1707 THE ENGLISH APOLLO - APOLLO ANGLICANUS ALMANACK - ASTROLOGY DIVINATION
APOLLO ANGLICANUS: THE ENGLISH APOLLO
Book Details + Condition: Company of Stationers (London, UK). First Edition, 1707. Rebound dark brown leather boards embossed on front, and measuring 6.5" x 4.25". 44 pages with astrological and astronomical illustrations. In very good condition, with little wear to leather boards; normal aging and toning to pages; and a clean interior, free of markings. Volume by astrologer and scientist Richard Saunder, which is subtitled in part "...Computations, more plain than any other, with the rising and setting of the sun, the nightly rising and setting of the moon...being bissextile, or leap-year, To which is added the Moons application to the fixed stars: with the calculation of eclipses: Also rules and tables for measuring Timber: with other things both pleasant useful and necessary". Includes a woodcut showing the eclipses of the sun, earth and moon. For more on Richard Saunders, Please see below.
Richard Saunders (1613 - 1675) was an accomplished and respected astrologer who wrote works on astrological judgement and was the foremost English chiromancer of this period. He was well known for the yearly publication of “Apollo Anglicanus, or The English Apollo” which included calendars, fair dates as well as tips on husbandry, astrology, medicine. The English Apollo was so successful that it continued to be published well after his death until the late 1700s.