Leo, Alan ‘[Astrological Manuals No. VII:] Horary Astrology – Showing how to Obtain an Answer to Any Question of which the Mind is Earnestly Desirous of a True Solution, by means of a Horary Figure Cast for the Moment of the Enquiry – To which is added an Appendix on the Nature of the Houses, the Centiloquies of Bethem and Ptolemy, and a very Comprehensive Glossary of Astrological Terms used both in Horary and Natal Astrology; together with a Table of the Planets’ Essential Dignities – Written in Simple Language for the Use of Beginners’ Stated First Edition[1] – “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E. C. / Trade Agents: L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, London, E. C., unclearly dated[2]. Original diagonally ribbed cloth. (Separation between upper parts of pp. 64-5. Small black ink blot to p. 67, not affecting legibility of text.) [Pp. iii-iv] + [3 leaves] + [pp. vii-viii] + 138 + [pp. v-vii of advertisements] + [table (= rear paste-down)]

Leo, Alan ‘[Astrological Manuals No. VII:] Horary Astrology, Showing how to Obtain an Answer to Any Question of which the Mind is Earnestly Desirous of a True Solution, by means of a Horary Figure Cast for the Moment of the Enquiry, To which is added an Appendix on the Nature of the Houses, the Centiloquies of Bethem and Ptolemy, and a very Comprehensive Glossary of Astrological Terms used both in Horary and Natal Astrology; together with a Table of the Planets’ Essential Dignities – Written in simple language for the Use of Beginners’ (inner title) / ‘[Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. No. 7:] Horary Astrology – How to Obtain an Answer to Any Question (With Full Glossary of Astrological Terms)’ (front board) – Second Edition – L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E. C., London, undated[3]. Original ribbed cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [p. v] + [2 pages of tables] + [p.  viii of advertisements] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. vii-viii] + [1 leaf] + 138 + [1]

Leo, Alan ‘[Astrological Manuals No. VII:] Horary Astrology, Showing how to Obtain an Answer to Any Question of which the Mind is Earnestly Desirous of a True Solution, by means of a Horary Figure Cast for the Moment of the Enquiry, To which is added an Appendix on the Nature of the Houses, the Centiloquies of Bethem and Ptolemy, and a very Comprehensive Glossary of Astrological Terms used both in Horary and Natal Astrology; together with a Table of the Planets’ Essential Dignities  – Written in simple language for the Use of Beginners’ Second Edition – L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E. C., London, undated[4]. Copy A with publisher’s original 4-page advertising brochure for O. H. W. Owen’s “The Primary Progressed Horoscope” and C. E. O. Carter’s “The Astrology of Accidents” laid in, together with separate double-sided flyer for Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals and Carter’s “The Astrological Aspects”. Two copies. Copy A: Original cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) in dj (chipped at foot of spine, and lightly at extremities of flap-folds, very top of spine, lower inner corner of front cover, and upper inner corner of rear cover; a few short tears to top and bottom edges of covers). Copy B: Original cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). No dj. Both copies: [2] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. vii-viii] + [1 leaf] + 138 + [p. v] + [2 pages of tables] + [p.  viii of advertisements] + [table]. Copy A: [Front and rear dj flaps and rear dj cover with advertisements]

