Melanchthon, Philipp – see under Brosseder, Claudia, and Hoppmann, Jürgen G. H, above; and under Ptolemaeus, Claudius, below

Members of the Mercurii, the: Raphael, the Metropolitan Astrologer; The Editor of the Prophetic Almanack; and Other Sideral Artists of First-Rate Eminence ‘The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century: Or, the Master Key of Futurity, and Guide to Ancient Mysteries, Being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy. Embellished with Five Beautifully Coloured Plates, and Ninety Illustrative Engravings of Horoscopes, Hieroglyphics, and Talismans’ The Seventh Edition[1], Supervised and Corrected, with Numerous Additions, by Merlinus Anglicus, Junior, Gent. – Printed for Knight and Lacey, Paternoster Row, London; and Westley and Tyrrell, Dublin, 1825[2]. Original cloth-covered boards (wear to extremities of spine and both outer and inner corners of boards, and to parts of top and bottom edges of boards; separation and wear to cloth down whole length of both spine hinges, but underlying binding still strong) with gilt-stamped title label to spine. (Light separation to rear inner paper hinge and extremities of front equivalent.) [3 pages of advertisements] + [pp. 4-8 of advertisements] + [pp. 1-3 of advertisements] + [1 page of advertisements] + [pp. 1-4 of advertisements] + [pp. 1-4 of advertisements] + [pp. 1-4 of advertisements] + [Coloured frontis. ‘Magic Ceremonies’] + [Half-title with coloured vignette] + [4] + [pp. v-xii] + 50 + [coloured plate ‘The Necromancer’] + [pp. 51-228] + [coloured plate ‘Necromancy’] + [p. 229-298] + [pp. 299-307 of tables] + [pp. 308-546] + [coloured plate ‘Awful Appearance of a Spirit to Lord Lyttleton’] + [pp. 547-560] + [4]

Mench, Louise G., LMAFA ‘Judging the Financial Status – A lecture given at Boston 1965 AFA Convention’ No publisher or place stated, undated in print[3]. No covers. Large-format single-sided leaves loosely stapled at one corner. (Former owner’s red underlining to p. 4.) [Leaves 1-2] + [Leaf 2a] + [Leaves 3-8]

Mengozzi, Alessandro – see under Anonymous (20), above

Mensinga, J. A. M. ‘[Sammlung gemeinverständlicher wissenschaftlicher Vorträge[4], VI. Serie, Heft 140] Ueber alte und neuere Astrologie’ C. G. Lüderitz’sche (?) Verlagsbuchhandlung / Carl Habel, Berlin, 1871. Original paper covers (spine chipped but repaired with clear tape wrapped over inner margins; small chip lost from top edge of front cover). Contents printed in gothic script throughout. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2] + [pp. 3-40] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Mensinga, J. A. M., Mitglied der archäologischen Gesellschaft in Athen u. a. g. G.; intr. von Sebottendorf [Rudolf] ‘[Quellenschriften zur Astrologie: Eine Sammlung alter und neuer astrologischer Scriftsteller,  Band II:] Über alte und neuere Astrologie’ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, 1921[5]. Original card covers. [3] + [pp. v-vii] + [1] + 47 + [1 page of advertisements] + [imprimatur]

Mental Specialist, A (K., L.[6]) ‘Astrology in Relation to Mind & Character’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 4, London, undated[7]. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine; moderate wear to top of same) in dj (chipping to top of spine; very slight chipping to foot of spine and top of front flap-fold; 1 cm tear to top of rear flap-fold; short tear to upper inner margin of rear cover close to spine). [1 leaf] + [4] + [pp. 7-61] + [2 pages of advertisements]. Dj front flap and rear cover with further advertisements

Mentgen, Gerd ‘[Monographien zur Geschichte des Mittelalters[8], Band 53:] Astrologie und Öffentlichkeit im Mittelalter’ Anton Hiersemann KG, Stuttgart, 2005. Cloth. [4] + [pp. v-vii] + [pp. ix-x] + 15 + [pp. 17-273] + [pp. 275-283] + [1] + [pp. 286-358]

Mérand, Marcel ‘L’Orientation Professionnelle par l’Astrologie’ Librairie Psychique, 19, Rue Racine, Paris, 1942. Paper covers (light wear to extremities of spine). [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-17] + [pp. 19-61] + [pp. 63-106] + [single-sided illustration] + [pp. 107-119] + [7 pages of advertisements]

