Raphael VI (Cross, Robert Thomas):

  • Raphael ‘The Art of Talismanic Magic: Being Selections from the Works of Rabbi Solomon, Agrippa, F. Barrett, etc.’ Stated 5th edition, dated 1880 in photocopied signature on final page[1]. Cloth (light wear to outer corners of boards). Contents printed in photocopied handwriting throughout. [1 leaf] + [single-sided leaves 2-104]
  • Raphael ‘The Book of Dreams[2]: Being a Concise Interpretation of Dreams’ 2nd Edition – W. Foulsham & Co., Limited, 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London E. C. 4, undated[3]. Two copies with same publisher address, in variant, differently textured cloth bindings with same print finish. Copy A: Printed by Jarrold & Sons Ltd., Norwich. Copy B: Fletcher and Son, Ltd., Printers, Norwich. Both copies: [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-179]. Copy A: Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; moderate wear to spine hinges; light edgewear to boards). Copy B: Textured cloth (heavy wear to foot of spine; wear to top of spine, outer corners and bottom edges of boards; and top edge of front board)
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century ‘The Book of Fate[4]: Whereby All Questions May Be Answered Respecting the Present and Future’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 5, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, undated[5]. Cloth (boards slightly bowed; light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. 5-180]
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century ‘The Book of Fate[6], Whereby All Questions May Be Answered Respecting the Present and Future’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 61, Fleet Street, E. C. 4, London, undated[7]. Cloth (separation down front and rear hinges of outer spine; heavy wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; edgewear to boards). (Inner margin of p. 180 slightly abraded, with some text adhered to following endpaper, but nonetheless decipherable.) [4] + [pp. 5-180]
  • Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century (ed.) ‘A Description of the Faces and Degrees of the Zodiac, as Given in the Ancient Authors, Being Applicable to Genethliacal and Horary Astrology’ The Author, London, 1879. Bound without original soft covers as part of a cloth-bound sammelband of astrological pamphlets. [3] + [p. iv] + [1] + [pp. 6-60]
  • Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century (ed.) ‘A Description of the Faces and Degrees of the Zodiac, as Given in the Ancient Authors, Being Applicable to Genethliacal and Horary Astrology’ Published by W. Foulsham and Co., 4 Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E. C., London, dated 1879[8]. Original paper covers (1 cm chips lost from both extremities of spine; chipping to upper inner corner, lower outer corner and part of outer edge of rear cover; slight chipping to outer corners and small part of outer edge of front cover). [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-60] + [4 pages of advertisements]
  • Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century (ed.) ‘A Description of the Faces and Degrees of the Zodiac, as Given in the Ancient Authors, Being Applicable to Genethliacal and Horary Astrology’ Published by The Author[9], London, 1901. Original paper covers (front cover detached; 2 cm lost from foot of spine and 5mm from head of same; large chip lost from lower outer corner of rear cover; heavy tearing to part of inner edge of same; some moderate corner and edge chipping to front cover). [2] + [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-60]
  • Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century (ed.) ‘A Description of the Faces and Degrees of the Zodiac, as Given in the Ancient Authors, Being Applicable to Genethliacal and Horary Astrology’ No publisher or place stated, undated[10]. Large-format card covers overlain with clear plastic sheets. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [2] + [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-60]
  • Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century (compiled by) ‘The Geocentric Longitudes and Declinations of the Superior Planets, From 1820 to 1879 Inclusive’ The Author, London, 1880. Bound without original soft covers as part of a cloth-bound sammelband of astrological pamphlets. [1] + [pp. 2-31] + [1 page of advertisements]
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century ‘The Guide to Astrology; Containing the Complete Rudimental Part of Genethliacal Astrology, By Which Every Person May Calculate Their Own Nativity, And Learn Their Own Natural Character and Proper Destiny, With Rules and Information Never Before Published – Vol. I’ Catty and Co., 12 Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1877. Original gilt-stamped cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; wear to lower outer corner of front board and upper outer corner of rear board; moderate wear to other outer corners). [2 pages of advertisements inc. front paste-down] + [2] + [pp. iii-viii] + 92 + [4 pages of advertisements] + [2 pages of advertisements inc. rear paste-down]
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century ‘The Guide to Astrology; Containing a New and Complete System of Directions in Genethliacal Astrology, Free From All Abstruse and Intricate Calculations, Enabling Any Person of Ordinary Education to Foretell the Future Events in their Own Nativity, With Many Examples. Also, An Epitome of Claudius Ptolemy on Genethliacal Astrology, and the Approximate Longitudes and Declinations of the Superior Planets from 1880 to 1920 – Vol. II’ J. E. Catty, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1879. Original gilt-stamped cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; wear to outer corners of boards). [2 pages of advertisements inc. front paste-down] + [2] + [pp. iii-viii] + 86 + [pp. 87-107 of tables] + [2 pages of advertisements inc. rear paste-down]
