Bibliography of Astrology Page 118:
MacAlister – Macphail

MacAlister, Paul, R., F.R.S.A.-F.I.D.S.A.; Etting, Floylydia M., F.R.S.A., Designers ’Trilogy of Time’ – Paul MacAlister & Associates, Lake Bluff, Illinois, U.S.A., 1976. Set of instruments supplied on cardboard cut-out sheets designed to be cut out from a central clasp around which they are packaged, with separate instruction booklets, in publisher’s original branded printed cardboard folder (wear to both closures; 9 cm separation to flap-fold). Contents comprise:

  • Nocturnal (booklet). 4pp
  • Perpetual Calendar (booklet). 4pp
  • Sundial (booklet). 4pp
  • Nocturnal. Plates I & II
  • Perpetual Calendar. Plate III
  • Sundial. Plate IV

MacDonald, Prof. J., Scientific Astrologer and Vocapher ‘How to Succeed or The Secrets of Astrology Revealed[1], How to Foretell Future Events – Complete Instructions In the Science of Astrology. The Good and Evil Influence of the Planets. Signification of Dreams, Moles, Signs and Omens. Mental, Physical And Business Qualifications. Sexual and Conjugal Qualifications From Date of Birth – Fully Illustrated. – It Also Contains Fortunate and Unfortunate Days. How To Avoid Sickness, Accidents and Poverty. And Many Charts, Maps and Calendars’ Stated 4th Edition – 117, Court St., Binghamton, New  York, unclearly dated[2]. Card entitled ‘Hamel’s 300 Year Calendar’ laid in, with printed name sticker of an M. W. Silva, Centerville, Cal., adhered to reverse side, together with handwritten note ‘Manuel W. Silva, Pleasanton, Cal.’. Additionally, 3 early printed chart-blanks laid in, two of them matching ones in a design featured in a printed book by Frederick White. Also laid in, unsigned manuscript notes towards astrological horoscope delineations, in pencil on separate pieces of ruled paper, for a Leionora Marie Rose, born Jan. 13, 1923; and (at greater length) a Frances Murphy. Further, an unsigned covering note in pencil on plain paper advising an unidentified client “I have just complete[d] your Horoscope, the Chart of your life, in full, and to my satisfaction, I will say that I am more than pleased indeed, I see that you possess a wonderful qualities [sic],…. ” Finally, original printed advertising flyers for a then-new edition of ‘The Ushers Encyclopedia of Dreams’ published by The Ushers of Venice, California, and for a free ‘Lucky Birthday Token’ from the same source. Original card covers (heavy chipping and tearing to outermost layer of paper on lower and middle parts of spine; general staining and moderate edgewear to covers). Staplebound pamphlet. (Central leaf comprising pp. 27-30 detached from binding but present.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1] + ii + [1] + 46 + [11] + [3 page article leading into advertisement] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

MacDonald, Prof. J., M. D., Ph. D. ‘The Secrets of Astrology Revealed[3]‘ 11th Edition. One Hundred Thousand Have Been Sold [sic] – [Self-published], 53, Washington Street, Binghamton, N. Y., unclearly dated[4]. Original paper covers (1 inch separation at foot of front hinge; paper lost from top cm of spine; occasional minor edge-chipping and tearing to covers). (Several dog-eared pages within.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [151 unnumbered pages] + [9 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

MacDonald, J., M. D.[5] ‘Prof. J. MacDonald’s Practical Delineation or Model Horoscopes’ J. Macdonald, Binghamton, N. Y., Copyrighted 1900[5a]. Original printed card folder (5 mm separation to foot of front hinge; 1 inch separation to foot of front flap fold; 2 cm tear to top edge of front cover) through the front flap of which three staples are driven, supporting the contents. (Aries sheet with some marginal tearing close to fold.)  [12 single-sided once-folded A4 leaves] + [rear cover featuring diagram]

MacDonald, J., M. D. ‘Twelve Lessons in Astrology. Prof. J. MacDonald’s Practical Delineations, or Model Horoscopes’ J. Macdonald, Binghamton, N. Y., 1900. Original printed card folder (torn down large parts of front flap fold; several short tears to top and bottom edges; 2 cm tear to outer edge of rear cover) through the front flap on the inside of which three staples are driven, supporting the contents. [12 single-sided once-folded A4 leaves] + [rear cover featuring one page of advertisements]

Macer-Story, Eugenia ‘Angels of Time: Meditations in Conjunction with the Thirty-Six Decans of the Zodiac – A Book of Hours’ Regency Press (London & New York) Ltd., 125 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QA, 1982. Cloth (light wear to top of spine and lower outer corners of boards) in dj. [1 leaf] + [6] + [pp. 9-86] + [1]

