HOWARD (HENRY, Earl of Northampton)] A Defensative Against the Poyson of Supposed Prophesies: Not Hitherto Confuted by the Penne of Any Man, Which Being Grounded, Eyther Uppon the Warrant and Authority of Olde Paynted Bookes, Expositions of Dreames, Oracles, Revelations, Invocations of Damned Spirites, Judicalles of Astrologie, or any Other Kinde of Pretended Knowledge, 1583
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HOWARD (HENRY, Earl of Northampton)] A Defensative Against the Poyson of Supposed Prophesies: Not Hitherto Confuted by the Penne of Any Man, Which Being Grounded, Eyther Uppon the Warrant and Authority of Olde Paynted Bookes, Expositions of Dreames, Oracles, Revelations, Invocations of Damned Spirites, Judicalles of Astrologie, or any Other Kinde of Pretended Knowledge, 1583
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[HOWARD (HENRY, Earl of Northampton)]
A Defensative Against the Poyson of Supposed Prophesies: Not Hitherto Confuted by the Penne of Any Man, Which Being Grounded, Eyther Uppon the Warrant and Authority of Olde Paynted Bookes, Expositions of Dreames, Oracles, Revelations, Invocations of Damned Spirites, Judicalles of Astrologie, or any Other Kinde of Pretended Knowledge, FIRST EDITION, lacking initial and final blanks, light dampstain in lower margin of several leaves, early ownership inscription of ?Jo. Wilson on title, further inscriptions of "Tho. Brooks" (1734) and "Jackson. Dec. 10, 1753", blindstamp on title and 2 other leaves, later calf, worn, upper cover detached [STC 13858] small 4to, John Charlewood, Printer to the right Honrourable Earle of Arundell, 1583

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  • Dedicated to Walsingham, the treatise is an attack on judicial astrology and the theories prevelant amongst the magico-philosophical circles of Richard Harvey and John Dee. In the year of publication Howard was imprisoned, suspected of being involved with Francis Throckmorton's plot against Queen Elizabeth.
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