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Magic and astrology

Position of the Planets
Planetary table in Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft, (London, 1654).

Books and pamphlets on various aspects of magic and astrology from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.

Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius, Three books of occult philosophy, (London, 1651). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1600.A4.

Agrippa, Henricus Cornelius, De occulta philosophia. Libri III, (1567). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Continental.

Andrews, William, News from the stars, or, An ephemeris for the year, 1685: with astrological judgements upon the eclipses, solar ingresses, and configurations of heaven happening therein: being the first since the bissextile or leap-year, and from the creation of the world 5634 years : wherein you have an account of what seems portended by the heavens to be manifested in the world in the said year, (London, 1685). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, AY751.L4 1685.

Apian, Peter (Petrus Apianus), Huic adiuncta sunt & alia instrumenta observatoria perinde nova, adcommodata horis discernendis nocturnis simul & diurnis, idq[ue] ex sole, luna, stellisq[ue] tum erraticis tum fixis, ad quo[rum] tamen cognitionem cuiq[ue] citra omnem preceptoris operam facile pervenire licebit. Deinde altitudinis etiam, distantiae, profunditatisq[ue] puteorum, turriumq[ue] seu aedificiorum adnexae sunt dimensiones, & aquarum quoq[ue] ex monte uno in alium deductiones Excusum Ingolstadii, (In officina Apiani, 1532). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early Continental Folios, QB41.A6.

Apuleius, L. Apulei Madaurensis, philosophi Platonici Apologia, (Parisiis, 1635), Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, PA6207.A7; Salisbury WG30 (1635). *Ancient Roman novel in Latin about Apuleis and his curiosity about practising magic.

Aubrey, John, Miscellanies, upon the following subjects: I. Day-fatality. II. Local-fatality. III. Ostenta. IV. Omens. V. Dreams. VI. Apparitions. VII. Voices. VIII. Impulses. IX. Knockings. X. Blows invisible. XI. Prophesies. XII. Marvels. XIII. Magick. XIV. Transportation in the air. XV. Visions in a beril, or glass. XVI. Converse with angels and spitits. XVII. Corps-candles in Wales. XVIII. Oracles. XIX. Extasie. XX. Glances of love and envy. XXI. Second-sighted-persons. XXII. The discovery of two murders by an apparition (2nd edition with larger additions, (London, 1721). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1410.A8.

Aubrey, John, Miscellanies: viz. I. Day-fatality. II. Local-fatality. III. Ostenta. IV. Omens. V. Dreams. VI. Apparitions. VII. Voices. VIII. Impulses. IX. Knockings. X. Blows invisible. XI. Prophesies. XII. Marvels. XIII. Magick. XIV. Transportation in the air. XV. Visions in a beril, or glass. XVI. Converse with angels and spirits. XVII. Corps-candles in Wales. XVIII. Oracles. XIX. Exstasie. XX. Glances of love. envy. XXI. Second-sighted persons, (London, 1696). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1410.A8.

Boulton, Richard, A compleat history of magick, sorcery, and witchcraft, (London, 1715-16). Humanities Microfilm 46, Reel: 21, Item No. 148.

Boulton, Richard, The possibility and reality of magick, sorcery, and witchcraft, demonstrated. Or, A vindication of A compleat history of magick, sorcery, and witchcraft. In answer to Dr. Hutchinson's Historical essay ... In two parts, (London, 1722). Humanities Microfilm 46. Reel: 21, Item No. 149.

Chamber, John, A treatise against iudicial astrologie: Dedicated to the right Honorable Sir Thomas Egerton Knight, Lord Keeper of the great Seale, and one of her Maiesties most honorable priuie Councell, (London, 1601). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1681.C4.

Cortes, Jerónimo, An Irish corpus astronomiae : being Manus O'Donnell's seventeenth century version of the Lunario of Geronymo Cortès,  ed., Rev. F. W. O’Connell, (London, 1915). Salisbury WA5.O.

Curzon, Henry, The universal library: or, Compleat summary of science: containing above sixty select treatises. In two volumes. I. Of theology, philosophy, metaphysicks, ethicks, oeconomy, religion, games used at ancient festivals, cosmography, elements, geography, hydrography, travel, government, chronology, history, laws, coins, medals, weights and measures, meteors, rarities, mankind in the different sexes of men and women, physick, chyrurgery, chymistry, cookery and dyet. II. Of animals, vegetables and agriculture, gems, metals, grammar and languages, hieroglyphicks, poetry, logick, rhetorick, musick, arithmetick, geometry, architecture, surveying, gauging, dyalling, navigation; the military art, fortification, gunnery, astronomy, astrology, augury, magick, mathematical magick, dreams and apparitions heraldry, painting, colours and dying, opticks, angling, fowling, inventions, ignorance in the ancients, and errors among the people. With divers secrets, experiments and curiosities therein, (London, 1712). Available at SCOLAR@Newport Road: Ask at desk: Carmarthen Collection, AG104.C8 1712.

