Bibliography of Astrology Page 7, Anonymous (9) – Anonymous (24)

Anonymous (9); tr. / ed. Elwell-Sutton, L.-P. ‘[Religious Texts Translation Series Nisaba[1] Volume Six:] The Horoscope of Asadullah Mirza – a Specimen of Nineteenth Century Persian Astrology[2]’ E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1977. Textured card covers (some staining to rear cover). [6] + [7] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 11-12] + [2-panel fold-out chart] + [pp. 13-55] + [pp. 57-103]

Anonymous (10); ed. / tr. Drower, E. S. ‘[Oriental Translation Fund Vol. XXXVI:] The Book of the Zodiac (Sfar Malwasia) D.C. 31’ The Royal Asiatic Society, 56 Queen Anne Street, London, W. 1, 1949. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [1 leaf] + [5] + 197 + [pp. 199-218] + [146 pages  of facsimile of the original Mandaic text]

Anonymous (11); ed. / partly tr. Mostaert, Reverend Antoine, C.I.C.M., Schilde, Belgium; intr. Cleaves, Francis Woodman, Professor of Far Eastern Languages, Harvard University ‘[Harvard-Yenching Institute Scripta Mongolica IV:] Manual of Mongolian Astrology and Divination[3], with a Critical Introduction… and an Editor’s Foreword’ Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massacheussets, 1969. Outwardly textured card covers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. v-vi] + [1 leaf] + 65 + [pp. 67-127 of dual-columed greyscale facsimiles]

Manual of Mongolian Astrology – see also under Baumann, Brian, below

Anonymous (12); ed. / tr. Lucas, John Scott ‘[The Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World[4], Volume 18:] Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern Catalonia – The Tractat de prenostication de la vida natural dels homens[5]’ Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, the Netherlands, 2003. Lightly-textured paper-covered boards. [5] + [pp. vii-viii] + [1 leaf] + [pp. xi-xxviii] + [4 leaves] + [pp. 3-91] + [3] + [pp. 95-141] + [pp. 143-160] + [1] + [pp. 162-182 of facsimile text illustrations] + [pp. 183-195] + [pp. 197-207] + [2 pages of advertisements]

Anonymous (13); tr. / ed. Kennedy, E. S. ‘[Princeton Oriental Studies Voume 18:] The Planetary Equatorium of Jamshid Ghiyath Al-Din Al-Kashi (d. 1429) – an Edition of the Anonymous Persian Manuscript 75 [44b] in the Garrett Collection at Princeton University[,] Being a Description of Two Computing Instruments[:] The Plate of Heavens and the Plate of Conjunctions – with translation and commentary by E. S. Kennedy’ Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1960. Cloth in dj (patch of abrasion at foot of rear cover; small tear at top of rear hinge; price-clipped). [5] + [pp. vii-xv] + [1] + 14 + [1] + [plate] + [pp. 16-161, in which the left-side pages are invariably unpaginated plates (but counted as part of the overall pagination) and the right-side ones paginated text pages] + [1] + [pp. 164-243] + [pp. 245-267]

Anonymous (14); tr. / ed. Greer, John Michael and Warnock, Christopher ‘The Latin Picatrix Books I & II[6] – The Classic Medieval Handbook of Astrological Magic’ Renaissance Astrology, no place stated, 2008. Cloth in dj. [1] + [pp. 2-141]

Anonymous (14); tr. Atallah, Hashem; ed. Kiesel, William ‘Picatrix (Ghayat Al-Hakim) – the Goal of the Wise: Volume One’ First English Edition – Ouroboros Press, 214 First Avenue South, Suite B13, Seattle, Washington 98104, 2002[7]. Edition stated limited to one thousand numbered copies of which this is No. 415. Cloth (light wear to feet of spine hinges and lower outer corners of boards) in dj.  [1 leaf] + [4] + [p. ix] + [pp. xi-xiii] + [pp. xv-xvii] + 3 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 7-17] + [pp. 19-61] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 65-73] + [pp. 75-97] + [pp. 99-107] + [pp. 109-113] + [pp. 115-7] + [pp. 119-151] + [pp. 153-166] + [pp. 169-170] + [p. 173] + [1]

Anonymous (14); tr. Atallah, Hashem and Holmquest, Geylan; ed. Kiesel, William ‘Picatrix (Ghayat Al-Hakim) – the Goal of the Wise: Volume Two[8]’ First English Edition – Ouroboros Press, Seattle, Washington, 2008. Edition stated limited to one thousand numbered copies, of which this is No. 368. Cloth (light wear to extremities of spine hinges and lower outer corner of front board) in dj. [1 leaf] + [5] + [p. i] + [pp. iii-v] + 25 + [pp. 27-41] + [pp. 43-53] + [pp. 55-61] + [pp. 63-159] + [p. 161] + [pp. 163-199] + [pp. 201-225] + [pp. 227-235] + [pp. 237-295] + [p. 297 (= imprimatur] + [pp. 298-300 of advertisements]

