Leo, Alan ‘What Is a Horoscope and How is it Cast? A Book for Beginners – [Astrological Manuals No. II.] Being the second edition of “The Horoscope and How to Read It,” revised, largely re-written, and greatly simplified. All Calculations Avoided’ (inner title) / ‘[Astrological Manuals. No. 2.] What is a Horoscope and How Is It Cast?’ (front board) – “Modern Astrology” Office, 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N. W., London, 1905. Original vertically ribbed cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards). iii + [4] + [pp. 5-94] + [pp. i-xv of content alternating with advertisements] + [pp. xvi-xviii of advertisements] + [pp. xix-xxi] + [pp. xxii-xxxiii of advertisements and testimonials]

Leo, Alan ‘What is a Horoscope and How is it Cast? A Book for Beginners [Astrological Manuals No. II]. Being the Revised Third Edition of “The Horoscope and How to Read It,” largely re-written, and greatly simplified in the previous edition. – All Calculations Avoided’ L. N.  Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E. C. 4, London, undated[1]. Original cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. 5-94] + [8 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan, Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘When the War Will End: a Scientific Prediction’ Newspaper Publicity Co., 61 Fleet St., London, E.C., undated[2]. Original paper covers (tiny chip lost from top edge of front cover; light chipping to extremities of spine and to lower corners of rear cover; 3 cm separation to foot of spine). Singly staplebound pamphlet. 8 pp + [rear cover featuring advertisements]

Leo, Alan – see also under Astrological Society, The; Barley, Alfred H.; and Curry, P., above; and under Leo, Bessie; Privat, Maurice; and Randall, W. S., below

Leo, Alan and Green, H. S. ‘[Astrological Manuals No. IV:] The Horoscope in Detail’ 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N. W., London, 1904. Original outwardly cloth-covered boards (moderate wear to foot of spine; light wear along spine hinges and to outer corners of boards; cloth starting to peel from upper outer corners of boards; separation down front and rear inner paper hinges). [Front board backed with p. i of advertisements] + [pp. ii-iii of advertisements] + [4] + [pp. 5-94] + [pp. i-xxxii of advertisements] + [rear board backed with p. xxxiii of advertisements]

Leo, Alan and Green, H. S. ‘The Horoscope in Detail [Astrological Manuals No. IV] – A Sequel to Manual II., “What is a Horoscope, and How is it Cast?” ’ Third Edition – Modern Astrology Office, 42 & 43, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C. / Trade Supplied by N. Fowler & Co.[3], 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C. [London], 1909. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine hinges; wear to outer corners of boards). [Pp. iii-iv] + [4] + [pp. 5-103] + [p. 104 of advertisements] + [pp. 105-111]

Leo, Alan and Green, H. S. ‘The Horoscope in Detail – [Astrological Manuals No. IV] – A Sequel to Manual II., “What is a Horoscope, and How is it Cast” ‘ (title page) / ‘Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. No. 4. The Horoscope in Detail – A Vade Mecum for Every Student’ (front board) – Fifth Edition – L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C. 4, London, undated[4]. Two variant copies[5]. Both copies: original cloth. Copy A: (light wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. 5-103] + [pp. 1-8 of advertisements]. Copy B: (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; front board bowed). (Light separation between pp. 64-5.) (Former owner’s inked astrological interpretative notes to rear endpapers.) [4] + [pp. 5-103] + [8 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Alan; ed. Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘Alan Leo’s Dictionary of Astrology’ Published at “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C.4 [London] / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, London, E.C.4, 1929. Cloth (very slight wear to top of spine) in dj (heavily chipped and torn at spine and upper inner corner of rear cover; slightly chipped at upper outer corners of covers; front cover close to detaching from spine). [Frontis.] + [2 leaves] + 205 + [Imprimatur] + [pp. 207-14]

