[Sepharial; Grapho; and Ward, James] ‘The Wheel of Fortune: A Study of Astrology, Graphology, Numerology, Dreams, Omens, Palmistry’ No publisher or place stated, 1932[1]. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine, upper outer corners of boards, and most of bottom edges of boards; heavy wear to lower outer corners of boards). Internally comprises:

  • Sepharial ‘Astrology Simplified’[2]. [5 leaves] + [pp. 9-62]
  • Grapho ‘Character Reading from Handwriting’[3]. [3 leaves] + [pp. 9-64]
  • Sepharial ‘Fortune Telling by Numbers’[4]. [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-61]
  • Ward, James ‘Dreams & Omens and Teacup Fortune-Telling’[5]. [1 leaf] + [pp. 5-64]
  • Ward, James ‘Palmistry Simply Explained’[6]. [3 leaves] + [pp. 9-63]

Serres, Paul ‘L’Homme et les Énergies Astrales (De l’astro-physique à l’astrologie)’ Éditions Adyar, 4, Square Rapp, Paris VIIe, 1938. Original card covers. (Horizontal tear to leaf comprising pp. 11-12, slightly crossing text.) [Front cover backed with copyright page] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-15] + [pp. 17-23] + [pp. 25-41] + [pp. 43-57] + [pp. 59-71] + [pp. 73-91] + [pp. 93-107] + [pp. 109-113] + [pp. 115-7] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [Imprimatur]

Servetus, Michael; tr. / ed. O’Malley, Charles Donald, Stanford University ‘The Discourse in Favor of Astrology 1538’ in ‘Michael Servetus: a Translation of his Geographical, Medical and Astrological Writings with Introductions and Notes[7]’ American Philosophical Society, Independence Square, Philadelphia / Distributed by Lloyd-Luke (Medical Books) Ltd.[,] 49 Newman Street, London, W.1, 1953. Cloth (moderate wear to foot of spine; light wear to top of spine and lower outer corners of boards) in dj (minimal chipping to foot of front hinge). [2] + [Frontis.] + [3] + [pp. 7-16] + [plate] + [pp. 17-58] + [plate] + [pp. 59-190] + [plate] + [pp. 191-200] + [plate] + [pp. 201-8]

Sesti, Giuseppe Maria; tr. Ford, Karin H.; intr. Zolla, Elémire ‘The Glorious Constellations: History and Mythology’ Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1991[8]. Cloth in dj (moderate wear to upper inner corner of rear cover; small tear to top of spine; light wear to extremities of spine hinges and of flap-folds). (Trace of damp-rippling and staining to inner lower marginal areas of leaves from p. 450 to end.) [1 leaf] + [3] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 13-19] + [illustration] + [pp. 21-3] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 27-37] + [double-page illustration] + [pp. 40-3] + [double-page illustration] + [pp. 46-73] + [2 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 76-80] + [illustration] + [pp. 82-95] + [double-page illustration] + [pp. 98-102] + [3 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 106-119] + [1] + [pp. 121-213] + [double-page colour illustration] + [1] + double-page illustration] + [pp. 220-495]

Sesto Empirico; ed. / tr. Spinelli, Emidio ‘[Elenchos: Collana di testi e studi sul pensiero antico fondata da Gabriele Giannantoni, XXXII:] Contro Gli Astrologi’ Bibliopolis / “C.N.R., Centro di studio del pensiero antico”[9], no place stated, 2000. Textured card wrappers (trace of wear towards top of front flap-fold; bookseller’s sticker to rear cover). [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. 9-11] + [pp. 13-51] + [3] + [pp. 56-97] + [pp. 99-198] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 201-213] + [pp. 215-7] + [pp. 219-222] + [1 leaf] + [6] + [Imprimatur]

