Sepharial ‘The Law of Values: an Exposition of the Primary Causes of Stock and Share Fluctuations’ Ballantrae Reprint, no place stated, undated[1]. Large-format laminated card covers. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins.Main contents printed in typescript. [1 leaf] + [3] + 9 + [illustration] + [pp. 10-11] + [illustration] + [p. 12 + [illustration] + [pp. 13-15] + [illustration] + [pp. 16-23[2]] + [pp. 26-36 + [illustration] + [pp. 37-8]

Sepharial ‘The Little Book of Magic’ W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Sreet, Ludgate Circus, E. C.,  London, undated[3]. Original small-format decoratively blind-stamped cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Blank upper margin of table of contents leaf torn away. Separation between pp. 48-9.) [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-52] + [3 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 56-80] +  [pp. 1-16 of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Little Book of Magic, with numerous diagrams of talismans and coresponding seals’ W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Circus, London, E. C., undated[4]. Original paper covers (2 cm separation to foot of rear hinge; 1.5 cm to top of front hinge; moderate wear to extremities of spine). Subsurface staples (rusty) through inner margins. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2] + [pp. 3-27] + [pp. 28-30 of illustrations] + [pp. 31-64] + [16 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘A Manual of Occultism’ William Rider & Son, Ltd., 164 Aldersgate Street, E.C., London, 1911. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and upper outer corners of boards; heavy wear to lower outer corners; moderate wear to spine hinges). (Light separation between pp. 160-1; 176-7; 192-3; 256-7.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-ix] + [pp. xi-xiii] + [1 leaf] + [bound-in errata slip] + [pp. 3-210] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 213-356] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘A Manual of Occultism’ Fourth Impression – William Rider & Son, Limited, 8 Paternoster Row, E.C. 4, London, 1924. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine, hinges, and outer corners of boards). (Rear inner paper hinge torn but webbing beneath strong. Leaves comprising pp. 333-6 still joined at outer edges; need separating.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-ix] + [pp. xi-xiii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-210] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 213-356] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial; ed. / tr. Privat, Maurice ‘Manuel d’Astrologie[5], contenant l’Astrologie Hindoue’ No Place Stated, undated[6]. Quarter cloth (slightly torn at foot of spine; lightly worn at top of spine and along hinges) with paper-covered boards (wear to outer corners of both boards; and to a small part of bottom edge of rear board). Contents printed in typescript on single-sided leaves of semi-translucent thin paper throughout, with some glyphs and diagrams inked in by hand. (Title page slightly torn along one print underlining, presumed as a result of excessively heavy print-head pressure. Occasional hand-inked corrections to text, presumed in the hand of the author or a close associate of his.) [2 leaves] + [leaves 2-9] + [1 leaf] + [leaves ii-x] + [leaf xi including adhered hand-labelled diagram] + [leaves 1-93] + [bound-in slip of additional content accidentally omitted from leaf 94 as it was being prepared] + [leaves 94-242] + [leaf 243 of inked-in diagrams only] + [leaves 244-314] + [leaf 315 including adhered hand-labelled diagram] + [leaves 316-395]

Sepharial ‘New Dictionary of Astrology In which all technical and abstruse terms used in the text-books of the Science are intimately explained and illustrated’ First Published – W.  Foulsham & Co., Ltd., Sixty-One Fleet Street, E. C., London, 1921. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; heavy wear to lower outer corners of boards and upper outer corner of rear board; small patch of heavy wear to front hinge of spine). (Separation between pp. 80-1, but cords holding; light separation between pp. 144-5.) [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [pp. 5-7] + [pp. 9-192]

Sepharial ‘New Dictionary of Astrology In which all technical and abstruse terms used in the text-books of the Science are intimately explained and illustrated’ [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[7]. Laminated card covers. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [1 leaf] + [pp. 5-149] + [pp. 151-3] + [pp. 155-7] + [1]

“Sepharial” ‘The New Manual of Astrology in Four Books[,] Treating of the Language of the Heavens[,] the Reading of a Horoscope, the Measure of Time, and of Hindu Astrology. With Set of Tables’ Revised and Enlarged Edition – Nichols & Co., 34 Hart Street, W. C., London, 1909[8]. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; moderate wear to spine hinges). [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-xi] + [pp. xiii-xvi] +77 + [pp. 79-109] + [2] + [pp. 112-149] + [pp. 151-247] + [pp. 249-263]

