Von Schierstedt, Claudia ‘Astrologische Terminwahl: Durch Elektionen im Einklang mit der Zeitqualität’ 2. Auflage – Chiron Verlag, Mössingen, 2004

Von Schierstedt, Claudia ‘Finsternisse: astrologischen deuten’ Chiron Verlag, Mössingen, 1999. Glossy card covers

Von Schierstedt, Claudia ‘Mit den Sternen Reich Werden: Astrologische Anlagestrategien’ Heinrich Hugendubel Verlag, Kreuzlingen / München, 2002. Cloth in dj. 254pp + [1 leaf of advertisements]

Von Schlieffen, Alexander Graf ‘When Chimpanzees Dream Astrology: an Introduction to the Quadrants of the Horoscope’ Centre for Psychological Astrology Press, London WC1N, 2004

Von Sebottendorf, Rudolf ‘[Astrologische Bibliothek Band I:] Astrologisches Lehrbuch’ Vierte, vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage – Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, 1927[1]. Folded typed page (edge-torn) entitled “Namen der Tierkreiszeichen”, featuring comparative table of zodiac sign names in German, Latin, English and French, laid in. Original quarter-cloth (moderate wear to foot of spine) with paper-covered boards (wear to outer corners). (Light separation to parts of front inner paper hinge and extremities of rear equivalent.) [2] + [pp. iii-iv] + 156 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 159-186 of tables] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 189-190 of diagrams] + [1 page of illustrations] + [pp. 192-200 of charts, diagrams and graphs] + [pp. 201-4] + [4 pages of  advertisements]

Von Sebottendorf, Freiherr ‘[Astrologische Universal Harmonien, Sonderdruck 53:] Freiherr von Sebottendorf’s Deutungs-Tabellen: Horoskop-Deutungstabellen für das Geburts-Horoskop, Solar, Sekundär, Tertiär und alle Hilfs – Horoskope’ Baumgartner-Verlag / Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt Hans Baumgartner, (20a) Warpke-Billerbeck (Hann.), undated[2]. Original card covers. [2] + [pp. 3-81] + [pp. 82-4 of tables] + [pp. 85-100] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

Von Sebottendorf, Rudolf ‘[Astrologische Bibliothek Band XV:] Geschichte der Astrologie – Band I: Urzeit und Altertum[3]‘ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, undated[4]. Original quarter-cloth with paper-covered boards (moderate scuffing of paper towards and at upper outer corners of boards). [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 5-159] + [1 page of advertisements]

Von Sebottendorf, Rudolf, Bad Sachsa ‘[Astrologische Bibliothek Band IV:] Die Hilfshoroskopie: Jahreshoroskop – Geburtstagshoroskop (Solar) – Progressionshoroskop – Lunationshoroskop’ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, undated[5]. Custom half-cloth[6] (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). [2] + [pp. 3-100]

Von Sebottendorf, Rudolf ‘[Astrologische Bibliothek Band XVII:] Praktischer Lehrgang zur Horoskope nebst Deklinationen der Wandelsterne von 1851-1923’ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, foreword dated 1922[7]. Original quarter-cloth (3mm tear to top of spine) with paper-covered boards. (Two areas of separation to upper part of front inner paper hinge. Binding cracked down whole length between pp. 254-5, but underlying webbing strong). [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 5-39] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 43-264 of tables]

Von Sebottendorf, Rudolf, Bad Sachsa ‘[Astrologisches Bibliothek Band VI:] Stunden- und Frage-Horoskopie, mit Berücksichtigung der Perioden, Zyklen und Tattwas, Kabalistische Horoskopie’ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, 1921. Two copies. Copy A: Original quarter-cloth (wear to foot of spine) with paper-covered boards (wear to outer corners, with delayering to upper outer corner of rear board, and paper loss from 1.5 * 2 cm triangle of upper outer margin of rear board). Copy B: Custom half-cloth[8] (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). Both copies: [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. vi-viii] + 69 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 73-98 of tables] + [2] + [pp. 101-2] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Von Sebottendorf, Rudolf ‘[Quellenschriften zur Astrologie: Eine Sammlung alter und neuer astrologischer Schriftsteller, Band I:] Die Symbole des Tierkreises: Eine Symbolik jeden Grades nach alten Quellen gesammelt’ Theosophisches Verlagshaus, Leipzig, 1920. Original card covers. [3] + [pp. v-vii] + [1] + [Frontis.] + 16 + [plate] + [pp. 17-24] + [plate] + [pp. 25-32] + [plate] + [pp. 33-48] + [plate] + [pp. 49-53] + [3 pages of advertisements] + [imprimatur]

