Astrology Books and Papers by 270 or 271 authors acquired in 2020

First entry, February 21st, 2020: 2020 has got off to a flying start in terms of acquisitions, chiefly as a result of a continued focus on catching up with new paperback books of the 2010s, while filling in gaps in the holdings of other, slightly older modern books (1980s-2000s) published by major astrological publishers has been an ancillary focus. This is still very much a work in progress, but significant strides are being made. Additionally, there have been some generous donations by Margaret Cahill of books published by The Wessex Astrologer that had not previously been a part of the library in those editions, or in several cases in any edition at all. Three Japanese-language originals by Kagami Ryuji, one of Japan’s highest-profile astrologers, were also kindly donated by the author himself in late December 2019; and these arrived at the library here in the UK this January and will await reading by future visitors and scholars who can speak or have studied Japanese. A couple of auction lots of second-hand German books ranging in date from the 19th century to the 1970s have also borne fruit although their condition is very mixed. As a result, acquisitions by 84 first-named authors have been recorded as of February 21st, with none further expected now before March. I do not plan to set a target this year, as acquisitions are likely to be heavily interrupted by saving for additional works on the library property, but my plan is to continue to catch up with modern works of the 21st century that have previously been lacked, at the same time as remaining vigilant for affordable second-hand rarities.

Second entry, June 12th 2020: the receipt of three further lots of much-appreciated donations during the period from February to March (some of which could not be catalogued until considerably later as a result of the travel restrictions arising from the lockdown), in combination with the receipt of further new books and second-hand books personally purchased by me at home and abroad, has boosted the first-named author total for the first six months of the year to either 213 or 214 (depending on whether or not D., W. M. is the same individual as William M. Davidson) with just over half the year still to go. Some of the books received during this time are variant editions or printings previously held, and a few are on subjects tangential to astrology such as mythology, but this takes nothing away from the remarkable pace of acquisitions in the first half of this year despite the adverse circumstances of the coronavirus-related lockdown coming into force from late March onwards. Because I was not able to be present at the library for quite some time as a result of the lockdown, the integration into the online catalogue of additions since those catalogued by late February has only just been completed today, allowing me to update this log. I am expecting the remainder of 2020 to be very much slower. Finances have been severely stretched, and will need time to recover before any further significant acquisitions are made. Thank you all in the meantime for your patience and support during these severely trying times!

Third entry, June 29th 2020: In the past few weeks, a shipment of two months’ second-hand purchases from the United States has arrived, in addition to a separately purchased original 1937 edition of a book by André Boudineau previously only held as a much later reprint, allowing for the updating of this page with an additional 18 author entries, which brings the total for the year to date to 231 or 232, although the Belle Bart pamphlet unfortunately proved incomplete (with missing pages not stated by the seller’s description – an all too common failing as booksellers just don’t bother to check for the completeness of 20th century books in my experience)

Fourth entry, July 31st 2020: Although savings have had to be made to allow finances to recover in the past month, another shipment of second-hand purchases from the United States has just been received and catalogued, and this together with the resumption within the last week of collecting new and recent titles within the UK has swollen the author count for the year to date by another 19 authors within the past month to 250 or 251. Additionally, a second-hand shipment of a small number of books originally owned by the American astrologer Alma Crawford Graning arrived about a month ago, together with one later book from 1972, and this has added another three authors (Graning herself, Louise McWhirter, and Daniel Logan) to the roll call for the year, raising the author count to 253 or 254.

Fifth entry, September 16th, 2020: Since the end of July, various inevitable costs and other time priorities have forced me to pause my plan to catch up with new non-academic general astrology books for another two months until October. However, some did arrive in early August, by Donald Boone, Raven Kaldera, William Morris and Lynne Palmer. Additionally, a number of late 20th century second-hand books in editions not previously held was received as part of a kind donation of mixed used English-language astrological books and magazines from Frank Clifford. In recent weeks, I’ve just begun to fill in a few gaps in the academic side of the collection, acquiring some previously lacked materials by Wilhelm and Hans Georg Gundel, and a facsimile reprint from the early 1970s of the first two volumes of Frisch’s edition of Johannes Kepler’s Opera Omnia. Also received has been the latest of Shlomo Sela’s editions and translations into English of Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Collected Astrological Works. All of these together have swollen the author count for the year to date by another 17 to 270 or 271 since mid-July. Further received but not yet catalogued (a process that will take some time) has been a bundle of academic offprints and in a few cases photocopies by Wolfgang Hübner, including many essays of relevance to the history of astrology, some of which were not held by the library in their original forms. Four more new academic books are on order, and it is to be hoped that they will have arrived in time for the next update here.

