Wilde, Geo.; [tr. Bondegger, Harry Winfield] ‘[Talisman-Bibliothek[1], Band 20:] Elemente der Astrologie: Wie die Gestirne Leib, Seele und Schicksal beeinflussen[2] – 1. Band’ Verlag von Carl Georgi, Berlin SW 11, Hallesche Straße 3, undated[3]. Original paper covers (1.2 cm chip lost from top of spine; 3 cm chip from lower central portion of same; separation down most of length of front hinge; some light edge-chipping and tearing to covers). (Some pages still joined at tops and a few also at outer edges: need opening.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-40] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Wilde, Geo.; tr. Bondegger, Harry Winfield ‘[Talisman-Bibliothek[4], Band 21:] Elemente der Astrologie: Wie die Gestirne Leib, Seele und Schicksal beeinflussen – 2. Band’ Verlag von Carl Georgi, Berlin SW 11, Hallesche Straße 3, undated[5]. Original paper covers (3.5 cm chip lost from top of spine; 1 cm from foot of same; some internal tearing to front spine hinge; light edge-chipping to covers). (Many pages still joined at tops and some at outer edges: need opening.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-4pp + [4 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Wilde, Geo. ‘A Primer of Natal Astrology for Beginners – How to cast the Horoscope and read its happy Auguries or Portents’ Third Edition – The Rexo Publishing Co., 3, Central St., Halifax, Yorkshire, 1911[6]. Original pictorial cloth. (Separation between pp. 4-5.) [2] + [pp. 3-88] + [3 pages of advertisements]

Wilde, George ‘A Primer of Natal Astrology for Beginners – How to cast the Horoscope and read its happy Auguries or Portents’ Fourth Edition – David McKay Company, Publishers, Philadelphia, undated[7]. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards). [2 leaves] + [pp. 3-87]

Wilde, George; ed. Trent, A. G. ‘Chaldean Astrology Up To Date. How to Cast the Horoscope and Read the Future in the Stars. With Preface, Valuable Notes and Comments, by A. G. Trent’ E. Marsh-Stiles, 12, St. Stephen’s Mansions, Westminster, London; and the Occult Book Co., Halifax, Yorkshire, 1901. Cloth (wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of boards). [4] + [pp. 5-141] + [2 pages of advertisements] 

Wilde, George ‘The Key to Your Horoscope. Signs of the Zodiac, Planets and Aspects which form the basis of the judgment of the Health, Pecuniary Prospects, Employment or Profession for Success, and for which the Person is Best Adapted, Marriage, Travelling – Auspicious or Adverse Journeys – Friends and Enemies, Honour’ W. Foulsham and Co., 4, Pilgrim Street, Ludgate Hill, E.C., London, 1907. Original paper covers (outer margin of front cover trimmed by 1 cm, with large chip lost from lower outer corner; wear and chipping down lower half of rear spine hinge, with chip lost from foot of spine and further wear along lower parts of front hinge; old tape repairs to upper half of spine, partly obscuring title legend beneath; further chipping to top edge and upper outer corner of rear cover; 3-inch vertical tear down inner margin of front cover; occasional light chipping and tearing elsewhere to covers).  [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-vi] + [pp. 7-64] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Wilde, George ‘The Key to Your Star Courses and Success. New Planetary Aspects’ Second Edition – The Rexo Publishing Co., 3, Central St., Halifax, Yorks., 1912. Card covers (separation down front hinge; chipping to extremities of spine and outer corners of covers; wear to rear hinge).  [5] + [pp. iv-v] + [pp. 6-64]

