Sepharial ‘Arcana & Keys: the Arcana or Stock & Share Key; Key to Sugar Values; the Master Key; the Golden Key; the Eclipse System; the Solar Lunar Values; the Solar Apex Method[1]‘ Sacred Science Institute, no place stated, 2005. A4-sized cloth. Reprint credits: [2]. Contents:

  • Arcana: [2 leaves] + [single-sided leaves 1-17]
  • Key to Sugar Values: [1 leaf] + [single-sided leaves 1-7]
  • The Master Key: [6 single-sided leaves]
  • The Golden Key: [3 single-sided leaves]
  • The Eclipse System: [4 single-sided leaves]
  • The Solar Lunar Values and The Solar Apex Method (together): [1 single-sided leaf]

Sepharial ‘The Arcana or Stock & Share Key’ [Ballantrae Reprint], undated[2]. No covers. Set of photocopied A4 sheets tied with a single staple at upper inner corner. [2 leaves] + 17pp

Sepharial ‘The Art of Card Fortune-Telling: A Lucid Treatise Dealing with All the Popular and More Abstruse Methods. Fully Illustrated’ W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 2-5 Old Bond Street, London, W.1, 1958.[3] Cloth (very light wear to extremities of spine hinges and outer corners of boards). [1 leaf] + [3] + [2] + [pp. 9-155]

Sepharial ‘The Astrological Ready Reckoner and Students’ Assistant’ W. Foulsham & Co., 5, Pilgrim St., E.C., London, undated[4]. Original gilt-stamped cloth (light wear to extremities of spine). (Former owner’s red marginal line to p. 48; grey-inked annotation in German to p. 55; separation between pp. 52-3, but cords beneath strong.) [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-15] + [pp. 16-17 of tables] + [pp. 18-68]

Sepharial ‘The Astrological Ready Reckoner and Students’ Assistant’ W. Foulsham & Co., Limited, 10 & 11, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E. C. 4, London, undated[5]. Original gilt-stamped cloth (gilt very faded; light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [3 leaves] + [pp. 7-15] + [pp. 16-17 of tables] + [pp. 18-68]

Sepharial ‘An Astrological Survey of the Great War Being an Examination of the Indications attending the Outbreak and the Presumptive Effects of the Conflict’ W. Foulsham & Co., 5, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London E. C., undated[6]. Paper covers (torn at spine; front cover slightly chipped). [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-16]

Sepharial ‘Astrology and Marriage: the Influence of Planetary Action in Courtship and Married Life’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, London, undated[7]. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; moderate wear to upper outer corners). (Heavy separation between pp. 32-3; all cords except lowest holding; separation between pp. 48-9 but all cords holding.) [1 leaf] + [3] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 9-59] + [5 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial, Editor of “Moore’s” and “Old Moore’s” Almanacs[8] ‘Astrology: How to Make and Read Your Own Horoscope’ C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., Henrietta Street, London, 1905. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; 1 cm patch of deeper wear to rear spine hinge, else light-to-moderate wear). (Separation between pp. 64-5 and slightly between pp. 32-3.) [3 pages of advertisements] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 9-13] + [pp. 15-39] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 42-126] + [1 page of advertisements]. [Rear board with further advertisement.]

Sepharial ‘Astrology: How to Make and Read Your Own Horoscope’ Revised and Enlarged Edition – William Rider & Son, Ltd., Cathedral House, Paternoster Row, E.C., London, 1913. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and upper outer corners of boards; wear to lower outer corners; light wear to spine hinges and bottom edges of boards). (Separation between pp. 16-17; pp. 32-3, pp. 48-9; pp. 64-5; pp. 80-1; pp. 112-3 but cords and most webbing holding.) [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-13] + [pp. 15-39] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 42-131] + [1]

“Sepharial” ‘The Basis of Scripture Prophecy’ David McKay Company, 604-608 South Washington Square, Philadelphia[9], undated[10]. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. 7-98]

“Sepharial” ‘The Basis of Scripture Prophecy’ [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[11]. Laminated card covers. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-98]

Sepharial ‘The Birthday Book of Destiny. – Compiled from Ancient Hermetic and Rosicrucian Sources, Arranged and Interpreted’ Nichols & Co., 34 Hart Street, W.C., London, undated[12]. This copy bearing the ownership signature of Constance Mosley[13] to ffep, dated January 1st, 1907; and filled in with several of the Mosley family’s birthdays. A small monochrome photograph of the young Constance Mosley has been tipped in above the page bearing her birthday and signature.  Original gilt-stamped textured cloth (moderate wear to top of spine and upper outer corners of boards and along spine hinges; wear to foot of spine and lower outer corners; light wear to parts of  edges of boards). All page-edges gilt. (Mostly light-to-moderate separation between pp. 16-17; 32-3; 48-9; 64-5; 80-1; 96-7; 144-5; 160-1; 208-9; 224-5 but cords holding beneath. Names inked in beneath birthdays in the space provided by former owner to pp. 41; 55; 65; 81; 217; 219; 229; 237; 243 and 251.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. vii-ix] +  [pp. xi-xvi of tables] + [1] + [pp. 2-253] + [bound-in errata slip]

