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Fidelsberger – Firmicus

Fidelsberger, Heinz ‘Astrologie 2000: Struktur einer Wissenschaft von morgen’ Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, Wien, 1972. Cloth in (frayed, tape-repaired) dj. 383 + [1] pp

Fidelsberger, Heinz ‘Astrologie Heute: Das umfassende Nachschlagewerk der modernen Astrologie’ Gondrom Verlag, Bayreuth, 1982. Cloth in dj. [5 leaves] + [pp. 7-762]

Fidelsberger, Heinz ‘Erkenne Dein Schicksal: Praktische Lebensführung mit Astrologie’ Prisma Verlag / Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, Wien, 1972. Cloth in (slightly edge-torn) dj. 383 + [1] pp

Fidelsberger, Heinz ‘Schicksals Wende 1989: Astrologische Aspekte zu Geschichte, Gegenwart und Zukunft’ Verlag das Bergland-Buch / Verlagsgruppe Kiesel, Salzburg, 1981. Textured card covers. [241] + [1] pp

Fidelsberger, Dr. Heinz ‘So Stand Es In Den Sternen: Die Geshichte der Neuzeit im Spiegel der Astrologie’ Verlag Kremayr & Scheriau, Wien, 1983. Cloth in dj. (Some pale coloured previous owner marks to final pages.)  287 + [1] pp

Fidelsberger, Heinz ‘Sterne und Schicksal: Erinnerungen für eine Schweigende Mehrheit: Eine astrologisch-historisch-medizinisch-psychologische Betrachtung’ Verlag Dkfm. Willi Schlager, Wien, 1975. Errata page glued to front paste-down. Text from (lost) dj flaps pasted to rear paste-down. Note about the author from another part of (lost) dj laid-in loose. Cloth. 414 + xxiv + [4 leaves]

Fidelsberger, Dr. Heinz ‘Vom Burenkrieg nach Tschernobyl, oder Der Weg nach Harmagedon: Europäische Schicksale im Banne des Uranus’ Eigenverlag, no place stated, printed Wien, preface dated 1986. Outwardly lightly textured card covers (light wear to extremities of spine; some light general edgewear). [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [p. 7] + [1] + [pp. 9-196]

Fidora, Alexander (ed.), unter redaktioneller Mitarbeit von Bauer, Katrin ‘[Beihefte zum Archiv Für Kulturgeschichte[0a], Heft 74:] Die Mantischen Künste und die Epistemologie Prognosticher Wissenschaften im Mittelalter[0b]‘ Böhlau Verlag, Köln / Weimar / Wien, 2013. Matt paper-covered boards. [4] + [pp. 5-21] + [pp. 23-59] + [pp. 61-99] + [pp. 101-111] + [pp. 113-129] + [pp. 131-165] + [pp. 167-181] + [pp. 183-199] + [pp. 201-4] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 207-8] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Field, Paul ’50 Thousand Birthdays[1]’ Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1964. Card covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [2] + [p. iii] + [p. v] + [pp. 6-72]

Fielden, Fran ‘The First Astrologer: Astrology, Science, and the Bible’ The Galfield Press, Surfside Beach, 1992

Fierz, Markus[2]; tr. Niman, Helga ‘Girolamo Cardano 1501-1576: Physician, Natural Philosopher, Mathematician, Astrologer, and Interpreter of Dreams’ Birkhäuser, Boston / Basel / Stuttgart, 1983[3]. Cloth (light wear to feet of spine hinges and lower outer corners of boards) in dj. (Ffep corner-clipped.) [1 leaf] + [4] + [2 leaves] + [pp. xi-xxii] + 202