2020 book acquisitions by author, A-Z:

Adams, Eugene H. (1974)

Andrikopoulos, Laura; Cox, Cat and Taylor, Carole, eds. (2015)

Annand, Alan (2019)

Anonymous (77) (undated)

Anonymous (78) (1934)

Anonymous (79) (1931)

Ashcroft-Nowicki, Dolores and Norris, Stephanie V. (2009)

Ashman, Bernie (2014; 2018)

Astrophel ([1939])

Avcin, Şifa (2019)

Aveni, Anthony (1997)

Aylward, Thomas F. (2007)

Baker, Douglas (1982)

Barbault, André (2016)

Barelhako, Mr. (1913)

Bart, Belle (1927)

Bennett, Patsy (2015)

Bergen, Michael (2014)

Bimpel, Chas F. (1852)

Birkbeck, Lyn (1996)

Blackman, Everett (1972)

Blackwood, Danielle (2018)

Boone, Donald L. (2000; 2020 * 2)

Boudineau, André (1937)

Boxer, Alexander (2020)

Braha, James (1994)

Brandler-Pracht, Karl (1920; undated * 6) 

Brixner, David (2000)

Brummund, Ruth (1978; 1979)

Busse, Henry (1933)

Butler, Renn (2020)

Canfield, Thomas (2010; 2012; 2016; 2018)

Ceppi, Claudia Beltramo; Capaccioli, Marco, eds. (1980)

Chawdhri, L. R. (1977)

Clark, Brian (1991; 2019)

Clement, Stephanie J. (2003)

Clow, Barbara Hand (2011)

Cochrane, Ev (1997; 2001)

Cole, Mr. John (1824)

Coleman, M. E. (1985)

Conrad, Adele (1980)

Cornelius, Geoffrey (2000)

Crane, Rev. Pam (2019)

Craze, Richard (2013)

Crossley, Patricia G. (1972)

Crowmarsh, Preston (1971)

Cumont, Franz (1909; 1925)

D., W. M. (1931-4)

Daton, Lois (1977)

Davidson, Dr. William (1958)

Davison, Ronald (1963)

De Jersey, Katherine and Taves, Isabella (1995)

De Larche, Jean (1990; 1992)

De Nerciat, André-Robert Andrea; tr. Zahrt, Dr. Jennifer (2013)

Decker, Ronald and Dummett, Michael (2002)

Dimino, Monica Hable and Sherwin, Paula (2016)

Doane, Doris Chase (1984; 1994)

Donath, Emma Belle (1977; 1979)

Döşer, Öner (2019)

Dreyer, Ronnie Gale (1990; 2004)

Ebertin, [Elsbeth], (ca. 1919; 1922)

Ebertin, Reinhold, (1951; undated; 1970)

Elwell, Dennis (2008)

Erlewine, Michael (2007 *2)

Falconer, Kim (2005)

Fearrington, Basil (1999)

Fenton, Sasha (1991)

Fernandez, Maurice (2018)

Filbey, John (1996)

Fishof, Iris, [Dr.] (2001)

Flack, Diane and Rudy (2001)

Fleuret, Pam (2016)

Foli, Professor P. R. S. ([1902])

Folly, Poppe (1985)

Fortune, Dion (1976; 1984)

Fregly, Bart (1976)

Freudenberg, Dr. med. F. (1921)

Frith, Henry and Heron-Allen, Edward (1886)

Furst, Dan (2009)

Gadbury, John (2011)

[Garrett], Helen (1980)

Garrison, Cal (2018)

Geddes, Sheila (1981)

Geffner, Gayle (2009; 2014)

Gehrz, Andrea and Cardoso, Casey (2019)