Severini, Antelmo, ed. / tr.[10] ‘Notizie di Astrologia Giapponese, raccolte da libri originali per opera di Antelmo Severini, Professore Nell’ Istituto di Studi Superiori in Firenze – Extrait de l’Atsume Gusa’ H. Georg, Libraire-Éditeur, Genève / Ernest Leroux, Paris / Trübner and Co., London, 1874. Paper covers (very slight chipping to extremities of spine). (All successive pairs of leaves from pp. 1-88 and pp. 97-160 still joined at top edges; need separating. Upper halves of leaves comprising pp. 165-8 loose from binding but lower halves firmly attached.) [2 leaves] + [ii] + 92 + [very wide 4-panel folding table][11] + [pp. 97-157] + [pp. 159-168] + iv + [1 page of advertisements] + [Imprimatur] + [1] + [folding chart] + [1] + [folding chart] +[1] + [folding chart] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Seward, Prof. Alfred F. ‘Astrological Bureau of Information for Business Men[12]’ A. F. Seward & Co., Chicago, Ill., 1916. Original gilt-stamped narrow-format leather. Copy A: (5 mm separation to foot of front hinge; light wear to extremities of spine and edges of boards). (Lacks leaf comprising pp. 139-140[13].) [Front paste-down featuring 1 page of advertisements] + [4] + [pp. 3-138] + [single-sided leaf of advertisements] + [pp. 141-180 of advertisements] + [single-sided leaf of advertisements] + [pp. 181-2 of advertisements] + [p. 183] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Rear paste-down featuring 1 further page of advertisements]. Copy B: (Heavy chipping of leather from  top and tail of front cover and of spine; wear to parts of rear hinge of spine; heavy edgewear to rear cover). (Heavy separation before p. 3 and between pp. 182-3; light separation between pp. 96-7 and pp. 128-9. Pp. 31-4 detached but present; pp. 63-4 detached and marginally chipped but present; tear to outer margin of pp. 141-2. Coupon to p. 140 partly filled-in but present.) [Front paste-down featuring 1 page of advertisements] + [4] + [pp. 3-140] + [single-sided leaf of advertisements] + [pp. 141-180 of advertisements] + [single-sided leaf of advertisements] + [pp. 181-2 of advertisements] + [p. 183] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Rear paste-down featuring 1 further page of advertisements]

Seward, Prof. A. F., World’s Foremost Astrologer ‘Character Reading At a Glance’ A. F. Seward & Co. Publishers, Chicago, Ill., 1930. Card covers (significant wear to upper edges of covers; outer corner of rear cover chipped). Staples driven through inner margins. [Front cover backed with portrait of author] + [3] + [pp. 5-35] + [7] + [pp. 43-51] + [20] + [pp. 72-158] + [65 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with 1 page of advertisements]

Seward, Prof. Alfred F. ‘Humanity and the Zodiac: a Study of Planetary Influences Upon the Physical, Mental and Moral Nature of Mankind’ Stated Second Edition – Prof. Alfred F. Seward, 127 Sherman Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 1909. Thin card covers (slightly chipped). 124pp

Seward, Prof. A. F., The World’s Most Foremost Astrologer ‘Humanity and the Zodiac – Vocational Training Or A Study of Planetary Influences Upon the Physical Mental and Moral Nature of Mankind’ Revised Edition – A. F. Seward and Co., Publishers, Chicago, Illinois, 1916. Card covers (worn along spine hinges and slightly at edges and corners of covers). Binding reinforced by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with 1 page of advertisements] + [4 pages of plates] + 2 + [2 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 5-93] + [Illustration] + [p. 95] + [7] +[10 pages of advertisements] + [perforated leaf of coupons] + [64 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with 1 page of advertisements]

Seward, Prof. A. F. ‘Planting, Harvesting and Surgical Operations, Etc. according to the Signs of the Zodiac[14]’ A. F. Seward & Co., 3741 Wilton Ave., Chicago, Ill., U.S.A., 1920. Original paper covers (front cover chipped at upper outer corner; rear cover at lower outer corner; front inner paper hinge cracked and torn, but binding reinforced by plastic tape down length of spine). Sub-surface staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with portrait of author] + [2] + [p. 3] + [pp. 5-28] + [pp. 29-35 of advertisements] + [pp. 36-9] + [63 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

Seward, Prof. A. F. ‘Seward’s Planetary Hand-Book[15]’ A. F. Seward and Co., 3620 Rokeby Street, Chicago, Ill., 1926. Original pictorial paper covers (1-inch separation to foot of spine; small dent to top of spine; light general edgewear). Staplebound pamphlet. [Front cover backed with portrait] + [2] + [pp. 5-11] + [illustration] + [pp. 13-117] + [pp. 118-121 of advertisements] + [7 pags of advertisements] + [pp. 129-132 of advertisements] + [4 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