Von Stuckrad, Kocku[9] ‘Geschichte der Astrologie von den Anfangen bis Zur Gegenwart’ Verlag C. H. Beck ohG, Munchen, 2003. Publisher’s original customer survey postcard laid in. Cloth in dj. [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 7-9] + [pp. 11-13] + [pp. 15-368] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 371-391] + [1] + [pp. 393-412] + [1] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Von Stuckrad, Kocku ‘Lilith: Im Licht des schwarzen Mondes zur Kraft der Göttin’ 4. Auflage – Aurum, in J. Kamphausen Verlag & Distribution GmbH, Biedefeld, 2009. Paper-covered boards. 239pp

Von Stuckrad, Kocku ‘[Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten[10], Band 49:] Das Ringen um die Astrologie: Jüdische und christliche Beiträge zum antiken Zeitverständnis’ Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., KG, D-10785 Berlin, 2000. Paper-covered boards (light-wear to outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. v-vii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. xi-xvii] + 854 + [1] + [pp. 856-912] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Von Stuckrad, Kocku – see also under Oestmann, Gunther, above

Von Veldegg, Freifrau Irene ‘Horoskop und Schicksal: die Astrologische Praxis in Allgemeinverständlicher Darstellung – Mit 28 Abbildungen im Text und 6 Horoskopbeispielen im Anhang’ Astra-Verlag, H. Timm, Leipzig, 1928. Two copies. Both copies: Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Copy A: (8 cm separation to top of rear hinge; 5mm to top of front hinge; light wear to foot of rear hinge). Copy B: (Boards slightly splayed at top; upper half of outer spine missing; light separation to feet of spine hinges; light wear to lower outer corners of boards). Both copies: [1 leaf] + [5] + [pp. 9-155] + [5 pages of advertisements]

Von Veldegg, Freifrau Irene ‘[Kleine Schriften zur Astrologie[11]:] Passen wir zueinander? Astrologische Betrachtungen über die Lebensgemeinschaft in Beruf, Freundschaft, Familie, Liebe und Ehe’ Astra-Verlag, Dresden und Leipzig, 1928. Original card covers (8mm chip lost from foot of spine; 1.2 cm separation to top of front hinge). (1 cm tear to bottom edge of frontis. leaf.) [2] + [frontis.] + [2] + [pp. 5-81] + [1] + [6 pages of advertisements]

Von Veldegg, Irene ‘[Bücher der “Weisen Fahne” Nr. 45:] Richtige Berufswahl! Das Berufs-Horoskop als Weg zur Erkenntnis der Berufs-Eignungen und -Aussichten’ Johannes Baum Verlag, Pfullingen in Württ., undated[12]. Original paper covers (2 cm separation to top of front hinge; 1.5 cm to top of rear hinge; light tearing to foot of spine; both inner paper hinges slightly split in places but mostly still intact). [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [pp. 3-30] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Von Veldegg, Freifrau Irene ‘Das Schicksal der Frühlings-Menschen in den Jahren 1927 bis 1930. Astrologische Voraussagen für die Menschen, die zwischen dem 21. März und dem 22. Juni geboren sind’ [3. Auflage,] 9. – 12. Tausend – Astra-Verlag, Dresden-Leipzig, 1927[13]. Original card covers (moderate separation and slight chipping to foot of spine). [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [3] + [pp. 4-82] + [pp. 83-8 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Von Wolzogen Kühr, Ir. P. F. A.; tr. Benes, Professor Josef ‘Formeln für Astrologen – Mit vier Abbildungen im Text und zahlreichen Berechnungsbeispielen’ Astra-Verlag, H. Timm, Leipzig C1, 1934. Original bare card covers in textured paper dj glued down over spine and inner margins of covers (moderate wear and slight separation to extremities of front hinge; slight chipping to upper outer corner of dj front cover; 3mm tear to top edge of dj front cover; light wear to extremities of flap folds). (Red and blue pencilled lines added to diagram on p. 11; faint red pencilled marginal notes to pp. 12-13, 15, 31 and [57]; faint red pencilled underlining to pp. 24-5; red and green pencilled underlining to p. 31 .) [1 leaf] + [5] + [pp. 8-56] + [1] + [1 page of advertisements]