Dee, John, Monas hieroglyphica, (Antwerp, 1564). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1680.D3 1564.

Digby, Kenelm, Chymical secrets, and rare experiments in physick & philosophy, with figures collected and experimented, by the honourable and learned Sir Kenelm Digby, chancellor to the late queen-mother of England. Containing, many rare and unheard of medicines, menstruums, and alkabests; the philosophical arcanum of Flamel Artesius, Pontanus and Zachary, with the true secret of volatizing the fixed salt of tartar. Published since his death, by George Hartman chymist, and steward of the aforesaid Sir Kenelm, (London, 1683). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, RS87.D4 1683.

Goad, John, Astro-meteorologica, or Aphorism's [sic] and discourses of the bodies coelestial, their natures and influences: Discovered from the variety of the alterations of the air, tempeperate [sic], or intemperate, as to heat or cold, frost, snow, hail, fog, rain, wind, storm, lightnings, thunder, blasting, hurricane, tusson, whirlwind, iris, chasme, parelij, comets their original and duration, earthquakes, vulcano's [sic], inundations, sickness epidemical, maculæ solis, and other secrets of nature, (London, 1686). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, QB41.G6.

Gadbury, John, Εφημερισ: or, A diary, astronomical, astrological, meteorolgical, for the year of our Lord, 1685: It being the first after bissextile, or leap-year. With some further remarques upon the late triple regal conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, not the destroyer (as some have idly written) but great advancer of monarchy. Together with a brief account of the fiery planet Mars his tedious transit through the coelestial sagittary, (London, 1685). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, AY751.L4 1685.

Grew, Nehemiah, Cosmologia sacra: or A discourse of the universe as it is the creature and kingdom of God: Chiefly written, to demonstrate the truth and excellency of the Bible; which contains the laws of his kingdom in this lower world. In five books, (London, 1701). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, BS650.G7.

Halle, Johann Samuel, Magie, oder, die zauberkräfte der natur, (Berlin. 1786). Humanities Microfilm 46. Reel: 48/49, Item No. 432.

Haren, Anton de, De magia liber. Lipsiae, Sumptibius I, (1775). Humanities Microfilm 46. Reel: 48, Item No. 425.

Hermes, Trismegistus, The divine pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, in XVII books, (1650). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos.

Heywood, Thomas, The hierarchie of the blessed angells: Their names, orders and offices the fall of Lucifer with his angels, (London, 1635). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, PR2574.H3.

Howard, Henry, A defensative against the poyson of supposed prophecies: Not hitherto confuted by the pen of any man, which being grounded, either vpon the warrant and authority of old painted bookes, expositions of dreames, oracles, reuelations, inuocations of damned spirits, iudicials of astrologie, or any other kinde of pretended knowledge whatsoeuer, de futuris contingentibus; haue beene causes of great disorder in the common-wealth, especially among the simple and unlearned people. Very needfull to be published, considering the great offence, which grew by most palpable and grosse errors in astrologie, (London, 1620). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, BF1812.E6.N6.

Leybourn, William, Dialing: plain, concave, convex, projective, reflective, refractive. Shewing, how to make all such dials, and to adorn them with all useful furniture, relating to the course of the Sun, performed arithmetically, geometrically, instrumentally and mechanically, and illustrated by sculptures, engraven in copper. Comprised in XI. distinct tractates, the contents whereof follow next after the preface to the reader, (London, 1682). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, QB215.L3.

Lilly, William, Merlini Anglici ephemeris: or, Astrological judgments for the year 1685, (London, 1685). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, AY751.L4 1685.

Lilly, William, An astrologicall prediction of the occurrances in England : part of the yeers 1648. 1649. 1650. concerning these particulars, viz. 1. The effects depending upon the late conjunction of the two malevolent planets Saturn and Mars. 2. What successe may be expected from the present intended treaty between his Majesty and the Parliament. 3. The standing or falling of this Parliament, and the army under the command of his Excellency the Lord Fairfax. 4. Our imminent disturbances generally handled, together with many contingencies to the whole kingdom, London especially. 5. The product of the Scots army: with some observations upon Duke Hamiltons nativity. 6. What may succeed the apparition of three suns in Lancashire, seen of many, the 28. Febr. Last, (London, 1648). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1681 .L44 1648.