Leo, Alan, Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘The Horoscope and How to Read It’ (inner title) / ‘[Astrological Manuals. No. 2.] The Horoscope and How to Read It’ (front board) – L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, E. C. / “Modern Astrology” Office, 9 Lyncroft Gardens, N. W., London / America: The Occult Publishing Co., Boston, Mass., U.S.A., 1902. Original outwardly cloth-covered boards (1 cm tear to top of front hinge; adhesive stain to bottom 2 inches of spine and of inner margin of front board; cloth worn at parts of outer and upper edges of boards; heavy separation down front and inner paper hinges, with covers and outer spine collectively detached from most of length of inner spine, but holding at tops for now). (Former library label adhered to front paste-down; chipping to inner margin of front paste-down; former library stamps to blank part of title page and black verso of same.) [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-68] + [pp. i-xii of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘How to Judge a Nativity: “Astrology for All” Series’[5] Published at 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C. and 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N. W., 1903, bound, as issued, with ‘Astrology Explained’ (no separate publication details presented). Cloth (torn at top 1.5 cm and bottom cm of rear hinge; heavy wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Small hole to inner margin of first leaf of ‘Astrology Explained’.) How: [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-iv] + 176. Astrology Explained: 14pp + [2 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[Astrology for All Series, Vol. III.] How to Judge a Nativity: Part I. – The Practical Judgment of the Horoscope As Revealed By Detailed Consideration of the Twelve Houses[;] Part II. – The Inner Nature of each Planet and Its Special Significance In Each Sign, with Some Hints on the Esoteric Basis of Astrology’[6] Published at 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, London N. W., 1904. Cloth (moderate wear to parts of extremities of spine and to outer corners of rear board; heavier wear to outer corners of front board). (Light separation down inner paper hinge after title page; leaf comprising pp. vii-viii of table of contents heavily creased down inner margin, and fragile, with consequent 2-inch tear down upper part of inner margin adjacent to crease; small chip lost from upper inner margin of leaf comprising pp. 23-4; chip lost from foot of lower margin of leaf comprising pp. 67-8.) [2] + [pp. iii-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-iv] + 176 + [1 leaf] + [3] + [p. iii] + 190 + [4 pages of figures] + [5 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[“Astrology for All” Series: Vol. III.] How to Judge a Nativity Part I. The Reading of the Horoscope’[7] Second Edition. Revised and greatly Amplified – Published at The Office of “Modern Astrology,” 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N.W. / Wholesale from L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circue, E.C., 1908. Cloth (slight bowing to boards; heavy wear to extremities of spine and to a 1-inch patch towards top of rear hinge; otherwise moderate wear along spine hinges; wear to outer corners of boards, heavier at lower ones). (Light separation to inner paper hinges between pp. 80-1; pp. 128-9; pp. 144-5; upper part of pp. 256-7; and extremities of pp. 272-3. Heavy separation between pp. 208-9, needing professional reinforcement.) [2] + [pp. v-xvi] + 316 + [pp i-vii of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[“Astrology for All” Series: Vol. IV.] How to Judge a Nativity Part II. The Synthesising of the Horoscope’[8] Second Edition. Revised and Greatly Amplified – Published at The Office of “Modern Astrology,” 42, 43 & 50, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus / Wholesale from L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C., 1909. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; moderate wear to upper outer corners). [2] + [pp. v-ix] + [1] + [pp. 1-8 of plates] + [pp. xi-xii] + 296 + [4 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[Popular Series: No. 3:] Jupiter: the Preserver, Being the substance of a Course of Public Lectures delivered before the Astrological Society in the months of October, November and December, 1916 – With an Introduction’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 39, 40, 41, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate, E. C. 4 / L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, E. C. 4, [London], 1917. Two copies. Copy A: Original paper-covered boards (paper heavily chipped away at spine, with surviving portions mostly separated at front hinge; light wear to some outer corners of boards). (Trace of red pencil underlining within.) [1 page of advertisements] + [4] + [pp. vii-xi] + [1] + 29 + [1] + [pp. 31-55] + [1] + [pp. 57-75] + [1] + [pp. 77-88]. Copy B: Custom cloth (chipped at extremities of spine, with twin lengths of green tape, themselves torn at spine hinges, wrapped around spine ends, extending over inner thirds of boards; separation down middle section of rear spine hinge; light wear along remainder of spine hinges) with gilt print to spine. (Former library stamp and pocket to front paste-down. Further library stamps and ink-marks to title page and upper margin of table of contents.) [4] + [pp. vii-xi] + [1] + 29 + [1] + [pp. 31-55] + [1] + [pp. 57-75] + [1] + [pp. 77-88]

