MANUSCRIT. — [ALLEIUS (Franciscus)]

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MANUSCRIT. — [ALLEIUS (Franciscus)]

New astrological method of François Allay Arabic Christian astrological method. 1654. [18th century]. In-4 manuscript (220 x 175 mm) of 138 pages, 2 unencrypted sheets (table) and 16 unencrypted sheets, half vellum (modern binding).
Manuscript of an extremely rare judicial astrology treatise.
Pretty and perfectly legible, it is decorated with 10 astrological figures with volvelle drawn with a pen.
Under the name of François Allay is Father Yves (1593-1678), a Capuchin who was interested in astrology. In 1654, he published in Rennes a treatise on the subject, entitled Astrologiae nova methodus, which was burned at the request of English and Spanish ambassadors who demanded the removal of passages deemed offensive to their nations (cf. Caillet, n°11557, and Dorbon, n°61-62).
The manuscript contains a Life of the author and the astrological method, followed by a Dissertation by Father Juon on the book of the Fate of the Universe (16 ff.).
Armoured bookplate engraved with a prelate (18th century), unidentified. Black ink stamp at the bottom of the first page: Choblet.
A rising figure.
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