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“Heydon, C.” [XVIII secolo]. The new astrology; or, the art of predicting or foretelling future events, by the aspects, positions, and influences of the heavenly bodies Founded on Scripture, Experience, and Reason; The Whole being the Result of many Years intense Study and Labour; now first made familiar and easy to any Person of ordinary Talents. In Two Parts. Part I. contains, An easy Introduction to the Whole of this Celestial Science, teaching how to erect a Figure of the Havens, and to place the Planets and Part of Fortune therein; and directs the Student how to proceed in the Whole of this comprehensive Science. Part II. consists of, The Art of resolving all Sorts of Horary Questions, on any Subject, with Accuracy and Pleasure, and how to give Judgement thereon, viz. Whether the Party enquiring shall have Riches or Poverty, Sickness or Health, Prosperous Voyages or Journies, Friends or Enemies, Wives or Children, Money lent, or due for Goods sold, &c. &c. Any other Questions of Importance are solved by this Science; with Celestial Figures; and many curious Questions answered. By C. Heydon, jun. Astro-Philo. Assisted by a Person of great Professional Abilities. London, printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street; T. Lovewell, Stationer, No. 158, St. John-Street; T. Wagstaffe, Brick-Lane, Spitalfields; and W. Battersby and Son, facing Artillery-Lane, Bishopsgate-Street Without. 1786 (entered at Stationers-Hall.) [1786].

In 12° (17 cm), pp. xii 188, cc. [2]. Frontespizio inciso e ripiegato. L’ultima carta contiene advertisement.

L’Autore (lo stesso dell’opera descritta nella scheda seguente) è rimasto anonimo: Heydon C. e C. Heydon sono infatti pseudonimi, anche se evocano inequivocamente il Christopher Heydon del secolo precedente (vedi le schede nn. 3722-3723).

Seconda edizione.

Esemplari: Cambridge University; Glasgow University; British Library; Bodleian Library, Oxford; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; Wellcome Library; National Library of Ireland; University of Virginia; Library Company of Philadelphia; Northwestern University, Evanston; Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Brandeis University; University of Massachusetts at Boston; College of the Holy Cross; Amherst College.

Bibliografia: Gardner 572.

Prima edizione: 1786, London, printed for T. Lovewell, in 12°, pp. xii 157 [1], cc. [3]. Esemplari: Manchester University; National Library of Scotland; Harvard University; University of London, Senate House Library; British Library; Wellcome Library; University of Oxford; University of Strathclyde, Andersonian Library; University of Aberdeen; McGill University Library; Brown University; Rutgers University; University of Virginia; Northwestern University; Purdue University; University of Minnesosta, Morris. Bibliografia relativa: Gardner, cit.