Figulus, F.R.C., D.D.[4] ‘Evolutional Astrology: a Philosophical Consideration of the Evolutionary Progress of Man in his Expressions of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Number One: the Houses’ Privately Printed under the Auspices of Metropolitan College, S.R.I.A. (Societas Rosicruciana in America), 1916. Edition stated limited to 250 copies of which Copy A is no. 228[5]; Copy B is numbered 257. Both covers and contents finely printed in a combination of black and reddish orange throughout. Two copies. Copy A: Original oversized double-layer card covers held within a heavy-duty later structure consisting of clear plastic outer sheets crimped between an added black plastic spine. Copy B: Original oversized double-layer card covers (2 inches’ separation at top of spine; wear to spine; slight tearing to overhanging edges of oversized card covers; slight mottling to paper within). Both copies: [4] + [pp. 5-19] + [1]

Figulus – see also under Jones, Marc Edmund, below

Filbey, John ‘Astronomy for Astrologers: an in-depth treatment of astronomical factors which bear most heavily on astrological interpretation’ – The Aquarian Press, Thorsons Publishing Group, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1984

Filbey, John ‘Natal Charting: How to Master the Techniques of Birth Chart Construction’ The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1981

Filbey, John ‘Solar and Lunar Returns: An introduction to the use of personal return charts in astrological interpretation’ The Aquarian Press, Thorsons Publishing Group, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, 1988

Filbey, John and Filbey, Peter ‘The Astrologer’s Companion: a Comprehensive and Readable Introduction to Astrological Studies for both the Newcomer and the Practising Astrologer’ [2nd Printing] – the Aquarian Press, Thorsons Publishing Group, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, unclearly dated[6]

Fimlaid, Louise, P.M.A.F.A. ‘Timetable of Life’ Stated First Edition – [Self-Published], 6 Foley Drive, Framington, MA, July 1990. Large-format card covers. [2] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-ix] + [1] + [1 leaf] + [pp. I-1 – I-2] + [pp. B-1 – B-2] + [pp. 1-1 – 1-11] + [pp. 2-1 – 2-3] + [pp. 3-1 – 3-21] + [pp. 4-1 – 4-13] + [pp. 5-1 – 5-25] + [pp. 6-1 – 6-7] + [pp. 7-1 – 7-10] + [pp. 8-1 – 8-3] + [pp. 9-1 – 9-5] + [pp. 10-1 – 10-8] + [pp. 11-1 – 11-3] + [pp. 12-1 – 12-3] + [pp. 13-1 – 13-4] + [pp. 14-1 – 14-9] + [pp. 15-1 – 15-4] + [pp. 16-1 – 16-14] + [pp. 17-1 – 17-7] + [pp. 18-1 – 18-13] + [pp. 19-1 – 19-5] + [pp. 20-1 – 20-8] + [pp. 21-1 – 21-10] + [pp. 22-1 – 22-5] + [pp. 23-1 – 23-8] + [pp. 24-1 – 24-8] + [pp. 25-1 – 25-6] + [pp. 26-1 – 26-2] + [pp. 27-1  – 27-2] + [pp. A-1  – A-3] + [pp. B-1 (2) – B-4]

Finey, Michele ‘The Sacred Dance of Venus and Mars’ The Wessex Astrologer Ltd., Bournemouth, 2012. Card covers. xi + 262

Finkel, I. L.; Geller, M. J., eds. ‘[Cuneiform Monographs[7] 7:] Sumerian Gods and their Representations’ Styx Publications, 9704 CR Groningen, the Netherlands, 1997. Cloth in dj. [3] + [p. v] + [pp. vii-ix] + [1] + 17 + [pp. 19-31] + [pp. 33-55] + [pp. 57-97] + [pp. 99-165] + [pp. 167-213] + [pp. 215-229] + [pp. 231-249]

Firebrace, Brigadier R. C.; intr. Fagan, Cyril ‘[Moray Series No. 1:] An Introduction to the Sidereal Zodiac’ [Self-Published], 6 the Manor House, Marylebone Road, London N.W. 1, 1959. Large-format card covers, with cloth-tape spine. Bound by sub-surface staples through inner margins. Contents printed in typescript throughout. [Front cover backed with chart] + [5] + [1 leaf] + 14 + [4 pages of tables] + [1 leaf of charts] + [rear cover backed with charts]