Leo, Bessie ‘Astrological Essays: A Companion to “Rays of Truth” (Reprinted from Modern Astrology)’ L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C. or Modern Astrology Office: 42, 43 & 50, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C., London, 1909. Cloth (heavy wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to spine hinges and bottom edges of boards). (Separation at lowest 5cm of paper join before final leaves of advertisements; otherwise strong.) [1] + [frontis.] + [2] + [pp. v-vii] + [1] + 252 + [p. 25 (2)] + [pp. 254-372] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Bessie ‘Planetary Influences, Being a Series of Descriptive Essays Contributed at Various Times to “Modern Astrology”, and Now or the First Time Reprinted in a Complete Form’ (inner title) / ‘[Astrological Manuals. No. VI.] Planetary Influences’ (front board) – From the Offices of “Modern Astrology”, 9, Lyncroft Gardens, W. Hampstead, N. W., or from L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, E. C. / America: F. Spenceley, 26 Music Hall Building, Boston, Mass., foreword dated January 1906[6]. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Former library label adhered to front paste-down.) [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-x] + 91 + [pp. i-ii of advertisements] + [Imprimatur]

Leo, Bessie ‘[Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. No. III:] Planetary Influences’ (inner title) / ‘[Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. No. 3.] Planetary Influences – A Simple and Explanatory Manual’ (front board) – Second Edition, Revised and Supplemented by Alan Leo – “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E. C. / L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, E. C., London, 1910. Original cloth (boards slightly warped; spine bumped and stained; wear to foot of spine; moderate wear to lower outer corners of boards; light wear to top of front hinge and upper outer corner of rear board; separation down rear inner paper hinge; light separation to front equivalent). (Trace of damp-staining to lower margins of first two internal leaves and of front paste-down.) [5] + 90 + [pp. 91-98 of advertisements] + [1 page of advertisements]

Leo, Bessie ‘[Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. No. III:] Planetary Influences’ (inner title) / ‘[Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. No. 3.] Planetary Influences – A Simple and Explanatory Manual’ (front board) – Second Edition, Revised and Supplemented by Alan Leo – L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E. C. 4, London, undated[7]. Two copies. Copy A: Original cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) in dj (chipped at bottom inch and to 8mm of spine and at extremities of flap-folds; 6 cm separation to foot of front flap; several edge-tears to front cover and a couple to rear cover). [5] + 90 + [pp. i-viii of advertisements] + [1 page of advertisements]. [Front and rear dj flaps and rear dj cover with advertisements.] Copy B: Original cloth (light wear to foot of spine and outer corners of boards). [5] + 90 + [stubs of five leaves that have been cut out, originally containing nine pages of advertisements]

Leo, Bessie ‘Rays of Truth: A Series of Essays and Articles Chiefly Relating to the Religious Aspect of Astrology (Reprinted from Modern Astrology)’ Modern Astrology Office, 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, N.W., 1904. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to some edges of boards and along spine hinges). (One-inch horizontal tear to outer margin of pp. 49-50.) [1] + [blank onto which portrait of author has been tipped in on a different type of paper] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-vi] + [1] + 280pp

Leo, Bessie ‘Rays of Truth: A Series of Essays and Articles Chiefly Relating to the Religious Aspect of Astrology (Reprinted from Modern Astrology)’ Second Edition – L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C. or Modern Astrology Office, 42, 43 and 50, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C., London, 1909. Cloth (wear to foot of spine; heavy wear to lower edge of rear board; moderate wear to lower outer corners of boards; light wear to tops of hinges and upper outer corners of boards). [2 leaves] + [2] + [pp. vii-viii] + 305pp + [Imprimatur] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Leo, Bessie (Murray, Leslie) ‘The Romance of the Stars[:] Being a series of Astrological Stories’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 39, 40, 41, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C. / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C., London, 1914. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine, down front hinge, and to outer corners of boards; sun-bleaching to front board, spine, and upper periphery of rear board; front board very slightly bowed). [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Frontis.] + [3] + [2] + [pp. 3-16] + [plate] + [pp. 17-32] + [plate] + [pp. 33-42] + [2] + [pp. 45-80] + [2] + [pp. 83-90] + [2] + pp. 93-104] + [2] + [pp. 107-118] + [2] + [pp. 121-130] + [2] + [pp. 133-144] + [plate] + [pp. 145-150] + [2] + [pp. 153-8] + [2] + [pp. 161-6] + [2] + [pp. 169-176] + [plate] + [pp. 177-193] + [3] + [pp. 197-201] + [pp. 202-5 of advertisements]