Seward, Prof. A. F. ‘The Star Gazers of Egypt. Containing The History and Mysteries of Astrology’ A. F. Seward and Co., Publishers, 3741 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, Ill., 1919. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine, outer corners of boards, and parts of outer edges of boards; mottling to outer margin of rear board). [Plate] + [Frontis.] + [2] + [plate] + [p. 5] + [pp. 7-163] + [1] + [pp. 164-178 of tables] + [pp. 179-202 of forms[16]] + [pp. i-iv of advertisements] + [pair of bound-in perforated coupons] + [56 pages of advertisements] + [pp. 259-265] + [1 page of advertisements]

Seward, Prof. A. F. (front board attrib.) / America’s Foremost Astrologer (title page attrib.) ‘The Zodiac and its Mysteries – Vocational Training or A Study of Planetary Influences Upon the Physical, Mental and Moral Nature of Mankind’ A. F. Seward & Co. Publishers, 3741 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, Ill., undated[17]. Cloth (wear to foot of spine and outer corners of boards; light wear to top of spine and along parts of spine hinges; front and rear inner paper hinges partly cracked but strong).  [Frontis.] + 3 + [1] + [plate] + [pp. 5-188] + [plate] + [pp. 189-205] + [illustration] + [p. 237 (1)] + [pp. 208-214 of advertisements] + [2 bound-in perforated coupons on smaller paper] + [plate] + [pp. 215-239 of advertisements] + [52 pages of advertisements] + [p. 292 of advertisements] + [pp. 293-9]

Seward, Prof. A. F., World’s Foremost Astrologer and Buchanan, Prof. Jos. Rhodes, M.D. ‘Periodicity: the Absolute Law of the Universe – This Book Reveals The Periods or Cycles In Your Life[18]’ A. F. Seward & Co., 1541 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N. J. / 3620 Fremont Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1932. Original thin card covers. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [6] + [pp. 11-13] + [pp. 15-68] + [pp. 70-1 of tables] + [pp. 72-124] + [pp. 126-7 of diagrams] + [pp. 128-154] + [6 pages of advertisements]

Sewell, Rupert J. ‘Forecasting Your Future: How to Prepare Your Own Astrological Time-Scan’ The Aquarian Press, Thorsons Publishing Group, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1987

Sewell, Rupert J. ‘Stress and the Sun Signs: an Astrological Approach to the Self-Treatment of Tension’ The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1981

Sewell, Rupert J. ‘Successful Career Planning with Astrology: Self-Evaluation Techniques to Help you Choose the Right Career’ The Aquarian Press, Thorsons Publishing Group, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1985

Sextus Empiricus; ed. Mau, J. ‘[Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana:] Sexti Empirici Opera rec. Hermannus Mutschmann, Vol. III: Adversus Mathematicos Libros I-VI Continens, ed. J. Mau. Indices ad Vol. I-III Adiectit K. Janácek’[19] Lipsiae in Aedibus B. G. Teubneri, 1954. Original quarter-cloth with paper-covered boards (moderate wear to outer corners of rear board; light wear to lower outer corner of front board). [4] + [pp. v-ix] + 404

Sextus Empiricus – see also under Sesto Empirico above

Seymour, Dr. Percy ‘Astrology: the Evidence of Science’ Lennard Publishing, a division of Lennard Books Ltd., Lennard House, 98 Hastings Street, Luton, Beds., 1988. Cloth in dj (light wear to top of front flap-fold). [4] + [pp. v-vii] + 180 + [1] + [14 pages of illustrations] + [pp. 197-200]

Seymour, P. A. H.[20], Ph.D., F.R.A.S. ‘The Birth of Christ: Exploding the Myth’ Virgin Publishing Limited, Thames Wharf Studios, Rainville Road, London W6, 1998. Cloth (light wear to outer corners of front board) in dj (light wear to most extremities of flap-folds). [4] + [pp. v-xi] + 11 + [pp. 13-116] + [8 pages of plates] + [pp. 117-241] + [pp. 243-4]

