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1 Abu Bakr al-Hasan ibn al-Khasib, 9th cent.
74 leaves; 20 cm. (4to)
An early sixteenth century astrological work on the art of calculating nativities and predicting the health of newborns, first published under the title De nativitatibus (Venice: Alovisius de Sancta Lucia, 1 June 1492). According to the text of the first edition, this work was translated from the Arabic in 1218. Seven chapters treat the ocular affections which could be expected with particular planetary alignments at the time of birth.
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