Mercier, Charles Arthur, M. D., Fellow of the College ‘Astrology in Medicine: the Fitzpatrick Lectures Delivered Before the Royal College of Physicians on November 6 and 11, 1913 – with Addendum on Saints and Signs’’ Macmillan & Co., Limited., St. Martin’s Street, London, 1914. Original cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) with gilt-stamped spine. [4] + [2 leaves] + 100

Meridian, Bill; intr. Hand, Robert ‘Planetary Economic Forecasting’ Cycles Research Publications, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., 2002. Large-format card covers. [2] + [pp. 3-5] + [1] + [pp. 7-9] + [pp. 10-16 of graphs] + [pp. 17-28] + [pp. 29-33 of graphs] + [p. 34] + [pp. 35-6 of graphs] + [pp. 37-43] + [pp. 44-6 of graphs] + [pp. 47-8] + [pp. 49-51 of graphs] + [p. 52] + [pp. 53-7 of graphs] + [p. 58] + [pp. 59-63 of graphs] + [p. 64] + [pp. 65-8 of graphs] + [p. 69] + [pp. 70-6 of graphs] + [p. 77] + [pp. 78-9 of graphs] + [pp. 80-1] + [pp. 82-3 of graphs] + [p. 84] + [pp. 85-6 of graphs] + [p. 87] + [pp. 88-92 of graphs] + [p. 93] + [pp. 94-8 of graphs] + [p. 99] + [pp. 100-3 of graphs] + [p. 104] + [pp. 105-8 of graphs] + [pp. 109-113] + [pp. 114-7 of graphs] + [pp. 118-132] + [pp. 133-146 of graphs] + [pp. 147-167] + [1 page of advertisements]

Meridian, Bill ‘Planetary Stock Trading’ 3rd Edition – Cycles Research Publications, 666 5th Ave., Lower Arcade, No. 402, New York, N.Y. 10103, 2002[9]. Large-format card covers. Text contents in dual columns. 33 + [pp. 35-67] + [pp. 69-73] + [pp. 75-103] + [pp. 105-129] + [pp. 131-9 of charts] + [pp. 141-243 of charts] + [pp. 245-295 of charts] + [p. 297] + [pp. 299-333 of charts] + [pp. 335-6] + [pp. 337-341 of charts] + [pp. 343-5] + [pp. 347-360 of charts] + [pp. 361-2 of tables] + [p. 363] + [pp. 364-380 of tables] + [1 page of advertisements]

Meridian, Bill ‘The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths’ Cycles Research Publications, New York, 2010

“Merlin” ‘The Wizard – Containing The Only True English Fortune-Teller Whereby All Questions May Be Answered Respecting the Present and the Future. Also A Simple and Easy Method of Telling Anyone’s Life and Disposition by the Signs of the Zodiac etc. etc.’ (inner title) / ‘The Wizard: or English Book of Fortune’ (front board title) – W. Foulsham & Co., 5, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, 1914[9a]. Original thin outwardly-textured card covers (light edgewear to spine).  Binding reinforced by (rusty) subsurface staples through inner margins. [4] + [pp. 5-96]

Merlin, Katharine ‘Character and Fate: the Psychology of the Birthchart’ Arkana, Penguin Group, 1989

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘Evolutionary Astrology[10]: the Journey of the Soul Through the Horoscope[11]’ Stated Special First Edition – Seek-It Publishing Company, subsidiary of the Aquarian Revelation Center, Rochester, Michigan, 1977[12]. Edition limited to 1500 hand-numbered numbered copies of which this is No. 1216[13]. This copy signed by author to second ffep: “To Mary, May your Soul’s journies bring you to Perfect Illumination. Always, Ray”. Very large-format cloth (light wear to tops of spine hinges and upper outer corner of rear board) in dj (chipping to top of front hinge, top edges of covers, and lower outer corner of front cover; 1-inch tear to upper inner corner of rear cover; further 1.5 cm tear to top edge of rear cover; moderate wear to extremities of flap-folds; slight tearing to top edges of flaps). Main contents printed in a brown ink reproduced from fine handwriting, on lightly marbled beige paper. [2] + [1] + [plate] + [pp. i-viii] + [pp. xi-xiii] + [2] + [colour plate] + 24 + [2] + [colour plate] + [pp. 27-108] + [graph] + [1] + [pp. 111-112] + [2] + [colour plate] + [pp. 115-140] + [graph] + [1] + [pp. 143-167] + [2] + [plate] + [pp. 171-203] + [colour plate]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘Evolutionary Astrology: the Journey of the Soul Through States of Consciousness’ 2nd Printing – Seek-It Publications, West Bloomfield, M.I., 1996[14]. Large-format card covers. [2] + [1 leaf] + [1 leaf of illustration] + [2] + [pp. xi-xii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. xv-xix] + [pp. xxi-xxiii] + [1 leaf] + 56 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 59-144] + [pp. 145-156 of tables] + [pp. 157-160] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 163-217] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 221-254] + [pp. 257-260]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Gold Book: Geocosmic Correlations to Gold Price Cycles’ 1st Printing – Seek-It Publications / M.M.A. Publishing, Birmingham, M.I., November, 1982. Large-format card covers (light wear to extremities of spine). [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. vi-ix] + [pp. xi-xiv] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-32] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 35-50] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 53-79] + [pp. 80-4 of graphs] + [pp. 85-8] + [pp. 89-92 of graphs] + [pp. 93-217] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 221-280] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 283-295 of tables] + [pp. 296-9] + [24 pages of graphs] + [p. 324]