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century ‘The Guide to Astrology; Containing a New and Complete System of Directions in Genethliacal Astrology, Free From All Abstruse and Intricate Calculations, Enabling Any Person of Ordinary Education to Foretell the Future Events in their Own Nativity, With Many Examples. Also, An Epitome of Claudius Ptolemy on Genethliacal Astrology, and the Approximate Longitudes and Declinations of the Superior Planets from 1880 to 1920: Vol. II’ Third Edition[11] – W. Foulsham & Co. (late Catty and Dobson), 4 Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, 1886. Original gilt-stamped cloth (worn at extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Binding internally cracked between pp. 64-5 and pp. 80-1.) [3] + [pp. iv-viii] + 107
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the 19th Century ‘The Guide to Astrology, containing a Complete System of Genethliacal Astrology In One Volume’ W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E.C., London, 1905. Original gilt-stamped cloth (moderate wear to outer corners of boards). (Wear to part of outer margin of leaf comprising pp. 13-14 as a result of past adhesion to and necessary separation from the following leaf.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-132]
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the 19th Century ‘The Key to Astrology[12][,] containing a Complete Systen of Genethliacal Astrology’ W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim St., Ludgate Hill, E.C., London, 1891. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine, outer corners of boards, front spine hinge, and part of lower margin of front board and upper, inner and lower margins of rear board). [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-108]
  • Raphael, the Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century ‘Raphael’s Horary Astrology; By Which Every Question Relating to the Future May Be Answered’ Published by Catty & Dobson, 4 Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, 1883. Original gilt-stamped cloth (wear to extremities of spine; moderate wear to outer corners of boards and parts of edges of boards and surface of spine hinges; otherwise light edgewear). (Inner front paper hinge starting to crack after ffep and also before main first page.) [2] + [pp. iii-xi] + 103
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Medical Astrology or the Effects of the Planets and Signs upon the Human Body’ W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim St., Ludgate Hill, London E. C., 1910[13]. This copy with former ownership label to copyright page of Ella N. Woods. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; moderate wear to lower edges of boards; light wear to spine hinges; patch of wear to upper margin of rear board). (Light separation at inner paper hinges between pp. 16-17; pp. 48-9; and pp. 80-1.) [4] + [pp. 5-88] + [8 pages of advertisements]
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Medical Astrology, or the Effects of the Planets and Signs upon the Human Body’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11, Red Lion Court, Fleet St., London E. C. 4, 1924. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine). [4] + [pp. 5-88] + [8 pages of advertisements]
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Mundane Astrology or the Effects of the Planets and Signs upon the Nations and Countries of the World’ W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E.C., London, 1910[14]. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; staining to top of rear board). [4] + [pp. 5-80] + [6 pages of advertisements[15]]
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Mundane Astrology or the Effects of the Planets and Signs upon the Nations and Countries of the World’ W. Foulsham & Co., 20 & 21, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4, undated[16]. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards. [4] + [pp. 5-80]
  • Raphael, Edwin ‘Raphael’s Private Instructions[16a] in Genethliacal Astrology – Being Adapted for those who are a little advanced in the study of astrology’ No Publisher Stated, London, 1881 (internally printed date) / 1885 (date on binding)[16b]. Original cloth (worn to extremities of spine and along parts of rear hinge, and to outer corners of boards; light wear along other edges; some separation to both inner paper hinges, but underlying binding strong). (Previous owner’s insertion in blue pencil to p. 31.) Contents printed in facsimile manuscript on single-sided leaves throughout. [1 leaf] + [leaves 2-110]
  • Raphael, Edwin ‘Raphael’s Private Lessons in Genethliacal Astrology. (Revised and Amended.)’ No Publisher Stated, London, 1903. Cloth (slightly holed and separated towards top of rear spine hinge, also affecting inner rear paper hinge in same area; light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). Binding reinforced by sub-surface staples driven through inner margins. Contents printed in photocopied handwriting on single-sided leaves throughout. [1 leaf] + [leaves 2-108]
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Tables of Houses for Great Britain – These Tables are Serviceable Not Only for Great Britain, but for All Places In or Near the Latitudes Enumerated, In Any Part of the World’ Sixth Edition, Revised and Enlarged – Published by W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 20 and 21 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, London, 1950[17]. Original paper covers (light chipping to extremities of spine). String-bound pamphlet. [3] + [36 pages of tables] + [1]