Sepharial ‘The Book of Charms and Talismans, with Numerous Diagrams of Talismans, Charms and Seals’ W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 10 and 11, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 4, London, undated[14]. Cloth (wear to extremities and hinges of spine, and corners of boards; moderate wear to edges of boards). (Slight separation between pp. 32-3; pp. 48-9.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-vi] + [pp. 7-90] + [6 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Book of the Crystal and the Seer’ Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Circus, London E.C., 1897. Small-format original cloth (covers detached from book block; moderate wear to extremities of spine and along spine hinges; wear to outer corners of boards). (Heavy separation between pp. 16-17; 32-3; 48-9; 64-5; and between third and fourth pages of advertisements at end, but cords holding. 1-inch tear to outer edge of leaf comprising pp. 51-2.) [3 leaves] + [pp. 7-77] + [3 pages of advertisements] + [pp. 1-16 of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Cosmic Symbolism: Being a Discussion and Exposition of some Recondite and Obscure Points in the Art of the Kabalists, the Mysteries of Sound, Form and Number, and the Basic Principles of Cosmic Symbolism’ William Rider & Son, Limited, 8 Paternoster Row, E.C., London, 1912. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; moderate wear to rear spine hinge; light wear to front hinge, bottom edges of boards, and outer edge of front board). [2 leaves] + [pp. v-vi] + 294 pp + [3 pages of advertisements] + [pp. 2-16 of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Daily Guide’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet St., E.C., London, undated[15]. Two copies. Bopies: original cloth. Copy A: (moderate wear to foot of front spine hinge; otherwise light wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards). Copy B: (wear to top of spine; moderate wear to foot of spine; light wear to lower outer corners of boards). Both copies: [1 leaf] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 7-95] + [1 page of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Directional Astrology, to which is added a Discussion of Problematic Points and a Complete Set of Tables Necessary for the Calculation of Arcs of Direction’ William Rider and Son, Limited, [8-11 Paternoster Row,][16] London, 1915. Cloth in dj (slight torn at top of spine and tops of flap-folds, and at foot of front cover). [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-ix] + 119pp + [2 leaves] + [pp. v-xlix] + [1 leaf] + [pp. liii-lviii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. lxi-lxxii] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Directional Astrology, to which is added a Discussion of Problematic Points and a Complete Set of Tables Necessary for the Calculation of Arcs of Direction’ David McKay Company, 604-608 South Washington Square, Philadelphia, undated[17]. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Cracking to inner paper hinge between pp. 80-1 and pp. 96-7.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-ix] + 119 + [2 leaves] + [pp. v-xlix] + [1 leaf] + [pp. liii-lviii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. lxi-lxxii]

Sepharial ‘Eclipses Astronomically and Astrologically considered and Explained[18]‘ W. Foulsham & Co., 5, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E.C., London, undated[19]. Three copies. Copy A: Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine hinges and outer corners of front board; light wear to outer corners of rear board). (Small stain to outer margin of pp. 106-7.) Copy B: Original cloth (tear to uppermost 1.5 cm of rear hinge; moderate wear to extremities of spine; wear to outer corners of boards; light wear to front hinge of spine and bottom edges of boards). Copy C: Original cloth (heavy wear to foot of spine and lower outer corners of boards; wear to top of spine and upper outer corners; light wear to spine hinges and bottom edges of boards). (Light separation between pp. 56-7 and upper and middle parts of pp. 104-5.) Both copies: [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 5-112]

Sepharial ‘Fortune-Telling by Cards[20]: a Complete Manual of Self-Instruction in the Art of Cartomancy’ W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet St., London E. C. 4, undated[21]. Original paper covers (separation to bottom inch and top cm of front hinge, with wear along parts of remainder of same; 1-inch tear across middle of spine and inner margin of front cover; moderate wear to most outer corners of covers). [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [p. iii] + [pp. v-x] + [pp. 11-60] + [4 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Great Devastation: a Prophecy of the Times that are Coming upon Europe, Astrologically Interpreted’ W. Foulsham & Co., 5 Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London E.C., undated[22]. Paper covers (torn at spine). [1 page of advertisements] + [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-19] + [1 page of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Hebrew Astrology: The Key to the Study of Prophecy’ W. Foulsham & Co., Limited, 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, London, undated[23]. Cloth. Two copies. Copy A: (light wear to extremities of hinges, outer corners of boards, and surface of rear hinge). (Moderate separation between pp. 48-9; light separation between pp. 64-5; 80-1; 96-7; pp. 128-9; and lower parts of 112-3). Copy B: (Cloth split at top 3 cm of rear hinge and bottom 2 cm of front; heavy wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; wear and fraying to parts of front hinge; otherwise moderate wear to remainder of hinges; light wear to bottom edges of boards. Former library sticker and separate directly inked identifier to spine, with clear tape overlaying the former and adjacent parts of the spine). (Light separation between pp. 16-17; 64-5; and 96-7; separation after final leaf of advertisements, but webbing holding beneath although binding feels a little loose at top and would benefit from eventual professional repair.) Both copies: [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. 7-140] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Hebrew Astrology: The Key to the Study of Prophecy’ [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[24]. Laminated card covers. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-140]

