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George, Llewellyn: Astrology – Reconstruction

George, Llewellyn ‘Astrology: What It Is and What It Is Not’ [Llewellyn Publications], Los Angeles, Calif., 1931. Original paper covers (1 cm separation to foot of front hinge). Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2] + [pp. 3-35] + [pp. 36-8 of tables] + [pp. 39-56] + [pp. 57-78 of advertisements] + [stub of torn-out leaf, presumed originally featuring advertisements or an order form] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn (arranged by) ‘A Choice Collection of Valuable Extracts from the Works of the Master Astrologers[1]‘ Llewellyn Publishing Co., 1507 South Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., undated[2]. This copy with the former silver name-stamp of astrologer Alice Q. Reichard and separate inked signature of Ralph Kraum[3] to front cover. Original paper covers (chipping to foot and lightly to top of spine; 1-inch separation to foot of rear hinge). Bound by staples through inner margins. (Small red-inked marginal note to p. 54, in Kraum’s hand, and a few red-inked marginal crosses to other pages, presumed also by Kraum.) [Front cover backed with table of contents] + 80 + [rear cover backed with key to glyphs]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs [: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology[4]]: The First Lesson: Introductory Elements’ Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., Los Angeles, (Palms), California, 1937[5]. Original card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with illustration] + [2] + [pp. 3-32] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs [: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology]: The Second Lesson: Planets and Houses’ Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., Los Angeles, (Palms), California, 1939[6]. Original card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [2] + [pp. 3-30] + [1 page of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs[: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology]: The Third Lesson: Casting the Horoscope’ Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., Los Angeles, (Palms), California, 1940[7]. Original thin card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [2] + [pp. 3-30] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs [: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology]: The Fourth Lesson: Noon Marks’ Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., Los Angeles, (Palms), California, 1941[8]. Original card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [2] + [pp. 3-38] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology: The Fifth Lesson: Planetary Aspects’ Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., (Palms), Los Angeles, California, 1933. Original thin card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [2] + [pp. 3-45] +[p. 46 of advertisements] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs [: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology]: The Sixth Lesson: The Secret of Horoscope Reading’ Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., (Palms), Los Angeles, California, 1941[9]. Original card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [2] + [pp. 3-32] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Geocentric Genethliacs [: Rudimental Lessons in Astrology]: Seventh Lesson: The Progressed Horoscope’ 3rd Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., Los Angeles, (Palms), California, unclearly dated (copyrighted 1932). Original card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with verse] + [2] + [pp. 3-64] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Golden Book of Reconstruction Letters’ Revised Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., Los Angeles, California, 1944[10]. Original cloth (moderate wear to extremities of spine hinges; light wear to outer corners of boards). [2] + [pp. 5-66] + [2 blanks headed ‘Memoranda’] + [pp 69-117] + [pp. 119-122] + [pp. 123-6 of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn, Principal of the Portland School of Astrology ‘Handy Book of Useful Tables for Students, Teachers and Practitioners of Astrology’ The P.S.A. Bulletina Press, Portland, Oregon, 1911. Original paper covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with publication details] + [1] + [pp. 2-7 of tables] + [pp. 8-9] + [pp. 10-11 of tables] + [1] + [pp. 13-15] + [chart blank] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn, D. A., S. T. ‘Health and Attainment through Cosmic Vibrations[11]’ Stated First Edition – Press of the “Astrological Bulletina”, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 1920. Original card covers (slight chipping to foot of spine). (1-inch internal vertical tear to ffep.) [2] + [pp. 5-123] + [5 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Health and Attainment through Cosmic Vibrations’ Second Edition – Press of the “Astrological Bulletina”, Los Angeles, California, 1928. Original gilt-stamped colour-patterned cloth (gilt slightly faded; moderate wear to extremities of spine; light wear to outer corners of front board). (First two printed internal leaves detached from binding but present. Former bookseller’s price sticker adhered to rear paste-down.) [2] + [pp. 3-213] + [9 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn, Principal of the Llewellyn College of Astrology; Editor of the monthly “Astrological Bulletina” magazine ‘Horoscope Indications’ Llewellyn Publishing Company, Portland, Oregon, copyrighted 1913[12]. Original paper covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with copyright page] + [17] + 27 + [pp. 29-31] + [p. 31a] + [pp. 32-136] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

For later editions of the above, see under title ‘The Student’s…’ below

George, Llewellyn ‘How Planets Affect People’ Llewellyn George, Portland, Oregon, unclearly dated[12a]. Apparently original card covers[12b], internally reinforced by additional strip of card glued around inner margins and inside of spine. Appears bound by sub-surface string or staples through inner margins. [Front cover] + [2] + [pp. 3-126] + [26 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover]

