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University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 191 - Astronomy and astrology (Video Orientation)

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9-2014

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 191 - Treatise on astronomy and astrology.

Summary: England, ca. 1496. Treatise in nine chapters addressing ephemerides, astrological signs, planets, their aspects, fixed stars (veryfied the yere of our lorde 1496, f. 8v), weather forecasting, and favorable days for various activities. Followed by three canons for favorable times for bloodletting, giving medicine, and planting (f. 15r-18v). With one table relating the signs of the zodiac and the planets (f. 3r). A note in a later hand on the flyleaf following the manuscript refers to conditions from the beginning of March or from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice.

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