Sepharial ‘The Kabala of Numbers: a Handbook of Interpretation’ William Rider and Son, Limited, London, 164 Aldersgate St., London, E.C, 1911. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine, spine hinges, and outer corners of boards). (Light separation between pp. 32-3 and after p. 168; and between uppermost parts only of pp. 96-7; 128-9; 144-5; and 160-1.) [1 page of advertisements] + [2 leaves] + [p. vii] + 168pp + [36 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Kabala of Numbers Part I: A Handbook of Interpretation’ New Edition, Enlarged and Revised – William Rider & Son, Limited, Cathedral House, Paternoster Row, E.C., London, 1914. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine, upper outer corner of rear board and lower outer corner of front board; light wear to spine hinges, edges of boards, and other outer corners). (Separation between pp. 64-5; pp. 80-1; pp. 96-7; pp. 128-9, but cords and most webbing holding beneath.) [1 page of advertisements] + [2 leaves] + [p. vii] + 204pp + [16 page of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Kabala of Numbers Part II: A Handbook of Interpretation’ William Rider and Son, Limited, Cathedral House, Paternoster Row, E.C., London, 1913. Cloth (moderate wear to foot of spine; light wear to top of spine and outer corners of boards; spine sun-faded). (Very slight separation between pp. 16-17, but strong.) [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [3] + 215pp + [16 pages of advertisements]

“Sepharial” ‘Kabalistic Astrology, or Your Fortune in Your Name [: Manual No. I[25]]’ The Astrological Publishing Association, 33, Great James Street, London, W.C. / W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, E.C. / John Story, 159, Cemetery Road, Sheffield / The Occult Publishing Co., Box 2646, Boston, Mass., U.S.A, undated[26]. Old hand-inked table to the solar degrees corresponding to the dates of the year adhered to front paste-down. Custom old plain cloth (wear to top of spine; upper outer corner of rear board and lower outer corner of front board; moderate wear to foot of spine and other outer corners; small patches of wear to outer edges of boards). (Former owner’s green-inked underlining of one word to p. 24.) [3] + [pp. iv-vi] + 73 + [1 page of advertisements]

 

[1] A combined facsimile reprint of the scarce short papers listed

[2] An unbound recent photocopy, issued early-mid 2000s, of the original edition for which no publication information is supplied. It is presumed to have been published in the 1910s or close to that

[3] The seeming first edition of this title, published almost three decades after Sepharial’s death. How it came to be composed and published is unclear. It is over twice as long as the his work on the subject published in his lifetime, q.v. under ‘Fortune Telling By Cards’.

[4] The original edition, as shown from the publisher address which dates it to the appropriate time period. Library records give 1914

[5] This printing is shown by the publisher’s address to be from 1923 or later

[6] Library records show 1914

[7] Library records show 1929

[8] He is also then cited as the author of several books, as in other works of his, but the prioritised mention of his editorship of almanacs in this book merits special mention because it is exceptional and also indicative of the target market the publisher had in mind for this work.

[9] The American edition of this work, nonetheless ‘Printed in Great Britain’. The British edition of the same was published by Rider.

[10] Library records show 1927

[11] A facsimile reprint, issued early-mid 2000s, of the original edition shown above

[12] Library records show 1904

[13] Born 25 April 1881. Daughter of Sir Oswald Mosley, 4th Baronet, of Ancoats, born 25th September 1848; sister of Sir Oswald Mosley, 5th Baronet, of Ancoats, 29 December 1873, whose name is also inked in to this copy; aunt of Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet, born 16 November 1895, eventual founder of the British Union of Fascists in 1932, whose name is absent from this copy. (It is perhaps relevant that he was just eleven years old at the time when it was signed by his aunt). Other Mosley family birthdays included in this copy of the book are Violet Mosley (Constance’s sister, November 27); Geraldine Ellison (née Mosley, Constance’s other sister, March 18) and an E. C. Mosley (possibly Constance’s mother, February 25). Further, Constance’s fiancée, Charlie Mc. Neill, is entered on December 9 (he was born 1866). They would be married on March 11, 1907 according to online genealogy records

[14] Library records give 1923

[15] Library records give 1922

[16] The street address is included only on the dust jacket front cover

[17] Presumed also 1915 unless an early 1920s reprint

[18] Title given to front board and spine is instead ‘Eclipses in Theory and Practice’.

[19] Library records give 1915

[20] Both an earlier and a later edition of this work were given the different title ‘Sepharial’s Book of the Cards’

[21] COPAC gives 1926

[22] Library records give 1914

[23] Library records give 1929

[24] A facsimile reprint, issued early-mid 2000s, of an unspecified early edition of the work above. The identical pagination would suggest that the source edition was not materially different from the original Foulsham edition shown above

[25] The first in a planned series of publications, but to the best of my knowledge, the only one to appear. The ‘Manual’ theme would six years later be used by Alan Leo at the launch of his own series of short books with “Everybody’s Astrology”, q. v.

[26] Library records show 1895

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