Sepharial ‘The New Manual of Astrology in Four Books[,] Treating of the Language of the Heavens[,] the Reading of a Horoscope, the Measure of Time, and of Hindu Astrology. With Set of Tables’ Revised and Enlarged Edition – David McKay Company, Washington Square, Philadelphia, undated[9]. Cloth (frayed at extremities of spine; worn at outer corners of boards). (Former owner’s inked signature to upper margins of p. 49 and 125.) [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. vi-xi] + [pp. xiii-xvi] + 77 + [pp. 79-109] + [2] + [pp. 112-149] + [pp. 151-247] + [pp. 249-263]

For first edition of the above, see under Old, W. Gorn, above

Sepharial ‘Phrenoscopy: Being a Synthetic System of Astro-Phrenology – the Key to Human Character’ W. Foulsham & Co., 5, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E.C., London, 1914. Cloth (heavy wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of front board; wear to other outer corners and to spine hinges, with cloth torn at uppermost 2 cm of front hinge and 1 cm of rear). (Separation between upper and middle parts of pp. 40-1, but cords holding; light separation between pp. 72-3.) [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-vii] + [pp. 9-156] + [4 pp. of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Primary Directions Made Easy’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 61, Fleet Street, E.C., London, undated[10]. Two copies. Copy A: Cloth (wear to extremities of spine; moderate wear to outer corners and bottom edges of boards; light wear to spine hinges and top edges of boards). Copy B: Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to bottom edges of boards and parts of spine hinges.) [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-viii] + [pp. 9-80]

“Sepharial” ‘Prognostic Astronomy – The Scientific Basis of the Predictive Art commonly called Astrology: to which is added a Complete Set of Tables with Emendations and New Rules for the use of Students’ L. N. Fowler, 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C., London, 1901. Two copies. Copy A: Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corner of front board; moderate wear to other outer corners of boards; light wear to spine hinges). (Light separation between ffep and title page, but webbing beneath strong.) Copy B: Cloth (wear to extremities of spine; moderate wear to outer corners of boards and front hinge of spine). (Very slight separation before title page; and between pp. 48-9; but very strong.) Both copies: [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-77] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 81-6] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 89-100] + [pp. i-iv of advertisements]

“Sepharial” ‘The Science of Foreknowledge: Being a Compendium of Astrological Research, Philosophy, and Practice, In the East and West; Containing Material Now Otherwise Inaccessible to the Student, and The Radix System or Method of Directing for Future Events and Tendencies As Used by the Author and Hitherto Unpublished. With Diagrams and Maps’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., Sixty-One, Fleet Street, E. C. 4, London, 1918. Contemporary newspaper clipping reporting on the death of Earl Lloyd George, supposedly from 28th March 1945, tipped in to upper margin of p. 137, causing relative browning to pp. 136-7. Cloth (wear to foot of spine; heavy wear to lower outer corner of front board; moderate wear to top of spine and lower outer corner of rear board; light wear to upper outer corners; spine faded). (A few lines of inked underlining and marginal lines to pp. 37, 92 and 128; very slight separation between pp. 64-5.) [3 leaves] + [p. vii] + 160pp

“Sepharial” ‘The Science of Foreknowledge: Being a Compendium of Astrological Research, Philosophy, and Practice, In the East and West; Containing Material Now Otherwise Inaccessible to the Student, and The Radix System or Method of Directing for Future Events and Tendencies As Used by the Author and Hitherto Unpublished. With Diagrams and Maps’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 4, London, undated[11]. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [2 leaves] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [p. vii] + 160pp

Sepharial ‘Second Sight: a Study of Natural and Induced Clairvoyance’ William Rider & Son, Limited, 164 Aldersgate Street, E. C., London, 1911. Original paper-covered boards (top cm of spine lost; 1-inch separation to feet of both hinges; remainder of front hinge worn and parts close to separating). [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [3] + [pp. 7-96]