George, Llewellyn ‘How Planets Affect You: Philosophy of Planetary Vibrations’ Llewellyn George, Los Angeles, California, unclearly dated[13]. Original card covers (light wear to extremities of spine). Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2] + [pp. 3-181] + [11 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements

George, Llewellyn ‘How to Succeed in the Study and Practice of Astrology’ No Publisher Stated, undated[14]. Unmarked paper covers. Pamphlet bound by staples through inner margins. 13 + [19 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book’ Fifth Edition Revised – “Astrological Bulletina” Press, Los Angeles, California, 1929. Original card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. (Former owner’s inked underlining to p. 10.) [2] + [pp. 3-149] + [11 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed by key to glyphs]

George, Llewellyn ‘The Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book’ [Sixth Edition][15] – Llewellyn Publications, Ltd., 1940. Pebbled cloth (light wear to extremities of spine) in thin card dj[16] (moderate wear to spine hinges; light wear to extremities of spine; short tears to lower inner corners of front cover; 2 cm tear to lower inner corner of rear cover). [3] + [pp. 6-60] + [pp. 62-217] + [pp. 218-20 of advertisements] + [p. 221 (largely blank; designed for readers’ own notes)]

George, Llewellyn ‘The Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book’ Tenth Edition – Llewellyn Publications, Ltd., St. Paul, Minn. 55101, 1970. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine) in dj (chipping and heavy wear to inner margin of rear cover; moderate wear to extremities of spine and of flap-folds). [3] + [pp. 6-217]

For first, second (?) and fourth editions of the above, see under original title ‘The New Improved…’ below

George, Llewellyn ‘Lectures on Astrology’ Second Edition – Llewellyn Publications Ltd., 8921 National Blvd., Los Angeles, (Palms), Calif., 1943[17]. Card covers (3 cm tear to foot of front hinge, allied to a tear across spine paper; rear cover torn at, and detaching from, staples, but still held together by strips of paper). Bound by staples through inner margins. [6] + [pp. 7-100] + [p. 101 of advertisements].

George, Llewellyn ‘The New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book[17a], Calculated and Delineated According to the Science of Astrology’ (internal title) / ‘The New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book – How to Choose Auspicious Times for Action to Obtain Best Returns for your Efforts’ (cover title) – Portland School of Astrology, Portland, Oregon, 1907[18]. Original paper covers (front cover chipped at upper outer corner and parts of lower inner margin; outer spine mostly perished; rear cover chipped and torn at corners and parts of edges; length of clear tape wrapped around upper and central parts of spine and glued down over inner margins). Bound by staples through inner margins.  [Front cover backed with publication details] + 20 + [12 pages of tables] + [pp. 33-58] + [24 pages of later bound-in advertisements on slightly smaller paper] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn, Astrologian ‘The New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book, Calculated and Delineated According to the Science of Astrology’ (internal title) / ‘The New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book – How to Choose Auspicious Times for Action to Obtain Best Returns for your Efforts’ (cover title) – Llewellyn College of Astrology, no place stated, 1917[18a]. Original thin card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins.  [Front cover backed with advertisements] + 21 + [11 pages of tables] + [pp. 33-56] + [8 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn, Astrologian ‘The New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book, Calculated and Delineated According to the Science of Astrology’ (internal title) / ‘The New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book – How to Choose Auspicious Times for Action to Obtain Best Returns for your Efforts’ (cover title) – Stated Fourth Edition – Llewellyn College of Astrology & Pub. Co., Los Angeles, Calif., unclearly dated[18b]. Original outwardly lightly textured thin card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins.  [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [3] + [pp. 4-33] + [5 pages of tables] + [p. 39] + [5 pages of tabes] + [pp. 45-96] + [40 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Powerful Planets’ Llewellyn George, Los Angeles, California, unclearly dated[19]. Original gilt-stamped textured cloth (light scuffing to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [1] + [pp. 2-3] + [1] + [pp. 5-96pp + [32 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Powerful Planets, Astrologically Considered’ 2nd Edition – Llewellyn George, Los Angeles, California, unclearly dated[20]. Original card covers (light wear to extremities of spine; 5mm tear to outer edge of front cover). Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [2] + [pp. 3-224] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Practical Astrology for Everybody’ Third Edition – Press of the P. S. A. Bulletina Pub. Co. (internal imprint) / Portland School of Astrology (front cover), Portland, Oregon, 1911[21]. Original oversized pictorial paper covers (light chipping to top of spine; light separation to feet of spine hinges; chip lost from upper outer corner of front cover; a few short tears to overhanging edges of covers). Sub-surface staples through inner margins. [4] + [pp. 5-72] + [chart] + [pp. 73-87] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 90-143] + [9 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Practical Astrology for Everybody’ Fifth Edition – Llewellyn College of Astrology and Publishing Co., Los Angeles, Calif., undated[22]. Original gilt-stamped pebbled cloth (light scuffing to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). [1] + [pp. 2-55] + [pp. 56-7 of tables] + [pp. 58-96] + [pp. 97-9 of tables] + [pp. 100-1 of charts] + [pp. 102-152] + [16 pages of advertisements]

