Papke, Werner ‘Die geheime Botschaft des Gilgamesch: 4000 Jahre alte astronomische Aufzeichnungen entschlüsselt’ Weltbild Verlag GmbH, Augsburg, 1993. Fold-out star map laid-in loose at the rear, apparently as issued. Cloth in transparent acetate dj inlaid with chart, in outer normal dj. 400pp. 6-panel fold-out star chart laid in at rear, as issued

Papke, Werner ‘Das Zeichen des Messias: Ein Wissenschaftler Identifiziert den Stern von Bethlehem’ Christliche Literatur-Verbreitung e. V., Bielefeld, 1995. Paper-covered boards. 159pp + [1 page of advertisements]

Papus[1] (Dr. Encausse) ‘Initiation Astrologique par Papus: Oeuvre Posthume Écrite en 1916 et Publiée par les Soins de ses Amis’ Éditions de la Sirène, 12, rue La Boëtie, Paris, undated[2]. This copy stamped ‘De la Bibliothèque du Docteur Encausse’ and separately marked with a  note signed Ph. E., i.e. Philippe Encausse, son of the author, to half-title page. Paper covers (heavy chipping and tearing to spine; rear cover detached and slightly chipped at upper margin; chipping to lower outer corner and lightly to outer edge of front cover). (Light separation between title page and following leaf, but firmly bound at cords. Lower half of binding completely split between pp. 16-17; separation to upper part of binding between pp. 32-3; upper and lower parts of binding split between pp. 48-9, 64-5, and 96-7, but central parts holding for now; binding hanging by just a few threads between pp. 80-1. Overall, volume clearly needs rebinding.) [3] + [3] + [pp. 5-88] + [2 single-sided leaves of illustrations] + [pp. 89-107] + [pp. 109-136] + [2 leaves] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Papus ‘Le Livre de la Chance Bonne ou Mauvaise – Horocope individuel de la Chance; Les Secrets des Talismans; Les Secrets du Bonheur pour soi ou pour les autres’ Troisième Édition – Henri Durville, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 23, Rue Siant Merri, Paris (IVe), undated[3]. Paper covers (top inch of spine torn, with slight chip lost from centre of affected area; 5mm tear to foot of rear hinge torn).  [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 11-55] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 59-107] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 111-8] + [pp. 119-125 of advertisements] + [2] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Papus ‘Premiers Éléments d’Astrosophie (Introduction à tous les Traités d’Astrologie), avec 26 Figures et Tableaux’ Publications de l’École Hermétique, 15, rue Séguier, Paris, 1910. Two copies. Copy A: Original paper covers (outer corners of front cover very slightly chipped).  Copy B: Part of a quarter-cloth vol. (lightly worn along spine hinges and at extremities of spine) with paper-covered boards (heavily worn at outer corners). (Red pencil underlining to pp. 4; 12-15; 25-7; and 49.) Both copies: [Original paper front cover] + [1 leaf] + [2] + 20 + [2 pages of diagrams] + [pp. 23-60] + [original paper rear cover]

Papus (Dr Encausse) ‘La Science des Nombres: Oeuvre Posthume orné d’un portrait par L. Journot’ Chacornac Frères, 11, Quai Saint-Michel, Paris, 1934. Half-cloth (rebound thus, without original covers) with (edgeworn) differently cloth-covered boards. (Heavy separation down paper hinges between pp. 56-7 and pp. 184-5, but cords holding beneath.) [2] + [frontis.] + [2 leaves] + 215 + [1]

Papus ‘Le Tarot Divinatoire’ : Clef du Tirage des Cartes et des Sorts Avec la reconstitution complète des 78 lames du Tarot Egyptien et de la méthode d’interprétation  – Les 22 Arcanes majeurs et les 56 Arcanes mineurs – Dessins de Gabriel Goulinat – Reproductions de plaches rarés ou inédites d’Etteilla et d’Eliphas Lévi’ Cinquième Édition – Henri Durville, imprimeur-éditeur, 36, Avenue Mozart, Paris (XVIe), 1939. Cloth (light wear to front hinge and foot of spine; light fraying to some outer corners of boards). (Binding slightly cracked before original paper front cover.) [Original thin card front cover] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-7] + [pp. 9-170] + [22 single-sided leaves of illustrations] + [1 leaf] + [56 single-sided leaves of illustrations] + [8 pages of advertisements] + [original thin card rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Papus; tr. Morton, A. P. ‘[Absolute Key to Occult Science.] The Tarot of the Bohemians. The Most Ancient Book in the World. For the exclusive use of Initiates’ Chapman and Hall, Ld., London, 1892. Half cloth (?[4]) (spine colour-faded) with paper-covered boards (light wear to bottom edges). (Some inner paper hinges professionally reinforced with strong narrow strips of white tape.) [1] + [Frontis.] + [2 leaves] + [pp. vii-xiv] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-13] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 17-36] + [plate] + [pp. 37-40] + [plate] + [pp. 41-4] + [plate] + [pp. 45-7] + [1] + [plate] + [pp.  49-68] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 71-90] + [plate] + [pp. 91-222] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 225-232] + [plate] + [pp. 233-251] + [folding diagram] + [pp. 253-346] + [folding diagram] + [p. 347] + [pp. 349-351] + [pp. 353-5] + [Imprimatur]

