Signorini, Rodolfo ‘Fortuna dell’Astrologia a Mantova[1]’ Editoriale Sometti, Piazza Matilde di Canossa, 4a/4b, Mantova, 2007. Cloth in dj. Contents printed on glossy paper throughout.  Text contents chiefly in dual columns. [1] + [pp. 4-9] + [1] + [pp. 11-33] + [1] + [pp. 35-9] + [p. 41] + [1] + [pp. 43-53] + [p. 55] + [1] + [pp. 57-134] + [colour plate] + [p. 136] + [colour plate] + [pp. 138-141] + [colour plate] + [pp. 143-5] + [colour plate] + [pp. 147-8] + [colour plate] + [pp. 150-1] + [colour plate] + [pp. 153-4] + [colour plate] + [p. 156] + [colour plate] + [pp. 158-9] + [colour plate] + [pp. 161-2] + [colour plate] + [pp. 164-5] + [colour plate] + [monochrome plate] + [p. 168] + [colour plate] + [pp. 170-188] + [1 page of colour plates] + [pp. 190-563] + [pp. 565-621] + [imprimatur]

Silvers, Ella Bissell, D. D. ‘The Unfoldment of the Soul’ [Self-Published], Dorris, California, 1910. Original paper covers (slight chipping to extremities of spine). Staplebound pamphlet. [plate] + [6] + 22 pp

Simmonite, William Joseph, A.M., Professor of Mathematics, Astrology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and the Classics ‘The Astro-Philosopher and Meteorologist’, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers’ Hall Court, London, undated[2]. Part of a half-leather volume (separation down whole length of front hinge; heavy wear to outer corners of boards) with gilt-stamped spine and cloth-covered boards. [2] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [2] + [2 pages of advertisements] + 220  [plates i-iv] + [pp. 221-240]

Simmonite, W. J., A.M., M.B.A., Ph. Mat. ‘The Celestial Philosopher: or, the Complete Arcana of Astral Philosophy, being Genethliology Simplified, or the Doctrine of Nativities – Vol. I’ Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers’-Hall Court, London, undated[3]. Two copies. Copy A: Cloth. Copy B: Part of a half-leather volume (separation down whole length of front hinge; heavy wear to outer corners of boards) with gilt-stamped spine and cloth-covered boards. Both copies: [2] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [pp. iii-vi] + [3] + 170 + [pp. 171-3 of tables] + [pp. 174-247] + [1 page of advertisements]

Simmonite, William Joseph; ed. Story, J. ‘W. J. Simmonite’s Complete Arcana of Astral Philosophy, or the Celestial Philosopher, being Genethliology Simplified, or the Doctrine of Nativities, to which is added the Ruling of the Microcosm’ Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, dated 1890.[3a] Two, variantly bound copies. Copy A: Original black pebbled cloth (3 cm separation to top of front hinge; heavy wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; wear to upper outer corners and along part of front spine hinge) with gilt titling to front board and spine. Copy B: Original brown cloth (heavy wear down hinges, to extremities of spine, and to outer corners of boards; some further wear to edges of boards, especially bottom edge). (1 cm tear to outer edge of leaf comprising pp. 59-60.) Both copies: [2] + [pp. iii-viii] + [pp. i-ii] + 215 + [pp. 216-8 of tables] + [pp. 219-306] + [2] + [pp. 309-318] + [pp. 319-418 of tables] + 5 + [1] + [pp. 7-8]

Simmonite, William Joseph; ed. Story, John ‘W. J. Simmonite’s Complete Arcana of Astral Philosophy or the Celestial Philosopher being Genethliology Simplified, or the Doctrine of Nativities, to which is added the Ruling of the Microcosm[4]‘ W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd., 10 / 11 Red Lion Court, Fleet St., E.C. 4, London, undated[5]. Cloth (wear to foot of spine; light wear to lower outer corners of boards) in dj (inch chip lost from foot of spine, 1 cm chip lost from top of spine; tearing and slight chipping to extremities of flap-folds; slight chipping to bottom edge of front cover; 1 cm tear to foot of rear cover; a few short tears to tops of covers). (Light separation after title page and between pp. 314-5. Brown stains to parts of inner margins of pp. 341-4, pp. 385-8, and pp. 397-400, appearing to result from careless past addition of adhesive tape or labels, later removed.) [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-viii] + [pp. 3-306] + [3] + [pp. 310-418] + 8pp. [Dj with advertisements to front flap and rear cover]

