Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘Astrology and Sex’ W. Foulsham Co., 608 Washington Square, Philadelphia, 1941. Two copies. Copy A: Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) in dj (chipped at foot of spine and very slightly at tops of rear hinge and of rear cover; minor chipping and tearing to extremities of front flap-fold and top of rear equivalent). [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. vii-ix] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-243] + [pp. 245-50]. [Dj rear cover and flap with advertisements]. Copy B: Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards). Pagination as for Copy A but no dj

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘A Beginners’ Guide to Practical Astrology’ Reprinted [= 2nd impression] – T. Werner Laurie, Ltd. Cobham House, 24 & 26 Water Lane, E.C.4, London, 1933. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and upper outer corners of boards; moderate wear to lower outer corners; boards a little bowed). [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [3] + [3] + [pp. 3-60] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 63-106] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 109-152] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 155-183] + [1]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘A Beginners’ Guide to Practical Astrology’ [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[1]. Laminated card covers. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [2 leaves] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-60] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 63-106] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 109-152] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 155-183] + [1]

Robson, Vivian E., B. Sc. ‘The Calculation of Sunrise and Sunset’ Privately Printed / Obtainable From the Author, 10-11, Red Lion Court, Fleet St., London E.C. 4, undated[2]. Original paper covers. String-bound pamphlet. [1 leaf] + 17pp + [1 page of advertisements]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘Electional Astrology’[3] J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia / London, 1937. Cloth in dj (price-clipped). [4] + [p. 5] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 11-201] + [pp. 203-227] + [1]. Rear dj cover and flap with advertisements

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘Electional Astrology’ Astrology Classics Publishing, 2124 Nicole Way, Abingdon MD, undated[4]. [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [2] + [p. 5] + [1] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 11-201] + [pp. 203-223] + [1] + [pp. 225-7] + [1]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology’ Stated First Edition – Cecil Palmer, Forty-Nine Chandos Street W.C. 2, 1923. Two original L. N.Fowler & Co. advertising flyers: one for Maurice Wemyss’s ‘The Wheel of Life’ Vol. 1; the other jointly for W. Frankland’s ‘Astrological Investigation’ and for a Fowler reprint of Eleanor Kirk’s ‘The Influence of  the Zodiac upon Human Life’: laid in. Cloth (wear to top of spine; light wear to foot of spine, outer corners of boards, and parts of spine hinges). (Cracking between pp. 112-3 and slightly between pp. 192-3, but binding holding beneath.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-264]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology’ Second Edition – Cecil Palmer, Forty-Nine Chandos Street W.C., 1928. Former owner’s three pages of somewhat hard-to-read notes in French entitled ‘Principes du D. H.’ laid in. Cloth (heavily torn down rear hinge and top inch of front hinge; frayed to rest of front hinge; fairly heavy wear to extremities of spine and most outer corners of boards; light wear to upper outer corner of rear board). (Former French bookseller’s stamp to ffep, title page, and lower margin of first page of preface.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-264]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology’ Third Edition – J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York / London, 1931. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and upper outer corners of boards; moderate wear to lower outer corners). (Inked underlining to pp. 23-4; slight separation towards upper part of paper hinge between pp. 160-1, but strong.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-264]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology’ This Edition – Ascella Publications, 119, Dartmouth Road, London NW2, 2001[5]. Card covers with glued cloth-tape spine. [1] + [pp. 6-9] + [pp. 11-107] + [pp. 108-115 of tables] + [pp. 116-262]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘The Radix System’[6] The Stallex Publishing Co., 18 Walbrook, E.C.4, London, 1930. Copy A with former ownership stamp of Myrtle J. Femrite to front paste-down. Two copies. Both copies: Cloth. [1 leaf] + [3] + [1 leaf] + 111pp. Copy A: (moderate wear to extremities of spine hinges and along parts of hinges, and to upper outer corners of boards; light wear to lower outer corners and to head and foot of spine; spine moderately colour-faded). Copy B: (heavy wear to tops of spine hinges; wear to feet of spine hinges; moderate wear along spine hinges; former library number scrawled in pen to foot of spine; spine very colour-faded and boards moderately so; heavy stain to upper inner margin of rear board)