Gibson, Mitchell (2002)

Golder, Carole (1999)

Goldstein-Jacobson, Ivy M. (1969)

Graning, Alma Crawford (1932)

Grebner, Bernice Prill (1991; 1992; 1993)

Green, Deva (2012)

Green, Jeffrey Wolf (2009; 2011)

Green, Lorna (2008)

Greene, Liz (1997)

Gregory, Pam (2017)

Griffin, Anthony (2013)

Gunzburg, Darrelyn (2004)

Gundel, Hans Georg (1970; 1972; 1978 * 2; undated)

Gundel, Wilhelm (1912; 1913; 1927; 1934; 1937; 1947; 1958; undated * 4) 

Guttman, Arielle (2019)

Hall, Judy (1990; 1993; 2002)

Hamaker-Zondag, Karen (1982; 1984; 1989)

Hamilton, Alan (2015)

Hampar, Joann (2012)

Hansen, Cornelia (2018)

Hawks, Wendy (1992)

Heindel, Mrs. Max [sic] (1919 * 3)

Herring, Amy (2019)

Hickey, Isabel (1976)

Hoefer, Edmund (1870)

Hofman, Oscar (2019)

Hogue, John (after 2003)

Holiday, Katie (1980)

Holmes, Tiffany (1977)

Hopewell, Joyce (2008; 2014 * 2)

Howland, Ronald W. (2014)

Hueber, Brigitte (2017)

Hughes, Emylu Lander (1982)

Ibn Ezra, Abraham (2020)

Idemon, Richard (2010 * 2)

Jaccard, Michel (2019)

Jacobs, Tom (2012)

Jakubowski, Frank (2014)

James, Herman (c. 2000s)

James, Reina (2010)

Jay, Delphine (1981)

Jones, Marc Edmund (1973)

Jones, Mark (2015)

Junctin de Florence (2016 * 2; 2017; 2018)

Kagami, Ryuji (3 books, assorted dates)

Kaldera, Raven (2004; 2009; 2011; 2020)

Katz, David S. (2007)

Kay, Tom (after 1997)

Keane, Jerryl L. (1975)

Kenner, Corrine (2013)

Kepler, Johannes (1971; 1977)

Kidston, Roderick (2016)

Knapp, M. L. (ca. 1879-1881)

Kniepf, Albert (1914; undated * 2)

Kohlhauf, K. (1922)

Kokott, Herta (1933)

Kollerstrom, Nick (2019)

Konrad, Greg (1985)

Krishnamurti, K. S. (1966?)

Kronen, Brad (2015; undated, ca. late 2010s)

Kröncke, Karsten F. (1978)

Kynes, Sandra (2015)

Labouré, Denis (2014 * 2; 2018; 2019)

Lefeldt, Hermann (undated)

Lellough, Arielle (1978)

Leo, Alan (1897; ca. 1907)

Lévi, Éliphas (1861)

Lilly, William; Labouré, Denis (2018)

Link, I. (undated)

Littlejohn, Frances J. (1971)

Logan, Daniel (1972)

Lyons, Tim (2014)

Mahadeva (1967)

Mann, A. T. (1991; 1995)

Mannan, Sothida (2004)

Mansell, Cordelia (after 1985)

March, Marion D., ed. (1998)

Marks, Tracy (1978)

Marr, Alexander (1959)

Marshall, Melissa (1994)

Martin, Clare (2016 * 2; 2020)

Masha’Allah (2011)

Mason, Sophia (1976 – with Mary Lou Sheperd; 1977; 1980)

Maxwell-Stuart, P. G. (2012)

Mayo, Jeff (1979)

McDevitt, Theresa H. (1991)

McEvoy, Frances Coman (undated)

McNutt, Minne & Boehrer, Kt (1975)

McRae, Chris (2016)

McWhirter, Louise (1938)

Melville, John (1920)

Mody, Ramniklal (1955)

Morris, William (2018)

Motley, Maureen (2001)

Murphy, Simonne (2013)

Murthi, G. Sri Rama (1950)

Naumann, Dr. Phil. Gerhard (1929)

Némethy, Geyza (1889)

Noah, Bruno (1934)

Obert, Charles (2019)

