ZODIACS & PLANISPHERES - Grimaldi, 1905 - ASTROLOGY DIVINATION + SIGNED LETTER
A CATALOGUE OF ZODIACS AND PLANISPHERES (ORIGINALS AND COPIES), ANCIENT AND MODERN, EXTANT AND NONEXTANT FROM B.C. 1320 TO A.D. 1900
Book Details + Condition: Gall and Inglis (London). First Edition, 1905. Hardcover with flexible boards, measuring 7.5" x 5". 176 pages. Features a hand-written, signed letter by author A.B. Grimaldi, offering his book to the library of the Quatuor Coronati Masonic Lodge #2076. This masonic lodge is the world's premier Masonic research lodge, headquartered in London and dedicated to Masonic research and serving as a repository of important Masonic works. Masonic lodge's bookplate on inside front board indicating acceptance of this book into the library. Grimaldi's book serves as a valuable reference to surviving pictorial and symbolic representations of the zodiac in world cultures over a wide period of history, spanning 1320 B.C.E. to 1900 C.E.
A highly rare, signed work of Zodiac symbology by an astrologer and astronomer of the late 19th early 20th centuries with a Masonic connection to the Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076. Exceedingly scarce, as we are unable to find any copies of the book - or ANY book by Grimaldi - for sale or in public collections (with this one including a handwritten note). Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges, with a bit more rubbing to front corner; light wear to covers; interior is clean and free of markings, save author's note and Lodge's bookplate and notations.