Von Xylander, Dr. Ernst ‘Psychologie und Kosmobiologie [Vollständige Wiedergabe des Vortrages “Kosmobiologische Grundgedenken um  der Psychologie” auf der 9. “Arbeitstagung für kosmobiologische Foschung” Aalen 1957 – III[14]]’ Herausgegeben in Verbindung mit der Kosmobiologischen Akademie Aalen Arbeitsgemeinschaft E.V. – Ebertin-Verlag, Reinhold Ebertin, (14a) Aalen / Württ., 1958. Original textured thin card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-23] + [1 page of advertisements]

Vorel, Iris ‘Ad Astra: A Novel’ Uranian Press, Inc., Publishers, New York, copyrighted 1933. Edition limited to 199 hand-numbered copies of which this is no. 171. This copy signed by author to half-title page: ‘To my dear and helpful friend [name illegible]. Happy Yuletide from Iris’. Original cloth (moderate fraying to foot of spine and extremities of hinges; very light wear to some outer corners of boards) in dj[15] spine, rear cover and flaps only (front cover of dj missing; front flap therefore detached but present; foot of spine chipped; top of spine slightly chipped; considerable tearing and some chipping along rear flap-fold; small chip lost from top edge of rear cover). Artistically patterned multi-coloured endpapers. (Leaves comprising pp. 105-8; 153-6; 157-160; [169]-172; 173-6; 185-8; 189-192; 201-4; 205-8; 217-220; 221-4; 233-6; 237-240; 249-252; 253-6; [265]-8; 269-272; and 301-4 still joined at outer edges; need separating.) [5] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 11-86] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 89-168] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 171-264] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 267-272] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 273-334]

Vorel, Iris ‘Be Your Own Astrologer’ Ives Washburn, Inc., New York, 1935. Original cloth (marked wear and fraying to extremities of spine; wear to lower outer corners of boards; moderate wear to upper outer corners; patch of wear to foot of rear board) in dj (large part of upper section lost; spine heavily torn down most of its length, with associated lateral tears in places, and browned; light chipping to extremities of spine and parts of upper edge of rear cover; minor chipping to feet of flap-folds; 2-inch tear to top of rear flap-fold with some sections slightly chipped). [1 leaf] + [3] + [p. vii] + [1 leaf] + 145pp + [dj rear flap featuring advertisement]

Voss, Angela[16], ed. ‘[Western Esoteric Masters Series[17]:] Marsilio Ficino’ North Atlantic Books, Berkley, California 94712, 2006. Card covers. [1 leaf] + [5] + [pp. viii-xv] + [1] + 56 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 59-63] + [pp. 65-101] + [pp. 103-5] + [pp. 107-187] + [illustration] + [pp. 189-217] + [pp. 219-225] + [pp. 227-9] + [pp. 231-9] + [pp. 241-254]

Voss, Angela – see also under Curry, Patrick, above

Voss, Angela and Lall, Jean Hinson, eds.; intr. Cornelius, Geoffrey ‘The Imaginal Cosmos: Astrology, Divination and the Sacred[18]’ The University of Kent School of European Languages and Cultures, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF, 2007. Card covers. Contents printed on glossy paper throughout. [4] + [pp. vii-xiii] + 61 + [pp. 63-93] + [pp. 95-158]

Voss, Wilhelm ‘Was Sagt Dir Deine Geburts-Zahl: 27. Januar 1920 oder 91348? Zahlenmystik – Fähigkeiten und Charakter-Eigenschaften aus den Zahlen zu erkennen[19]‘ “Martis-Verlag” (Franz Betz), München C2[20], 1923. Half-cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) with paper-covered boards. Publisher’s title label adhered to front board. [2] + [pp. 3-64]

Vouga, Charles E. ‘Astrologie Expérimentale Document I: La Signification des Aspects majeurs et de leur puissance’ Chez l’Auteur, Lausanne 1, 1961. This copy signed by author in dedication to a friend, Alex Jahn (?), in 1961. Card covers. [3] + [1 leaf] + [98 unnumbered single-sided leaves]

