Stott, Carole ‘Celestial Charts: Antique Maps of the Heavens[1]’ Studio Editions Ltd., Princess House, 50 Eastcastle Street, London W1N, 1991. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine hinges; light wear to outer corners of boards; 1 cm tear to top of rear inner paper hinge) in dj. [6] + [pp. 7-23] + [double-page colour illustration] + [pp. 26-63] + [double-page colour illustration] + [pp. 66-128]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘A Philosopher’s Advice, Or the Seer’s Mystery. A Book of Anecdote and Method of Fortelling the Future’ Published by the Author, 131 133 Catherine St., Detroit, Mich., undated[2]. Textured paper covers. [3] + 72 + [7 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘Astrological Periodicity: a Book of Instructions , showing man, beast and plant are subject to the influences of the planets, which gives good and evil periods, which can be taken advantage of and be a benifit, not only, to the individual, but to all classes of people. Features too numerous to mention’ Published by the Astrological Publishing Co., 133 Catherine st.[3], Detroit. Mich., 1909[4]. Cloth (7 small puncture marks in spine; patch of wear towards middle of front hinge; light wear to foot of spine; binding cracked after ffep but holding for now – needs professional reinforcement). (Separation down inner paper hinge between main pp. 4-5; 116-7; 196-7; 260-1; 276-7; 372-3 – some would benefit from professional tape strenghtening.) [Coloured illustration] + [Frontis.] + [2] + 6 + 4 + 289 + [folding diagram tipped in to inner margin of blank p. 290] + [pp. 291-319] + [large 6-panel folding diagram tipped in to inner margin of blank p. 320] + [pp. 321-363] + [pp. 364-386 of advertisements]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘The Cosmos. Is a Book of Philosophy, Science and Theology, Combining Three Public Lectures, entitled Where Did We Come From? What Are We Here For? Where Are We Going To? Answered from a Scientific Stand Point. The Strange Phenomena of Spiritualism Accounted for. The Grounds for Atheism Destroyed. Materialism Ended for Ever. A Beautiful Foundation for the Christian Church to Rest on while Correcting Past Errors’ The Astrological Publishing Co., 131-133 Catherine St., Detroit, Mich., 1909[5]. Original pictorial paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet (light rusting to staples). [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + 55 + [1] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘Right Hours to Success – The object is to show how the ancients calculated the planets and signs of the Zodiac rule the days of the week and the hours of the day, and to make a practical use of such knowledge’ The Astrological Publishing Co., [131-]133 Catherine St., Detroit, Mich., 1907[6]. Separate double-sided 4-panel fold-out brochure also entitled ‘Right Hours To Success’ laid in. Also, separate narrow-format card-backed volvelle with two moving parts (‘The Hour Dial’); and separate matching-format two-sided card entitled ‘The Right Hour by Sun, Moon and Stars’, printed with instructions to the use of the Hour Dial. Main vol.: original quarter-cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine) with pictorial textured paper-covered boards (moderate wear to outer corners). [3] + 2 + 27 + [7] + 12 (of which p. 3 is printed upside down in this copy) + 7 + [p. 9] + [p. 8] + [pp. 10-19 of testimonials and advertisements] + [order form] + [table] + [7 pages of advertisements]. Brochure: [8 inc. covers]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘Stowe’s Bible Astrology: the Bible Founded on Astrology – The old testament and astrology or religion keeps pace with the sun through the great zodiac. – The story of the Sun God and the story of the Son of God are one and the same. – Man made in the image of his Creator, the zodiac. – The riddle of the sphinx solved. – The seals of the Book of Revelations broken’ The Astrological Publishing Co., 131-133 Catherine Street, Detroit, Mich., 1907. Double-sided 32-panel fold-out chart by Stowe on translucent paper entitled ‘The Story Among the Stars’ laid in, as issued. Original gilt-stamped cloth[7]. All page-edges gilt. [2] + [illustration] + [2 pages of illustrations] + [p. 2] + [2] + 3 + 239 + 12 + [7 pages of advertisements]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘Stowe’s Bible Astrology: the Bible Founded on Astrology – The old testament and astrology or religion keeps pace with the sun through the great zodiac. – The story of the Sun God and the story of the Son of God are one and the same. – Man made in the image of his Creator, the zodiac. – The riddle of the sphinx solved. – The seals of the Book of Revelations broken’ Lyman E. Stowe, 131 Catherine Street, Detroit, Mich., unclearly dated[8]. Original pictorial silver-stamped cloth (some holes, probably insect bite-marks, to lowest inch of spine hinges and of spine; light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [2] + [illustration] + [2 pages of illustrations] + [p. 2] + [2] + 3 + [4 pages of advertisements] + 239 + 12 + [7 pages of advertisements]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘Stowe’s Bible Astrology: the Bible Founded on Astrology’ Health Research, Pomeroy, WA, unclearly dated[9]. Card covers, of which front cover overlain with clear plastic sheet. Bound by plastic comb threaded through holes punched in inner margins. [2] + [illustration] + [7] + 3 + [4] + 236 + [leaf 1] + [pp. 2-12]

