Ramesey, William, Gent., Student in Astrologie, Physick, and the most Heavenly and Sublime Sciences ‘Astrologia Restaurata; or, Astrologie Restored: being an Introduction to the General and Chief part of the Language of the Stars. In Four Books. The First, Proving the Legality of Astrologie, both by Scripture, Reason, and the testimony of the Ancients and learned in former Ages, wherein is cleared to every Rational and Impartial man the Authors Lux Veritatis in Answer to Doctor Homes, to remain unshaken notwithstanding the Doctors unowned Reply. The Second, By a plain Method teaching the Names and Characters of the Planets and Signs, as also the Reasons thereof: and of their Dignities, Terms, Faces, Houses, Exaltations and Triplicities; with the Reasons why the Signs are reckoned from Aries; and in number just twelve; and neither more nor less; with the number of the Sphears; their Order and Motions: being a most necessary Introduction to the whole Art, and very usefull to all wel-willers thereunto for inabling them to give Reasons for any part thereof, &c. The Third, Fully comprehending Instructions and Rules for electing any manner of Work; never before made publique in our Mother Tongue; the which both for the Administration of Physick, Letting of Blood, Husbandry and other necessary Works is both usefull and profitable. The Fourth, By a most easie Introduction teacheth, by Revolutions of the Years of the World, Eclipses, great Conjunctions, Comets and Blazing-stars, how to Judge by the ordinary course and order of Nature, of the general Accidents of Countreys, Kingdoms, Provinces and Cities, Alterations of Kingdoms and Empires, Laws and Customs, Cause of Plenty, Dearth, Wars, Peace, Health, Sickness, Alteration of the Ayr, and (to be short) of all things appertaining to the life of man in a Natural Way; wherein is the infinite Wisdom of God seen manifestly in the Government of the World by the Influence and constant Harmony of the Celestial Planets and Stars; the Innocency, Legality and Purity of the Art demonstrated, and proved by demonstration of the inevitable events of the Heavens, so long as God upholdeth the Order and Course of Nature unperverted; and the Students thereof consequently proved rather Divines then Conjurers or Practisers of what is unlawfull. With a Table of the most material things therein contained[1]’ Published by Authority; printed for Robert White, and are to be sold at the Gun at the West-end of Pauls, London, 1654[2]. Leather (front board detached). [2 single-sided leaves] + [4] + 29 + [3] + 38 + [2 single-sided leaves] + [5] + [2] + [pp. 49-112] + [2 single-sided leaves] + [8] + [pp. 121-202] + [2 single-sided leaves] + [6] + [pp. 213-333] + [6] + [12]

Ramesey, William, Gent., Student in Astrologie, Physick, and the most Heavenly and Sublime Sciences ‘Astrologia Restaurata; or, Astrologie Restored: being an Introduction to the General and Chief part of the Language of the Stars. – In Four Books’ [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[3]. Laminated card covers. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [2 leaves] + [illustration] + [4] + 29 + [3] + 38 + [6] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 49-112] + [10] + [pp. 121-202] + [8] + [pp. 213-333] + [12]

Ramesey, William; ed. Farnell, Kim ‘Astrology Restored: Modernised Edition[4]‘ [Self-Published by Lulu.com], 2014. Card covers. [4] + ix+[12] + XXXXIII + [3] + 505pp

Ramesey, William, Gent., Student in Astrology and Physick ‘Vox Stellarum. Or, The Voice of the Starres: Being a Short Introduction to the Judgement of Eclipses, and the Annuall Revolutions of the World: Wherein is handled Astrologically, The Ingresse of the Sun into the Tropick and AEquinoctiall signes 1652, Together with the Solar and two Lunar Eclipses in the same yeare, being a probable Judgement of that years affairs in generall; whether plenty or scarcity, wars or peace, health or sicknes may be expected’ Printed for T. H. and Jo. Collins, and are to be sold at his shop in Little Britain, neere the Church, London, 1652. Leather (wear to outer corners of boards). (Internal front and rear paper hinges split, but binding strong beneath. Title page torn and creased down part of inner margin. Slight marginal chipping to final leaf, and occasional small marginal chips lost from other leaves.) [14] + 137 + [7]

Ramsdale, Christine, ed. ‘Index to The Astrological Journal 1959-1989’ The Astrological Association of Great Britain, London, 1990

Ramus, Carl, M. D. ‘Ephemeris of Great Comets 1402-1948’ No publisher or place stated, copyrighted 1960[5]. Large-format textured card covers (moderate wear to top of spine). Staplebound pamphlet. Contents printed in typescript throughout.[2] + vii + [pp. 1-81 of tables] + [p. 49] + [pp. 50-4 of tables[6]]