Vouga, Charles, ed. Holley, Germaine ‘Conférences de Charles E. Vouga’ No publisher or place stated, undated[21]. A4 card covers with cloth-tape spine (separation to lowest 3 cm of front hinge). Bound by sub-surface staples through inner margins. Contents printed on single-sided leaves of typescript throughout. (A few lines of neatly ruled blue underlining to leaves 30 and 31; former owner’s red-inked astrological glyphs in upper outer corners of leaves 27-38). [1 leaf] + [single-sided leaves 1-38]

[Vouga, Charles] ‘Pisces, 12th Sign of the Zodiac – From a conference by Charles Vouga’ No publisher or place stated, undated[22]. No covers. Large-format single-sided leaves, bound by staples through inner margins. Contents printed in typescript throughout. [Leaves 1-7]

Vouga, Charles E.; ed. Holley, Germaine ‘Une Astrologie pour L’Ère du Verseau: Extraits de Conférences Données à Paris et à Lausanne entre 1956 et 1963’ Éditions du Rocher, 1979

 

[1] After the 1919 third edition of 168 pages by Otto Pöllner, q. v., the undated second edition of 151 pages by Karl Brandler-Pracht, and the undated original edition of 146 pages (presumed 1910) by Karl Brandler-Pracht, q. v.

[2] Date uncertain. Not in DNB. Presumed mid-late 1950s. Swiss library records give 1957; German ones variously estimate ca. 1955 and “after 1957”

[3] The first in a planned trilogy of volumes on the history of astrology by the author. Unfortunately, it was the only one published. The others were supposed to be Band II: Mittelalter, and Band III: Neuzeit, as shown in the advertisements on the lower two-thirds of p. 159, the top part of which is the end of the index

[4] DNB records give 1923

[5] DNB records give 1921 for this edition, which appears correct

[6] Bound up thus by a former owner together with two other titles: “Studen- und Frage-Horoskopie” by the same author; and “Die Tattwas” by Theobald Becher, both q. v.

[7] This dating is supported by DNB records although the title page itself is undated

[8] Bound up thus by a former owner together with two other titles: “Die Hilfshoroskopie” by the same author; and “Die Tattwas” by Theobald Becher, both q. v.

[9] Former Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Bayreuth

[10] A series of publications edited by Fritz Graf, Hans G. Kippenberg and Lawrence E. Sullivan

[11] A series of books collectively edited by the present author

[12] Worldcat gives 1929

[13] Earlier editions were published in 1925 (with predictions for 1925-8) and in 1926 (with predictions for 1926-9). It is presumed that these account for the first 8,000 copies implied as having been previously produced in this edition, although the contents are not an exact match because of the shifting years. Further, it is evident that this was one of a series of four connected publications by the author, each offering predictions for natives of one quarter of the year; but it is presumed that the print runs of the others have been counted separately.

[14] The third in a series of publications originating from the named series of seemingly annually held workshops, though not all were taken from that of 1957

[15] The dust jacket mysteriously refers to the novel as having been retitled ‘Planet Girl’ after first being published as ‘Ad Astra’ and then serialised in World Astrology Magazine under the name ‘Planet Girl’. Since World Astrology Magazine commenced publishing in 1937, the dust jacket is a mystery. Barring the possibility that the dust jacket belonged to a later edition and has been transferred to the original limited edition, two other possible scenarios present: either that this dust jacket was a later addition designed to facilitate sales of residual copies of the limited first edition of the book after it had been popularised in serial form, or that this limited edition of the book was not the first at all and bears only the copyright date of the original edition.

[16] A lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent, where she is director of a Masters programme in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination. Her PhD, awarded by City University, London, was on Ficino’s astrological music therapy.

[17] A series of publications edited by Nicolas Goodricke-Clarke, director of the Centre for the Study of Esotericism at the University of Exeter

[18] A collection of twelve essays by different scholars and astrologers including Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, Patrick Curry, Maggie Hyde, Charles Burnett, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Frank McGillion, Liz Greene, and Angela Voss.

[19] A work of numerology-based birth date interpretation

[20] Over the top of the original printed publisher’s details has been pasted an old label of a bookseller: “P. Weinkopff, Brandenburg, Havel, Bäckerstr. 33”

[21] Apparently an earlier, more limited privately printed edition of what would become the title “Une Astrologie pour L’Ère du Verseau” as published by Éditions du Rocher in 1979. Internally comprises five lectures, and an extract from the book ‘Astrologie Expérimentale’.

[22] Believed probably to date from the 1960s, in common with other lectures grouped with this one at the time of purchase from their former owner

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