Unidentified late Raphael (post-1956:)

  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Tables of Houses for Northern Latitudes from the Equator to 50ºN.0′ – Also for Petrograd 59º0’ ‘ W. Foulsham & co., Ltd., Yeovil Road, Slough, England, undated[18]. Textured card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [3] + [100 pages of tables] + [p. 104] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Pseudo-Raphael:

  • Raphael ‘The Fortune-Teller’s Own Book, and Master-Key of Futurity’ (pictorial half-title page) / ‘The Fortune-Teller’s Own Book: a Manual of the Occult Sciences; Embracing Physiognomy. Oneirology. Naeviology. Celestial Palmistry. Astrology. Phrenology. Animal Magnetism. Naeviology. Tailsmans, Charms, Spells and Incantations. Legerdemain’ (main title page) – James Kay, Jun. & Brother, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia / C. H. Kay & Co., Pittsburgh, 1841[19]. Leather (slightly worn along spine and some edges and outer corners of boards). (Binding internally cracked between pp. 76-7 and between pp. 122-3). [Colour frontis.] + [Half-title with colour vignette] + [1] + [pp. 2-3] + [pp. iv-v] + [p. 7] + [pp. viii-xvi] + [pp. 17-50] + [pp. 52-102] + [colour plate] + [pp. 103-124] + [colour plate] + [pp. 125-168] + [pp. 170-210] + [colour plate] + [pp. 211-260] + [color plate] + [pp. 261-271] + [1 page of advertisements]
  • Raphael ‘The Fortune-Teller’s Own Book and Master-Key of Futurity’ Fisher & Brother, undated.[20] [Frontis.] + [Half-title with vignette] + [p. 4] + [plate]. Divided thereafter into three erratically and only occasionally paginated consecutive main parts with running headings ‘The Astrologer’, ‘An Extraordinary Forewarning’ and ‘The Book of Fate’. ‘The Astrologer’: [pp. 5-6] + [17] + [p. 24] + [32] + [plate] + [1] + [p. 58] + [3] + [p. 52] + [2] + [p. 65] + [1] + [p. 67] + [27] + [plate] + [18] + [p. 114] + [10] + [p. 125] + [22] + [p. 143] + [25] + [p. 161] + [21] + [p. 179] + [13] + [plate] + [p. 192] + [p. 194] + [plate] + [2] + [p. 197] + [4] + [p. 202] + [plate] + [2] + [p. 205] + [2] + [p. 208] + [48]. ‘An Extraordinary Forewarning’: [9] + [p. 22]. ‘The Book of Fate’: [1 leaf] + [2] + [p. 27] + [3] + [p. 31] + [8] + [p. 40] + [5] + [p. 46] + [4] + [p. 51] + [12] + [pp. 64-5] + [7] + [p. 73] + [51] + [1 leaf] + [21] + [pp. 148-9] + [3] + [1leaf] + [12] + [p. 167] + [4] + [p. 173] + [5] + [p. 179] + [27] + [p. 208] + [6]

Raphael, Albert:

  • Raphael, A. [21] ‘Cheirosophy (The Hand): a Scientific Treatise on Palmistry[,] Illustrated with New Discoveries’ A. Raphael, Publisher, London, England, and New York, U.S.A., 1901. Pebbled cloth (light wear to extremities of spine hinges and outer corners of boards). (Light separation between pp. 132-3.) [Frontis.] + [2] + [pp. vii-xii] + [plate] + [pp. xv-xvi] + [plate] + [pp. xix-xx] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 23-4] + [2] + [plate] + [pp. 29-30] + [plate] + [pp. 33-6] + [plate] + [pp. 39-42] + [plate] + [pp. 45-7] + [1] + [plate] + [pp. 51-2] + [plate] + [pp. 55-63] + [1] + [plate] + [pp. 67-90] + [3] + [p. 94] + [1 leaf] + [plate] + [pp. 99-109] + [1] + [plate] + [pp. 113-8] + [plate] + [pp. 121-6] + [plate] + [pp. 129-139] + [2] + [p. 142] + [5] + [pp. 148-155] + [plate] + [pp. 159-172] + [plate] + [pp.  175-8] + [2 plates] + [pp. 183-207] + [plate] + [pp.  209-221] + [1 page of advertisements] ] + [plate] + [1 page of advertisements]
  • Raphael, Albert[22] (President of the School of Science) ‘Earthology: Humanity Characterized by the Earth, Sun and Zodiac with Prognostications from the Moon’ Raphael, Publisher, London, England, and New York, U.S.A.[23], 1901. Textured cloth (worn at extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [Frontis.] + [4] + [pp. xi-xiv] + [plate] + [xvii-xix] + [table] + [pp. xxi-xxii] + [plate] + [1] + [pp. xxvi-xxviii] + [plate] + [pp. 31-58] + [plate] + [1] + [pp. 61-88] + [coloured folding plate] + [pp. 91-101] + [1] + [pp. 104-158] + [2] + [pp. 161-7] + [1] + [plate] + [pp. 170-192] + [plate] + [pp. 195-222] + [plate] + [1 page of advertisements]

