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Catastrophe Mundi : OR, Merlin Reviv’d, In a Discourse of Prophecies & Predictions, And their Remarkable Accomplishment. With Mr. Lilly's hieroglyphicks Exactly Cut ; And Notes and Observations thereon. by  William Lilly a Learned Pen. - First Edition, First Issue - 1683 - from GatesPastBooks and Biblio.com

Catastrophe Mundi : OR, Merlin Reviv’d, In a Discourse of Prophecies & Predictions, And their Remarkable Accomplishment. With Mr. Lilly's hieroglyphicks Exactly Cut ; And Notes and Observations thereon.: As Also A Collection Of all the Antient (Reputed) Prophecies That are Extant, Touching the Grand Revolutions like to happen in these Latter Ages.

by a Learned Pen., William Lilly

Condition: Very Good


London: Printed and are to be Sold by John How at South west Corner of the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, and Thomas Malthus at the Sun in the Poultrey, 1683. Fine, Full Leather "Praxis Bindery" Signed Binding. Blind stamped ruled design, within Gilt double rules, corner design stamped boards. Five compartment, Raised Band spine, Gilt Star Design stampings, ruled, and Dated, with Leather Gilt Title label. Internals some age, title page re-margined with some expertly executed conservations. Previous owner quilled to the blank verso of two plates, otherwise Unmarked. Collated [6], 56, 59-123, lacking plates [43] & [55], "Four Angels Trumpeting Under the Heavens", and "Six Men Seated at a Table", otherwise complete and consecutive with plate 25 mis-paginated [33], and sig. D1 (57-58) excised by Printer as called for (see ESTC R231167). ESTC states two issues, with this listed First "In this edition, the imprint has 'by John How at the south…' as printer's address; another edition has 'by John How at the Seven Stars at the south...' (Second Listing, ESTC R32469). As above some aging, with 15 of the 17 plates in a Fine Modern Binding by Praxis, VeryGood Antiquarian condition. Wing L-2214.. First Edition, First Issue. Hard Cover/Full-Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Full-Page Woodcuts, First Published In "Monarchy Or No Monarchy in England. Grebner His Prophecy…" 1655, by William Lilly, Student in Astrology.. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.


  • Bookseller: GatesPastBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 931407
  • Title: Catastrophe Mundi : OR, Merlin Reviv’d, In a Discourse of Prophecies & Predictions, And their Remarkable Accomplishment. With Mr. Lilly's hieroglyphicks Exactly Cut ; And Notes and Observations thereon.
  • Author: a Learned Pen., William Lilly
  • Illustrator: Full-Page Woodcuts, First Published In “Monarchy Or No Monarchy in England. Grebner…“ 1655, by William Lilly
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Issue
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed..Sold by John How at South west Corner of the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, and Thomas Malthus at the Sun in the Poultrey
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1683
  • Keywords: History, Great Britain, 17th Century, Occult, Alchemy, Astrology, Religion, Christianity, Apocalypse, Fate, Divination, Prophecy, Prediction, Seers, Nostradamus, Alstedius, Johann Heinrich Alsted, Paul Grebner, Truswell, St. Malachy, Gildas
  • Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

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