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16th century manuscript volvelle
This is a unique and beautiful handmade and illustrated pocket manual for a physician-astrologist to understand and define the influences of the zodiacal signs on the diseases and the parts of the human body. In excellent condition, it consists of a full calf cover containing 2 leaves in parchment (a bifolium folded and sewn in the middle), one leaf with a 3-wheel volvelle, altogether measuring 115x145 mm, with Latin text in red and black, and dating to the end of the 16th century.
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Mayfair Rare Books and Manuscripts, London
Anonymous. Name available upon request.
Unknown, “16th century manuscript volvelle,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8130.