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Title
The centre or the circle of the life of man: with theologicall, philosophicall, astronomicall and astrologicall observations touching the illustration of this matter.
Creator
Case, John, active 1680-1700.
Case, John, active 1680-1700.Angelical guide.
Contributor
Le Neve, Peter, 1661-1729, former owner.
Date Created and/or Issued
[1688]
Contributing Institution
UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Collection
Early Modern English Manuscripts from UCLA’s Clark Library
Rights Information
Public Domain
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
Scope/Content: Manuscript.
Scope/Content: Manuscript copy of John Case's astrological work, The centre or the circle of the life of man. The text is very similar to that of Case's Angelical guide, which was published in 1697, and is perhaps an early version of that text. This volume contains multiple illustrations and astrological charts. At least one illustration (presumably by Case) is partially covered by a tipped in version of the same illustration drawn by a more skilled artist.
Condition: Bound in early mottled calf; covers detached with major damage to spine and covers.
Type
text
Form/Genre
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Extent
165, [31], bound ;32 cm
Identifier
ark:/21198/n12s55
f MS.1963.011
Subject
Astrology--Early works to 1800.
Occultism--Early works to 1800.
Place
England--London
Provenance
Ownership inscription of Peter LeNeve on title page; note by LeNeve on title page reading "this was John Cases book the figure flinger in White Fryers AD 1688 see the last page"; "John Case" inscribed on last page of text; notation dated 1688 purportedly written by Charles II, but with an annotation refuting this authenticity by LeNeve.
Location
CLUW

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