Robson, Vivian E., B. Sc., Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘A Students’ Text-Book of Astrology’ Stated First Edition – Cecil Palmer, Oakley House, Bloomsbury Street, W.C. 1, London, 1922. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; heavy wear to upper outer corners; slight tearing to top of spine; moderate wear to top edges of boards and spine hinges; dark staining to top of spine and top edge of page block). (Separation between pp. 16-17; .) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-50] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 53-185] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 189-229] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 233-243]

Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘A Students’ Text-Book of Astrology’ Second Edition – J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London, undated[7]. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine) in dj (chipped at foot of rear hinge and slightly at extremities of flap-folds; wear and a few short tears to upper edges of covers; dark liquid stain to part of front cover). [2 leaves] + [pp. v-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-51] + [pp. 53-185] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 189-229] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 233-243]. Dj with advertisements to rear cover and both flaps

Robson, Vivian E., B. Sc. ‘[The Vivian Robson Memorial Edition of] A Students’ Text-Book of Astrology’ Astrology Classics, 207 Victory Lane, Bel Air, MD 20124, Maryland, 2010[7a]. Card covers. [4] + [pp. v-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-50] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 53-185] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 189-229] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 233-295] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Robson, V. E., B.Sc. ‘Your Affinity: the Astrological Guide to an Ideal Marriage and to Greater Happiness in Marriages Already Contracted’ W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., undated[8]. Cloth (spine bleached; light wear to top of spine, towards extremities of hinges, and to outer corners of boards). [1 leaf] + [2] + [p. v] + [pp. vii-viii] + [pp. 9-142] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Robson, Vivian E. – see also under Leo, Alan, above

Rocha, Maître Thomas, Étudiant à l’Université de Montpellier; ed. Desverney, Félix ‘De L’Influence Médicale des Astres sur le Corps Humain par Maître Thomas Rocha, Étudiant de Montpellier, 1501: Nouvelle Édition (Fac-similé) avec Introduction, Notes et Notice Biographique par Félix Desvernay’ Imprimerie Delaroche et Cie, 85, Rue de la République, Lyon, 1904. In Desvernay, Félix ‘Les Origines de l’Imprimerie à Montpellier: Description d’une plaquette inconnue, imprimée dans cette ville en 1501; Dernière pérégrination de l’Imprimeur lyonnais Jean Du Pré’ Lyon, 1904[9]. This copy signed by Desvernay to ffep in dedication ‘au peintre , Jaques Martin[10], affectueux souvenir’. Paper covers (1-inch tear to top of front hinge; 1 cm tear to foot of same) in printed paper dj (1 cm tear to top of front hinge).  [2 leaves] + [pp. v-xi] + [2] + [p. xiv] + [1 leaf] + 16pp

Rochberg-Halton, Francesca ‘[Archiv fur Orientforschung Begründet von Ernst Weidner; In Zusammenarbeit mit Hermann Hunger herausgegeben von Hans Hirsch – Beiheft 22:] Aspects of Babylonian Celestial Divination: the Lunar Eclipse Tablets of Enuma Anu Enlil’ Verlag Ferdinand Berger & Sohne Gesellschaft M. B. H., A-3580 Horn, Austria, 1988. A4-sized (but wider) card covers. Contents printed on glossy paper throughout. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [3] + [1 leaf] + [1] + [pp. 2-63] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 67-296]

Rochberg, Francesca ‘[Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge – Vol. 88, Part 1:] Babylonian Horoscopes[11]’ American Philosophical Society, Independence Square, Philadelphia, 1998. Card covers (light wear to extremities of rear spine hinge; bookseller’s barcode label adhered to rear cover). [4] + [p. v] + [p. vii] + [pp. ix-xi] + 164

Rochberg, Francesca[12] ‘The Heavenly Writing – Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture’ Cambridge University Press / the Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, 2004. Lightly textured paper-covered boards in dj. [1 leaf] + [4] + [pp. vii-xxi] + [pp. xxiii-xxvi] + [1 leaf] + 299 + [pp. 301-321] + [pp. 323-331]