Randall, Sidney, B.A. ‘An ABC of the Old Science of Astrology for Beginners – with Diagrams Drawn by the Author[;] also Newly Arranged Tables of Proportional Logarithms’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 61, Fleet Street, E. C., London, 1917. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to front hinge of spine) in dj (chipping to extremities of spine and of flap-folds, and upper inner and outer corners of rear cover). [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. ix-xv] + [pp. xvii-xix] + 104pp. [Dj with 1 page of advertisements]

Randall, Sidney, B.A. ‘An ABC of the Old Science of Astrology for Beginners – with Diagrams Drawn by the Author[;] also Newly Arranged Tables of Proportional Logarithms[,] together with a Specimen Copy of Raphael’s Ephemeris[7]’ W. Foulsham Co., 608 Washington Square, Philadelphia, 1941. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine) in dj (chipped at foot of spine and of flap-folds; front flap price-clipped; light wear to top of spine and of flap-folds; some wear and short tears to lower edges of covers). ABC: [4] + [pp. v-viii] + 104pp. Raphael’s: 39 + [8] pp. [Dj rear cover and flap feature 2 further pages of advertisements]

Randall, W. S.[8], compiled by ‘”Astrology for All” Series: Complete Reference Index to the Seven Books of the Series namely Vol. I. Astrology for All. [Vol.] II. Casting the Horoscope. [Vol.] III. How to Judge a Nativity. [Vol.] IV. The Art of Synthesis. [Vol.] V. The Progressed Horoscope. [Vol. VI.] The Key to Your Own Nativity. [Vol. VII.] Esoteric Astrology’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 40, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C., London, 1917. Cloth (wear to foot of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to top of spine). (Light separation at inner paper hinges before first main page and between pp. 32-3; heavier cracking to uppermost inch between p. 46 and ffep.) [5] + 45 pp + [p. 46 of avertisements]

Ranzovii, Henrici ‘Clarissimae et Pervetustae Nobilitatis Viri, Exempla, Quibus Astrologicae Scientiae Certitudo, doctissimorum cum veterum, tum recentiorum auctoritate astruitur: Imperatorum etiam, Regum, Principum, Illustriumque virorum, qui artem Astrologicam amarunt, ornaru  nt, atque excoluerunt, testimonijs comprobatur. Item, De Annis Climactericis, Et Periodis imperiorum, tractatus, cum plurimis alijs, artem Astrologicam illustrantibus quae In Subiecto Epistolae ad lectorem Indice adnotata offendes. Opus certe propter insignium variarumque historiarum enumerationem, tam lectu iucundum, quam scitu necessarium’ Tertia aeditio, prioribus multo locupletior & ornatior – Apud Maternum Cholinum, Coloniae, 1585. Vellum (boards slightly warped; rear board splitting). Last two leaves bound together but loose from binding. Some early brown ink annotations within. [1 leaf] + [13] + 130 + [p. 231 (1)] + [pp. 132-136]  [p. 133 (2)]  + [pp. 138-254] + [pp. 155 (2) – 156 (2)] + [p. 257 (1)] +[p. 260 (1)] + [p. 257 (2)] + [pp. 260 (2) – 261] + [pp. 264 (1) – 265 (1)] + [pp. 264 (2) – 273] + [p. 268 (2)] + [pp. 275-277] + [p. 279 (1)] + [pp. 279 (2) – 293 (1)] + [pp. 293 (2) – 295] + [pp. 297-299] + [pp. 400 (1)-401 (1)] + [pp. 302-303 (1)] + [pp. 404-405] + [p. 400 (2)] + [p. 303 (2)] + [pp. 408-409] + [p. 401 (2)]

Ranzovii, Henrici ‘Tractatus Astrologicus. De Genethliacorum Thematum Iudiciis Pro Singulis nati accidentibus. Ex Vetustis et Optimis quibusque auctoribus Industria Henrici Ranzovii Producis Cimbrici collectus’ Secunda Editio multo auctior & emendatior. Cum Indice capitum & rerum – excudebat Wolffgangus Meisnerus, 1594. This copy bears former ownership label and signature of Walter Arthur Copinger (1847-1910). Half-leather (slightly worn at outer corners of boards). xxxii + 9 + [1] + [pp. 11-71] + [1] + [pp. 73-194] + [196 (1)] + [196 (2) – 242] + [247 (1)] + [244] + [145 (2)] + [246] + [243] + [148 (2)] + [pp. 249-277] + [178 (2)] + [pp. 279-476] + [478 (1)] + [478 (2) – 496] + [p. 697] + [pp. 498-521] + [p. 322 (2)] + [pp. 523 – 560] + [p. 571 (1)] + [1] + [p. 562] + [1] + [p. 563] + [1] + [p. 564] + [1] + [p. 565] + [1] + [p. 566] + [1] + [p. 567] + [1] + [p. 568] + [1] + [pp. 569-571] + [p. 570 (2)] + pp. 573-594] + [p. 495(2)] + [p. 595] + [pp. 597-601] + [2]