Leo, Bessie, and others; intr. Besant, Annie ‘The Life and Work of Alan Leo: Theosophist – Astrologer – Mason’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 40, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C. 4 / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C., London, 1919. Cloth (spine bleached; light wear to top of spine and most outer corners of boards; heavier wear to lower outer corner of front board). (Very slight separation at inner paper hinge between pp. 112-3.) [1] + [Frontis.] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-90] + [plate] + [pp. 91-205] + [pp. 206-8 of advertisements] + [bound-in errata slip] + [pp. 209-10 of advertisements] + [Imprimatur]

Léon, Walter, M.A. (Nice), intr. Rolt-Wheeler, Francis, Ph.D., Director, Institut Astrologique de Carthage, Nice, France ‘Solar Return and Revolutional Periods’ Rider & Co., Paternoster House, Paternoster Row, London, E.C.4, undated[8]. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; wear to upper outer corner of rear board) in dj (light chipping to top of spine and of lower inner corner of rear cover; slight tearing to foot of rear hinge). (Separation at inner paper hinges between pp. 16-17; pp. 32-3; and pp. 48-9; and after p. 64.)[3] + [pp. vii-ix] + [pp. xi-xii] + [pp. 13-64] + [Folding table tipped in to rear free endpaper] + [folding table and instructions tipped in to rear paste-down]. [Dj rear cover with advertisements]

Leon-Portilla, Miguel – see under Anonymous (8), above

Leonard, Jean; ed. Muchery, Georges et Brahy, G.-L. ‘Lumières sur l’Interprétation Astro-Chirologique: Interprétation rationnelle des lignes et signes de la main d’après les empreintes’ Éditions de la Revue Demain, Paris – Bruxelles, 1939. Paper covers (slightly torn at extremities of front hinge; worn at lower outer corner of front cover). (Light separation to upper part of rear inner paper hinge. Binding between pages appears to rely on thin cords and may be fragile.) [6] + [pp. 7-34] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 37-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 41-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 51-2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 55-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 61-6] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 69-185] + [2] + [pp. 188-208]

Leonid ‘The Stars and Your Future: the Symbols of Esoteric Astrology Explained for Everybody. What to do: What to avoid: Careers to Adopt: Matrimonial Guidance and Natal Influences[9]’ Herbert Jenkins Limited, 3 York Street, St. James’s, London S.W.1, 1933. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards). [2] + [v-vii] + [p. ix] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-255]

Leopold of Austria; ed. Carmody, Francis J. ‘”Li Compilacions de le Science des Estoilles,” Books I-III, Edited from MS French 613 of the Bibliothèque Nationale, with Notes and Glossary [: University of California Publications in Modern Philology Volume 33, No. 2]’ University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1947. This copy with the stamp of Dr. Walter A. Koch to title page, and his typed half-page of notes about the book, together with two smaller pages of much briefer, hard-to-read handwritten notes, stapled to the inner margin of the following page. Paper covers (1.5 cm tear to top of spine). (Red underlinings to pp. 37, 41, 49; blue to pp. 39, 44. Some marginal brief notes, mostly in pencil but in one case in red ink, in the hand of Walter Koch.) [5] + [pp. 37-52] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 55-102]

Leopold of Austria ‘Compilatio Leupoldi Ducatus Austrie Filii de Astrorum Scientia Decem Continens Tractatus’ UMI Books on Demand, Proquest Company, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2007[10]. Cloth (light wear to upper outer corner of front board). [3 leaves] + [220 unnumbered pp.]