Sezgin, Fuat ‘[Geschichte des Arabischen Schrifttums[21], Band VII:] Astrologie – Meteorologie und Verwandtes bis ca. 430 H’ E.J. Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 1979. Lightly textured cloth. (Defective copy: pp. 130-1, 134-5, 138-9 and 142-3 printed blank. Needs replacing eventually.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. vii-xiii] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 3-129] + [pp. 132-3] + [pp. 136-7] + [pp. 140-1] + [pp. 144-199] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 203-415] + [pp. 417-422] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 425-472] + [1] + [pp. 474-486]

Sezgin, Fuat – see also under Al-Andarzaghar, Zadanfarrukh; and Ibn Hibinta, above

Shah, Asheesh ‘A Scientific Study of Astrology and Allied Subjects’ Mindriver Book Publishers and Distributors, Indore, 2004

Shakespeare, William – see under Richer, Jean; and Rowse, A. L., above; and under Wilson, William, below

Shamyeh, Paul Younis – see under Panisha, above

Shanks, Thomas, programmed and compiled ‘The American Atlas’ Fourth Edition (Revised) – ACS Publications Inc., San Diego, California, 1987. Cloth in dj. Unpaginated (appears ca. 450 pp)

Shanks, Thomas G., programmed and compiled ‘The International Atlas’ ACS Publications Inc., San Diego, California, 1985. Cloth in dj. 425pp + unpaginated prelims.

Sharamon, Shalila / Baginski, Bodo J. ‘Cosmobiological Birth-Control’ 1st American Edition – Lotus Light Publications, Wilmot, WI, 1989

 

[1] A suspected American compilation and reprint, almost certainly unauthorised, of two of Sepharial’s pamphlet-length works originally published by Foulsham, together with three others by different authors on  other divinatory subjects, two of which were also originally published by Foulsham. The authors and in some cases even the titles are not properly identified in this reprint in some cases, but can be deduced from library records, as I have proceeded to show.

[2] BL records an edition published by Foulsham in 1921

[3] BL records an edition published by Foulsham in 1915

[4] BL records an edition published by Foulsham in 1918

[5] Worldcat records an edition published by Foulsham in 1915

[6] COPAC records an edition of 1916 published by Robert Hayes

[7] The full subtitle to the main title page and front dj flap. The subtitle to the half-title page is instead: “A translation of his non-theological writings’.

[8] A very large-format, heavily illustrated book focused on old artistic depictions of the constellations, with text on their historical mythology. Translated from the Italian first edition entitled “Le dimore del cielo”, published by Novecento Editrice, Palermo, Italy, 1987

[9] The inverted commas are as printed. Why they might be felt to be needed in the name of a publisher is unclear to me.

[10] The advertisement towards the rear of the volume further credits the present work to ‘Saint-Denys’, i.e. Hervey de Saint-Denys, who is credited in Worldcat as a contributor to the overall Atsume Gusa series of publications of which the present volume was just one of eight. It is not clear what role he played in the preparation of the present text, however.

[11] Since there are no pp. 93-6 present, it is presumed that the folding table is counted as four pages for pagination purposes

[12] Despite the pretentious title, this is not a work of financial astrology, but rather an elementary Sun sign guide marketed at the businessmen of its day as though to make it more acceptable for them to show a passing interest in such a subject as astrology

[13] The leaf missing from this copy is dominated by a coupon to be cut out and returned to the author in exchange for a free horoscope; it is likely therefore to be missing from a great many copies. Copy B is in generally much poorer condition, as shown by the description, but has the coupon intact and therefore makes up for this lack in the otherwise much better copy

[14] The title on the main inner title page. On the front cover, it is additionally prefixed with ‘How & When to Plant! or’ […]

[15] Despite the name, this is just another sun-sign guide by this author

[16] Set out for readers to fill in the names of friends born under each sign of the zodiac, but here unfilled; with decorative small pictures at the centre of pages opposite that otherwise have no content

[17] Library records show 1915

[18] This book would appear to be an adaptation by Seward of Buchanan’s original book “Periodicity”, a later edition of which Seward had previously himself published (q. v. under Buchanan above), claiming at the time to have acquired the exclusive rights to it.

[19] The indices span pp. 180-404; the Greek text of the present volume fills the first 177 main pages only

[20] Principal Lecturer in Astronomy at the University of Plymouth; former Sneior Lecturer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

[21] A series of publications collectively edited by Sezgin, who is also the individual editor of the present volume

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