Rantzau, Henri; adaptation du vieux français par Gillet, P. E. A.; intr. Hiéroz, Jean ‘[Les Maitres de l’Occultisme IX.:] Traité des Jugements des Thèmes Généthliacques 1657[9]’ Éditions des Cahiers Astrologiques, 15, Rue Rouget-de-l’Isle, Nice, 1947[10]. Original textured card covers. (All gatherings of leaves from pp. 233-248; pp. 257-[264]; all gatherings from pp. 273-296; pp. 337-344; [pp. 353-6]; and final two leaves still joined at top edges; pp. 233-6; 237-240; 249-252; 269-272; 281-4; 285-8; and 297-300 still joined at outer edges; need opening.) [1] + [3 pages of advertisements] + [3] + [9] + [3 leaves] + [pp. 27-263] + [pp. 265-349] + [11] + [Imprimatur]

Rantzau, Heinrich – see also under Oestmann, Gunther, below

Rao, Dr. Bh. Satyanarayana ‘The Nadi Rectification with Tables[11]’ [Self-Published], Circlepet, Masulipatam, S. India, 1959. Edition stated limited to 800 copies. Card covers. [2] + [pp. iii-vii] + [1] + 96 + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Rao, Prof. B. Suryanarain, B.A., M.R.A.S., F.R.H.S., Editor, the Astrological Magazine[11a]; rev. Vijaya Deva, B. N., M.A., Barrister-at-Law ‘Chappanna or Prasna Sastra (Horary Astrology) English Translation’ Second Edition, Thoroughly Revised – The Astrological Office (B. S. Chandran), Publishers & Book Sellers, P. O. Basavangudi (S. India), 1946. Original card covers (1-inch separation to top of spine; wear to upper outer corner of front cover). Internally string-bound paperback. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [4 leaves] + ii + 3 + [pp. 7[11b]-82] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Rao, Prof. B. Suryanarain, B.A., M.R.A.S., F.R.H.S., Etc.[12]; rev. / ed. Raman, B. V., D.Sc., F.R.A.S., M.R.A.S., Editor, The Astrological Magazine ‘Strijataka or Female Horoscopy’ Fourth Edition – Raman Publications, Malleswaram, Bangalore 3, India, 1948[13]. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards) in dj (light chipping to foot of spine, feet of flap-folds, and tops of spine hinges; 1.5 cm separation to top of front flap-fold; 8mm separation to tops of both spine hinges; 5 cm separation with connected short cross-tear to foot of rear hinge). [2] + [pp. 3-134] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 137-148] + [2-panel folding chart]. [Dj with advertisements to rear cover and both flaps.]

Rao, B. Suryanarain – see also under Anonymous (34) and Daivagna, Sri Venkatesha,  above

Rao, Dr. Jagannath ‘Principles and Practice of Medical Astrology’ Revised Edition, Reprint – Sagar Publications, New Delhi, 2003 

Rao, K. N. and Rao, K. Sudev ‘Karma & Rebirth in Hindu Astrology’ Vani Graphics, Aliganj, Lucknow, undated[14]

Rao, K. N. – see also under Mehta, M. S., above

Rao, R. G. ‘Bhrigu Nandi Nadi’ Revised Edition – Ranjan Publications, New Delhi, 2006

Rao, R. G. ‘Bhrigu Prashna Nadi’ Reprint – Sagar Publications, New Delhi, 1999

Rao, T. M. ‘Marriage-Matching Astrologically’ Pustak Mahal, New Delhi, unclearly dated[15]

 

[1] With additional sub-title page to Book I: “Astrology Fully Vindicated and Defended from all The Aspersions and Calymnies of the Antagonists thereof: As also its Legality and Verity proved, both by the Testimony of the Scriptures, Fathers, Antients, and the confession of Councels: With a clear Vindication of the Authors Lux Veritatis, from the vilifying Reproaches of Dr. Homes and his Second; and that the purity of the Science remaineth still untainted, notwithstanding all their Reply”. With additional title page to Book II: “An Introduction to the Iudgement of the Stars. Wherein the whole Art of Astrology Is plainly Taught, and the Ground-work or Reasons thereof for the benefit of the Students therein delivered, the better to confirm them in every point thereof; as also to satisfie such who shall either enviously or ignorantly traduce or cavil against it” Printed for R. W., London, 1653. With additional title page to Book III: “An Introduction to Elections, Fully comprehending The Rules of the Ancients in Electing a Time for any manner of Work: Never beforemade publique in our Mother Tongue. But now (by the Blessing of God) for the benefit of all true Lovers of knowledge sent abroad” Printed for R. W., London, 1653. With additional title page to Book IV: “Astrologia Munda or Astrology in its Purity: Being a Short but Compendious Introduction to the Iudging of the Annual or Yearly Revolutions of the World; by which, as also Eclipses, Great Coniunctions, Comets, and Blazing-Stars Are Iudged (by the ordinary Course and Order of Nature) the general accidents of Countries, Kingdoms, Provinces and Cities, alterations of Kingdoms and Empires, Laws and Customs, cause of Plenty, Dearth, Wars, Peace, Health, Sickness, alteration of the Ayr, and (to be short) of all things appertaining to the life of Man in a natural way; wherein the Infinite WIsdom of God is seen manifestly in the Government of the World by the Influence and constant Harmony of the Celestial Planets and Stars; the Innocency, Legality and Purity o the Art demonstrated, and proved by Demonstration of the Inevitable Events of the Heavens, so long as God upholdeth the order and course of Nature unperverted; And the Students thereof consequently proved rather Divines then Conjurers or Practisers of what is unlawful” Printed by R. W., London, 1653.