Papus ‘Traité Elémentaire de Magie Pratique: Adaptation, Réalisation, Théorie de la Magie avec un Appendice sur l’Histoire & la Biographie de l’Evocation Magique et un Dictionnaire de la Magie des campagnes, Des Philtres d’amour, etc. – Ouvrage orné de 158 figures, planches et tableaux[:]Illustrations de Louis Delfosse’ Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée d’une étude sur la Défense contre l’Envoûtement – Librairie générale des Sciences occultes / Bibliothèque Chacornac, 11 Quai Saint-Michel, Paris, 1906. Quarter-cloth (light wear to extremities of spine) with paper-covered boards (heavy wear to outer corners; light wear to edges). [2 leaves] + [x] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-108] + [plate] + [pp. 111-7] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 121-158] + [plate] + [pp. 161-284] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 287-428] + [plate] + [pp. 431-446] + [2 pages of figures] + [pp. 449-486] + [plate] + [pp. 488-493] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 497-534] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 537-553] + [pp. 555-574] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 577-584]

Papus (Dr Gérard Encausse) ‘Traité Élémentaire d’Occultisme et d’Astrologie: Initiation a l’Étude de l’Ésoterisme hermétique’ Éditions Dangles, 38, Rue de Moscou, Paris, 1936. Original card covers. (Most gatherings from pp. 211-274 and from pp. 307 to the end of the volume still joined at top edges; many at outer edges; need separating.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [3] + [portrait] + [pp. i-v] + [pp. 9-35] + [1 page of tables] + [1 page of diagrams] + [pp. 39-61] + [pp. 63-85] + [pp. 87-143] + [pp. 145-209] + [pp. 211-225] + [pp. 227-237] + [pp. 239-308] + [2] + [pp. 311-328] + [4] + [pp. 333-370] + [pp. 371-5 of advertisements] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [imprimatur] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Papus, Directeur de l’Initiation; Président du Groupe Indépendant d’Études Ésotériques; Officier d’Académie; intr. Franck, Ad., Membre de l’Institut; Président de la Ligue Nationale Contre L’Athéisme ‘Traité Méthodique de Science Occulte[5]’ Georges Carré, Éditeur, 58, Rue Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, 1891. Quarter-leather (rebound thus, without original soft covers) (light wear to extremities of spine hinges and some protruding bands of spine) with textured paper-covered boards (light wear to outer corners).  (5 cm tear to lower inner margin of half-title page, with some other slight tearing and minor chipping to edges and corners of same; 1.5 cm vertical tear to upper margin of first leaf of preface; short tear to outer edge of leaf comprising pp. 1091-2.) [3] + [pp. v-xxxvi] + 117 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 121-202] + [2 pages of diagrams] + [pp. 205-261] + [2] + [pp. 264-321] + [pp. 323-376] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 379-407] + [double-page table] + [pp. 410-425] + [pp. 427-477] + [2] + [pp. 480-493] + [double-page table] + [pp. 496-529] + [double-page table] + [pp. 532-589] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 593-641] + [pp. 643-747] + [pp. 749-767] + [pp. 769-785] + [pp. 787-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 791-813] + [pp. 815-938] + [2 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 941-980] + [2 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 983-5] + [pp. 987-1031] + [double-page chart] + [pp. 1034-1079] + [pp. 1081-1092]

Papus – see also under Encause, Dr. Gérard, above; and under Phaneg G., below

Paque, Boris ‘Aperçus Nouveaux sur l’Interprétation: les Aspects Planétaires[;] L’Influence Planétaire dans les 12 Signes Zodiacaux[;] Les Maîtres des Secteurs dans les Différents Secteurs’ Éditions des Cahiers Astrologiques, 15, Rue Rouget-de-l’Isle, Nice, 1947. This copy signed to blank upper margin of first page of preface by author in dedication to a Mademoiselle Jesiane Eveccault (?), ‘Hommage de sympathie’, 6/11/67. Original paper covers. [3] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 9-11] + [pp. 13-83] + [pp. 85-109] + [pp. 111-209] + [1]