MacGregor, M. M. ‘Astrology: the Influence of the Stars on Character, and on Success in Friendship, Business, and Matrimony’ The Penn Publishing Company, [923 Arch Street,] Philadelphia, 1905[6]. Original small-format decoratively gilt-stamped cloth (wear to foot of spine and outer corners of boards; moderate wear to top of spine; light wear to spine hinges). (Moderate separation between pp. 160-1 and pp. 256-7; separation between lower part2 of pp. 272-3.) [2] + [p. 3] + [p. 5] + [pp. 7-344] + [pp. 1-8 of advertisements]

MacGregor, Trish ‘Creative Stars: Using Astrology to Tap Your Muse’ St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, NY, 2002

MacGregor, Trish ‘Mars and Sex: the Secrets of Sexual Astrology’ Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, NY, 2004

Machinal, Docteur Francis ‘L’Astrologie au Service du Practicien Homéopathe’ Collection Résurgence / Marco Pietteur, Éditeur, Embourg, Belgique, 2000

Mackay, Chas H., Founder of “West Gate Philosophy” ‘Zodiacal Influences. – Brief Delineations of All People, With Suggestions as to Whom You Should Choose for Harmonious Association in Marriage or Business – Also Contains Lists of the Worlds’ [sic] Famous Men and Women with Dates of Birth’ Published by T. J. Gilmore, 88 W. Jackson St., Chicago, Ill., 1897. With additional looseleaf pamphlet in matching print and size format entitled “Business Adaptability of the People of the Zodiac”. Main book: Original thin card covers (front cover detached, chipped at lower inner corner, and slightly torn at inner margin; rear cover still holding at staples, but lightly chipped at overhanging top edge). Staplebound pamphlet. (First leaf detached.) [4] + [pp. 5-26] + [1 page of advertisements]. Business Adaptability: No covers. [4 pp.]

Mackenzie, Donald A. ‘Myths of Babylonia and Assyria. With Historical Narrative & Comparative Notes. Illustrations in Colour & Monochrome’ The Gresham Publishing Company Limited, 34 Southampton St., Strand, London, undated[7]. Cloth (heavy wear to extremities of spine and upper outer corner of front board; moderate wear to other outer corners of boards; heavy wear to some lower parts of outer edge of front board and part of top edge of same; spine very browned and slightly mottled towards extremities). [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [Colour frontis.] + [Title leaf partly in green] + [pp. v-xi] + [pp. xiii-xv] + [pp. xvii-xix] + [folding map] + [pp. xxi-xxxix] + 2 + [plate] + [pp. 3-12] + [plate] + [pp. 13-50] + [plate] + [pp.  51-62] + [plate] + [pp.  63-72] + [plate] + [pp.  73-96] + [colour plate] + [pp. 97-100] + [plate] + [pp.  101-6] + [plate] + [pp.  107-116] + [plate] + [pp.  117-120] + [plate] + [pp.  121-8] + [plate] + [pp.  129-130] + [plate] + [pp.  131-8] + [plate] + [pp.  139-144] + [colour plate] + [pp. 145-176] + [colour plate] + [pp. 177-192] + [colour plate] + [pp. 193-214] + [plate] + [pp.  215-220] + [colour plate] + [pp. 221-2] + [plate] + [pp. 223-4] + [colour plate] + [pp. 225-248] + [plate] + [pp. 249-270] + [plate] + [pp. 271-280] + [plate] + [pp. 281-302] + [plate] + [pp. 303-6] + [plate] + [pp. 307-334] + [plate] + [pp.  335-340] + [plate] + [pp.  341-4] + [plate] + [pp.  345-384] + [plate] + [pp. 385-8] + [plate] + [pp. 389-396] + [plate] + [pp. 397-410] + [plate] + [pp. 411-422] + [plate] + [pp. 423-4] + [colour plate] + [pp. 425-446] + [plate] + [pp. 447-456] + [plate] + [pp. 457-468] + [plate] + [pp. 469-486] + [plate] + [pp. 487-494] + [plate] + [pp. 495-9] + [pp. 501-537] 

MacKenzie, Margaret ‘When the Morning Stars Sang: an Astrologer’s Notebook’ Regency Press (London and New York) Ltd., 43 New Oxford Street, London, W.C.1, 1969. Cloth (light wear to foot of spine and lower outer corners of boards) in dj (moderate wear to top of spine and extremities of flap-folds; light wear along spine hinges and parts of flap-folds). [1 leaf] + [4] + [pp. 7-15] + [pp. 17-25] + [pp. 27-9] + [pp. 31-3] + [pp. 35-49] + [pp. 51-61] + [pp. 63-5] + [pp. 67-71]

