Astrology and the Seventeenth Century Mind – William Lilly and the Language of the Stars.
Manchester / New York, Manchester University Press, 1994. Octavo. XXI, 298 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Excellent, like new condition.
This landmark publication is now very rare and is unrivalled in the field of writings on Lilly and the 17th century astrology and their impact on social history.
Includes for example the following chapters: Aenigmaes, Metaphors, Parabols and Figures – Seventeenth Century Encrypting / The Stars Chiefest Ambassador – William Lilly, Primus Inter Portents / “The Mirrour [sic] of the Natural World – Natural Phenomena as Portents – Comets – Exclipses / ‘that Hidden and Sublime Science – The Astrological Tradition / ‘Ars Longa, Vita Brevis’ – The Starry Language Decoded / The King must die – Charles I Death Prophecies / Death by Natural Phenomena – Englands Prophetical Merline / Death by Conjunction / Death by Eclipse and Cometuary Influence – The Starry Messenger / Death by Parhelia / The “Hieroglyphic King” – Death by Cipher / Epilogue: “This World’s Spent” – The Decline of Atsrology as a Symbolic Language System / etc.