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RAIMONDO, Annibale
Opera dell'antica, et honorata Scientia de Nomandia
Venice per Iouita Rapirio & compagni 1549 [colophon: Venice, per Pietro & Gioan Maria fratelli de Nicolini de Sabio, 1550.]. [ASTROLOGY AND NUMEROLOGY] FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. 210. Italic letter. Woodcut printer s device to t-p, 7 half-page engravings of astrological schemas, decorated initials. Some light mainly marginal dampstaining, small tear to outer margin of one fol., early repair to lower margin of another. A good copy in C17 Italian vellum over pasteboards, gilt-lettered morocco label to spine. Good copy of the FIRST EDITION of this successful work on numerology. Annibale Raimondo (1505-91) was a physician from Verona and the author of several pamphlets on astrology, prognostics and the Gregorian calendrical reform. His Opera addressed the only too human wish to know future events, providing a method of interpretation integrating traditional ones like astrology, chiromancy or necromancy. It is the science of nomandia an astrological system whereby the letters of names and nouns are given numerical values which help foresee events or discover the content or identity of cose occulte , that is, literally, unknown items or people. Names should be written in the Latin nominative and with the true orthography and without barbarism , to ensure a standardized spelling for equal results, whilst calculations should follow Raimondi s instructions and take into account the influx of planets according to a philosophical wheel with numbers, letters and zodiac signs engraved in the introduction. The initial part of the work features a long list of questions its readers might want … [Click Below for Full Description]
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