[Simmonite, W. J.]; ed. Story, John ‘The Daily Guide, with Simmonite’s Prognostications on Revolutions, or Solar Figures, Showing the Daily Events Likely to Occur Throughout the Natal Year of Any Person’s Horoscope: Also the Aproximate Longitudes of the Planets’ Places from 1889 to 1900, With Additions and Emendations’ New Edition – Foulsham and Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, 1891. Cloth. 56pp

Simmonite, Dr. W. J., M.D., Ph.D., the late; ed. Story, John ‘Horary Astrology. – The Key to Scientific Prediction, Being the Prognostic Astronomer’ New Edition, with Additions / Stated Sixth Edition – W. Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, London, E. C. / John Story, 159, Cemetery Road, Sheffield, 1896. Original gilt-stamped cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Separation between pp. xx and 17; pp. 64-5; and 238-9; and between parts only of pp. 48-9; 80-1; webbing beneath strong in all cases. Pp. 225-240 relatively browned.) [4] + [pp. v- xx] + [pp. 17-208] + [pp. 209-220 of tables] + [pp. 221-240]

Simmonite, William Joseph, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and Astro-Philosophy  ‘[Astro Tables] Mathematical and Astronomical Tables, for the use of Students of Astro Mathematics, for the Practical Astronomers, Astrologers, and Astro-Meteorologists; with an Introduction, Containing an Explanation and Use of the Tables’, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers’ Hall Court, London, undated[6]. Bound with ‘1846: W. J. Simmonite’s Astronomical Ephemeris and Astro-Phenomena, with an Aspectarian, Comprising the Latitudes, Longitudes, and Declinations of the Sun, Moon, and Planets. 1846’ (same publication details as the above). Bound with ‘1847: W. J. Simmonite’s Astronomical Ephemeris, Being a Yearly Companion to the Arcana of Prognostic Astronomy: Containing the Longitudes, Latitudes, and Declinations, of the Sun, Moon, and Planets’ Printed by G. Thorpe, Market-Place, Thorne. Two copies. Copy A: Cloth. Copy B: Part of a half-leather volume (separation down whole length of front hinge; heavy wear to outer corners of boards) with gilt-stamped spine and cloth-covered boards. Main vol.: [2] + [pp. iii-xii] + [96 pages of tables]. 1846 Ephemeris: [1 leaf] + [18 pages of tables]. 1847 Ephemeris: [1] + [14 pages of tables] + [1]

Simmonite, William Joseph, A.M., Professor of Mathematics, Astronomy, Astro-Meteorology, and the Classics ‘Medical Botany or Herbal Guide to Health – Explaining the Natural Pathology of Disease, with Hundreds of Herbal Recipes – Thus Making Every Man His Own Physician’ Revised and Modernized Edition – W. Foulsham & Co., Ltd. 61, Fleet Street, E. C., London, 1917. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [3 leaves] + [pp. vii-viii] + [pp. 9-65] + [1] + [pp. 67-87] + [1 page of advertisements] + [pp. 89-127] + [1 page of advertisements]

Simmonite, Dr. W. J. ‘The Prognostic Astronomer; or, Horary Astrology: Containing an Improved Method of Solving the Thousand Inquiries Relative to Futurity’ Printed and Published by Israel Holdsworth, Central Market, Leeds, 1851[7]. Decoratively blind-stamped pebbled cloth[8] (light wear to extremities of spine; moderate wear to outer corners of boards) with printed libel adhered to front board. [3] + [pp. iv-xviii] + 176 + [pp. 177-182 of tables] + [pp. 183-196]

Simmonite, Dr. W. J. ‘The Prognostic Astronomer; or, Horary Astrology: Containing an Improved Method of Solving the Thousand Inquiries Relative to Futurity’ Published by Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., London, undated[9]. Original quarter ribbed cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine) with paper-covered boards (scuffed and slightly worn at outer corners and parts of outer edges) overlain with original printed title label. [3] + [pp. iv-xviii] + 176 + [pp. 177-182 of tables] + [pp. 183-196]

Simmonite, Dr. W. J. ‘The Prognostic Astronomer; or, Horary Astrology: Containing An Improved Method of Solving the Thousand Inquiries Relative to Futurity’ G. Routledge & Co., Farringdon-Street, London, 1852[10]. Original gilt-stamped diagonally ribbed cloth (top of spine chipped; 3 cm separation to tops of both hinges; wear to foot of spine and outer corners of boards). (Heavy separation to front inner paper hinge, but binding holding beneath; moderate separation to top 3 cm only of rear inner paper hinge). [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-xviii] + 176 + [pp. 177-182 of tables] + [pp. 183-196]