George, Llewellyn ‘Practical Astrology for Everybody’ 6th Edition – Llewellyn George, Los Angeles, California, 1931. Original textured card covers. Bound by staples through inner margins. [3] + [pp. 4-60] + [2 pages of tables] + [pp. 63-118] + [pp. 119-121 of tables] + [pp. 122-3 of charts] + [pp. 124-192] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]

[George, Llewellyn, ed.[23]] ‘Reconstruction Lessons from the “Helping Hand” Department of the Llewellyn Astrological College[24]‘ Llewellyn Publishing Company, 8921 National Boulevard, (Palms), Los Angeles, California, 1928. This copy with publisher’s original standard printed courtesy slip, serving the purpose of thanking the (unnamed) original customer for an order, laid in. Original paper covers (1 cm tear towards middle of spine, allied to 5mm tear across inner margin of front cover). Bound by staples through inner margins. [Front cover backed with testimonials] + [4] + 40 pp + [4 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

 

[1] Comprises excerpts from C. Heydon Junior (1792); Zadkiel (1842); Cardan; Pseudo-Ptolemy; the Rev. John Butler (1669); Ptolemy; and John Gadbury

[2] Clearly from the address, as printed on the inside of the front cover, which serves as the title page, this copy was bound up between November 1920 and mid-1928, although the work was originally published in 1915 according to library records. The publisher was in Portland up to and including the October 1920 issue of the Astrological Bulletina, q. v., before moving to its present address in Los Angeles from the November 1920 issue, and would stay there until the summer 1928 issue of the Bulletina thereafter. There are no advertisements present by which to date this copy more exactly.

[3] (q. v.). An early astrologer to President Ronald Reagan

[4] On all volumes in this series, this subtitle appears only on the front cover and not on the inner title page

[5] The copyright date is given as 1933, peculiarly in view of later lessons in the series being copyrighted 1932

[6] In this case, the date of the original edition is not given

[7] The original copyright date is given as 1932

[8] The original copyright date is given as 1932

[9] The original copyright date is given as 1932

[10] The original copyright date is given as 1941

[11] A work of New Thought and self-help, without significant astrological content, but provides relevant context showing the author’s broader esoteric beliefs and publishing interests

[12] The title page on this edition gives the currently available edition of ‘Practical Astrology for Everybody’ as the third, which supports this being the 1913 edition of this work. Both earlier and later editions of the work known in this edition as “Horoscope Indications” were instead called “The Student’s Chart Reader”. The present edition is the earliest in this collection, but later ones are held under the other title, q. v. below

[12a] Copyrighted 1920, the original printing date for the first issue of this first edition. However, this copy has been bound with later advertisements from as late as 1927, when Llewellyn had moved to 1507 S. Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles. It further features a notice of a coming change of address on January 1st, 1929 to 8921 National Blvd., Palms, adhered to the inside of the rear cover, so it was almost certainly sold or prepared for sale in 1928.

[12b] Perhaps because of the unusual internal reinforcement of the binding, the bookseller described the covers as a facsimile of the original ones. However, sourcing another copy of the original scarce volume at a later date in order to secure a facsimile would appear to be an extraordinary length for a past owner to have gone to, and the fact of the coming change of address notice adhered to the inside of the rear cover being from 1928 strongly indicates against this. What is, however, possible is that the covers were made up by Llewellyn George’s offices themselves in 1927 or 1928 in an unusual way at the time that the up-to-date advertising was introduced and added to the original text of the book from 1920

[13] Copyrighted 1930, the original printing date for the first edition under this title, which is expanded and renamed from the earlier, briefer 1920 edition “How Planets Affect People” shown above. The internal advertising matches the 1930 copyright date. However, this copy has been bound up in the 1960s, as shown by the publisher address on the inside of the front cover: 100 South Wabasha St. Paul 7, Minn., an address the company did not move to until after its purchase by Carl Weschke in 1961. My records for the Astrological Bulletina support its still having been based in Los Angeles in 1959, several years after Llewellyn George’s death and two years before the purchase of the company by Weschke. The advertising for the Moon Sign Book on the inside of the front cover of this copy further indicates that it has been in publication for ’60 Years’. Even if this is an approximation, it tallies with a 1960s date for the binding, given that the first appearance of the Planetary Daily Guide for All was in 1906. It would appear most likely that the sheets used in this copy were original but that the binding was made in the 1960s and that the aim was the efficient commercial disposal of old stocks by the new owner of the company.

