Bibliography of Astrology Page 18, Bayley – Benjamine

Bayley, Harold ‘The Lost Language of Symbolism: An Inquiry into the Origin of Certain Letters, Words, Names, Fairy-Tales, Folklore, and Mythologies’ Vol. I, Reprinted – Williams and Norgate, 36, Great Russell Street, W. C. 1 [London], 1951. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine hinges and outer corners of boards) in (price-clipped) dj (slight wear and tearing to top of spine, especially at rear hinge; 4mm tear to foot of front hinge; very minor chipping to upper extremities of flap-folds. [4] + [pp. v-ix] + 375pp

Bayley, Harold ‘The Lost Language of Symbolism: An Inquiry into the Origin of Certain Letters, Words, Names, Fairy-Tales, Folklore, and Mythologies’ Vol. II, Reprinted – Williams and Norgate, 36, Great Russell Street, W. C. 1 [London], 1951. Cloth in (price-clipped) dj. [4] + [pp. v-viii] + 388pp

Bazchenoff, N. – see under Brahy, G.-L., below

Beauchamp, Murray ‘The Cryptic Cycle: Astrology and the Lunar Saros’ MaddingCrowd Publishing, Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia, 2008. Card covers (light wear to top of spine). [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-vii] + [p. ix] + [pp. xi-xiii] + [2] + 158 + [1] + [pp. 160-195 of tables] + [1] + [pp. 197-208]

Beaumont, G., Minister of the Gospel ‘Fixed Stars: Or, an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: the Principles of this Science being plainly laid open, and their absurdity and Wickedness clearly demonstrated. To which is added, The Testimonies of Many Learned Men Against the Science of Astrology[1]‘ Printed by Edward Baines, and sold by G. Beaumont, Binns, Bothamley, and Holmes, Leeds; Brooke, and Garnet, Huddersfield; Edwards, Halifax; Farrer, Ripon; Todd, York; Canne, Otley; Smith, Sheffield; Thompson, Manchester; Clark, Stockport; and Pratt, Stockton, 1803. No covers. Lightly bound at spine. [2] + [pp. iii-iv] + 40

Beaumont, G., Minister of the Gospel ‘Fixed Stars: Or, an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: the Principles of this Science being plainly laid open, and their absurdity and Wickedness clearly demonstrated. To which is added, Many Anecdotes, Shewing the Folly, and also the Mischievous Tendency, of Fortune-Seeking, Fortune-Telling, and Almanack Predictions. Likewise Some Eminent Testimonies, Both in Prose and in Verse Against Astrology, Fortune-Seeking, Fortune-Telling, &c.’ Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged – Printed by C. Berry[1a], Norwich, 1814. Quarter cloth with paper-covered boards (moderate wear to bottom edges and outer corners). (First leaf slightly marginally chipped at outer edge and upper outer corner; second leaf at upper outer corner only.) [2] + [pp. iii-iv] + [pp. 5-144]

Becher, Theobald, ed. ‘[Astrologische Bibliothek XIX:] Die Symbole des Tierkreises: Der Schlüssel zu dem astrologischen Weltbild[2]‘ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, undated[3]. Original quarter cloth (very light wear to extremities of spine) with paper-covered boards (light wear to lower outer corner of front board). [2] + [pp. iii-xvi] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-35] + [pp. 36-7 of tables] + [pp. 38-40] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 43-86] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 89-231] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 237-319] + [1]

Becher, Theobald, ed. ‘[Sonderheft zum Astrologischen Jahrbuch u. Kalender 1926:] Die Statistik in der Astrologie: Horoskop-Sammlung’ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, undated[4]. Original paper covers (light wear to extremities of spine). Staplebound pamphlet. (Former owner’s red marginal circular stickers to pp. 27-8 and pp. 33-4.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [3] + [pp. 2-13 of tables] + [pp. 14-34] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Becher, Theobald ‘Die Tattwas und Ihre Bedeutung – Mit Drei Übersichts-Tafeln[5]‘ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, undated[6]. Custom half-cloth[7] (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards) with marbled paper-covered boards (wear to foot of rear board; scattered light edgewear elsewhere). (Former owner’s red underlining to second page of advertisements.) [2] + [pp. 3-41] + [7 pages of advertisements]

Becher, Theobald, ed. ‘Veröffentlichungen Über Wissenschaft und Weltanschauung der Astrologie II: Die Berechnung und Deutung des Horoskopes – Drei Abhandlungen[8]‘ Theosophiches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, 1925. Original paper covers (top 4 cm and bottom 2.5 cm of spine chipped; some further internal tearing to spine paper; separation down entire length of front inner paper hinge, with outer spine mostly unglued from inner spine.). [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1] + [pp. 2-58] + [pp. 59-61  of tables] + [2 pages of tables] + [p. 64 of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

