Astrolearn Vintage Astrology CD 11:

C. Heydon Jun., Thomas White, John Worsdale

Astrolearn Vintage Astrology CD 11 Front cover

Astrolearn Vintage Astrology CD 11 Disc

Astrolearn Vintage Astrology CD 11 rear cover

Contents of CD 11:

This particular CD contains the scans of five original antiquarian volumes from Astrolearn’s private collection, as detailed below.

  • Worsdale, John, Astronomer ‘Celestial Philosophy, or Genethliacal Astronomy, Containing the Only True Method of Calculating Nativities, Made Plain and Easy’ Messrs. Longman, & Co., 47 Paternoster Row, London, undated[1]. Reproduced from two copies. Copy A: leather. Copy B: cloth. [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-4] + xx + 469 + [1]
  • Worsdale, John ‘Genethliacal Astrology. Comprehending an Enquiry into, and Defence of the Celestial Science: the Rectification of Nativities, by the Trutine of Hermes; with Proofs of the Verity of Elementary Influx and Sydereal Affection, Exemplified in a Variety of Genitures, Investigated Agreeably to the System of Ptolemy. To which is added, an Appendix, Containing Remarks on the Nativity of a Gentleman Now Living, Shewing the Different Influences of the Planets Between a Natural and a Violent Death. A Judgment on the Figure of Heaven at the Sun’s Ingress into Aries, 1798. With other Curious, Interesting, and Important Speculations’ Second Edition – Printed and sold for the Author by Messrs. Ridge, Newark; Sold also by Messrs. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, London; Drury, Lincoln; Hurst, Grantham; Thornill, Sleaford; and all other Booksellers, 1798. Half-leather (scuffed and edgeworn; worn away at outer corners of boards, which are separating into layers; outer spine missing) with paper-covered boards. [Frontis.] + [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-viii] + [pp. xi-xxiii] + 91 + [pp. 93-134] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 135-8] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 139-140] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 141-4] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 145-8] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 149-180] + [pp. 183-192] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 193-206] + [fold-out chart] + [pp. 207-224][2].
  • Heydon, C., jun. Astro-Philo. (pseud.) Assisted by a Person of great Professional Abilities ‘The New Astrology; or, the Art of Predicting and Foretelling Future Events, by the Aspects, Positions, and Influences, of the Heavenly Bodies; Founded on Scripture, Experience, and Reason; The Whole being the Result of many Years’ intense Study and Labour; now first made familiar and easy to any Person of ordinary Talents. In Two Parts. Part I. contains, An easy Introduction to the Whole of this Celestial Science, teaching how to erect a Figure of the Heavens, and to place the Planets and Part of Fortune therein; and directs the Student how to proceed in the Whole of this comprehensive Science. Part II. consists of, The Art of resolving all Sorts of Horary Questions, on any Subject, with Accuracy and Pleasure, and how to give Judgement thereon, viz. Whether the Party enquiring shall have Riches or Poverty, Sickness or Health, Prosperous Voyages or Journeys, Friends or Enemies, Wives or Children, Money lent, or due for Goods sold, &c. &c. Any other Questions of Importance are solved by this Science; with Celestial Figures; and many curious Questions answered’ The Second Edition, with large Additions, Improvements, and an Appendix – Printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street; T. Lovewell, Stationer, No. 158, St. John-Street; T. Wagstaffe, Brick-Lane, Spitalfields; and W. Battersby and Son, facing Artillery-Lane, Bishopsgate-Street Without, London, 1786. Leather (lightly separating towards tops of hinges; moderately worn at outer corners of boards). [Frontis. (cut out and pasted down on reverse of ffep)] + [1 leaf] + [folding diagram) + [1 leaf] + [pp. v-xii] + 188 + [4]
  • Heydon, C., Astrophilo. (pseud.) ‘Astrology. The Wisdom of Solomon in Miniature, Being a New Doctrine of Nativities, Reduced to Accuracy and Certainty; Or, the Art of Determining Future Events by the Only True Method, the Radical Figure of Birth. A Science, by many years intense Study and Labour, brought to a Degree of Perfection hitherto unknown. The whole containing The Essence, Beauties, and Substance of all Pieces, Ancient and Modern, conjoined; a Variety of new Matter added; the Jargon of obsolete, and the Errors of Modern Authors expunged; and digested in a Manner so plain, familiar, and easy, that a Person of the meanest Capacity, may become Proficient in it. Demonstrating to a Certainty Every Person’s future Rise or Fall in the World, And shewing him whether he is subject to have Riches, Poverty, Honour, Dignities, Sickness, Health, Marriage, Children, Friends, Enemies. No matter whether descended from a Prince or a Beggar. Also, a Curious Collection of Nativities, Never Before Published’ Printed for A. Hamilton, No. 18, near Gray’s-Inn-Gate; Holborn, London, 1792. Half-cloth with paper-covered boards. (Pp. 51-8 missing from this copy. Tears to inner margins of pp. 207-10 repaired with browned clear tape.) [1 leaf] + [pp. iii-viii] + 50[3] + [pp. 59-85] + [pp. 87-222] + [2 pages of advertisements]
  • White, Thomas ‘The Beauties of Occult Science Investigated; Or, the Celestial Intelligencer: In Two Parts. Part the First Containing A Plain, Easy, and Comprehensive Introduction to Astrology, With All the Requisites for Obtaining a Familiar and General Knowledge of the Science; A New Table of Ascensional Differences For Thirty Degrees of Declination to the Poles of the Houses for the British Metropolis; And many other Particulars never before published. Part the Second Containing the Method of Calculating, Directing, and Judging Nativities, both according to the Argolian System and the Doctrine of Ptolemy: The Whole Illustrated by the Nativities of Several Eminent Personages, viz. Lewis XVI (late King of France), Napoleon Bonaparte; And several others never before made public’ Printed for and Published by Anne Davis, 2, Albion Buildings, Aldersgate Street; and J. S. Dickson, 18, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1811. Quarter-leather with paper-covered boards (scuffed and edgeworn). (A little old ink underlining to p. 267. Leaf comprising pp. 273-4 shaved at outer margin with loss of a few characters to p. 274.) [2 leaves] + vii + [1] + [pp. 9-50] + [fold-out table] + [pp. 51-59] + [p. 0] + [pp. 61-124 (1)] + [pp. 113(2) – 127] + [p. 120 (3)] + pp. 129-268] + [1 leaf] + [2] + [pp. 273-436]


[1] Library records show 1828

[2] Lacks prefatory leaf ix-x; pp. 181-2 (= last part of tables of houses) and pp. 225-8 (last part of appendix).

[3] Lacks the four successive leaves comprising pp. 51-8

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