
Bookplate of "Robertus Smith" (R.C. Smith) dated 1818 on front paste-down endpaper.

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