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Raunce, John [XVII secolo]. Astrologia accusata pariter et Condemnata, or the Diabolical Art of Astrologie receiving the definite sentence of Final Condemnation. Being delivered in this following discourse, where the said art is briefly and manifestly opened, justly arraigned, diligently examined, and experimentally condemned by him, who was a student in the same. By John Raunce, sometime a practitioner of astrologie, and student in the magick art. London, Printed by J. Clowes, for W. Learner, at the Blackmore in Bishopsgate-streete, 1650.

In 8° (20 cm), cc. [8], pp. 36. Titolo inquadrato in motivo ornamentale. Incisione (i significati delle Case) a pagina 9. Qualche capilettera xilografico. Note a stampa al margine.

Vedi la replica di Ramesey (scheda n. 6256), contro il quale quest’opera è diretta.

I titoli dei capitoli sono esplicativi del pensiero di Raunce sul tema dell'astrologia: Of Iudicial Astrology, what it is, the original of it, who was the Authour thereof, by what Names or Titles the Professors of it are called, and their Profession what it promiseth; That Judicial Astrologie is a vain and foolish Art, being full of Idolatrous and superstitious Fables contrary to the Scripture, and the practice thereof is a Diabolical Divination; In which is set forth, that one of the first and chiefest points in Astrologie; and without the said point, Astrologers can do nothing, is the regarding of times, the which regarding of times, is superstition and Idolatry; The Positions and Arguments, which the Astrologers use, and bring for to warrant the legality of their Art of Astrologie, examined, condemned, and overthrown; Also their Objections opened, controverted, and Answered according to Reason.

Esemplari: King's College London; University of Edinburgh; University of Leicester; Bodleian Library, Oxford (possiede una variante che ha cc. [3], pp. 34, cc. [1]); British Library (2: entrambi gli esemplari della variante che ha cc. [3], pp. 34, cc. [1]); Library of the religious Society of Friends, London (possiede una variante che ha cc. [3], pp. 34, cc. [1]); Harvard University (possiede una variante che ha cc. [3], pp. 34, cc. [1]); Newberry Library, Chicago; University of Michigan; Northwestern University, Illinois.

Bibliografia: Gardner 1090.