Anonymous (14); ed. Pingree, David ‘[Studies of the Warburg Institute edited by J. B. Trapp, Vol. 39:] Picatrix: the Latin Version of the Ghayat Al-Hakim – Text, Introduction, Appendices, Indices’ The Warburg Institute, University of London, London, 1986. Cloth. [5] + [pp. vii-x] + [2 leaves] + [pp. xv-lxix] + [1] + [pp. lxxi-lxxx] + [1 leaf] + 235 + [pp. 237-253] + [pp. 255-326] + [18 pages of monochrome plates] +  [rear pocket containing seven microfiche leaves of apparatus, comprising 92 + 98 + 90 + 98 + 98 + 96 + 84 pages of original printed material respectively]

Anonymous (14); tr. / ed. Greer, John Michael and Warnock, Christopher ‘The Picatrix Liber Viridis: Green Magic Edition[9]’ Renaissance Astrology / Adocentyn Press, no place stated, 2011. Cloth in dj. [3] + [pp. 4-8] + [1] + [pp. 11-19] + [1] + [pp. 21-2] + [1] + [pp. 24-57] + [1] + [pp. 59-130] + [1] + [pp. 132-225] + [1] + [pp. 227-296] + [1] + [pp. 298-313]

Anonymous (14); tr. / ed. Bakhouche, Béatrice; Fauquier, Frédéric; et Pérez-Jean, Brigitte ‘[Miroir du Moyen Âge[10]:] Picatrix: Un traité de magie médiéval[11]’ Brepols Publishers n.v., Turnhout, Belgium, 2003. Card wrappers. [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-41] + [1] + [pp. 44-86] + [1] + [pp. 88-173] + [pp. 175-194] + [1] + [pp. 196-292] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 295-383] + [1 leaf] + [1 page of advertisements]

Anonymous (14); ed. Ritter, Hellmut ‘[Studien der Bibliothek Warburg[12] XII:] Picatrix (“Das Ziel des Weisen” von Pseudo-Magriti) I. Arabischer Text[13]‘ B. G. Teubner, Leipzig / Berlin, 1933. Original distributor’s slip indicating that the publications of the Bibliothek Warburg have been transferred from Teubner to Cassell & Company laid in. Original card covers. [1] + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-vi] + [5] + [10 pages of tables] + 416 + [6 pages of advertisements]

Picatrix – see also under Boudet, Jean-Patrice, above; and under Sniezynska-Stolot, Ewa; and Warnock, Christopher, below

Anonymous (15) ‘Graphische 45-Grad Halbsummen-Ephemeriden’ 1974 – Ebertin-Verlag, Aalen, undated. Loose paper wrappers glue-bound at one end to four identical sets of two fold-out charts. With more compact (non-fold-out) sets for 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980 laid-in loose

Anonymous (16); ill. Moore, Michael S. ‘Astro*Carto*Graphy’ Astro*Carto*Graphy, San Francisco, dated 1976[14]. Original printed paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. Printed in brown ink throughout. [1] + [pp. 4-44] + [1 page of advertisements]

Anonymous (16); ill. Moore, Michael S.; tr. Bischof, Stefan ‘Astro*Carto*Graphy’ Astrodata AG, Zürich, 1981[15]. Folded double-sided A4 flyer for “Astro-Weltkarte” from Astrodienst, Zürich, laid in. Card covers.  (Previous owner’s red marginal line to p. 4.) [2] + 71.

Anonymous (17); intr. Fields, Russell J., B.S., M.D. ‘[AFA Research Bulletin No. 5:] Angioma[16]’ American Federation of Astrologers, 327 A Street, S.E., Washington 3, D.C., undated[17]. Additional one-sided sheet of tables paginated 49 (but distinct from the printed p. 49) laid in, as issued. Large-format card covers (rear cover loose from central and lower staples). No spine. Bound by staples through inner margins. [1 leaf] + [leaves 1-2] + [pp. 3-20] + [pp. 21-51]

Anonymous (18) ‘1989 Mundane Data: Lunations and Eclipses’ American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, Arizona, 1987. Paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. [pp. 3-39 inc. reverse of rear cover]

Anonymous (19) ‘A Lesson in Astrology: Rectification of Horoscopes – New Method; Aspects: What they Mean; How to Read Them’ XeroXed and Distributed by the Grand Uranus Trine Communications System, Twin Cities, Minnesota, Scorpio 1975[18]. Original paper covers. Staplebound pamphlet. Contents printed in rough photocopy quality throughout. [3] + [pp. 5-27]