For later, more extensive editions of the above, see under Fagan, Cyril, above

Firebrace, Brigadier R. C.; intr. Jayne, Charles A., Jr. ‘[Moray Series No. 3:] New Directions in Astrology’ [Self-Published], 6, The Manor House, Marylebone Road, London, N.W. 1, 1st November, 1959. Large-format card covers. Bound by coated metal spiral threaded through many small holes punched in inner margins. Text contents printed in typescript throughout. [Front cover backed with charts] + [2] + [1 leaf] + 25 + [pp. 1 (2) – 2 (2)] + [rear cover backed with chart]

Firebrace, Brigadier R. C.; intr. Gleadow, Rupert ‘[Moray Series No. 2:] Wars in the Sidereal’ [Self-Published], no place stated, foreword dated 10th August, 1959. Large-format card covers. Bound by bare metal spiral threaded through many small holes punched in inner margins. Text contents printed in typescript throughout. [Front cover backed with chart] + [1 leaf] + 3 + [1] + [two bound-in 2-panel fold-out leaves of charts] + [pp. 5-6] + [bound-in 2-panel fold-out leaf of charts] + [pp. 7-8 ] + [bound-in 2-panel fold-out leaf of charts] + [pp. 9-10] + [bound-in 2-panel fold-out leaf of charts] + [pp.11-12] + [bound-in 2-panel fold-out leaf of charts] + [p. 13] + [1] + [rear cover backed with chart]

Firgau, Bernhard ‘Ingresse: die Deutung des Zeicheneintritts von Planeten in Mundan- und Radixhoroskopen’ Astronova Versand, Tübingen, 2004

Firmicus Maternus; tr. Bram, Jean Rhys ‘[Noyes Classical Studies :] Ancient Astrology Theory and Practice: Matheseos Libri VIII’ Noyes Press, Noyes Building, Park Ridge, New Jersey, 1975. Cloth (light wear to feet of spine hinges and lower outer corners of boards) in dj (1 cm tear to top of rear hinge; 3 cm tear with slight chipping to part of top edge of rear cover; 1 cm tear to upper outer corner of rear cover; 5mm tears and moderate wear to tops of both flap-folds; light wear to feet of flap-folds and foot of rear spine hinge; 2mm tear to top of front hinge). [1 leaf] + [2] + [1 leaf] + [p. vii] + [p. ix] + [p. xi] + 336

Firmicus Maternus, Julius; tr. Bram, Jean Rhys; ed. McCann, David ‘Ancient Astrology Theory and Practice: Matheseos Libri VIII’ Ascella Publications, 3 Avondale Bungalows, Sherwood Hall Road, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 2NJ, 1995[8]. Card covers (light wear to spine hinges and foot of spine; traces of staining to outer edge of page block). [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. v-xx] + 338 + [2 pages of advertisements]

Firmicus Maternus; tr. Bram, Jean Rhys ‘Ancient Astrology Theory and Practice: Matheseos Libri VIII’ Astrology Classics, 4124 Nicole Way, Abingdon, MD, 2003[9]. Card covers. [1 leaf] + [1 leaf of advertisements] + [3] + [p. ix] + [p. xi] + 336

Firmicus Maternus; ed. Kroll, W. and Skutsch, F. ‘[Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana[10]:]Iulii Firmici Materni Matheseos Libri VIII – Fasciculus Prior, Libros IV Priores Continens. Editio Stereotypa Editionis Anni MDCCCXCVII[11]’ Stutgardiae In Aedibus B. G. Teubneri / B. G. Teubner, Stuttgart, 1968. Cloth. [4] + [pp. v-xi] + [1] + 278

Firmicus Maternus; ed. Kroll, W. and Skutsch, F.[12] ‘[Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana:] Iulii Firmici Materni Matheseos Libri VIII – Fasciculus Alter, Libros IV Posteriores cum Praefatione et Indicibus Continens. Editio Stereotypa Editionis Anni MXMXIII. Addenda Addendis Subiunxit K. Ziegler[13]’ Stutgardiae In Aedibus B. G. Teubneri / B. G. Teubner, Stuttgart, 1968. Cloth. [2] + [pp. iii-lxvii] + [3] + 361 + [1] + [pp. 363-567] + [1]