Wilde, George – see also under Croysdale, Agnes, above

Wilde, G. and Dodson, J. ‘A Treatise of Natal Astrology. To which is Appended, “The Soul and the Stars.” by A. G. Trent[8]‘ The Occult Book Company, 6 Central Street, Halifax, Yorks., 1894. Two copies, with variant cover material and gilt title font designs, though both bindings appear original. Copy A: Textured cloth (separation down most of inner paper hinge before main p. 1, but cords holding beneath; heavy separation at rear inner paper hinge, but webbing holding except at uppermost inch.) Treatise: [3] + [pp. v-xiii] + [2] + 194 + [9] + [pp. 205-11] + [pp. 213-6]. Soul: [2 leaves] + [pp. v-xxix] + [8 pages of advertisements]. Copy B: Cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; front inner paper hinge severely split, holding by just a few threads; rear inner paper hinge repaired by clear tape). Treatise: [1 leaf] + [pp. v-xiii] + [2] + 194 + [9] + [pp. 205-11] + [pp. 213-6]. Soul: [2 leaves] + [pp. v-xxix] + [8 pages of advertisements]

Wilhelm, Ernst ‘Vault of the Heavens – Treatise on Vedic Astrology’ Käla Occult Publishers, no place stated, 2001. This copy hand-signed by author to James Braha, q. v. above: ‘To James Braha, in thanks for the friendship and publishing advice. E. Willh 11/11/2001 Sedona, AZ’.  Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine hinges, bottom edges of boards and outer corners of boards). [10] + [pp. xi-xii] + 369 + [1] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Wilke, Lic. Fritz, Privatdozent an der Universität Greifswald ‘[Biblischen Zeit- und Streitfragen zur Aufklärung der Gebildeten[9], III. Serie, 10. Heft:] Die Astralmythologische Weltanschauung und das Alte Testament’ Verlag von Edwin Runge in Gr. Lichterfelde, Berlin, 1907. Copy B with double-sided 8-panel fold-out (4 cm tear along one fold) entitled ‘Einladung zur Subskription auf die IV. Serie der “Biblichen Zeit- und Streitfragen” zur Auflkärung der Gebildeten’ laid in. Two copies. Both copies: Original thin card covers. Copy A: (1 inch separation to top of front hinge, with linked cross-tears to spine). Copy B: (covers detached; 3 cm chip lost from top of spine; 5mm from foot of same; 3 cm separation to foot of rear hinge). Both copies: Contents printed in gothic script throughout. Copy B: most pages still joined at tops and some at outer edges: need separating.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [1 leaf of advertisements on pink paper] + [2] + [pp. 3-52] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Wilkinson, Robert ‘A New Look at Mercury Retrograde’ Samuel Weiser, Inc., York Beach, ME, 1997

Williams, Gerhild Scholz and Gunnoe, Charles D., Jr., eds. ‘Paracelsian Moments: Science, Medicine & Astrology in Early Modern Europe[10]’ Truman State University Press, 100 East Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri, 2002. Card covers. [5] + [4] + [pp. xi-xxii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-33] + [pp. 35-69] + [pp. 71-115] + [illustration] + [pp. 117-147] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 151-205] + [illustration] + [pp. 207-245] + [pp. 247-255] + [pp. 257-274]

Williams, Irwin ‘Astrologie Magnifique’ Theo. Gaus’ Sons Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., 1968

Williams, Irwin[11] ‘Progressive Studies in Astrology’ Vantage Press Inc., 120 West 31st Street, New York, N.Y., 1966. Cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; light wear to upper outer corners). [1 leaf] + [3] + i + [2 leaves] + [pp. 11-103]

Williams, Jerry J. ‘Contemporary Astrology’ Sherbourne Press, Nashville, Tennesee, 1977. Original flyer dated June 27, 1977 for an event called “A Journey into Hidden Dumensions of the Mind”, to have been held on July 23 & 24, 1977 by The Magus Institute For The Development of Positive Human Potential, of 7000 South Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill., laid in. Cloth (minimal wear to extremities of front spine hinge) in dj (light wear to tops of spine hinges, feet of flap-folds, top of front flap-fold, and parts of surface of front spine-hinge and front flap-fold; moderate wear and some tearing to top of rear flap-fold). [1 leaf] + [3] + [2] + [pp. ix-xvii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-286] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 289-321] + [pp. 323-333] + [4 pages of chart blanks] + [pp. 334-362]