[14] Worldcat gives 1944 for the only edition held, but that is certainly much too late for this one. Internal advertising referring to the A-Z Delineator as a 400-page book shows that the 1923 edition was current, so this cannot be later than 1927, and is most probably close to 1924 in view of the first edition of “Powerful Planets” being announced in it too

[15] The edition number is not stated in the text but was deduced from the dates listed in the tenth edition, q. v. below, and from library records.

[16] The dj is unmarked except for a six-pointed star design surrounded with hard-to-read tiny text that includes ‘Astronomical Solunar Cycle Science’. It is not clear whether this was issued by Llewellyn.

[17] The publication date for the first edition is given as 1940

[17a] The “New Improved” element in the title of this publication is not an indication that it is a later edition of this work by Llewellyn George. It is the first edition. The “New Improved” part of the title is evidently designed to differentiate it from the existing “Perpetual Planetary Hour Book” by Ernest S. Green (not in this collection to date) that had been in print for well over five years already at that stage and can reasonably be presumed to have been well-known in American astrological circles in 1907, although there are no copies on Worldcat at the time of writing. (It was previously advertised for sale in at least two popular American astrological periodicals: “Star of the Magi” and “The Adept”.) George gives no credit to Green for the idea for the title of his book, even though it is quite evidently copied from it.

[18] The copyright date and manifest printing date of the main pages. This was George’s second published book apart from his almanacs, after the original edition of “Practical Astrology for Everybody”. However, this copy has been bound up, although in the original printed covers of the Portland School edition, with advertisements on smaller paper bearing the name of the later Llewellyn College of Astrology, which was not founded before 1912 following George’s departure from the Portland School at the start of that year. This copy must therefore have been bound up no earlier than 1912. Llewellyn College of Astrology stickers have also been glued down over the original Portland School of Astrology publication details on pp. 1 and 3 within, concealing also most of the original credit related to the Portland School reading “I. Hulery Fletcher, Manager and Director”. The credit naming Fletcher as the director of the Portland School on the front cover remains fully visible. Following George’s cutting of his ties with the Portland School around January 1912, Fletcher continued to run it on her own for some time, although George took his publications with him to his own independent venture.

[18a] The only earlier date given is the original copyright date of 1907. This may therefore be the official second edition, although no edition number is stated here, and it could potentially be the third. The design is only slightly modified from that of the first. Like the first edition, the title bears the epithet “New”. From the fifth edition of 1929, this was removed. See under “Improved” above.

[18b] The internal title page is dated 1922; but this copy has been bound up with later advertisements from 1927, as shown by the inclusion of an advertisement for the first edition of Astro-Analysis, q. v. above. It cannot be significantly later than this, however, because the address in the advertising at the back is for 1507 S. Ardmore Avenue, an address that was current only until the end of 1928, besides the fact that the fifth edition under the revised title (without ‘New’) was launched in 1929

[19] Copyrighted 1924; but this copy has been bound up with later advertisements from 1927, as shown by the included advertisement for the first edition of Astro-Analysis, q. v. above. It cannot be significantly later than this, however, because the included advertisement for the A-Z Horoscope Delineator gives the page count for the 1923 edition, which was superseded by a much longer edition in 1928

[20] Copyrighted 1931, the evident original date of appearance of the second edition; but this copy has been bound up in much later covers by the publisher, showing the address 100 South Wabasha Street, Saint Paul, Minn., an address it did not move to in Llewellyn George’s lifetime. The advertising on the inside of the rear cover is identical to that for the copy of “How Planets Affect You” discussed above, dating the bindnig assuredly to the 1960s, although, as with the aforementioned copy of “How Planets Affect You”, the sheets used for the book itself appear to be original to 1931, the advertising at the rear matching this dating

[21] Over the top of this imprint to the title page has been pasted a later Llewellyn College of Astrology sticker, indicating that this copy was unsold at the time of George’s severing of his ties with the Portland School and establishment of Llewellyn in 1912. The first and second editions of “Practical Astrology” are not recorded in Worldcat; nor are they present in this collection, but the first edition had certainly been published during 1907 at the latest, since it was advertised for sale in the September 1907 issue of “The Adept” and is also listed in the 1907 first edition of George’s “New Improved Perpetual Planetary Hour Book” (q. v. above) as already having been published

[22] Worldcat records show this edition to be copyrighted 1925. However, this copy must have been printed and bound around 1927 because the advertising at the rear includes the book Astro-Analysis, first published in 1927. It cannot be later than the summer of 1928 because the advertising bears the S. Ardmore Avenue address for the publisher, which was only current until then

[23] The copyright is credited to him, although there is no author attribution on the front cover and it would seem plausible that there were others from the so-called “Heling Hand” Department working in the background on the text towards this publication

[24] The full extended title appears only on the front cover; there is no inner title page in this edition

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