For Vol. I of the above series, see under Mrsic, Dr. phil. Wilhelm, below

Beck, Peter ‘Astrologie des Lichts: Eine erneuerte Astrologie der Fixsterne für das Wassermann-Zeitalter: Die lichtvolle Erweiterung der herkömmlichen Astrologie – 2. Auflage, RiWei-Verlag, Regensburg, 2005

Beck, Roger[9] ‘A Brief History of Ancient Astrology’ Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 350 Main Street, Maldonn, MA / 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 / 550 Swanston Court, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 2007. Cloth in dj. [5] + [pp. vii-xiii] + 159

Beckham, Carole ‘Cycles of Opportunity’ Source Publications, Mariposa, California, 1998

[Beckstein, Ludwig, ed.] ‘[Deutsches Museum für Geschichte, Literatur, Kunst und Alterthumsforschung Band I] IX. Xylographa: 1. Das Planetenbüchlein; 2. Der Kalender des Johannes Regiomontanus’ No publication details provided, undated in print[10]. Unmarked paper covers (1 cm tear to top of spine; 5mm chip lost from foot of spine; considerable surface wear and tearing to central portions of spine). Contents printed in gothic script. [1 leaf] + [pp. 243-258] + [2-panel fold-out hand-coloured plate with integral poem[11]]

Beer, Arthur ‘Astrology and Mysticism[12]’ Self-published, Cambridge, 1971. Loose card folder containing letter with lecture, and separately bound image set. Single-sided leaves throughout. Letter with lecture: Stringbound through holes in one corner. [Letter] + 29pp. Image set: Stringbound through holes in one corner. [16pp]

Beer, Arthur; Beer, Peter (eds.) ‘[Vistas in Astronomy Volume 18:] Four Hundred Years: Proceedings of Conferences Held in Honour of Johannes Kepler[13]’ Pergamon Press Ltd., Headington Hill Hall, Oxford / Pergamon Press Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, New York / Pergamon of Canada Ltd., 207 Queen’s Way West, Toronto / Pergamon Press (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., 19a Boundary Street, Rushcutters Bay, N.S.W., Australia / Pergamon Press GmbH, Burgplatz 1, Braunschweig, West Germany, 1975. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of rear board). [4] + [pp. v-ix] + [pp. xi-xv] + [pp. xvii-xix] + [1 page of colour illustrations] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-36] + [1 leaf] + [1 leaf of illustrations] + [pp. 41-3] + [pp. 45-53] + [pp. 55-70] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 73-95] + [pp. 97-105] + [pp. 107-117] + [pp. 119-123] + [p. 125] + [pp. 127-131] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 135-163] + [pp. 165-181] + [pp. 183-7] + [p. 189] + [p. 191] + [p. 193] + [1 page of illustrations] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 197-203] + [pp. 205-7] + [pp. 209-231] + [pp. 233-5] + [pp. 237-247] + [pp. 249-253] + [pp. 255-8] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 261-285] + [pp. 287-313] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 317-367] + [pp. 369-385] + [p. 387] + [pp. 389-396] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 399-451] + [pp. 453-5] + [p. 457] + [pp. 459-469] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 473-517] + [pp. 519-533] + [pp. 535-9] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 543-555] + [pp. 557-565] + [pp. 567-583] + [pp. 585-591] + [p. 593] + [pp. 595-601] + [p. 603] + [pp. 605-11] + [pp. 613-9] + [pp. 621-7] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 631-685] + [pp. 687-9] + [p. 691] + [pp. 693-707] + [p. 709] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 713-731] + [pp. 733-745] + [pp. 747-767] + [pp. 769-785] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 789-805] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 809-817] + [pp. 819-847] + [pp. 849-878] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 881-9] + [pp. 891-909] + [1] + [pp. 912-4 of illustrations] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 917-9] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 923-9] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 933-5] + [pp. 937-943] + [pp. 945-9] + [pp. 951-3] + [1 leaf] + [p. 957] + [p. 959] + [pp. 961-1003] + [pp. 1005-1010] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 1013-1034]