Paque, Boris ‘La Primauté de Mercure et la Révolution Mercurienne’ La Revue “Demain”, 30, Avenue des Lucioles, Bruxelles, undated[6]. Paper covers (chipping to lower margin of front cover; rear cover detached; general edgewear to covers). Staples driven through inner margins. Printed on single-sided leaves of typescript throughout. [Leaves 1-25]

Paque, Boris ‘Traité d’Astrologie Médicale’ Éditions Bussière, 34 rue Saint-Jacques, Paris, 1992[7]. Textured card covers. [2] + [3] + [pp. 5-14] + [pp. 17-245] + [pp. 247] + [pp. 249-251] + [pp. 253-6] + [imprimatur]

Para Research; ed. Pratt, Linda; Nevin, Sarah and Ren, Marah ‘Astrology Books in Print’ Para Research, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts, 1981

Paracelsus; [tr. Turner, Robert], intr. Skinner, Stephen[8] ‘[Source Works of Medieval Magic[9]: Volume 2:] The Archidoxes of Magic by Paracelsus: Of the Supreme Mysteries of Nature; Of the Spirits of the Planets; Of the Secrets of Alchymy; Of Occult Philosophy; The Mysteries of the twelve Signs of the Zodiack; The Magical Cures of Diseases; Of Celestial Medicines’ Stated Second English Edition[10] – Askin Publishers, 16 Ennismore Avenue, London W4 1SF / Samuel Weiser Inc., 734 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 1975. Cloth in dj. [Frontis.] + [7] + [1 leaf] + [18] + 158 + [6]. [Rear dj flap with advertisements.]

Paracelsus; tr. Turner, Robert; intr. Skinner, Stephen ‘The Archidoxes of Magic by Paracelsus: Of the Supreme Mysteries of Nature; Of the Spirits of the Planets; Of the Secrets of Alchymy; Of Occult Philosophy; The Mysteries of the twelve Signs of the Zodiack; The Magical Cures of Diseases; Of Celestial Medicines’ This Edition – Ibis Press, an imprint of Nicolas-Hays, Inc., Berwick, ME, 2004[11]. Card covers. [1 leaf] + [6] + [1 leaf] + [18] + 158 + [6]

Paracelsus; tr.  / ed. Waite, Arthur Edward; ed. Abel, R. C.[12] ‘Hermetic Astronomy’ Third Edition, Revised – Holmes Publishing Group LLC, Sequim, WA 98382, 2006. Card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [2] + [pp. 3-35] + [1]

Paracelsus; ed. / tr. Deggeller, Gerhard J. ‘Das Mahl des Herrn und Auslegung des Vaterunsers’ 2. Auflage – Verlag am Goetheanum, 1993[13]. Cloth. xiii + [pp. 7-171] + [2 leaves of advertisements]

Parasara, Maharshi; ed. / tr. Santhanam, R. ‘Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra of Maharshi Parasara, Vol. I[14]’ New Edition – Ranjan Publications, 16, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi (India), 2005[15]. Cloth, sealed into dj by glue between dj flaps and paste-downs. [2] + [pp. 3-483] + [5 pages of advertisements]. [Rear dj cover and flap with further advertisements]

Parasara, Maharshi; ed. / tr. Kapoor, Dr. G. S. ‘Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra Vol. II[16]’ New Edition – Ranjan Publications, 16, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi (India), 2005[17]. Cloth, sealed into dj by glue between dj flaps and paste-downs. [2] + [pp. 491-503] + [1] + [pp. 506-10] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 513-538] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 541-1032]. [Rear dj cover and flap with advertisements]