Leo, Alan ‘[“Astrology for All” Series. – Vol. VI.] The Key to Your Own Nativity: Analytical Readings of Every Position in a Nativity, Based on Scientific Principles’[9] Published at “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C. / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade,London, E.C., 1910. Cloth (light wear to extremities and hinges of spine; wear to outer corners of boards). (Leaf comprising pp. ix-x torn down lower half of inner margin; 1 cm tear to foot of following leaf.) [4] + [pp. viii-xxi] + [2 pages of tables] + [1] + 303 + [Imprimatur] + [pp. 305-315 of advertisements] + [p. 317 of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[Popular Shilling Series: No. 1:] Mars: the War Lord, Being the Substance of a Course of Public Lectures delivered before the Astrological Society, in the months of January, February and March, 1915 – With an Introduction’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 39, 40, 41, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E. C. / Trade Agents: L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, E. C. [London], 1915. Original paper-covered boards (separation down almost entire length of front hinge; top cm of spine chipped away; 4 cm tearing to middle section of rear hinge; 1.5 cm separation to foot of same).  [2] + [pp. iii-v] + [1] + [pp. vii-xiv] + [2] + 19 + [1] + [pp. 21-45] + [1] + [pp. 47-73] + [1] + [pp. 75-99] + [3 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan; intr. De Normann, Beatrice ‘A New Factor in Education: Astrology  The Zodiac as the Basis of Temperament’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 40, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E. C., London, 1916. Original thin card covers (front cover detached; chipping to outer margin and outer corners of rear cover, with further small chip lost from top edge of same; chipping to extremities of spine and upper inner corner of front cover; some shortish tears to outer margin of front cover). Staplebound pamphlet (covers, title page and final internal page of advertisements browned). [4] + 28 + [4 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan, President of the Astrological Society, and Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘Practical Astrology – Being a Simple Method of Instruction in the Science of Astrology’ Second Edition[10] – Revised – Modern Astrology, 1 and 2 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, London E. C., undated[11]. Original short, square-format gilt-stamped cloth (faded at spine; moderate wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; light wear to upper outer corners and bottom edges; light separation down front inner paper hinge). [Frontis.] + [6] + [1 leaf] + 195 + [pp. 197-206]

Leo, Alan, Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘Practical Astrology, Being a Simple Method of Instruction in the Science of Astrology’ New and Revised Edition – Nichols & Co., 34 Hart Street, W.C., London, 1907. Cloth (heavy wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; light fraying to spine hinges). (One line of faint black ink underlining to each of p. 66 and p. 86; two lines of green pencilled underlining to p. 217. Very slight separation between pp. 144-5.)  [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-xii] + 224 pp + [8 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘Practical Astrology, Being a Simple Method of Instruction in the Science of Astrology’ New and Revised Edition – William Reeves,  83 Charing Cross Road, London W. C., 1910. Cloth. xi + [1] + 224pp + [4 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan; Däath, Heinrch ‘(“Astrology for All” Series, Vol. IV.) The Progressed Horoscope[.] A Sequel to How to Judge a Nativity Wherein the Progression of the Horoscope Is Exhaustively Considered, Both in Principle and in Practice[;] including also A Full Delineation of Each and Every Possible Progressed Aspect, With Its Influence on Character and Destiny, the Effect of Transits, etc.[;] To which is added “The Art and Practice of Directing,” a Complete Treatise on Primary Directions, by Heinrich Däath’[12] Pulished by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Hill, E.C. / Modern Astrology Office, West Hampstead, London, N.W.[13], 1906. This copy with a note finely printed in elaborate artistic scripts to second ffep: “Mrs. Pritchard. A Token of appreciation from the Southend-on-Sea Society of Spiritualists for valued service freely rendered. Jany. 1913”. Newspaper cutting regarding a casting of ‘The Prince’s horoscope’ by Belle Bart pasted to rear paste-down. Cloth (light wear along parts of hinges, to extremities of spine, and to bottom edges of boards; wear to upper outer corners of boards; heavy wear to lower outer corners). [1] + [Imprimatur] + [pp. iii-x] + 316 + [8 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan[14] ‘(“Astrology for All” Series. – Vol. IV.) The Progressed Horoscope[.] A Sequel to The Art of Synthesis Wherein the Progression of the Horoscope Is Exhaustively Considered, Both in Principle and in Practice[;] including also A Full Delineation of Each and Every Possible Progressed Aspect, With Its Influence on Character and Destiny, the Effect of Transits, etc.[;] To which is added A Complete Treatise on Primary Directions’[15] Second Edition, Revised – Published by Modern Astrology Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, London, E.C. / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Hill, E.C., 1913. Cloth (some wear and tearing to extremities of spine; light wear along spine hinges; heavy wear to outer corners of boards). (Separation down inner paper hinge between pp. 80-1.)[1] + [pp. ii-xvi] + 38 + [p. 3 (2)] + [pp. 40-66] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 69-230] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 233-270] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 272-353] + [Imprimatur] + [10 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[Popular Shilling Series: No. 2:] Saturn: the Reaper: Being the substance of a Course of Public Lectures before the Astrological Society, in the months of January, February and March, 1916. With an Introduction’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 39, 40, 41, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate, E. C. / Trade Agents: L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E. C., [London], 1916. Two copies. Both copies: Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Copy A: (Light chipping to foot of spine and top of rear hinge; 2cm separation to foot of front hinge; 5mm to foot of rear hinge). (Occasional blue marginal crosses within. Blue underlining and marginal note to p. 81.) Copy B: (Outer spine chipped at extremities, detached from spine, and adhered instead to inside of length of brown tape wrapped around spine and inner margins by a former owner; tape itself has come detached from spine and inner margin of rear board; wear to outer corners of boards). (Ffep torn out.) Both copies: [3] + [pp. iv-v] + [2] + [pp. viii-xix] + [1] + 35 + [1] + [pp. 37-71] + [1] + [pp. 73-108] + [3 pages of advertisements]