Simmonite, W. J., Ph. Dr., A. M., Professor of Natural Philosophy, Medical Botany, and the Astral Philology ‘Prognostications on Revolutions; or, Solar Figures: Showing the Daily Events Likely to Occur Throughout the Natal Year of Any Person’s Horoscope’ Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Hall Court, London / Israel Holdsworth, Central Market, Leeds, undated[11]. Original paper covers (front cover chipped, detached; rear cover missing). Bound by staples through inner margins. (Final leaf of advertisements detached and chipped at margins, without loss of text, but with further 2 cm tear to inner margin partly crossing text.) [3] + [pp. 4-62] + [pp. 63-71 of tables] + [pp. 72-6] + [pp. 1-4 of advertisements]

Simms, Maria Kay ‘Dial Detective: Investigation with the 90º Dial – An Illustrated Introduction to Cosmobiology and Uranian Astrology’ Revised 2nd Edition – Cosmic Muse Publications, 260 N. Haverhill Rd., Kensington, New Hampshire, 2001[12]. Large-format card covers. Text contents in dual columns. [1 leaf] + [1] + [pp. iv-x] + 117 + [p. 118 of advertisements]

Simms, Maria Kay ‘Future Signs: How to Make Astrological Predictions’ ACS Publications, San Diego, CA, 1996

Simms, Maria Kay ‘Moon Tides, Soul Passages: Your Astrological Cycles for Personal and Spiritual Development’ Starcrafts Publishing, Kensington, NH, 2004

Simms, Maria Kay ‘A Time for Magick: Planetary Rituals for Meditations, Rituals & Spells’ Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001

Simms, Maria Kay ‘Twelve Wings of the Eagle: Our Spiritual Evolution through the Ages of the Zodiac’ ACS Publications Inc., San Diego, CA, 1988

Simms, Maria Kay ‘Your Magical Child: an Astrological Parenting Guide’ ACS Publications, San Diego, CA, 1994

Simon de Phares; ed. Boudet, Jean-Patrice ‘Le Recueil des Plus Célèbres Astrologues de Simon de Phares[13], Édité pour la Société de l’Histoire de France – Tome Ier: Édition Critique’ Librairie Honoré Champion, 7, quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris, 1997. Textured card covers. [3 leaves] + [pp. 7-15] + [pp. 17-604] + [1] + [imprimatur]

Simon de Phares; ed. Boudet, Jean-Patrice ‘Le Recueil des Plus Celebres Astrologues de Simon de Phares, Édité pour la Société de l’Histoire de France – Tome II: Présentation et Commentaire’ Librairie Honoré Champion, 7, quai Malaquais, 75006 Paris, 1999. Textured card covers. [4 leaves] + [pp. 9-38] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 41-137] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 141-177] + [pp. 179-215] + [pp. 217-291] + [pp. 293-309] + [pp. 311-347] + [pp. 349-491] + [pp. 493-4] + [16 pages of plates]

Simon, Gérard[14] ‘[Bibliothèque des Sciences Humaines[15]:] Kepler: Astronome, Astrologue’ NRF / Éditions Gallimard, no place stated, 1979. Card covers. [1] + [Frontis.] + [2] + [pp. 7-23] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 29-80] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 83-129] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 133-174] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 177-229] + [3] + [pp. 235-292] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 295-339] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 343-390] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 393-445] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 449-463] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 469-478] + [1] + [pp. 480-3] + [1] + [pp. 485-8] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [2 leaves of imprimatur]

Simon, Madam R. ‘Henry de Boulainviller: Historien, Politicien[16], Philosophe, Astrologue, 1658-1722 – Thèse pour le Doctorat-ès-Lettres présentée devant la Faculté des Lettres de Lille par Madame R. Simon’ Imprimerie Louis-Jean, 6, Avenue de Provence, Gap, 1940[17]. Original paper covers (3 cm separation at foot of front hinge; chip lost from foot of rear hinge but retained inside awaiting regluing; light wear to top of spine; title details inked to spine by former owner; moderate edgewear and occasional edge-tearing to covers). (Nearly all page gatherings still joined at top edges and many at outer edges: need opening.) [1 leaf] + [plate] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-112] + [double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 113-696] + [1]

Simon, Renée, Docteur ès-lettres ‘Henry de Boulainviller: Historien, Politique, Philosophe, Astrologue 1658-1722’ Éditions du Nouvel Humanisme, Garches (S.-et.O.) / Boivin et Cie Éditeurs, Rue Palatine, Paris (VIe), undated[18]. Original paper covers (tearing down length of spine close to rear hinge; light tearing to lower and upper edges of front cover; lower half of rear inner paper hinge heavily cracked). (Upper cords broken from gathering of pages up to p. 14; light separation between pp. 16-17 and to upper part of inner paper hinge between pp. 640-1; binding split between p. 609-9, hanging by just 3 cords). Marginal inked bracket to pp. 19 and 357.) [1 leaf] + [plate] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 9-112] + [2 pages of plates] + [pp. 113-656][19] + [pp. 673-702] + [Imprimatur]