Raphael – see also under Members of the Mercurii; and Privat, Maurice, above

 

[1] This is believed correct, although the nominal edition number is suspect, no earlier-numbered edition having been seen, suggesting that in fact this was the first in print. It would seem equally possible that the ‘fifth edition’ denomination was an outright lie designed to give the appearance of an existingly popular work, or that four earlier drafts had been worked on and perhaps distributed privately for comments, but not published, before this one was published.

[2] Title printed to front board and spine is instead ‘Raphael’s Book of Dreams’.

[3] The original date of 1886 for the first printing of the second edition is retained on the preface; but the publisher address shows this to be a printing in the period 1922-1939

[4] Title printed to front board and spine is instead ‘Raphael’s Book of Fate’.

[5] The publisher address shows this edition to be from circa 1912-1917

[6] Title printed to front board and spine is instead ‘Raphael’s Book of Fate’.

[7] The publisher address shows this edition to be from 1917-1921

[8] However, the advertising matter at the back dates this binding to 1893, and it is notable that Foulsham did not yet exist in 1879, so even the title page is clearly misleadingly dated to match the original 1879 edition.

[9] It seems incongruous that publication had nominally reverted to the author by 1901, and yet there is a stamp immediately beneath the date on the front cover that reads ‘W. Foulsham & Co., Puiblishers, 4, Pilgrim St., London’.

[10] An enlarged facsimile reprint by L. & S. Trading, 2000s, of the 1901 edition shown above.

[11] Contents appear unaltered from the first edition with the exception of lacking advertisements.

[12] Title printed to front board is instead ‘Raphael’s Key to Astrology’

[13] The original edition of this work, as distinguished by the combination of the printed year on the title page and the publisher’s correct address at that date

[14] The original edition of this volume, as distinguished by the combination of the printed year on the title page and the publisher’s correct address at that date

[15] There should be eight, but on this copy the final leaf has been torn out leaving a visible stub and some residual print-bleed onto the following free endpaper

[16] The publisher address shows this edition to date from 1940-49 or later

[16a] As printed on the internal title page. The title stamped to the front board is instead: ‘Raphael’s Private Lessons in Astrology’

[16b] Until other evidence proves otherwise, this is presumed to be the first commercially distributed printing. The 1885 date is stamped into the front board, in common with copies recorded in public libraries. The volume would appear to have been printed and bound in 1885 although the manuscript in which it was sourced was finished in 1881, barring the possibility of an earlier unrecorded 1881 printing and binding predating this one

[17] After the first edition of 1882, presumed to have been prepared by Cross (Raphael VI)

[18] The publisher address shows it to be after 1956

[19] Appears to be an early reprint of the original colour-plate edition of this work. Not listed in Worldcat, and so presumed very scarce in libraries. Another printing by the same publisher, but dated four years earlier in 1837, with a similar description including colour plates, has been noted in recent online auction listings. NB: It is unclear whether or not this (and subsequent reprints thereof) was the output of the then-serving genuine British Raphael, sold on to the American market; however, given the lack of a recorded British edition, and the recorded copyright registration in the United States by the present publisher, it seems much more likely that it was an American original whose anonymous author took Raphael’s established good name in vain to further his own ends and / or those of his publisher

[20] Revised edition with only monochrome plates, and lacking a few of the contents of the original but considerably lengthened overall by the addition of various others. Lacks an overall title page, retaining only a black-and-white reproduction of the half-title from the original edition. The publisher identification is possible only from a blind stamp to the boards. Worldcat records give 1841 for one Fisher & Brother edition, but this undated printing is clearly later. It may be from the late 1840s or later still, perhaps the 1850s or 1860s. There is evidence in an online transcript from the Louisville Daily Courier, Kentucky, March 30, 1852, that an edition being sold at that time bears the extended title corresponding to the earlier James Kay edition shown above and not present in this edition.

[21] Copyright notice indicates copyright entered by Albert R. Borrill, which is reasonably presumed to have been the author’s real name

[22] Ibid.

[23] In an advertisement at the back, his address is given as a PO Box in Madison Square, New York, U.S.A.

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