[2] The 2nd issue of the original edition, first published 1653. This copy lacks the occasionally-present frontispiece portrait of Ramesey, which appears to be missing from the vast majority (75-80%) of surviving copies that appear for sale, suggesting that it was probably not issued in the first place in most cases. A facsimile of the frontis. is included at the start of the Ballantrae Reprint of the 1653 edition, q. v. below. There was also a 1655 imprint, which is scarcer than either of the first two (photographs of a copy at auction were witnessed by me some years ago)

[3] A facsimile reprint, issued early 2000s, of the original 1653 printing of the work above. The extended title appears identical except for the lack of mention of a “Table of the most material things contained therein” that appears at the end on the 1654 printing shown above. For the sake of avoiding tedious duplication of text, I have abbreviated it here. The imprint is shorter than on the 1654 printing, reading simply: “Published by Authority. Printed for Robert White, London, 1653”. This facsimile lacks the last five pages of the index. The final errata page that followed them in the 1654 printing is also not present here. John Ballantrae appears to have removed removed the blanks from some of the leaves between the internal ‘books’, modifying the pagination there over the 1654 edition.

[4] Completely reset in modern type, with 2455 added footnotes

[5] No further date is shown. The copyright is credited to Ernest A. and Catharine T. Grant. This would therefore appear to be one of their publications during the era when the National Astrological Library was active in publishing but before the A.F.A. took on this role

[6] The pages labelled 49-54 are clearly reproduced from another source, hence the out-of-place pagination

[7] With separate title page following p. 104: “Supplement to the ABC of Astrology – Raphael’s Astronomical Ephemeris of the Planets’ Places for 1917 with Tables of Houses for London, Liverpool, & New York. Containing the Longitudes of all the Planets daily and their Latitudes and Declinations for every other day, with the Lunar and Mutual Aspects for every day, &c., &c. A Complete Aspectarian. Computed for the Meridian of Greenwich. Mean Time Observed Throughout” Published by W. Foulsham Co., no place or date stated.

[8] The identity of the author is reported as being the same Sidney Randall listed above by H. S. Green in his review of the original 1917 edition of ‘An ABC of the Old Science of Astrology’ printed in “Modern Astrology” magazine, February 1918 issue.

[9] With separate title page to [p.21]: “Traité Astrologique des Jugements des Thèmes Généthliacques[:] Pour tous les accidents qui arrivent à l’homme après sa naissance[;] Pour connaître des tempéraments et inclinations selon tous les meilleurs et plus anciens autres[:] Colligé par l’Industrie de Henri  Rantzau, Vi-duc Cimbrique[;] Mis en ordre, augmenté d’aphorismes colligés de divers auteurs, et traduit par Alexandre Baulgite, Professeur ès-mathémathiques” Chez Pierre Ménard, libraire juré, Rue de la Boucherie, proche le Pont-Saint-Michel, Au Bon Pasteur, À Paris, 1657, Avec privilège du Roy

[10] A transcription of the original title page from the 1657 edition of the French translation

[11] To the front cover, but not the internal title page, is added the subtitle: ‘- For ascertaining the correct Birth Times in but minutes by even the novice in Astrology’.

[11a] A long list of his other publications follows

[11b] There is no evidence of missing material between p. 3 and p. 7; the error would appear to be in pagination

[12] A long list of further credits follows

[13] Worldcat records the dates of the first three editions as 1931, 1943 and 1948. It had reached a sixth edition by 1964, with a sevenh following in 1970

[14] Worldcat tentatively suggests 2002

[15] The title page and ffep that ought to be present in this copy have been torn out by a previous owner. It was purchased second-hand in Jan. 2007, and is presumed to date from the late 1990s to early-mid 2000s, though it has since been reprinted

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