Rochberg, Francesca ‘[Studies in Ancient Magic and Divination[13] Volume 6:] In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and its Legacy’ Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, the Netherlands, 2010. Paper-covered boards. [2] + [colour frontis.] + [3] + [pp. vii-xv] + [pp. xvii-xxii] + 63] + [pp. 65-83] + [pp. 85-111] + [pp. 113-133] + [pp. 135-165] + [pp. 167-187] + [pp. 189-209] + [pp. 211-235] + [pp. 237-315] + [pp. 317-371] + [pp. 373-397] + [pp. 399-409] + [pp. 411-445]

Rochberg-Halton, Francesca, ed. ‘[American Oriental Series[14] Volume 67:] Language, Literature and History: Philological and Historical Studies Presented to Erica Reiner[15]’ American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1987. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine hinges and outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. v-vi] + [2 leaves] + [pp. xi-xii] + 55 + [pp. 57-69] + [pp. 71-105] + [pp. 107-123] + [pp. 125-145] + [pp. 147-153] + [pp. 155-185] + [pp. 187-225] + [pp. 227-9] + [pp. 231-243] + [pp. 245-255] + [pp. 257-291] + [pp. 293-315] + [pp. 317-365] + [pp. 367-381] + [pp. 383-7] + [pp. 389-425] + [pp. 427-435] + [pp. 437-9]

Roche, Diana E. ‘The Sabian Symbols: a Screen of Prophecy’ [7th Impression] – Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada, falsely dated [1998]

Rochetaillée, P. ‘Prophéties de Nostradamus: Clef des Centuries[;] son Application à l’Histoire de la 3è République’ Les Éditions Adyar, 4, Square Rapp, Paris-VII, 1939. Cloth (rebound thus) (light wear to upper outer corners of boards). (Leaves comprising pp. 19-22 and pp. 131-4 still joined at top edges; need opening.) [Original card front cover] + [3] + [pp. 5-196] + [1 page of advertisements]  + [1 further page of advertisements] + [Imprimatur] + [original card rear cover]

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Astro-Data I: Profiles of Women’ Revised Edition – Data News Press, 11736 3rd Street, Yucaipa, CA, 1996[16]. Large-format card covers. [2] + [1 leaf] + 7 + [pp. 9-45] + [pp. 47-297 of charts] + [pp. 299-412]

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Astro-Data II, formerly titled The American Book of Charts’ Current Revised Edition – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, 1997[17]. Large-format card covers. [2] + 1 + [1] + [pp. 4-9] + [249 unnumbered pages of charts] + [pp. 259-445]

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Astro-Data III’ Stated First Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, 1986. Large-format card covers (light wear to extremities of spine hinges and lower outer corner of front cover). [2] + [p. iii] + 8 + [1 leaf] + [p. 11-205 of charts] + [pp. 207-210] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 213-265]

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Astro-Data IV: the Culture Collection’ Second Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, 1997[18]. Large-format card covers. [4] + [p. v] + [pp. vii-xiv] + [1] + [pp. 2-202 of charts] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 205-270]

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Astro-Data V: Profiles in crime’ (inner title) / ‘Profiles of crime’ (front cover legend) – Stated First Printing – Data News Press, Hollywood, CA, 1992[19]. Large-format card covers (light wear to extremities of spine hinges). [4] + [p. v] + [pp. vii-xv] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 1- of charts] + 165 + [pp. 167-238]

Rodden, Lois M., Secretary, Professional Astrologers Incorporated ‘The Mercury Method of Chart Comparison’ Professional Astrologers Incorporated, Hollywood, California, 1973. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [5] + [1 leaf] + 214pp

Rodden, Lois M. ‘The Mercury Method of Chart Comparison’ Fourth Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, 1993

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Money: How to Find it with Astrology’ Current Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, AZ, 2006

Rodden, Lois M. ‘Profiles of Women: A Collection of Astrological Biographies’ Stated Second Edition – Publication details and date unclear[20]. Large-format card covers (light edgewear to parts of front cover; title inked to otherwise blank spine by a former owner; inked note to upper margin of front cover; two small labels adhered to front cover, with used bookseller’s price sticker to rear). (Former owner’s inked birth data notes to inside of front cover and blank area of title page, and additional, mostly unobtrusive and helpful inked notes and corrections, nearly all in black ink, but in isolated instances in green, red or blue, to pp. 30, 35, 40, 42, 52, 61, 80, 96-7, 102, 104-5, 117, 122, 124, 126-8, 134, 140, 159, 162, 166, 168-9, 172, 179, 182, 184, 186, 194, 207, 214, 222-3, 230-1, 234, 256, 261, 265, 267, 274, 277, 282-3, 289, 291, 296, 300-1, 307-8, 315-6, 318-20, 322, 331, 333-5, 346-8, 355, and 357.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 9-368]