Stowe, Lyman E. ‘What is Coming is a Wonderful Exposition of the Prophecies and Comparison with Ancient and Modern Historical and Political Events, Together with an Ample, though Concise History of Money from King Solomon’s Time to the Present[10]’ Lyman E. Stowe, Detroit, Michigan, 1896. Eight-panel fold-out ‘Chart of Propechies No. 1’ and separate eight-panel fold-out ‘Chart of Prophecies No. 2’ laid in loose at front, presumed as issued.  Cloth (some discoloration to top of spine; slight staining to parts of boards). (Defective copy: lacks pp. 407-438). [2] + [pp. i-v] + 2 + 406 + [pp. 439-470] + [duplicates of pp. 439-470] + [pp. 471-5]

Straiton, E. Valentia ‘The Celestial Ship of the North[.] With Symbolical Illustrations and a Glossary[.] Volume I’ Second Edition – Lucis Publishing Company, New York, 1932. This copy signed by author to half-title. Cloth (very light wear to outer corners of boards and extremities of spine). (Inner paper hinges cracked between pp. 10-11; pp. [58]-9; pp. 122-3; and pp. 186-7; but binding holding beneath.) [1 leaf] + [3] + [1 leaf] + [pp. vii-ix] + [pp. xi-xvi] + [1 leaf] + [p. xix] + 19 + [p. 21] + [pp. 23-39] + [pp. 41-57] + [pp. 59-67] + [pp. 69-93] + [pp. 95-113] + [p. 115] + [pp. 117-127] + [p. 129] + [pp. 131-145] + [p. 147] + [pp. 149-163] + [p. 165] + [pp. 167-193] + [pp. 195-207] + [pp. 209-221] + [pp. 223-241] + [pp. 243-253]

Straiton, E. Valentia ‘The Celestial Ship of the North[.] With Symbolical Illustrations and a Glossary[.] Volume II’ Second Edition – Lucis Publishing Company, New York, 1932. This copy signed by author to half-title. Cloth (light wear to outer corners of boards). (Inner paper hinges cracked between pp. 50-1; pp. 82-3; pp. 178-9; pp. 210-11; and pp. 242-3; but binding holding beneath.) [1 leaf] + [2] + [p. iii] + [pp. v-vii] + [pp. ix-xi] + 17 + [pp. 19-33] + [pp. 35-51] + [pp. 53-65] + [p. 67] + [pp. 69-79] + [pp. 81-91] + [pp. 93-107] + [pp. 109-121] + [p.123] + [pp. 125-135] + p. 137] + [pp. 139-197] + [p. 199] + [pp. 201-221] + [pp. 223-263] + [pp. 265-273]

Strampfer, Anton ‘Charakteroskopie: Neue Wege der Persönlichkeitswertung’ No publisher, place or date given[11]. Former owner’s radio and television licence application form, dated to the 1960s, laid in. Original card covers with paper spine. Sub-surface staples through inner margins. Main contents printed in typescript. (Former owner’s red marginal circular stickers to a few pages within.) [1 leaf] + [2] + 47 + [pp. 48-50 of tables] + [pp. 51-2] + [1 leaf] + [1 leaf of chart blanks]

Strauch, Prof. Aegidius, and Cyprian von Leowitz; tr. Fuchs, Jos. ‘[Historische Bibliothek der Wissenschaftlichen Astrologie[12], Band 1:] Strauch-Leovitius: Astrologische Aphorismen[13]’ Verlag von A. M. Grimm, Bad Tölz, Osterleitenstr. 4, 1924. Original card covers. Sub-surface staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with advertisement] + [2] + [2 leaves] + [pp. vii-xii] + [2] + [pp. 5-215] + [pp. 217-227] + [pp. 229-253] + [3 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