Merriman, Raymond ‘The “New” Solar Return Book of Prediction’ [2nd Printing] – Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, N. I., 2000

Merriman, Raymond ‘Solar-Lunar Keys to Gold Prices: Secrets of a Gold Trader’ 2nd Printing – Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI, November 2015[14a]. Large-format card covers (light wear to foot of spine and lower outer corner of front cover). [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [6] + 204 + [pp. 205-215 of graphs] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Sun The Moon and the Silver Market: Secrets of a Silver Trader’ 2nd Printing – Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI, December 2006[15]. Large-format card covers. [4 pages of advertisements] + [4] + [1 leaf] + 159 + [pp. 160-1 of graphs] + [pp. 162-175] + [pp. 176-194 of graphs] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 1: Cycles and Patterns in the Indices’ Stated First Printing – MMA /  Seek-It Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, October 1997. Large-format card covers. [1 leaf] + [6] + [1 leaf] + 37 + [pp. 38-9 of graphs] + [pp. 40-69] + [pp. 70-4 of graphs] + [pp. 75-87] + [pp. 88-90 of graphs] + [pp. 91-3] + [pp. 94-5 of graphs] + [pp. 96-113] + [pp. 114-6 of graphs] + [pp. 117-136] + [pp. 137-143 of graphs] + [pp. 144-152] + [pp. 153-170 of graphs] + [pp. 171-194] + [pp. 195-215 of graphs] + [pp. 216-227]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 2: Geocosmic Correlations to Investment Cycles (Long-Term Stock Market Cycles)’ Stated 1st Printing – MMA /  Seek-It Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, January 1999. Large-format card covers. [1 leaf] + [6] + 260 + [pp. 261-4 of tables] + [3-panel double-sided fold-out encompassing p. 265, pp. 266-7 of graphs, pp. 268-9 of tables, and p. 270] + [pp. 271-5 of tables] + [p. 276] + [pp. 277-9 of tables] + [p. 280] + [pp. 281-295 of graphs] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [1 further page of advertisements]

Merriman, Ray ‘The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 2: Geocosmic Correlations to Investment Cycles’ 2nd Printing (updated) – MMA Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, 2012

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 3: Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles (Short-Term Market Cycles)’ 1st Printing – MMA /  Seek-It Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, August 2001. Large-format card covers. [2 pages of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [5] + [2] + [3-panel double-sided fold-out encompassing p. 421, pp. 422-5 of tables, and p. 426] + [pp. 427-432 of tables] + [p. 433] + [pp. 434-9 of graphs] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 4: Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Term Trading Reversals[,] For Short-Term Traders and Day Traders’ 1st Printing – MMA /  Seek-It Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, January 2003. Large-format card covers. [4 pages of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [4] + [1 leaf] + 219 + [pp. 220-2 of tables] + [pp. 223-230] + [pp. 231-2 of tables] + [pp. 233-4] + [pp. 235-241 of graphs] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Merriman, Raymond A. ‘The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 5: Technical Analysis & Price Objectives’ 1st Printing – Seek-It Publications, West Bloomfield, MI, September 2011. Printed book launch letter from the author to the purchaser, dated September 2011, laid in, as issued. Large-format card covers. [2 pages of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [3] + x + 300 + [2 pages of advertisements]