Mackey, Sampson Arnold ‘A Companion to the Mythological Astronomy, & c. Containing a New Theory of the Earth, and of Planetary Motion; In which is Demonstrated that, The Sun is Vicegerent of His Own System. Illustrated by 5 Plates. Also, An Alphabetical Arrangement of Mythological Etymologies[8]‘ Printed for the Author, Prince’s-Street; by R. Walker, Near the Dukes Palace, Norwich, 1824. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). [2 leaves]+ [pp. iii-xxi] + [2] + [pp. 26-106] + [1]

Mackey, S. A. ‘A Lecture on Astronomy, Adjusted to its Dependent Science Geology; in which is shewn the plain and simple cause of the Vast Abundance of Water in the Southern Hemisphere. Given at 91, Dean Street, Soho, Dec. 20, 1832, in consequence of having seen An Essay On the Astronomical and Physical Causes of Geological Changes, By Sir Richard Phillips, Edited by W. D. Saull, Aldersgate Street, May, 1832’ – London, 1832. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). [Folding plate] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-12]

Mackey, Sampson Arnold ‘Man’s Best Friend; or the Evils of Pious Frauds’ – Printed for the Author by R. Walker, near the Duke’s Palace, Norwich, 1826. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped).[1 leaf] + [pp. 3-82]

Mackey, Sampson Arnold ‘The Mythological Astronomy of the Ancients Demonstrated, by Restoring to their Fables & Symbols their Original Meanings’ Second Edition – Printed by R. Walker, near the Duke’s Palace, Norwich, 1824. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). Opening plates together but detached from the rest of the page block. First leaf of second part detached. [2 plates] + [1 leaf] + ii + [2] + [pp. vii-viii] + [pp. 9-35] + [p. 46 (1)] + [pp. 37-96] + 23 pp

Mackey, Sampson Arnold ‘A New Theory of the Earth, and of Planetary Motion; In Which is Demonstrated that the Sun is Vicegerent of His Own System. Illustrated by 5 Plates’ Printed for the Author, Prince’s Street, by R. Walker, near the Duke’s Palace, Norwich, 1825. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). [5 plates] + 44 + [p. 54 (1)] + [pp. 46-88]

Mackey, S. A. ‘The Original Design of the Ancient Zodiacal and Extra-Zodiacal Constellations, Arranged on the present Globes; which by their attitudes and positions prove the place of the summer Solstice to have been in the middle of the Goat; and the autumnal equinox in the Ram. To which is added an account of the Battle Between Vicramaditya and Salavahana Which arose from a Combination of the Precession and Nutation of the Earth’s Axis. Also, Further Remarks On the long Zodiac of Tantyra; shewing that the unequal division of the Zodiac is a consequence of the Perihelion point in the autumnal Ram’ – Walker, Printer, Back of the Inns, Norwich, 1834. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). [Folding plate] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-14] + [p. 51] + [pp. 16-24]

Mackey, S. A. ‘Remarks on the Cabinet Cyclopaedia and the Geological Globe, Relative to the Polar Motion’ – No Publisher or Date Stated. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). [Plate] + 12pp

Mackey, S. A. ‘A Reply, Intended to be Made to the Various Disputants, on an Essay on Chronology, which was read at The Philosophical Society of Norwich; Containing Astronomical Proofs that the Sun Stood Still and Hasted Not to Go Down for the Space of a Day, and that the Shadows on the Sun-Dials Went Backwards 10 Degrees’ Printed by R. Walker, near the Duke’s Palace, Norwich. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped).  [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-36]

Mackey, A. [sic] ‘Urania’s Key to the Revelation; or the Analyzation of the Writings of the Jews, As Far As They Are Found to Have Any Connexion with the Science of Astronomy’ – Printed and Published by John Brooks, 421 Oxford Street, London, 1833. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped).  [Folding frontis.] +[1 leaf] + [pp. 3-30] + [1 page of advertisements]

Mackey, S. A. ‘The Two Zodiacs of Tentyra, and the Zodiac of Thebes; Explained by S. A. Mackey, of Norwich[9]‘ – No Publisher Stated, May 1832. Part of a cloth vol. (covers detached, outer spine heavily chipped). First folding plate slightly torn. 24pp + [2 very large folding plates] + [plate] + [pp. 25-32]

Macleod, Charlotte ‘Astrology for Skeptics’ Stated First Printing – The Macmillan Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y., 1972. Cloth (light wear to lower outer corners and top edges of boards) in dj (slight tearing to top of spine towards front hinge; small hole to part of surface of spine; light wear and slight chipping to tops of flap-folds). [6] + [pp. vii-viii] + [1 leaf] + 297 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 301-8]

Macnaughton, Duncan ‘A Scheme of Babylonian Chronology from the Flood to the Fall of Nineveh – With Notes Thereon Including Notes on Egyptian and Biblical Chronology’ [Ballantrae Reprint], no place stated, undated[10]. [1 leaf] + [pp. v-xii] + [1 leaf] + 172 + [4] + [pp. 173-186] + [3-panel fold-out table] + [p. 187]