Sepharial ‘The Silver Key: a Guide to Speculators’ W. Foulsham & Co., 5 Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E. C., London, undated[12]. Original cloth (wear to extremities of spine; heavy wear to outer corners of boards and part of top edge of front board) with silver front board illustration. (Light separation between pp. 40-1.) [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-7] + [pp. 9-136] + [8 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Silver Key: a Guide to Speculators’ Second Edition – [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[13]. [1 leaf] + [p. v] + [pp. vii-xi] + [pp. 13-82] + [pp. 83-93 of tables] + [1]

Sepharial ‘The Silver Key: a Scientific Guide to Speculation’[14] – W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., [10 & 11 Red Lion Court, E.C. 4,[15]] London, undated[16]. Original cloth (wear to top of spine; moderate wear to foot of spine, front hinge of spine, top and bottom edges of boards, and outer corners of boards) with silver front board illustration. (Light separation between pp. 64-5.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-x] + [1] + [pp. 13-82] + [pp. 83-93 of tables] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Solar Epoch: a New Astrological Thesis. Illustrated with Original Drawings’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, undated[17]. Two copies. Copy A: Cloth (light wear to bottom edges of boards). Copy B: Cloth (light wear to foot of spine; moderate wear to bottom edges of boards; light wear to upper outer corner of rear board). (Previous owner’s red and blue coloured pencil aspect lines added to diagram on p. 31.) Both copies: [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. 7-90] + [4 pages of advertisements].

Sepharial ‘The Theory of Geodetic Equivalents in Relation to Mundane Astrology – Including Many Remarkable Proofs and Striking Prophecies’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 & 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 4, London, undated[18]. Original small-format gilt-stamped cloth (gilt faded; light wear to extremities of spine) in textured card dj (remains of former label adhered to part of spine; 6mm tear to top edge of front cover). (Small chip lost from blank upper margin of leaf comprising pp. 35-6.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-9] + [pp. 11-57] + [pp. 58-61 of tables] + [Imprimatur] + [2 pages of advertisements]. [Rear dj cover with advertisements]

Sepharial ‘The Theory of Geodetic Equivalents in Relation to Mundane Astrology Including Many Remarkable Proofs and Striking Prophecies’ American Federation of Astrologers, 6 Library Court, S. E., Washington, D. C., 1972. Card covers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 11-61] + [3 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Transits and Planetary Periods: a Book of Practical Hints to Students of Astrology’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 61 Fleet St., E.C., London, undated[19]; printed by Butler & Tanner, Frome and London. Cloth (light wear to extremities and parts of hinges of spine, and to outer corners of boards). (Light separation between upper parts of pp. 48-9.) [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-94] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Transits and Planetary Periods: a Book of Practical Hints to Students of Astrology’ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 / 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C.4, London, undated[20]. Cloth (fairly heavy wear to extremities of spine; wear to outer corners of boards; light wear to spine hinges). (Separation between pp. 48-9, and slightly between pp. 64-5, but binding holding.) [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-93] + [1] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Sepharial ‘Transits and Planetary Periods: a Book of Practical Hints to Students of Astrology’ “This Edition”, Second Impression – Samuel Weiser Inc., 734 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 1973[21]. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine and lower outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. 5-7] + [p. 9] + [pp. 11-94]

“Sepharial” ‘Your Fortune In Your Name or, Kabalistic Astrology Being the Hebraic Method of Divination by the Power of Sound, Number, and Planetary Influence’ New and Revised Edition – William Rider & Son, Ltd, 164 Aldersgate Street, E.C, London, 1909. Copy A: With 5-page typed document ‘Errechnung eines kabbal. Horoskopes’ and a few other pages of previous owner’s notes laid in at front. Two copies. Both copies: Cloth. [2 leaves] + [p. 5] + [pp. 7-96]

“Sepharial” ‘Your Fortune In Your Name or, Kabalistic Astrology Being the Hebraic Method of Divination by the Power of Sound, Number, and Planetary Influence’ Third Edition – William Rider & Son, Ltd., 164, Aldersgate Street, E.C, London, 1912. Cloth (torn towards top of front hinge of spine). [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-4] + [1] + [pp. 7-96]

For first edition of the above, see under title ‘Kabalistic Astrology’ above

Sepharial – see also under Charubel; Farnell; Old, W. Gorn; and Privat, Maurice, above; and under “Zariel”, below

 