Mertens Stienon, Marguerite ‘L’Occultisme du Zodiaque[16]’ Éditions Adyar, 4 Square Rapp, Paris-VIIe, 1939. Original card covers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 7-9] + [pp. 11-15] + [pp. 17-47] + [1] + [pp. 49-63] + [pp. 65-115] + [pp. 117-141] + [pp. 143-191] + [pp. 193-6] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Imprimatur]

Mertens-Stienon, Marguerite ‘Studies in Symbolism Theogonic & Astronomical: Based on H. P. Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine’ The Theosophical Publishing House, 68 Great Russell Street, W.C. 2, London, 1933. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards) in dj (chipping to extremities of spine and lower inner corer of front cover; very slight chipping to extremities of flap-folds; staining to spine and lower inner margin of rear cover). [1 leaf] + [3] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-18] + [Single-sided Illustration] + [pp. 21-102] + [single-sided illustration] + [pp. 105-135]

 

[1] So stated, but in fact only the second one-volume edition of the work under this ttile. It bears little resemblance to the original journal ‘The Straggling Astrologer’ (q. v.), which, as bound up in its original form, was sold as “The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century – Sixth Edition”, lacking any of its date and issue structure, and is essentially a rambling compendium of material, some but not all taken from the original journal. Merlinus Anglicus Junior is believed a pseudonym for Robert Cross Smith (Raphael I), who is also mentioned as one of the Mercurii collectively credited with this work, alongside the Editor of the Prophetic Almanack, q. v., who preceded Smith in that job and was still in it at this time, Smith having taken over from the 1827 edition onwards, whereupon it was retitled The Prophetic Messenger

[2] The preceding half-title page has the variant title form of “The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century. Or the Master Key of Futurity, being a Complete System of Astrology, Geomancy & Occult Science”, and originally credits the book to publication by William Charlton Wright, with this imprint overlain by a piece of glued-on paper for Knight and Lacey

[3] Hand-dated “[19]65]” by a former owner

[4] A series of publications collectively edited by Rud. Birchow and Fr. v. Holtzendorff

[5] A reprint of the above

[6] A printed note to the reverse of the title page reads ‘Several of the features appearing in this book have been published from time to time in “Modern Astrology,” and I take this opportunity for thanking Mrs. Leo for the kind permission to reprint them. L. K.’

[7] Library records give 1925

[8] A series of publications edited by Alfred Haverkamp, in collaboration with Bernd Schneidmüller, Klaus Schreiner and Stefan Weinfurter

[9] The dates of the earlier editions are not specified; but there is evidence from bookseller listings online of previous printings in 1998 and 2000, these presumably amounting to the first and second editions. The 1998 printing appears to be the same overall length as the present one. In his foreword to the third edition, the author comments that he has “removed stocks that no longer trade” and replaced them with new ones. This would appear to be the essential difference between editions

[9a] A later printing. A bookseller’s past listing for a lost copy of an earlier edition, presumed the first, indicates that it was published in 1895. Although there are no library records of either it or the present one, this dating is made credible by the British Library record for another book in the series of works attributed to Merlin and published by Foulsham, “The Book of Charms and Ceremonies”, dated to 1892.

[10] Merriman’s own concept, predating, and ostensibly unrelated to, Jeffrey Wolf Green’s concept of the same name, as first published in Green’s book “Pluto” in 1985. So far as I have been able to find, neither author mentions the work of the other in his respective volumes.

[11] A book notable for its artistic production values, especially the fine artwork by Howard Weingarden and Jenna Holman

[12] In the foreword to the later 1991 reworking of this book, the author notes that he wrote the original edition in 1973-4, although it was not published until 1977

[13] According to the author’s introduction to his later 1991 reworking of this book (q. v. below), in practice only 1440 copies were produced

[14] After the first printing thus of June, 1991, itself largely a new, rewritten book, though incorporating some of the ideas from the original 1977 edition listed above

[14a] After the first earlier in the same year, which seems to have sold out extremely quickly. The present book is itself essentially an update (albeit with a lower page count than the original) of the author’s earlier title ‘The Gold Book’, q. v.. The latter went through a second limited revised printing under its original title in the 2000s, so this is arguably the third overall edition of the author’s study of astrological influences on gold prices

[15] After the original printing of November, 1992. Although nominally the second printing, this is not a verbatim reprint, but rather, in effect, a whole new edition of the original text, whose study has been expanded to include data from 1981 to 2006

[16] The French edition of the below

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