 

[1] A facsimile reprint, issued early-mid 2000s, of an unspecified early edition appearing materially identical to the 2nd impression shown above, with only the original page of advertisements removed

[2] Library records give 1932

[3] Title to dj front cover is extended to ‘Robson’s Astrological Series: Electional Astrology’; yet in this case there is no mention of the alluded-to series in or on the book itself

[4] A monochrome facsimile reprint from the early 2000s by the late David Roell

[5] Completely reset in modern type from the text of an early edition

[6] Title to front board is extended to ‘Robson’s Astrological Series – 1[:] The Radix System’. There is no mention of the promised series on the main title page within, although the author refers to it as a fact in his preface

[7] Advertising on the dj shows this copy to be from 1931 or later

[7a] A substantially enhanced monochrome facsimile reprint of an unspecified earlier printing. The title on the front cover has been misrepresented as “A Student’s Text-Book of Astrology” (instead of “A Students’…”); but internally the title page has been adapted from a facsimile of the original. The original source copy includes the Note to the Second Edition so it cannot be the first edition, but which printing of the second edition is not apparent since the original publication details have been removed. The additional material, assembled by the publisher of this edition, the late David Roell (q. v.), includes: an index (pp. 244-252); an article “Vivian Erwood Robson (1890-1942) Curator Turned Astrologer” by Hugh S. Torrens, reprinted from Geological Curator Vol. 5, No. 2, 1989 (pp. 253-270); eight pages of content supplied by Graves to Roell, comprising chiefly three obituaries published in “Astrology: the Astrologer’s Quarterly”, but additionally a list of articles by Vivian Robson published in “The Weekly Horoscope” (pp. 271-8); an afterword by Roell (pp. 279-293); and facsimiles of two documents supplied to Roell by the British Museum (pp. 294-5)

[8] Library records give 1937

[9] The volume is presented with two quite distinct title pages of which the one representing the astrological work is the inner title page and the one alluding to the origins of the printing-house at Montpellier is the outer one and also appears on the cover. The astrological work is however the core of the volume, and yet it appears in a facisimile of the original Latin edition and not in a French translation as the inner title page might have suggested

[10] A fine artist from Lyon whose dates are given on the Internet as 1844-1919

[11] A scholarly edition and translation of the extant Babylonian horoscopes

[12] Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside, at this time

[13] A series of publications edited by Tzvi Abusch, Ann K. Guinan, Nils P. Heeßel, Francesca Rochberg, and F. A. M. Wiggermann

[14] A series of publications edited by Ernest Bender, with assistance from Paul W. Kroll, David I. Owen and Jeanette A. Wakin

[15] A compendium of 33 studies by different academic historians, including one each by Hermann Hunger, Simo Parpola, David Pingree and Francesca Rochberg-Hamton, followed by a bibliography of the published works of Erica Reiner. A few of the studies are astrological in theme

[16] After the original AFA edition of 1979

[17] After the revised and retitled edition of 1988, following the original edition of 1980. The present edition is further described as a “revised, updated and corected fourth edition”. But it is not clear whether the 1988  edition was the first printing of the fourth edition, or the third edition, or the second, since a full publication history is lacking

[18] After the original printing of 1990

[19] The copyright, however, is dated to 1991

[20] The copyright is dated 1979 and credited to the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc.; but unusually, their address does not appear in this edition, causing me to wonder if it is a self-published second edition of an AFA original or truly an unusually presented AFA edition.  Also, there is no indication of the date of this printing as compared with that of the original edition, but my best guess would be only a few years after 1979. The revisions to the present edition appear to be limited to “updated” data on eight of the women under study. A much more major revision would occur at a much later date – see the 1996 edition under the altered title “Astro Data I” above

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