[1] A facsimile reprint issued in the early 2000s of an original published by an unspecified publisher, though it would seem most likely to have been one of the two editions seemingly produced by Foulsham in the 1910s. The original limited edition in leather covers was announced in Old Moore’s Monthly Messenger as a forthcoming publication by Foulsham in November, 1913, and advertised monthly thereafter up to and including the November 1914 issue. In the September to November 1914 issues it is announced to be ‘Now Ready’ in a dedicated advertisement. The abrupt disappearance of advertisements for it from the December 1914 issue onwards would appear to indicate that the limited edition had sold out, barring the alternative possibility that it was never in fact produced. The earliest edition listed in library catalogues online is an undated edition recorded as having been published in 1918, also by Foulsham. This I presume to be the second edition but the first that was not limited to a tiny print-run in leather covers. I have also seen evidence in second-hand listings of an American cloth-bound edition credited to the Astro-Dynamic Publishing Co., which I presume to be considerably later, and probably from the 1930s to 1950s

[2] Text is continuous from pp. 23-26. The error appears to be solely in the pagination

[3] This work is not in the British Library or any other major British library, and not in Worldcat either, in any edition. This issue is believed to be from 1906 or later based on the internal advertising

[4] Believed 1907 or later from internal advertising

[5] This French edition contains an added ten-page foreword by Privat, and about 27 pages of added notes by him spread between two sections of Sepharial’s work, distinguished from Sepharial’s own voice by their being underlined in neatly ruled ink. This copy was acquired from a French bookseller who had bought it, together with others, from an auction sale of the remnants of the contents of Privat’s private library. It is presumed to have been privately issued in small quantities only, since there is no recorded evidence of formal publication.

[6] Presumed approx. early 1940s in common with Privat’s other, similar translations

[7] A facsimile reprint, issued early-mid 2000s, of an unspecified later edition of the above, reset with more text per page, but also abridged in its final section. The main text ending on p. 149 is equivalent to that ending on p. 164 in the original edition. An appendix on trigonometry filling pp. 151-3 is equivalent to the original appendix spanning pp. 165-8. But the final section, entitled “Biographia”, has been reduced to four pages from 24 in the original edition, and now only briefly lists 25 notable astrologers and their chief works, whereas the original edition encompassed 76 astrologers and gave them much more extensive biographical and bibliographical coverage

[8] The first printing of the revised edition was 1903, also published by Nichols. At a later stage, Foulsham took over the publication in the UK of the revised edition in a number of undated printings. The printing dates of the equivalent American edition published by David McKay Company, q.v. below, are also not apparent.

[9] This American edition is presumed to date from the 1910s or 1920s

[10] Library records give 1917

[11] This undated edition may be the third printing, because there is another after the 1918 first edition, q. v. above, that appears to have been dated 1922. The present edition is shown by the publisher address to have been published in the period from 1922 to 1939

[12] British Library records give 1913

[13] A facsimile reprint, issued early-mid 2000s, of the second edition of the original work, whose original date is not shown here or recorded in any library records online. It is believed from the contextual evidence in the foreword, which is written in his voice, to date from well within Sepharial’s lifetime (i.e. before 1929). This edition has had the chapter ‘The Law of Values’ cut out (the concept of which had been transferred to the dedicated monograph of that name in the intervening years). Any date date from about 1918 to 1928 is plausible

[14] This edition, with its revised subtitle, is evidently a later re-issue of the second edition of which the Ballantrae Reprint above was a reprint. Its internal structure matches that of the second edition reprinted by John Ballantrae, but apart from the change in subtitle, the foreword has been modified and is now written in the collective voice of the publishers (Foulsham). This would strongly suggest a printing date after Sepharial’s  death in 1929, although the publisher address proves it cannot be later than 1939

[15] Exceptionally, the publisher’s address is not given on the title page in this edition; but it is provided in advertisements at the back, limiting the dating of this edition to 1922-39.

[16] In the period 1922-39, as shown by the publisher address

[17] Library records give 1925

[18] Library records give 1925

[19] Library records give 1920

[20] In the period 1922-39, as shown by publisher address. Evidently an early reprint of the title, printed on thicker paper with fractionally smaller boards than the 1920 edition, and with black title and border to front board as compared with white on the original edition; internally, has different advertisements at the end. Printed by the Stanhope Press, Ltd., Rochester, Kent. COPAC suggests 1929

[21] After the first impression of 1970

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