Lilly, William, Christian astrology modestly treated of in three books: The first containing the use of an ephemeris, the erecting of a scheam of heaven; nature of the twelve signs of the zodiack, of the planets; with a most easie introduction to the whole art of astrology. The second, by a most methodicall way, instructeth the student how to judge or resolve all manner of questions contingent unto man, viz. of health, sicknesse, riches, marriage, preferment, journies, &c. severall questions inserted and judged. The third, containes an exact method, whereby to Judge upon Nativities; severall wayes how to rectifie them; how to judge the generall fate of the native by the twelve houses of heaven, according to the naturall influence of the stars; how his particular and annuall accidents, by the art of direction, and its exact measure of time by profections, revolutions, transits. A nativity judged by the method preceding, (London,1647). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1680 .L45 1647.

Lilly, William, The vvorld's catastrophe, or, Europes many mutations untill, 1666: The fate of Englands monarchy untill its subversion. Government of the vvorld under God by the seven planetary angels; their names, times of government. An exact type of the three svns seen in Cheshire and Shropshire, 3.April 1647. Their signification and portent, astrologically handled, (London, 1647). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1681.L4.

Lilly, William, A collection of ancient and moderne prophesies concerning these present times, with modest observations thereon : the nativities of Thomas Earle of Strafford, and William Laud late Archbishop of Canterbury, His Majesties great favorites, astrologicall judgements upon their scheames, and the speech intended by the Earle of Strafford to have beene spoken at his death, (London, 1645). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, BF1681 .L45 1645.

Lloyd, Owen, The panther-prophesy, or, A premonition to all people: of sad calamities and miseries like to befal these islands. To which is added, an astrological discourse concerning that strange apparition of an army of horse seen in Wales, near Mountgomery, December the 20th. 1661, (London, 1662). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, DA432.C2 1696.

Manilus, Marcus, The five books of M. Manilius, containing a system of the ancient astronomy and astrology: together with the philosophy of the stoicks, (London, 1700), SCOLAR@Newport Road Ask at desk, PA6500.M5.E6.

Naudé, Gabriel, The history of magick: by way of apology, for all the wise men who have unjustly been reputed magicians, from the creation, to the present age, (London, 1657). Salisbury WG30(1657).

Nostradamus, Michael, Les propheties de M. Michel Nostradamus, (1565?) Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Contintental.

Rowland, William, Judiciall astrologie, judicially condemned: upon a survey and examination of Sr. Christopher Heydons apology for it, in answer to Mr. Chambers, and of Will. Ramsey's morologie in his pretended reply (called Lux veritatis) to Doctour Nathanael Homes his Demonologie. Together with the testimonies of Mr. W. Perkins Resolution to the countrey-man; Mr. John Miltons [i.e. Sir John Melton's] Figure-caster; and Dr. Homes his Demonologie, all here exhibited against it, seconded and backed by 1. Evident scripture 2. Apparent reason, (London, 1652). Salisbury WG30(1652).

Salmon, William, Horae mathematicae seu Urania. The soul of astrology, containing that Art in all its parts. In four books (1679). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos.

Saunders, Richard, Physiognomie, and chiromancie, metoposcopie, the symmetrical proportions and signal moles of the body: fully and accurately handled; with their natural-predictive-significations. The subject of dreams; divinative, steganographical, and Lullian sciences. Whereunto is added the art of memorie. By Richard Sanders, student in the divine and celestial sciences, (London, 1653). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, BF911.S2.

Trinum magicum, sive Secretorum magicorum opus. Francofurti, Sumptibus Jacobi Gothofredi Seyleri. Editum a Caesare Longino philos, (1613). Humanities Microfilm 46. Reel: 95, Item No. 986.

Trinua magicum, sive Secretorum magicorum opus. Offenbachii, Cura M. Georgij Beati, impensis Anthonij Rummij, Francof. Editum à Caesare Longino, philos, (1611). Humanities Microfilm 46. Reel: 95, Item No. 987.

Turner, Richard, A view of the heavens : being a short but comprehensive system of modern astronomy ... to which is added, the use of the celestial globe, (London, third edition, 1798). Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Folios, G121.T8.

Vaughan, Thomas, Magia Adamica: or The antiquitie of magic, and the descent thereof from Adam downwards, proved ; whereunto is added, a perfect, and full discoverie of the true coelum terrae, or the magician's heavenly chaos, and first matter of all things, (London,1650). Salisbury WG30(1650).