Firmici Materni, Julii; tr. Thorsonn, Hagall ‘Matheseos Libri VIII[14]’ Verlag Hermann Kalisch, Königsberg i. Br., 1927. Original gilt-stamped cloth (colour-faded and stained at spine; moderate wear to extremities of spine; wear to outer corners of boards). Top edge of page block dyed red. Contents beyond headlines to respective title pages printed in gothic script throughout. [2] + ix + [1 leaf] + 23 + [2]+ [pp. 3-4] + [2] + [pp. 7-27] + [4] + [pp. 5-52] + [4] + [pp. 5-43] + [3] + [pp. 4-45] + [1] + [pp. 2-81] + [1] + [pp. 2-48] + [1] + [pp. 2-53]

Firmicus Maternus, Julius; ed. / tr. Holden, James Herschel, M.A., Fellow of the American Federation of Astrologers ‘Mathesis[15]’ American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 6535 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, 2011. Card covers. [1] + [pp. ii-iii] + [pp. v-xxxix] + 3 + [pp. 5-173] + [pp. 175-245] + [pp. 247-8] + [1] + [pp. 251-301] + [pp. 303-411] + [pp. 413-539] + [pp. 541-567] + [pp. 569-578] + [imprimatur]

Firmicus Maternus; ed. / tr. Monat, P., Professeur à l’Université de Franche-Comté ‘[Collection des Universités de France, publiée sous le patronage de l’Association Guillaume Budé:] Mathesis[16] Tome 1 – Livres I et II[17]’ Deuxième Tirage – Société d’Édition Les Belles Lettres, 95 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, 2002[18]. Outwardly lightly textured card covers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 7-33] + [1] + [pp. 35-9] + [pp. 41-3] + [3] + [double-page spreads 47-9] + [2] + [double-page spreads 51-90] + [2] + [double-page spreads 92-144] + [pp. 145-169] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 173-6] + [2] + [imprimatur]

Firmicus Maternus; ed. / tr. Monat, P., Professeur à l’Université de Franche-Comté ‘[Collection des Universités de France, publiée sous le patronage de l’Association Guillaume Budé:] Mathesis Tome 2: Livres III – V’ Deuxième Tirage – Société d’Édition Les Belles Lettres, 95 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, 2002[19]. Outwardly lightly textured card covers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 7-13] + [2] + [double-page spreads 15-125] + [2] + [double-page spreads 127-216] + [2] + [double-page spreads 218-284] + [pp. 285-291] + [2] + [imprimatur]

Firmicus Maternus; ed. / tr. Monat, P. , Professeur à l’Université de Franche-Comté ‘[Collection des Universités de France, publiée sous le patronage de l’Association Guillaume Budé:] Mathesis Tome III: Livres VI – VIII’ Deuxième Tirage – Société d’Édition Les Belles Lettres, 95 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, 2003[20]. Outwardly lightly textured card covers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. vii-xiii] + [2] + [double-page spreads 3-149] + [2] + [double-page spreads 151-231] + [2] + [double-page spreads 233-321] + [pp. 323-5] + [pp. 327-9] + [pp. 331-4] + [3] + [imprimatur]

Firmicus Maternus; [tr. Anonymous] ‘[Mathesis] Viertes Buch’ No publisher or place stated, undated[21]. A4-sized textured card covers. Contents printed on single-sided leaves in typescript throughout. (Some final characters of lines partly shaved off by binder’s trim.) [Leaves 1-88]

Firmicus Maternus – see also under Kelber, Chr.; Rinaldi, Michele; and Wikström, Tage, below

 

