Green vellum wallet binding
Green vellum wallet binding

348G  Moore, Francis.   1657-1714   Vox stellarum; being an almanack for the year of human redemption .   By Francis Moore,

London : printed by T. Hodgkin for the Company of Stationers, 1705.     $2,200            The title-page is printed in red and black. bound with many blanks and Interleaved. Surprisingly it is browned, this lovely bonding didn’t do a very good job.  It is quite rare.

Copies – Brit.Isles
British Library
Lambeth Palace Library
Oxford University Bodleian Library
Copies – N.America
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Francis Moore  was a British physician and astrologer who wrote and published Old Moore’s Almanack.

Francis Moore
Francis Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He was born into poverty in Bridgnorth. Moore was self-educated, learning to read by himself, and became a physician and astrologer. He served at the court of Charles II of England.  The almanac that bears his name was first published in 1697, originally giving weather and astrological predictions, and is still published annually.