Second and Expanded Edition of Coley, Along with the First English Edition of Kepler, with Movable Volvelle
COLEY, Henry. Clavis Astrologiae Elimata: r A Key to the Whole Art of Astrology New Filed and Polished. In Three Parts. Containing I. An introduction; by which an ordinary capacity may understand the grounds thereof, and how to set a figure upon any occasion: with the schemes of the cusps of the coelestial houses in copper plates, very useful in Horary Questions, &c. II. Select aphorismes; with rules and examples how to resolve or judge all lawful questions astrological, from a radical scheme erected: also elections, and other necessary precepts of art. III. The genethliacal part; wherein is shewn how to rectifie and calculate nativities, according to Regiomontnus, Argol, and Keppler; with some varieties in the doctrine of directions, revolutions, and profections, not before published: Also tables, and all other Requisites, both for calculation, and demonstration. To which are added the Rudolphine tables, whereby the places of the planets may be calculated for any time, past, present, or to come. The second edition, much enlarged and amended. London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, and Tho. Sawbridge , 1676.

KEPLER, Johannes. Tabulae Rudolphinae. Or the Rudolphine Tables, Supputated to the Meridian of Uraniburge, First, By John Kepler, from the Observations of the Tres Noble Ticho Brahe, Afterwards Digester into a most Accurate, and Easie Compendium, by the Famous Johannes Baptista Morinus, Doctor of Physick, and Mathematical Professor to the French King, and Printed for him at Paris, Anno Dom, 1650. London: 1675.

Second and expanded edition of the Coley and first English edition of the Kepler. Bound together uniformly, Coley in octavo, Kepler in quarto. [34], 9-230, 233-759, [1, errata]; [2], 69, [1], 81-103, [1, blank] pp. With

Re Coley: The title page in Setting 1: line 9 ends "Capacity." With the rare movable volvelle on C1v. With separate section title-pages for part II and III. Separate title for Kepler as well. Lacking the portrait of Coley at Oo8v, which is rare, lacks the added thrity-two engraved tables on sixteen leaves which should follow the text. Lacks a5-8 (pages 1-8) which are the prefatory poems etc. and lacks leaf Q4 (pg 231-2320.

Both works bound together in full early calf, rebacked to style. Boards tooled in blind and ruled in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Edges dyed brown. Inner hinges with repairs. Newer endpapers. Title-page to the Coley and the final leaf of the Kepler with inner margin repairs. Some toning throughout. Overall a very good copy.

"in 1669 he published the fruits of his astrological studies as Clavis astrologiae, or, A Key to the Whole Art of Astrology. Its second part, Genethliaca, has a separate title-page and carries the date 1668. Though described as merely an introduction, the work is a thorough and systematic account of nativities and the practice of horary astrology, explaining for the first time, for English readers, the innovations of Kepler in this branch of astrology. It was very well received. A massively expanded second edition followed in 1676, with 750 pages of text and a further hundred pages of astronomical data drawn from Kepler and Jean-Baptiste Morin. " (Dictionary of National Biography)

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