[0a] A series of publications collectively edited at this time by Klaus Herbers, in collaboration with Karl Acham, Günther Binding, Egon Boschiof, Wolfgang Brückner, Kurt Düwell, Helmut Neuhaus, Gustav Adolf Lehmann and Michael Schilling

[0b] A collection of ten scholarly essays on the mantic and prognostic sciences in the middle ages. Topics include medical prognoses, astrological prognoses, dreams and weather forecasting. Charles Burnett contributes one of the most specifically astrologically relevant essays

[1] This work contains printed dates of birth for fewer than 2,000 people despite its name, but additionally graphically summarises research into the distribution of Sun signs across several professional groups, and one defined by public renown, together amounting to over 47,000 individuals

[2] Holder of a Ph.D. from E.T.H. Zürich; a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Basel

[3] An extended translation of the original German edition, with the addition of two new sections by the author

[4] An early pseudonym of Marc Edmund Jones, as revealed in some of his later books. The typography is not entirely clear, but D.D. is my best guess for the second title, although one or both characters could equally be an O.

[5] A further note reads “This Monograph is not for sale, nor for general distribution”.

[6] Dated 1986, but this might relate only to the first printing

[7] A series of publications edited by T. Abusch, M. J. Geller, Th. P. J. van den Hout, S. M. Haul and F. A. M. Wiggermann

[8] This reset edition edition claims to have been corrected from the Noyes Press edition of Bram’s translation by David McCann, with reference to the Teubner Latin source text.

[9] A straight-forward monochrome facsimile reprint of the original 1975 edition of Bram’s translation, q. v. above

[10] A very long-running series of critical editions of ancient Greek and Latin texts

[11] A critical edition of the Latin text of Books 1-4 of Firmicus Maternus’ “Mathesis”, reprinted from the edition of 1897

[12] An added note to this volume reads: “In Operis Societatem Assumpto K. Ziegler”

[13] A critical edition of the Latin text of Books 5-8 of Firmicus Maternus’ “Mathesis”, reprinted from the edition of 1913, with new addenda by K. Ziegler. The main text fills pp. 1-361, with lengthy indices occupying pp. [362]-546, and the addenda accounting for the final pages.

[14] A German translation of the full eight books of the Mathesis, preceding the first English translation by 48 years. With separate title pages for 1. Lieferung (Liber II), 2. Lieferung (Liber III), 3. Lieferung (Liber IV), and 4. Lieferung (Liber V./VI./VII./VIII.), each with the same publication details as the overall vol. title page but with the addition of ‘Buchhandlung’ before ‘Hermann’. It would appear that Liber I was issued last of all at the time of publication of this hardbound volume, although it is found at the beginning, having been preceded by four separate issues comprising the later books as shown

[15] Translated chiefly from the Teubner edition of Kroll, Skutsch and Ziegler (1968 printing), q. v. above, but also with reference to microfilms of most of the extant source manuscripts. Holden notes that he had been working on translating the work since 4th April 1954, giving it a total gestation time of 57 years before it came to be published, still during his lifetime

[16] The editor notes that Firmicus Maternus wrote the Mathesis in 337 (A.D.).

[17] Despite the existence of the Teubner edition, this three-volume edition published by Les Belles Lettres is no mere translation of that, but rather a wholly fresh attempt at establishing a critical edition of the Latin source text from the original manuscripts. Every page of source text is presented alongside a facing English translation, and the facing pages are numbered the same, thus the pagination of the main parts of each volume consists of an ascending series of double-page spreads, and the total number of pages is twice the number indicated for these sections.

[18] The date of the original printing of this edition is given as 1992.

[19] The date of the original printing of this edition is given as 1992.

[20] The date of the original printing of this edition is given as 1997.

[21] No library records can be found for this uncredited German edition of the fourth book only of the Mathesis. It is suspected from its appearance of being a hand-typed private translation. It came from the same source and is presented in a binding matching that used for the Rudolf Fischer price list of 1996 and can reasonably be presumed therefore to have been bound up as seen in the 1990s. But the paper appears decades older, and I suspect a mid-20th century date for the translation itself

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