A Very Early Work on French Astrology (1587)
Vera Medendi Methodus, Duobus libris comprehensa. (1587)
by Augerii Ferrerii Tolosatis (Auger Ferrier)
Full Title: Vera Medendi Methodus, Duobus libris comprehensa. Eiusdem Castigationes Practicae Medicinae. Nunc demum hac posteriori editione ab ipso Auctore aucti, ac ab innumeris, quibus scatebant, mendis, repurgati.
6 ½ x 4 ¼. In Latin. Published by Apud Paulum Meietum, Bibliop. Patau. Venetiis (Venice), 1587. Early edition. Complete. Limp vellum. Some light water stains. In very good overall condition. (The image of the author we included on our website is NOT in the book.)
A catalog from by Jacques Helbronn lists this book as a work in French astrology. Auger Ferrier (1513 – 1588) was a French physician, astrologer, poet, and interpreter of dreams. He was born near Toulouse, educated by his father, who was a surgeon. Auger studied medicine, law and mathematics. He earned a medical degree from the University of Montpellier in 1540, under Jean Schyron. Auger was particularly interested in judicial astrology. He went to Paris, where he made his way rapidly. Cardinal Bertrand presented him to Catherine de Medici, who made him physician in ordinary. He has some success in Rome, where he befriended Julius Caesar Scaliger. Settling finally in Toulouse, Auger fell into a sharp controversy with Jean Bodin over his “Advertissemens à M. Jean Bodin sur le quatriesme livre de sa République” (1580). He died at 75 of an intestinal complaint.
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