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Vindicia astrologiæ iudiciariæ, or, The vindication of iudiciarie astrologie: wherein is demonstrated the admirable omnipotency of the æternal deitie by ye wonderfull power, vertue & influence of ye superiour cœlestiall bodies, the instruments (as second causes) to incline, guide & governe by their severall motions, configurations & dispositions the sublunarie inferiour elementary creatures according to ye divine will & pleasure of ye almightie creator. Approved confirmed & illustrated by 600 examples of experimentall observacions wherein is expressed ye names & habitacions of those people mentioned in this work (ye greatest part of them still liuing in & about ye citties of London & Westminster) for ye better testification of ye truth hereof. / collected composed & published by Geoffrey le Neve, doctor of physicke.
Alternative Title
Vindicta astrologiæ iudiciariæ.
Vindication of iudiciarie astrologie.
Vindication of judiciarie astrologie.
Neve, Jeffery, 1579-1654.
Constable, William, 1721-1791.
Le Neve, Peter, 1661-1729.
Constable, Cuthbert, approximately 1680-1747.
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 of Jeffery Le Neve's "Vindicta astrologiae judiciariae" including 600 astrological charts taken from his case files of work with clients. Apparently the only complete existing manuscript of Le Neve's major work, this volume contains a dedication to Charles I, a preface to the reader and indices arranged by the name of the client and topically by the kind of question addressed. The volume also contains 2 manuscript leaves inserted after the dedication to Charles I: the first, a manuscript excerpt about Jeffery Le Neve from John Gadbury's Collection Geniturarum apparently in the hand of Peter Le Neve, with additional notes and an ownership inscription in his hand; the second, a manuscript horoscope dated 1682 in an unidentified hand.
Condition: Bound in modern three-quarter suede with title "G. Le Neve Astrologer, 1635-1642" on spine.
Citation/Reference: The fate(s) of an early modern astrological manuscript / by Mark Dawson. In Bodleian Library Record,v27 n1 (2014) : 105-112.
Bookplates (Provenance)
618 pages, bound ;33 cm
f MS.1939.002
Astrology--Early works to 1800.
Horoscopes--Early works to 1800.
Armorial bookplate of William Constable, FRS & FAS on front paste-down endpaper; ownership inscriptions by Peter Le Neve on title page and inserted manuscript leaf at page 2; "Bought at Peter Le Neve sale" on title page, perhaps in the hand of Cuthbert Constable.

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