Anonymous (20); tr. Mengozzi, Alessandro ‘[Testi del Vicino Oriente antico[19] 7: Letteratura della Siria cristiana[20], 1:] Trattato di Sem e altri testi astrologici[21]’ Paideia Editrice, Brescia, 1997. Outwardly lightly textured card covers (bookseller’s label adhered to rear cover). [1 leaf] + [4] + [p. 7] + [1] + [p. 9] + [1] + [pp. 11-65] + [1] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 69-78] + [1] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 83-5] + [1] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 89-93] + [1] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 97-8] + [1] + [2 leaves] + [2] + [imprimatur] + [3 pages of advertisements]

Anonymous (21); tr. Pelanca y Tita, Señor and Baughan, Rosa[22] ‘Solar Horoscopes: Extracted from an Ancient Hebrew Manuscript Found Near Cairo in 1836 at the Time of the Removal of the Obelisk to France’ Printed by Bowden, Hudson & Co., 23, Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, 1893. This copy signed, presumably by Baughan, to upper margin of front cover in dedication to a Lady Read: ‘With love from the translator, January 5 1901’. Original paper covers (3mm chip lost from foot of spine). Internally string-bound pamphlet. (One date to p. 14 has been corrected in ink, apparently in Baughan’s hand.) [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-28]

Anonymous (22)[23]; intr. The Brother, XII ‘A Primer of Astrology for Children in two Parts: Part I: Astronomy – Part II: Astrology’ L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E.C.4, London, 1930. Original gilt-stamped cloth (wear to extremities of spine; moderate wear to outer corners of boards). [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 5-9] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 13-38] + [1 leaf] + [p. 41] + [pp. 43-85] + [pp. 87-8] + [4 pages of advertisements]

Anonymous (23) ‘Ce que vous devez savoir avant de vous Marier si vous êtes né en Avril’ l’Administration, 8, rue Halévy, Paris, undated[24]. Original pictorial paper covers. Staple-bound pamphlet. [2] + [pp. 3-15] + [1] +  [rear cover featuring advertisements]

Anonymous (23) ‘Ce que vous devez savoir avant de vous Marier si vous êtes né en Mars’ l’Administration, 8, rue Halévy, Paris, undated[25]. Original pictorial paper covers. Singly staple-bound pamphlet. [2] + [pp. 3-15] + [1] + [rear cover featuring advertisements]

Anonymous (24) ‘Aquarian Astrology Series III: Signs vs. Constellations’ Universal Biosophical Association., Roma-Mexico, undated. Original paper covers integrating text. Loose-leaf pamphlet. [1] + [pp. 2-7] + [1]

Anonymous (24) ‘Aquarian Astrology Series IV: Zodiacal Subdivisions’ Universal Biosophical Association., México, D. F., undated. Original paper covers integrating text. Loose-leaf pamphlet. [1] + [pp. 2-7] + [1]

Anonymous (24) ‘Aquarian Astrology Series V: The Planetary Compound’ Universal Biosophical Association., México, D. F., undated. Original paper covers integrating text. Loose-leaf pamphlet. [1] + [pp. 34-9] + [1]

Anonymous (24) ‘Aquarian Astrology Series X: Moon’s Nodes and Nodal Charts’ taped with ‘Aquarian Astrology Series XI: the Dynamics of Planetary Relationship’ and ‘Aquarian Astrology Series XII: Significators and Significatorship’ – Universal Biosophical Association, Mexico, D. F., undated[26]. Original paper covers. Amateurishly bound together by makeshift clear tape around inner margins. (Leaves comprising pp. [89]-92 and 93-[96] still joined at top edges; need opening. Leaf comprising pp. 85-6 detached but present; leaf comprising pp. [81]-82 almost detached.) X: [1] + [pp. 74-9] + [1]. XI: [1] + [pp. 82-7] + [1]. XII: [1] + [pp. 90-5] + [1]


[1] A series of publications edited by M. S. H. G. Heerma Van Voss; D. J. Hoens; J. Knappert; N. R. B. Kramers; B. A. Van Proosdij; and J. D. J. Waaardenburg.

[2] The original is said to be “written on a roll of polished paper”, with passags in both Arabic and Persian, on the subject of a native of Tehran born on April 1st, 1830. The author is unidentified. The present volume is just an English translation, without the original source text.