Beer, H., Docteur en Droit et Sciences Politiques ‘[Collection de Documents et de Témoignages pour Servir à l’Histoire de Notre Temps:] Introduction à l’Astrologie: Les Horoscopes Confirmés par l’Histoire – 200 cas célèbres avec 50 dessins et 16 illustrations hors texte’ Payot, 106 Boulevard St. Germain, Paris, 1939. Original paper covers. (Light separation between upper halves of pp. 128-9.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 7-48] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 49-64] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 65-96] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 97-112] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 113-144] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 145-160] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 161-183] + [7 pages of diagrams] + [pp. 191-2] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 195-208] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 209-224] + [1 double-sided leaf of plates] + [pp. 225-230] + [3 pages of handwriting facsimiles] + [pp. 234-240] + [7 pages of tables] + [pp. 248-257] + [1 page of tables] + [1] + [pp. 260-271 of tables] + 2] + [pp. 274-300] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Beer, Hans ‘Neue Astrologie[14]‘ Otto-Wilhelm-Barth-Verlag G.M.B.H., München-Planegg, 1951. Original cloth in dj (light wear to top of spine; 1cm separation to foot of front hinge; 3mm tear to top of front flap-fold; 1cm tear to top edge of rear cover). [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 9-35] + [pp. 37-157] + [pp. 158-169 of charts] + [pp. 170-2]. [Rear dj flap with advertisements]

Behari, Bepin ‘The Timing of Events’ Reprint – Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Ltd., Delhi, 2005

Belcsák, Sándor ‘[Publikationen der Österreichischen Astrologischen Gesellschaft, I. Teil:] Geographische Positionen Österreichs: Ortsgemeinden’ Österreichischen Astrologischen Gesellschaft, Wien, September 1983. Outwardly glossy card covers (light wear to extremities of spine). Staplebound pamphlet. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 1-58 of tables] + [1]

Bell, Lynn ‘Cycles of Light: Exploring the Mysteries of Solar Returns’ The Centre for Psychological Astrology Press, London WC1N, 2005

Bell, Lynn ‘[CPA Series: Volume 13:] Planetary Threads: Patterns of Relating Among Family and Friends’ The Centre for Psychological Astrology Press, London WC1 3XX, 1999. Cloth. [3] + [4] + 290 + [pp. 291-6 of advertisements]

Bell, Lynn; Costello, Darby; Greene, Liz and Reinhart, Melanie ‘The Mars Quartet: Four Seminars on the Astrology of the Red Planet’ Centre for Psychological Astrology Press, London, 2001

Bellantii, Lucii; Pirovani, Gabrielis ‘Lucii Bellantii Senensis Mathematici Ac Physici De Astrologica Veritate Liber Quaestionum. Astrologiae Defensio Contra Ioannem Picum Mirandulanum. Gabrielis Pirovani De Astronomiae Veritate Dialogus Absolutissimus’ No Publisher Stated, Basileae, 1554. Paper-covered boards. (Internal front paper hinge appears weak.) [1 leaf] + [6] + 42 + [p. 42 (2)] + [pp. 44-50] + [p. 15 (2)] + [pp. 52-64] + [p. 55 (2)] + [pp. 66-73] + [p. 47 (2)] + [pp. 75-152] + [p. 137 (2)] + [pp. 154-224] + [p. 227 (1)] + [pp. 226-273] + [p. 258 (2)] + [pp. 275-7] + [p. 268 (2)] + [pp. 279-301] + [p. 270 (2)] + [1]

Bélus, Jean, Philosophe hermétique ‘Traité des Recherches pour la découverte des personnes disparues, des enfants, animaux et objets Perdus ou Volés[;] Moyens certains pour connaître le lieu où ils se trouvent, ainsi que le signalement des voleurs et l’endroit où ils se cachent – Chapitre spécial pour découvrir la provenance des Lettres Anonymes[;] Étude sur la Recherche des Trésors Cachés – Méthode Magique Rationnelle’ Librairie Générale et Internationale G. Ficker, 6, Rue de Savoie, Paris (VIe), 1911. Original paper covers (detached; peripherally heavily chipped; outer spine mostly lost). (Binding weak at extremities, especially towards top, before title page; and between pp. 16-17; pp. 48-9; pp. 64-5.) [2 leaves] + [pp. 5-6] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 9-80] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Ben Ragel  – see under Aben Ragel above

Ben Yom Tov, David[15]; ed. / tr. Bos, Gerrit; Burnett, Charles and Langermann, Tzvi ‘[Transactions of the American Philsophical Society held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Volume 95, Part 5:] Hebrew Medical Astrology: David Ben Yom Tov, Kelal Qatan[16] – Original Hebrew Text, Medieval Latin Translation, Modern English Translation’ American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 2005. Card covers. [4 pages of colour plates] + [2 leaves] + [3] + [p. ix] + 59 + [pp. 60-1 of monochrome illustrations] + [pp. 63-121]

Benjamine, Elbert ‘Astrodyne Manual: Instruction for Calculating and tabulating Birth-Chart and Progressed Astrodynes, Harmodynes and Discordynes’ The Church of Light, Los Angeles 53, California, 1950. Large 8-panel fold-out astrodyne calculation blank laid in, presumed as issued. Original card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. Contents printed in typescript throughout. [4] + [pp. 5-11] + [1] + [pp. 13-49] + [double-page diagram] + [pp. 52-99] + [1 page of advertisements]