Simon, Renée, Docteur ès-lettres; intr. Gouhier, M. Henri, Professeur à la Sorbonne ‘Un Révolte du Grand Siècle: Henry de Boulainviller – Avec un portrait, un autographe, un horoscope et quatre traités inédits’ Éditions du Nouvel Humanisme, Garches (S.-et-O.), 1948. Numbered edition of unspecified size, of which this copy is No. 65. Original card covers (light tearing towards foot of spine). [4] + [pp. v-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-8] + [plate] + [pp. 9-23] + [pp. 25-40] + [plate] + [pp. 41-56] + [plate] + [pp. 57-68] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 71-81] + [p. 83] + [pp. 85-131] + [pp. 133-141] + [pp. 143-184] + [1 plate] + [pp. 185-6] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 189-195] + [pp. 197-203] + [pp. 205-6] + [Imprimatur]

Sitrusis, Cora[20] ‘Astrological Signs by House Placement’ Cora Sitrusis’ School of Astrology, Inc., no place stated, 1969. Large-format textured card covers (1 cm tear to foot of rear cover). Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins (uppermost three holes of front cover and uppermost four holes of rear cover, as well as lowest hole of rear cover, have been broken through). (Three additional holes punched in inner margins for use with a binder, though none is present.) Contents printed in blue ink in a font designed to imitate cursive handwriting, on single-sided leaves, throughout. [2 leaves] + [leaves 1-109]

 

[1] A heavy, very-large-format, lavishly produced book, containing many colour illustrations even on ordinarily numbered pages

[2] The included advertisements suggest a date of circa 1847

[3] The advertisements suggest that this is a circa 1849 printing of this work originally published thus in 1847

[3a] With separate title page to [p. 307]: “Mathematical and Astronomical Tables For the use of Students of Astro-Mathematics[,] Practical Astronomers, Astrologers, and Astro-Meteorologists, with an Introduction, Containing an Explanation and Use of the Tables” – Third Edition by John Story, Sheffield, 1902 – Foulsham & Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill – Jas. Neville, Printer, Sheffield

[4] With separate title page to [p. 307]: “Mathematical and Astronomical Tables For the use of Students of Astro-Mathematics[,] Practical Astronomers, Astrologers, and Astro-Meteorologists, with an Introduction, Containing an Explanation and Use of the Tables” W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 10/11, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 4, London

[5] An early reprint, in the time-frame of 1922-39, of the 1890 edition produced by Story shown above

[6] COPAC suggests 1847

[7] Appears to be the true first edition of this work, predating the undated edition that was printed in Leeds but published in London, although probably in the same year. Not held in any libraries listed on COPAC or Worldcat, but this is one of two copies I have seen for sale second-hand since 2005

[8] The cloth appears likely to be original in view of the original-looking title label to the front board and the lack of discontinuity of appearance between the endpapers and adjacent pages; however, this is difficult to ascertain for sure. The blind-stamped decoration to the front board strikes a floral theme; and the label is on an orange background and reads simply ‘Horary Astrology’

[9] Presumed to be the second edition. Although undated, recorded by the British Library to have been issued in 1851 in common with the first edition shown above. If the British Library record is correct, that would make it the second overall edition

[10] Presumed to be the third edition after those of Israel Holdsworth and Simpkin, Marshall & Co., as shown above

[11] Library records show 1854

[12] After the original edition by ACS Publications, 1989

[13] A unique manuscript at the Bibliothèque Nationale, believed by Boudet to have been produced in the years 1494-8.

[14] Described on the rear cover as “Maître de conférences de philosophie à l’université de Lille III”.

[15] A series of publications, many of whose other titles are advertised in the back of this volume.

[16] A former owner has attempted to correct ‘Politicien’ to ‘Politique’, the word used on the later edition, in black ink on both the front cover and the inner title page

[17] This would appear to be the original edition, although this copy was bought merely to replace the undated later one shown below upon the discovery of its missing 16 pages

[18] COPAC gives 1940 or 1941; CCFr., however, suggests 1942

[19] This copy lacks pp. 657-672, apparently as a result of a binder’s error

[20] The Library of Congress catalogue of copyright entries reports that Cora Sitrusis was a pseudonym for a Barbara J. Wolfe. Online sources show her school to have been based at 115 E. Illif. Avenue, Denver, USA

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