Leopold of Austria; tr. / ed. Dykes, Benjamin N. , PhD ‘A Compilation on the Science of the Stars’ The Cazimi Press, 515 5th Street SE #11, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015[11]. Card covers. [3] + [4 pages of advertisements] + viii + 19 + [illustration] + [pp. 21-450]

Leowitz, Cyprian von – see under  Strauch, below

Lerch, Andreas ‘[Acta Historica Astronomiae[12] Vol. 56:] Scientia Astrologiae: Der Diskurs über die Wissenschaftlichkeit der Astrologie und die lateinischen Lehrbücher 1470-1610[13]‘ Akademische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig, 2015. Card covers. [4] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-151] + [pp. 153-187] + [p. 189] + [pp. 191-257] + [pp. 259-263] + [pp. 265-299] + [pp. 301-321] + [7 pages of advertisements]

Lerner, Mark ‘Mysteries of Venus’ Great Bear Press, Eugene, Oregon, 1986

Lestienne, Jean et Nicola, Jean-Pierre ‘Les Signes du Destin: Scorpion’ Éditions du Rocher / Radio Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 1982

Leuck, Krista ‘La Lune la terre et nous’ Société nouvelle des Éditions Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Poitiers, 1977

Leventhal, Herbert ‘In the Shadow of the Enlightenment: Occultism and Renaissance Science in Eighteenth-Century America’ New York University Press, Washington Square, New York, N.Y. 10003, 1976. Cloth (wear to top of spine; moderate wear to foot of spine and outer corners of boards) in dj. [1 leaf] + [2] + [3 leaves] + 10 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-167] + [1] + [pp. 170-259] + [1] + [pp. 262-330]. [Dj rear cover with advertisements.]

Lévi, Éliphas ‘Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie’ Deuxième Édition Très Augmentée Avec 24 Figures – Tome Premier: Dogme – Germer Baillière, Libraire-Éditeur, 17 rue de l’École-de-Médecine, Paris / Hippolyte Baillière, 219, Regent Street, Londres / Hipp. Baillière brothers, 440, Broadway, New York / C. Bailly-Baillière, 16 Plaza del Principe Alfonso, Madrid, 1861. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine hinges). [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Frontis.] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-viii] + 102pp + [plate] + [pp. 103-332] + [plate] + [pp. 333-364] + [plate] + [pp. 365-7] + [2] + [pp. 369-71] + [pp. 1-16 of advertisements]

Lévi, Éliphas ‘Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie’ Deuxième Édition Très Augmentée Avec 24 Figures – Tome Second: Rituel – Germer Baillière, Libraire-Éditeur, 17 rue de l’École-de-Médecine, Paris / Hippolyte Baillière, 219, Regent Street, Londres / Hipp. Baillière brothers, 440, Broadway, New York / C. Bailly-Baillière, 16 Plaza del Principe Alfonso, Madrid, 1861. Cloth (light wear to extremities of hinges). [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Frontis.] + [1 leaf] + 102 + [plate] + [pp. 103-208 + [plate] + [pp. 209-332 + [plate] + [pp. 333-364 + [plate] + [pp. 365-448]