Oken, Alan (2009)

Osborn, Kevin and Burgess, Dana L. (2004)

Page, James Lynn (2018)

Palmer, Lynne ([1981]; 1982; 2000; 2012; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2000)

Papps, Patricia (2017)

Paris, Neil D. (2012)

Parker, Derek and Julia (2009)

Parker, Julia (1988)

Perkins, Elizabeth (2007)

Pestka, Ralph (2003)

Pond, David (2017)

Porphyry of Tyre (2015)

Powell, Richard A. (1973)

Raman, Bangalore Venkata (1948; 1956; 1958; 1962; 1965)

[Reich, Heinrich] (1948-9) [NB: original correspondence only]

Reigle, David and Reigle, Nancy (1999)

Reimer, Carol A. (2018)

Revill, Joan (2000)

Riley, Shirlee; Gordon, Rochelle (1980)

Ring, Thomas (1939; 1975)

Roberts, Courtney (2004)

Robertson, Arlene (1979)

Robertson, Mrs. Dorothy (1971)

Rosicrucian Fellowship (1969)

Rowland, Edna (1996)

Rudhyar, [Dane] (1929; 1938; c. 1979; 2010 * 2)

Rudolph, Ludwig ([1926])

Ruperti, Alexander with Cavaignac, Marief (1979; 1981; 1982 * 2; after 1982) 

Sandbach, John (2012 * 2)

Sasportas, Howard (2007)

Saxby, S. M. (1864)

Schulman, Martin (1980; 1987)

Scofield, Bruce (2017)

Scott, Randall (2009)

Sellar, Wanda (2019)

Sepharial (1887; [1914]; 1919; after 1921; ca. 1930; 1965; 1970)

Seymour-Smith, Martin (1981)

Shaneman, Jhampa & Angel, Jan V. (2003)

Shapiro, Amy (2013; 2014)

Shepherd, Jessica (2015)

Sibly, the Great Prophet (pseud.) (1924 or later)

Simms, Maria Kay (2017)

Sirius, Bernd vom (undated)

Sporner, Hermann (1990)

Sripati (1957)

Stahl, Carl (1961; 1963)

Stanley, Ena (2012)

Starck, Marcia (1998)

Steiner, Rudolf (1912; 1913)

Stickel, Claire & McCuistion, Kathleen (1984)

Stockinger, Peter (2014)

Strusiner, Dovid (2000)

Sucher, W. O. (1953 * 2; 1955)

Svehla, Richard; tr. Labouré, Denis (2016)

Tanzer, Elliot Jay (2010)

Taylor, Donna (2003)

Taylor, Maxine (1976)

Teal, Celeste (1999)

Thibodeau, Robert (2013)

Tompkins, Sue (2001)

Torné-Chavigny, l’abbé H. (1878)

Tresemer, David (2011)

Trilby (undated)

Tyl, Noel (2007)

Tyson, Donald (2009)

Ulreich, Alois (1937)

Voltmer, Ulrike and Stiehle, Reinhardt, ed. (2011)

Von Rohr, Wulfing (1993 * 5; 1994 * 5)

Walters, Derek (1987)

Warren, Adrienne (1977)

Watkins, J. A. (1937)

Wesenick, Peggy (2002)

White, Suzanne (2009)

Whitman, Edward W. (c. 1965 * 8)

Wickenburg, Joanne (1978; 1981)

Wilde, George (1911)

Wilhelm, Ernst (2002; 2006)

Willis, Roy, ed. (2000)

Wilson-Ludlam, Mae R. (1979; 1999)

Wodin, Armin (1919; 1932)

Wolmar, V. (1919)

Wu, Shelly (2010)

Wynn (1934)

Yott, Donald H. (1978)

Young, Arthur M. (1987)

Zanzinger, E. (1920)

Zöppritz, August (1909)


For full catalogue records of all these books, please consult the main alphabetical listings by author from the Bibliography page, but note that authors entirely new to the library this year will not be added to the four A-Z index pages until the end of the year (because updating the index pages only annually is more efficient), although their books received this year are already in the main catalogue listings, so in these cases you will have to work out the correct page to enter from the index based on the alphabetical position of the author’s surname


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