Parchment, S. R. ‘Astrology Mundane and Spiritual: A text-book giving a brief resumé of cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis; complete instructions for casting, progressing and reading the horoscope, with twenty-six example horoscopes illustrating the diagnosis of disease by means of star chemistry’ Stated First Edition – Distributed by Rosicrucian Anthroposophic League, San Francisco, California, 1933. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of front board; light wear to other outer corners of boards and along front hinge of spine). (Heavy separation between final page of advertisements and rear free end-paper, but webbing beneath mostly holding.) (Inked underlining and marginal note to  p.544.) [2] + [pp. 3-5] + [pp. 7-10] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-113] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 117-758] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 761-865] + [1] + [7 pages of tables] + [pp. 875-906] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Parchment, S. R. ‘Astrology Mundane and Spiritual: A text-book giving a brief resumé of cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis; complete instructions for casting, progressing and reading the horoscope, with twenty-six example horoscopes illustrating the diagnosis of disease by means of star chemistry’ Stated Second Edition – Distributed by Rosicrucian Anthroposophic League, San Francisco, California, copyrighted 1933[18]. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine; minimal wear to some outer corners of boards) in dj (light chipping to top of spine and of flap-folds; minimal tearing to feet of spine hinges and of rear flap-fold; some abrasion to outer margin of front cover). (Some cracking to front inner paper hinge.) [2] + [pp. 3-5] + [pp. 7-10] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-113] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 117-758] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 761-865] + [1] + [7 pages of tables] + [pp. 875-906] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Parchment, S. R. ‘Astrology Mundane and Spiritual: A text-book giving a brief resumé of cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis; complete instructions for casting, progressing and reading the horoscope, with twenty-six example horoscopes illustrating the diagnosis of disease by means of star chemistry’ American Federation of Astrologers, 6 Library Court, S.E., Washington, D.C.,  unclearly dated[19]. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [2] + [p. 3-5] + [pp. 7-10] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-113] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 117-758] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 761-865] + [1] + [7 pages of tables] + [pp. 875-906]

 

[1] Pseud. of Gérard Anaclet Vincent Encausse

[2] Inked “1920” in the hand of Philippe Encausse to the foot of the title page on this copy; but BNF records 1919

[3] OCLC suggests 1920

[4] (Rebound thus without original paper covers.) Spine and inner margins of boards appear dyed imitation leather (textured cloth); outer corners are a normal woven cloth

[5] With separate sub-title page to [p. 119]: ‘Première Partie – La Doctrine’. With separate sub-title page to [p. 377]: ‘Deuxième Partie – La Tradition – A[:] Des Origines au Christianisme’. With separate sub-title page to [p. 591]: ‘Deuxième Partie – La Tradition – B[:] Du Christianisme aux Temps Modernes’. With separate sub-title page to [p. 789]: ‘Troisième Partie – Le Monde des Invisibles et la Divination’

[6] Not in CCFr. The publisher address indicates circa 1950s

[7] A reprint of the original 1969 edition published by Éditions Flandre-Artois

[8] He is also credited with the copyright to this edition, suggesting that perhaps he was responsible for the overall production, although his name does not appear on the title page

[9] A series by the present publisher, consisting of reproductions of select old texts by different authors.

[10] After the first edition of Turner’s translation (1675), which however was not to my knowledge given the new title ‘The Archidoxes of Magic’, its title simply consisting of the list of themes starting ‘Of the Supreme Mysteries of Nature…’ so far as I can recall from seeing pictures of an original copy for sale. The new edition would appear to have been given an added overarching title as a convenience to the publisher in a time when the lengthy, rambling titles of the past had ceased to be fashionable or even marketable.

[11] Seemingly a second-generation facsimile reprint, taken from the Askin Publishers edition listed above

[12] “Editing, corections and new matter copyright 2003, 2006 by Holmes Publishing Group LLC and R. Christopher Abel”

[13] The date of the first edition is given as 1950

[14] Prepared from the Sanskrit source text of Sitararm Jha. The present volume includes the first 45 chapters of the work, in Sanskrit verses with English translation and notes.

[15] The preface is dated 1984 which would appear to be the date of the first printing of this first volume of edition.

[16] The present volume comprises chapters 46 to 97.

[17] The editor’s preface is dated 21-12-1987, which would appear to represent the date of the first printing of this second volume of this edition. Kapoor explains that Mr. Santhanam (i.e. the translator of the first volume) has been unavailable for thepast three years as a result of his unspecified “pre-occupation”, and that therefore he (Kapoor) took on the task of translating for the present volume instead

[18] The exact printing date of this stated second edition is not apparent but presumed soon after 1933. I cannot at a quick glance find any difference from the first edition. There is also a much smaller-format A.F.A. reprint falsely retaining the 1933 date, but in fact printed in the 1970s. The A.F.A. edition is notably less fine in its imitation of the original gilt design to the front board as well as being slightly smaller and lighter

[19] This edition retains only the original coyright date of 1933, but can confidently be dated to 1970-1975 in view of the publishing history of the A.F.A.. The book was designed to resemble the original editions even outwardly, employing a facsimile of the original illustrated cover design, but with a less fine detail resolution. The book is noticeably somewhat smaller in size format than those of the original editions

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