[3] The manuscript reproduced here is said to have been purchased by the editor, a Belgian scholar, in 1918 or 1919, from a member of one of the clans comprising the “Confederation of the Great Temple” of the Ordos Mongols. It is reported as having been written in the 19th century. Mostaert’s foreword to the present edition being dated 1966, it can reasonably be presumed that he was a very young scholar at the time of his purchase of the manuscript.

[4] A series of publications edited by Larry J. Simon, Isidro J. Rivera, Donna M. Rogers, Arie Schippers, and Gerard Wiegers

[5] A study, greyscale facsimile, and modern reset edition with facing English translation of a short late 15th century Catalonian printed book, reproduced from the copy held at the Biblioteca de Catalunya

[6] This provisional edition was not complemented by a separate volume comprising the translation of Books III and IV. Instead, it was eventually replaced by a single-volume edition comprising translations of all four books, q v. under the title ‘Picatrix Liber Viridis’ below

[7] An English translation only of Books I and II of the Arabic Picatrix, q. v. below

[8] An English translation of Books III and IV of the Arabic Picatrix, q. v. below

[9] One of three simultaneously released variant presentations of the same translation of all four books of the Latin Picatrix. The others are called the Liber Atratus and the Liber Rubeus

[10] A series of publications directed by Patrick Gautier Dalché

[11] A complete French translation of the Latin edition edited by David Pingree in 1986. It is preceded by a 34-page introduction.

[12] A series of publications edited at the time by Fritz Saxl

[13] The first in a series of three scholarly editions of the Picatrix produced in connection with the Warburg Institute, this volume presenting the critical edition of the Arabic Picatrix. The second, published in 1962, not in this collection, was a translation into German by Ritter, together with a colleague, of the Arabic text – a translation that initially went to press at the start of World War II, only for the printing plates and final manuscript to be destroyed during the war, which resulted in the need for a major revision from the sole surviving earlier draft of the translation in the post-war years. The third, published in 1986, was the critical edition of the Latin Picatrix, published in 1986, q. v. above. The present volume comprises a two-page foreword in German followed by the Arabic text with scholarly footnotes in Arabic and Latin. In keeping with tradition for Arabic-language books, the front cover is at the back of the book, and text proceeds from the back to the front of the book. The pagination is in Arabic

[14] But this refers to original printing; advertising at rear for services of Astro Numeric Service mentioning President Reagan’s rule in the past tense indicates this is a much later undeclared reprint, probably late 1980s

[15] A German translation of the above

[16] Said to be the collective work of the Washington Astrological Asociation

[17] The preliminary citation from Fields, however, is dated July 1954. Although it is not headed ‘Foreword’ or ‘Introduction’, and is just a medical description of Angioma, it is presumed to have been provided specifically for this publication, which is therefore reasonably presumed to have been published in the latter half of 1954 or soon afterwards

[18] Stated reprinted from November, 1933 and May, 1938 issues of American Astrology Magazine

[19] A series of publications collectively edited by Paolo Sacchi

[20] A sub-series of publications edited by Frabrizio Pennacchietti

[21] The Trattato di Sem (in English, the Treatise of Shem) is a short text dated to the first century B.C. Here it is presented on modern Italian translation only, followed by four even shorter texts. The bulk of the present slim volume is the introduction, being a study of the five texts featured. The texts are styled thus: Trattato di Sem figlio di Noè (pp. 69-[79]); Trattatello arabo sulla nascita dell’anno e sul suo significato (pp. 83-[86]); Trattato greco-bizantino sulla nascita dell’anno nei dodici segni dello zodiaco (pp. 89-[94]); Revelatio Esdrae de qualitatibus anni per introitum Ianuarii (pp. 97-[99]); and Frammento di una recensione italiana antica della Revelatio Esdrae (p. [103]). Mengozzi’s translation of the Trattato di Sem is said to have been produced from the Syriac source text published by A. Mingana in The Book of Shem son of Noah (1917) and by J. H. Charlesworth in ‘Die Schrift des Sem’: Einführung, Text und Übersetzung (1987). The manuscript used by Charlesworth to establish the text is from the 15th century

[22] The full text of the credit reads: ‘This Manuscript was Translated from the Hebrew into Spanish by Señor Pelanca Y Tita, and is now Re-Translated into Englih by Rosa Baughan’

[23] The identity of the author is given by the pseudonymous Brother XII, writer of the foreword, as “one fully qualified to the task – one who is a close personal friend and one of my most valued workers”. Neither the author nor Brother XII is identified in British Library records

[24] Not in French library records. Guessed 1920s from appearance, but could be earlier

[25] Ibid.

[26] Swiss library records propose a broad time-frame of 1960-1965. Other online records indicate that the Universal Biosophical Association was active from 1917 to 1961, which if true would indicate that the earlier end of the Swiss proposition was more likely.

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