Strauch, Prof. Aegidius, and Cyprian von Leowitz; tr. Fuchs, Jos. ‘[Astrologische Universal Harmonien, Sonderdruck 32:] Strauch-Leovitius Astrologische Aphorismen – Anlage: Goethe Horoskop’ (inner title) / ‘Astrologische Aphorismen von Strauch-Leovitius’ (front cover) – Baumgartner-Verlag / Druck- und Verlagsanstalt Hans Baumgartner, Warpke-Billerbeck (Hann.), unclearly dated[14]. Single-sided leaf entitled “Anlage zu Sonderdruck 32” laid in, as issued. Original card covers with cloth spine. [1] + [pp. 2-226] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Astro-Biochemistry or the Science of Life’ Fourth Edition – No Publisher Specified, unclearly dated[15]. Original paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. Original paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. 23pp + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Astrological Dream Book Interpreted by the Four Elements Fire, Air, Water and Earth, with Guiding Moon Table’ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers (lightly torn at feet of both covers and chipped at outer corners of rear cover). Staplebund pamphlet. (Leaves comprising pp. [3]-[6] and pp. [9]-[16] still joined at top edges; [9]-[12] amd [13]-[16] also at outed edges; need separating.) [15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 1 If from March 21 to April 19′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 2 If from April 20 to May 20′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 3 If from May 21 to June 20′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 4 If from June 21 to July 21′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 5 If from July 22 to August 22′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 6 If from Aug. 23 to Sept. 22′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 7 If from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 8 If from Oct. 23 to Nov. 22′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 9 If from Nov. 22 to Dec. 20′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 10 If from Dec. 21 to Jan. 18′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 11 If from Jan. 19 to Feb. 17′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

Straughan, Alfred J. A. ‘Your Birth Reading No. 12 If from Feb. 18 to March 20′ [Self-Published], Pittsburgh, Pa, 1920. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + [pp. 5-15] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 1 page of advertisements]

 

[1] A very large-format book whose contents from p. 12, after a brief text introduction, consist entirely of large colour reproductions of old artwork, edged with historically focused notes

[2] Worldcat records tentatively suggest 1896, but do not record any libraries that hold a copy

[3] [sic]

[4] Original printed copyright date of 1907 has been papered over in typescript with the revised date; it is unclear if it was first published in 1907 and this is a second printing, or if publication was delayed significantly after the book was prepared for sending to the printers, resulting in the need for the correction.

[5] Copyright entry date at Library of Congress, as noted on final page

[6] On the inner title page, just 133 appears; but on the front board, 131-133. On this copy, the original publisher name on the internal title page has been weakly stricken through with plain pencil, and the later stamp of Mildred K. Stowe, Catherine, Detroit, Mich., added beneath

[7] Despite the lack of picture on the front board of this copy, the binding appears original in view of the font on the spine exactly matching that on the other. From the available internal evidence, it is reasonably presumed the original issue

[8] In common with the issue shown above, the only firm internal date is the copyright date of 1907. However, the added “Second Preface” (which I have more accurately characterised in my pagination as “4 pages of advertisements”) in this issue refers to the Great War as being current. The present issue is therefore presumed to date from around 1915-1918. The binding notably lacks the gilt edges and titles, rounded outer-corners and laid-in chart of the original issue shown above, though it has gained an added silver illustration to the front board, entitled ‘The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac’. The last line of the list of the author’s other publications on the original title page has been effaced in this printing, as the new imprimatur has been superimposed prior to printing. It seems reasonable to conjecture that Stowe had wound up his Astrological Publishing Co. at some point since 1907, and was now therefore selling his book in his own personal name as publisher. It would appear from the wording of the added preface that this issue should also have been supplied with the large fold-out chart, but it has been lost from this copy, presumably long ago, and its survival with any early edition of the book is rare

[9] An undated later impression, purchased new in early 2000s, of the Health Research facsimile reprint first published in 1965. The publisher’s website address is given on the copyright page, proving that this reprint cannot predate 1994. In all probability it was either printed and bound on demand or issued from recently printed stock at the time of purchase. It is not clear from what edition the Health Research reprint was itself sourced, or why it has considerably more prefatory pages than the original edition

[10] Title to internal title page. Title to front board is abbreviated to ‘What Is coming’

[11] No library records found. A previous owner’s signature dated December 1957 would suggest a probable origin in the mid-1950s

[12] A planned series of publications collectively edited by A. M. Grimm, of which this is the only title to have appeared so far as I have been able to determine to date

[13] Internally comprises a new translation into German of the second edition (1675) of the book “Aegidii Strauchii, Professoris Quondam Wittebergensis Aphorismi Astrologici, Methodice in Usum Docentium et Discentium Collecti – Accessit Cypriani Leovitii de Judiciis Nativitatum Doctrina, Ea Methodo Tradita, Ut Omnium Thematum Consi Derationibus Accommo Dari Possit”. The first part of the work (pp. 5-44 in this translation) comprises 71 aphorisms, some of them quite extended, by Strauch. The remainder (pp. 45-214), attributed to Cyprian von Leowitz, comprises 432 numbered paragraphs

[14] From its fresh appearance, this copy is evidently an undeclared later reprint of the edition first published thus in 1954, itself after the 1924 original, q.v. above

[15] The front cover illustration is copyrighted July, 1914, but there is no specific printing date for this stated fourth edition of the publication

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