Time and Tide

Editor: Johnson, Louise (all issues)

Publication credits:

  • First Astrological School of the Air, Radio K. N. X., Hollywood, California[1] (Jul. – November 1932)
  • Louise Johnson, 1861 North Whitley Avenue, Hollywood, Calif. (July 1932)
  • Louise Johnson, 1201 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., Hollywood, California (Aug. 1932 – Jul. 1933)


  • Volume 1 No. 5, July 16, 1932. (Upper staple missing. Leaves 17 and 18 separated from middle staple; held only by lower one.) [Leaves 1-18]
  • Volume 1 No. 6, August 16, 1932. Separate unbound two-leaf article by the author “Aspects and how to use them” laid in. [Leaves 1-17] + [1 leaf on orange paper]
  • Volume 1 No. 7, September 16, 1932. Disbound leaf (edge-torn at upper inner margin) on the signs Sagittarius to Pisces, from an uncertain original published source but clearly from the matching paper and style by Johnson, laid in. [Leaves 1-16]
  • Vol. 1 No. 9, November 16, 1932. [1.5 cm separation to foot of spine.] [Leaves 1-16]
  • Vol. 1 No. 10, December 16, 1932. (Former owner’s mostly plain-pencilled charts and tables to blank reverse sides of leaves 1, 7, 8 and 9.) [Bound-in pictorial Christmas message on smaller paper] + [leaves 1-18]
  • Vol. 1 No. 11, January 16, 1933. [Leaves 1-16]
  • Vol. 1 No. 12, February 16, 1933. [Leaves 1-16]
  • Vol. 2 No. 1, March 16, 1933. [Bound-in annotated horoscope on shallow piece of orange paper] + [leaves 1-16]
  • Volume 2 No. 2, April 16, 1933. [Leaves 1-16]
  • Vol. 2 No. 3, May 16, 1933. [Leaves 1-15]
  • Vol. 2 No. 4, June 16 1933. [Leaves 1-16]
  • Vol. 2 No. 5, July 16 1933. (Light chipping to top edge of rear cover; 7 cm separation to central part of spine.) [Leaves 1-16]

Binding format and presentation notes:

  • Separate issues in original large format paper covers, bound by staples through inner margins (top staple missing from Vol. 1 No. 5). Contents printed in typescript on single-sided leaves throughout


[1] Appears at the head of the title page in these early issues, but it is not apparent that this is identifying the radio station as the publisher so much as simply indicating Louise Johnson’s association with it and the hours of her regular show. All the issues are in a binding resembling that for her self-published astrological course, which strongly suggests that she was entirely responsible for it

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    • Hello Nicole,
      Thank you for your enquiry!
      The issues of ‘Time and Tide’ have not yet been scanned, and the library is temporarily closed during the current lockdown.
      However, I hope to be in a position to return there soon and will then schedule them for scanning.
      In addition to the three issues catalogued, a bunch of others arrived just before the lockdown began, so I’m looking forward to adding those to the catalogue and to the eventual scanning schedule too.
      (It’s my working assumption that copyright was not renewed for these scarce journals.)
      May I ask if you have a particular interest in Louise Johnson and her work?
      Philip (Astrolearn librarian)

      • Hello
        Yes, I came across a book of hers and have found no other information about her. I tried finding her radio show but the station has no copies. As I am just starting to go deeper into my study of astrology, these publications are of definite interest to me. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

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