Macnaughton, Duncan – see also under Wemyss, Maurice, below

Macnaughton, Robin ‘Power Astrology: Make the Most of Your Sun Sign’ Stated First Pocket Books Printing – Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 1990. Small-format card covers

Macnaughton, Robin ‘Power Astrology: Make the Most of Your Sun Sign’ The Aquarian Press, HarperCollins Publishers, 1992

Macnaughton, Robin ‘Robin MacNaughton’s Moon Sign Personality Guide: a Complete Romance and Friendship Guide for Every Sign in the Zodiac’ Bantam Books, New York, NY, 1979

Macnaughton, Robin ‘Robin MacNaughton’s Sun Sign Personality Guide: a Complete Love and Compatibility Guide for Every Sign in the Zodiac’ Bantam Books, New York, NY, 1978

Macniece, Louis ‘Astrology[11]’ Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, unclearly dated[12].  Cloth (light wear to tops of spine hinges and outer corners of boards). [1 leaf] + [3] + [pp. 8-109] + [2] + [pp. 112-153] + [2] + [pp. 156-187] + [2] + [pp. 190-301] + [22 pages of tables] + [pp. 324-6] + [17 pages of tables] + [pp. 344-351]

Macphail, Jamie ‘Astrology and the Causes of War’ The Wessex Astrologer Ltd., Bournemouth, 2006


[1] The extended subtitle that follows appears on the main inner title page but is absent from the front cover on this edition, the reverse of the situation on the 11th edition, q. v. below

[2] Copyrighted 1898, but the dating of this edition is ultimately unclear and could be slightly later if 1898 is that of the first

[3] The title on the inner title page is complete thus. To the equivalent title on the front cover is added this rambling extended text: ” – Complete Instructions In the Science of Astrology. The Good and Evil Influences of the Planets. Significations of Moles, Signs and Omens. Mental, Physical, Business and Conjugal Qualifications. From Date of Birth. – Fortunate and Unfortunate Days of the Year. How To Avoid Sickness, Poverty and Misfortune. How to write a Horoscope and Foretell Future Events. It Contains the Ruling Planets to the year 2001. A Daily Calendar for Four Hundred Years. – This Book Also Contains. The History and Mystery of Astrology. Signs and Temperaments. Suggestive Psychology. How to Biologize. How to Hypnotize. How to Charm those you meet. How to Make Any Person at a Distance think of you. The Secrets of Personal Magnetism. – Full Instructions How to Heal by Magnetic and Absent Methods. All the Best Secrets given Complete. Illustrated with Charts, Maps and Tables”

[4] Copyrighted 1905

[5] On the advertisement on the rear cover, he additionally styles himself ‘President of the American School of Astrology’

[5a] On this copy, the date of 1904 has been hand-pencilled in, presumably by Prof. Macdonald. It is clearly a variant printing from the one listed below as shown by the different title

[6] Most of the books advertised at the rear pre-date this, but the first library records on Worldcat for two of them are in 1906, so it’s possible that this copy was bound up around then or shortly after, barring the alternative possibility that their release was already anticipated in 1905 but had not been effected

[7] Library records give 1915

[8] With separate second title page: Mackey, S. A. ‘The Companion to the Mythological Astronomy, &c. Containing Remarks on recent Publications on Mythology, Etymology, and Geology. In which, also, is shown, the Insufficiency of Rotary and Orbicular Motion to Form Atoms Into Globes Without the Assistance of that Unseen Power, which is denominated Attraction. Illustrated by Plates’ – Printed by R. Walker, and Published by the Author Prince’s Street; and in London by his Grand-Daughter, E. Bluring, 32, Granby Place, New Cut, Lambeth, 1824. The author explains the ‘alteration in the new Title Page’ by referring readers to his separate New Theory of the Earth and of Planetary motion in respect of the originally promised contents of the present work. There is no sign of the promised plates in the present work as bound here

[9] Consists internally of two separate works  paginated together: “More Pious Frauds on the Antiquity of the Two Zodiacs of Tentyra, (Illustrated with Two Engravings)” – Prince’s Street, Norwich, 1831; and “The Zodiac of Thebes; which is proved to contain the position of the Ecliptic 40,000 Years Back’ (no separate publication information)

[10] A facsimile reprint, issued early-mid 2000s, of the original edition published by Luzac & Co., 46 Great Russell Street, W.C.1, London, 1930

[11] Essentially a coffee-table book on the history of astrology, with many inset monochrome and colour illustrations. A brief primer of the astrological associations of the signs and planets, and simplified ephemerides for the years 1901-1966, are included for good measure

[12] An apparent early American reprint of the original published by Aldus Books Limited, London W1, in 1964, possibly but not certainly in same year

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