Lévi, Éliphas; tr. Waite, A. E. ‘The History of Magic, Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries – by Éliphas Lévi (Alphonse Louis Constant) – Opus hierarchicum et catholicum (Definition of the Great Work, according to Heinrich Khunrath) – Translated, with a Preface and Notes, by Arthur Edward Waite – The Original Illustrations are Included and Portraits of the Author’ Second Edition – William Rider & Son, Limited, Cathedral House, Paternoster Row, E.C., London, 1922. Publisher’s original cloth (moderate wear to foot of spine and lower outer corners of boards; light wear to top of spine and upper outer corners). (Leaves comprising pp. xxiii-xvi; xvii-xx; 9-12; 13-16; 25-8; 29-32; 41-4; 45-8; 57-60; 61-4; 89-92; 93-6; 105-8; 109-112; 121-4; 137-40; 141-4; 153-6; 157-160; [169]-172; 173-6; 249-252; 253-6; 265-8; 269-272; 281-4; 285-[288]; 301-4; 313-6; 317-20; 329-332; 333-6; 345-8; 349-352; 361-4; 365-8; 377-80; 381-4; 397-400; 409-12; 413-6; 425-8; 429-432; 441-4; 445-8; 457-460; 461-4; 473-6; 477-480; 489-492; 493-6; 505-8; 509-12; 521-4; and 525-8 still mostly joined at outer edges; need separating. 3 cm tear to lower edge of leaf comprising pp. 287-[288], not affecting text. Light separation between pp. 352-3.) [1 leaf] + [Frontis.] + [2] + [pp. v-xxi] + [plate] + [pp. xxiii-xxxvi] + 2 + [plate] + [pp. 3-20] + [plate] + [pp. 21-35] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 39-40] + [plate] + [pp. 41-50] + [plate] + [pp. 51-64] + [plate] + [pp. 65-78] + [plate] + [pp. 79-102] + [plate] + [pp. 103-112] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 115-12] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 121-8] + [plate] + [pp. 129-166] + [plate] + [pp. 167-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 171-184] + [plate] + [pp. 185-219] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 223-4] + [plate] + [pp.  225-264] + [plate] + [pp. 265-287] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 291-8] + [plate] + [pp. 299-340] + [plate] + [pp. 341-388] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 391-4] + [plate] + [pp. 395-449] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 453-4] + [plate] + [pp. 455-502] + [plate] + [pp. 503-535] + [1]

Lévi, Eliphas; tr. Waite, A. E. ‘Transcendental Magic: its Doctrine and Ritual[14] by Eliphas Lévi, Trnaslated, Annotated and Introduxced by Arthur Edward Waite – New and Revised Edition, Including All the Original Engravings and a Portrait of the Author’ William Rider & Son, Limited, 8 Paternoster Row, E.C. 4, London, 1923. Publisher’s original cloth (wear to extremities of spine; bumping and light wear outer corners of boards.) [1 leaf] + [Frontis.] + [2] + [pp. v-xxxiii] + [1 leaf] + [plate] + 32 + [plate] + [pp. 33-200] + [plate] + [pp. 201-225] + [1 leaf] + [plate] + [pp. 229-318] + [plate] + [pp. 319-474] + [plate] + [pp. 475-484] + [plate] + [pp. 485-521] + [1] + [2 pages of advertisements]

 

[1] After 1916

[2] The overall publication is undated, but one of the two essays in it is dated January 28, 1915, and the introduction refers to “October last, 1914”, so 1915 would seem to be indicated as the year of publication

[3] A misprint for L. N. Fowler & Co.

[4] Presumed late 1910s or early 1920s; former owner’s signature dated 1924

[5] NB: The advertisements in Copy B are for the same works, but are unnumbered and in some cases priced where those in Copy A were not, while in others, the prices are higher in Copy B than in Copy A. It would appear that Copy B is in fact a later issue of the Fifth Edition

[6] The first edition, in blue cloth. British Library records agree with this date

[7] A later printing of the second edition whose original, dated printing is shown above. The advertisements for other books suggest late 1929 or early 1930 for the copy that has its original advertisements and dust jacket; the other copy is likely to be from the same printing

[8] Library records show 1939

[9] A book of readings of the solar degrees, linked to birthdays. Both succinctly expressed symbols and multi-paragraph readings are included for each day of the year. The true identity of the author is not known

[10] A monochrome facsimile reprint of the original 1489 printing. The book itself is believed to have been written around 1271 based on the internal evidence of chart references

[11] The first ever English translation of the above

[12] A series of publications collectively edited by Wolfgang R. Dick and Jürgen Hamel at this time, on behalf of the Arbeitskreises Astronomiegeschichte in der Astronomischen Gesellschaft

[13] The main focus of this work, as the title suggests, is Latin astrological text-books published between 1470 and 1610. There is also a lengthy discussion of antique and medieval astrological text-books, and a long chapter on theological and scientific discourses surrounding astrology in the Renaissance

[14] A condensed translation of ‘Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, q. v. above

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