Benjamine, Elbert ‘Astrodyne Manual: Instructions for Calculating and Tabulating Birth Chart and Progressed Astrodynes, Harmodynes and Discordynes’ The Church of Light, Los Angeles, California, 1999[17]. A4-sized card covers with cloth-tape spine (4mm separation to top of front hinge). Main text contents printed in dual columns. [1 leaf] + [1 leaf of advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [2] +  36 + [double-sided 2-panel folding chart] + [pp. 37-65] + [order form]

Benjamine, Elbert, President of “The Church of Light” ‘Astrological Lore of All Ages’ The Aries Press Publishers, Chicago, undated[18]. Cloth (slightly worn at extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; stained). [4] + [pp. 5-141] + [1 page of advertisements]

Benjamine, Elbert, President of “The Church of Light” ‘Beginner’s Horoscope Maker’ The Aries Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1943. Original thin card covers (moderate separation to extremities of spine hinges; slight chipping to top of spine). Subsurface staples through inner margins. (Trace of water-staining to periphery of outer margins of pp. 32-64 inclusive. Dark inked underlining and bracketing to p. 5; dark blue inked or coloured pencil bracketing to pp. 11-12.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [3] + [pp. 4-77] + [p. 79 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Benjamine, Elbert, President of “The Church of Light” ‘Body Disease and its Stellar Treatment’ The Aries Press Publishers, Chicago, 1945. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) in dj (heavily chipped at spine; lightly chipped at bottom of both covers; torn down much of front flap-fold and extremities of rear equivalent). [1 leaf] + [4] + [pp. 5-139] + [1 page of advertisements]

Benjamine, Elbert ‘Chart Your Future: Instructions for Charting and Reading Major Progressions, Minor Progressions, Transit Progressions, Mundane Cycle Progressions, Weather Chart Progressions, and the Positions and Aspects of the Planets in the Sky, on The Church of Light Aspectograph’ The Church of Light, Los Angeles 53, California, 1949. Original card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [1  leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-55] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 58-60] + [chart] + [p. 61] + [chart] + [1 page of advertisements]

 

[1] An added note reads: ‘Great Part of the above appeared in the LEEDS MERCURY under the signature “Astronomus;” but is now revised and much enlarged’.

[1a] A long list of participating booksellers follows

[2] Contents by various authors but many without express attribution. Internally divided into four sections: I – Die Zwölf Zeichen des Tierkreises; II – Das Begriffsschema des Astrologischen Tierkreises von Ernst Hentges; III – Die Zwölf Menschengruppen; IV – Die Esoterische Bedeutung der Tierkreiszeichen (von J. Kruischer)

[3] DNB records give 1925

[4] DNB records 1925

[5] Appears a general (essentially non-astrological) educational introduction to the idea of the tattvas. The author seems to have been inspired to write it by the publication of Karl Brandler-Pracht’s book “Tattwische und astrale Einflüsse”, q. v.

[6] The DND records 1919

[7] Bound up thus by a former owner together with two titles by Rudolf von Sebottendorf that were published by the same publisher as the present work by Becher: “Die Hilfshoroskopie” and “Studen- und Frage-Horoskopie”, both q. v.

[8] This work is divided into three studies, of which the first is anonymous; the second is credited to Dr. Vigelius-Asboga, and the third is credited to Hermann Leo. As a result of uncertain authorship, I have taken the writer of the foreword as the overall editor

[9] “Emeritus Professor at the University Toronto”

[10] An extract or offprint from the original printing of 1842. A previous owner has added the date Janu. 1842 in pencil to the title page

[11] Representing the planet Venus

[12] A typed lecture on Johannes Kepler, presented with a signed typed letter in German by the author dated 21. Dezember 1971, and a set of photocopies of the images used in the accompanying slide show

[13] A compendium of the papers (or in some cases, seemingly, abbreviated summaries thereof) presented at sixteen different Kepler-themed symposia that were held in 1971 to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of Kepler’s birth, together with some newly published articles. All the papers that were originally presented in other languages are given in English translation here. In all, some 120 mostly shortish articles are included, together with a bibliography of material relating to Kepler that had been newly published in the period 1967-1975, and brief surveys of a few of the symposia from which the papers are drawn

[14] Appears a heavy reworking in German of the author’s above original work in French

[15] Described as “a Hebrew scholar who lived in the first half of the fourteenth century”.

[16] Described as “the most detailed and extensive original Hebrew treatise on astrological medicine surviving in Hebrew literature”. The Hebrew edition presented in this volume is based on a manuscript at the Bodleian Library, corrected “where appropriate” with reference to three others. The Latin translation is taken from a manuscript in the Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona.

[17] Reset from the original 1950 edition, q. v. above

[18] Library records give 1945

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