Williams, Lcdr. David ‘Financial Astrology: How to Forecast Business and the Stock Market’ Fourth Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, 2004[12]. Large-format card covers. Text contents in dual columns. [2] + [pp. iii-v] + [pp. vii-xviii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-9] + [pp. 11-21] + [pp. 23-37] + [pp. 39-61] + [pp. 63-90] + [pp. 91-2 of graphs] + [pp. 93-5] + [pp. 97-100] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 103-165] + [pp. 166-7 of graphs] + [pp. 168-188] + [pp. 189-190 of tables] + [p. 191] + [pp. 193-210] + [pp. 211-5 of tables] + [1] + [pp. 217-222 of tables] + [pp. 223-237] + [pp. 239-242] + [imprimatur]

Williams, Lcdr. David ‘[AFA Research Bulletin #4:] Simplified Astronomy for Astrologers[13]’ American Federation of Astrologers, 6 Library Court, S. E., Washington, D.C., 1969. Large-format textured card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. Contents printed in typescript throughout. [2] + 2 + [illustration] + [pp. 3-6] + [illustration] + [pp. 7-12] + [2 leaves of illustrations] + [pp. 13-14] + [illustration] + [pp. 15-43] + [pp. 45-66] + [illustration] + [pp. 67-78] + [illustration] + [pp. 79-86] + [illustration] + [pp. 87-8] + [1 leaf of advertisements]

Williams, Leonard ‘Dividing the Heavens: a Manual for Horoscope Wheel Calculations’ [Self-published], no place stated, unclearly dated[14]. Fairly large-format card covers. [2 leaves] + [pp. v-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-9] + [pp. 11-39] + [pp. 41-55] + [p. 57] + [pp. 59-63] + [1 leaf] + [p. 67] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 71-91] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 95-133] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 137-153] + [pp. 155-6]

Williams, Mark ‘Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales, 700-1700’ Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, 2010. Cloth in dj. [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. vii-viii] + [4] + [pp. xiii-xxx] + 207 + [pp. 209-218]

Williamsen, James S., Ph.D.; Williamsen, Ruth E. ‘Astrologer’s Guide to the Harmonics’ Second Printing, with Revisions and Format Changes – Cambridge Circle, Limited, 463 Vande Hei Rd., Green Bay, WI, 1977[15]. Large-format card covers (light chipping to top of rear spine hinge; light wear to other extremities of spine hinges, and parts of surface of same). [2] + [2] + vi + [1] + [179 pages of tables] + [p. 91] + [pp. 92-3 of tables] + [pp. 94-9] + [pp. 100-1 of charts] + [pp. 102-4] + [pp. 105-6 of charts] + [pp. 107-110] + [pp. 111-3 of tables] + [pp. 114-9] + [pp. 120-4 of tables] + [pp. 125-8] + [pp. 129-134 of tables] + [pp. 135-6] + [pp. 137-160 of tables] + [pp. 161-5]

Williamson, A.M.[16] ‘Children of the Zodiac’ Chapman and Hall Ld., London, dated 1929[17]. Original cloth (light fraying to extremities of spine; wear to lower outer corner of front board) in dj (2 inch chip lost from foot of spine; moderate chipping to top of spine and extremities of flap-folds; 1 cm tear to top edge of rear cover; some minor tears to extremities of top of front cover and foot of rear). [5] + [pp. vii-xx] + 233

Willis, Roy and Curry, Patrick ‘Astrology, Science and Culture: Pulling Down the Moon’ Berg, Oxford / New York, N.Y., 2004

Wilner, John ‘The Powerful Declinations’ American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, undated[18]. Thin card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. This copy with contents partly misbound in wrong order, but all present. [p. iii] + [p. v] + [1] + 4 + [pp. 11-12] + [pp. 9-10] + [pp. 7-8] + [pp. 5-6] + [pp. 13-21]

Wilner, John ‘The Rising Sign Problem: a Series of Essays on the Physical Characteristics and Personality Traits of Individuals for the Twelve Astrological Signs on the Ascendant’ Stated First Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, 1992[19]. A4-sized card covers (former bookseller’s barcode label adhered to rear cover). iii + [p. v] + 162 + [2]