[Leo, Alan[16]] ‘A Simple Method of Instruction in the Science of Astrology, Containing the True Nature of the Planets – Part I – Reprinted from Volume I of “Modern Astrology” [17]‘ Alan Leo, 1 & 2, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E. C., London / The Occult Publishing Company, Boston, America, 1896. Original card covers (1 cm chip lost from top of spine; 4mm from foot of same; slight chipping to outer corners of front cover; two lengths of old browned tape adhered across spine and inner margins of covers to reinforce binding). [4] + 73 + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover with advertisements]

Leo, Alan ‘[Alan Leo’s Esoteric Series. Manual No. 1.] Symbolism and Astrology: An Introduction to Esoteric Astrology’ “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E. C. / L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C., London, 1914. Two copies. Both copies: Original cloth. Copy A: (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards). Copy B: (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Lower internal string binding cord serving first gathering partly unthreaded. Separation before p. 1. Moderate separation between pp. x and xi.) Both copies: [1 leaf] + [4] + 78 + [pp. ix-xxii of advertisements]

 

[1] As printed on the front board only – no edition is indicated within, but this evidently is the first. It is distinguished by its orange cloth binding

[2]  The preface is dated June, 1907. British libraries seemingly disagree on the date of publication, with Oxford supporting 1907, Cambridge tentatively proposing 1908, and others directly claiming 1908, though it is not clear in these cases for what edition. 1907 would seem most likely for this first edition in view of the date of the preface

[3] This would appear to be the true original second edition. After 1908; probably 1909

[4] In non-ribbed green cloth, plainer than the original second edition shown above. Evidently a later printing of the second edition than the above. The inserted advertising flyer in Copy A for O. H. W. Owen’s “The Primary Progressed Horoscope”, which was first published in 1935, would tend to date this copy to around 1935, at least at the time of its sale. It would seem that the volumes in Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals series continued to be sold, and periodically reprinted, throughout the pre-war years

[5] Title to front board is given instead as ‘How to Judge a Nativity Part I’

[6] Internally comprising ‘How to Judge a Nativity Part I (1903) and ‘How to Judge a Nativity Part II’ (1904), bound together with a fresh overall title page and table of contents at the beginning, as issued by publisher. With separate title page to first part: “How to Judge a Nativity: “Astrology For All” Series” Published at 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C. and 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N. W., 1903. With separate title page to second part: “How to Judge a Nativity Part II. “Astrology For All” Series” Published at 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C. and 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N. W., 1904

[7] Title to front board is instead ‘How to Judge a Nativity Part I (Analysis)’

[8] Title to front board is instead ‘How to Judge a Nativity Part II. (Synthesis)’

[9] Title to front board is instead ‘Alan Leo’s Astrological Text Books[:] The Key to Your Own Nativity’

[10] The first edition under this title. For the original edition, see serialisation in “Modern Astrology” magazine and partial printing under the title “A Simple Method of Instruction in Modern Astrology”, q. v., below.

[11] COPAC gives 1897. Over the top of the original printed address has been pasted an early label reading: “London Agent for this book, George Redway, 9, Hart Street, Bloomsbury”

[12] Title to front board is instead ‘Alan Leo’s Astrological Text Books[:] The Progressed Horoscope’

[13] A shortlist of American and Indian dealers follows

[14] Heinrich Däath has been removed from the title page credits for this edition

[15] Title to front board is instead ‘Alan Leo’s Astrological Text Books[:] The Progressed Horoscope’

[16] The front cover attribution is to ‘The Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘

[17] The first part of the first dedicated edition of what became, in its second published the following year, “Practical Astrology”, q.v. above. Whether or not the second part of the first edition was ever published is presently unclear, since there are no copies of either part noted in library records on COPAC or Worldcat

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