Willner, John ‘The Twelve Houses: a Deeper Look’ American Federation of Astrologers, 6353 [sic] South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, 1999. Card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [4] + 51 pp

Wilson, Edward K. ‘The Astrology of Theosophy’ Second Printing – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 1987

Wilson, Edward K., Jr. ‘Phrases and Fragments for Creative Astrologers’ Stated First Edition – American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona 85283, 1980. Small-format card covers. [2] + [2 leaves] + 125

Wilson, Edward K., Jr. ‘Signs Getting Along’ American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, 1983

 

[1] A series of publications collectively edited by Harry W. Bondegger, who is also presumed to be the translator of the present volume since he is expressly credited as the translator of its sequel, q. v. below

[2] From this German title, it is not apparent which work by Wilde has been translated, since the title does not directly correspond to the English title of any work of his. Given the first publication date in 1908, the more common later editions (1911 and after) of Wilde’s “Primer of Astrology” can be excluded. However, the content does not correspond to the 1901 first edition of Wilde’s “Chaldean Astrology Up To Date”, his only major work published in English before 1908. Pinning down the identity of the source for Bondegger’s translation will require further investigation

[3] Internal advertising suggests around 1920 or shortly afterwards for this printing. However, the first edition of this translation of the first half of Wilde’s work is dated by German library records to 1908.

[4] A series of publications collectively edited by Harry W. Bondegger, who is also the translator of the present volume

[5] Internal advertising suggests around 1920 or shortly afterwards for this printing. However, the first edition of this translation of the second half of Wilde’s work is dated by German library records to 1909

[6] Earlier editions of this book are rare. The present third edition is the earliest recorded at the British Library. There is only one unspecified earlier edition held in libraries recorded worldwide, an undated edition of 67 pages, in the University of London’s Senate House Library special collections. The earliest advertisement for an edition of Wilde’s book of this title that I’ve been able to trace so far is in the March 1908 issue of Old Moore’s Monthly Messenger, q. v. in the journals section.

[7] Library records give 1921

[8] With separate title page to second title towards end of vol.: Trent, A. G. “The Soul and the Stars (Reprinted from the University Magazine for March, 1880). Revised and Extended by the Author” The Occult Book Co., 6 Central Street, Halifax, Yorks., 1893

[9] A series of publications collectively edited at this time by D. Friedrich Kropatscheck, Professor in Breslau

[10] Volume 64 in a series called Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, edited by Raymond A. Mentzer of the University of Iowa. Consists of seven essays categorised as ‘Paracelsiana’ and five under the heading of ‘Natural Magic and Natural Wonders’, including a short essay by Sheila Rabin about Pico’s views on astrology

[11] Described on the rear dj cover as ‘the pen name of a retired development engineer’ . His real name is not known

[12] First published in 1982, with a revised edition in 1984. The date of the third printing is not stated here

[13] A later compilation of articles originally presented serially in ten parts in issues of the AFA Bulletin. Internal references show that the fifth part of ten was published there in August, 1950 and strongly suggest that the ninth was published during 1951. It seems reasonable to postulate that all parts were published in the period from 1950-1

[14] Copyrighted 1991, but this appears to be a print-on-demand edition from the 2000s

[15] The original publication date is given as 1975

[16] The dust jacket enigmatically gives the name of the author in two forms, as “Alice M. Williamson (Mrs. C. N. Williamson)”. It seems from library records that Alice Muriel was her real name; but perhaps she had previously written under the pen-name of Mrs. C. N.?

[17] Stated, unusually, ‘Originally Published 1929’; yet this appears to be the first book-form issue. It is unclear whether the 1929 date refers back to an earlier serialisation of the contents in a magazine, or represents the actual date of first printing of the book, but it is the date carried by the BL in its records, and it may be that the use of the word ‘Originally’ in this case was needlessly confusing, and that it was in fact the first printing in any form.

[18] Guessed late 1990s but could be earlier or slightly later

[19] The copyright date is 1991

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