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This DVD is the direct chronological successor to ‘From Sibly to Simmonite’, and focuses on texts and journals on astrology and astro-theology published in both Great Britain and the United States of America in the period from 1854 to 1894, excluding those from 1854 itself that were already covered on ‘From Sibly to Simmonite’, as well as some from 1894 itself that have of necessity been carried over to the next volume planned for the series.

A full bibliographical checklist of the works included on the DVD, in chronological order, follows. This order is reflected in the numerical order given to the file names. Numbered references to ‘Gardner’ as before.

  • Cooke, Christopher ‘A Plea for Urania, Being a Popular Sketch of Popular Philosophy’ Piper, Stephenson & Spence, London, undated (but 1854). Gardner 236
  • Cavalry Officer, A [pseud. of a Colonel Clements] ‘Astrology As It Is, Not As It Has Been Represented’ H. Bailliere, London, 1856. Gardner 217
  • Vaughan Williams, Edward ‘The Astrologer’s Magazine and Philosophical Miscellany’ No publisher stated, undated.[1]
  • Broughton, L. D. ‘Broughton’s Monthly Planet Reader and Astrological Journal’ Vol. 1 No. 1 Apr 1 1860; Vol. 1 No. 2 May 1 1860; Vol. 1 No. 3 June 1 1860; Vol. 1 No. 4 Jul 1 1860; Vol. 1 No. 5 Aug 1 1860; Vol.1 No. 6 Sep 1 1860; Advertisements; Vol. 1 No. 7 Oct 1 1860; Vol. 1 No. 8 Nov 1 1860; Vol. 1 No. 9 Dec 1 1860;  Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan 1 1861; Vol. 2 No. 2 Feb 1 1861; Vol. 2 No. 3 Mar 1861; Vol. 2 No. 4 Apr 1861; Vol. 2 No. 5 and 6, May & June 1861; Vol. 2 No. 7 Jul 1861; Vol. 2 No. 8 Aug 1861; Vol. 2 No. 9 Sep 1861; Vol. 2 No. 10 Oct 1861; Vol. 2 No. 11 Nov 1861; Vol. 2 No. 12 Dec 1861; Vol. 3 No. 1 Jan 1862; Vol. 3 No. 2 Feb 1862; Vol. 3 No. 3 Mar 1862; Vol. 3 No. 4 Apr-Jun 1862; Vol. 3 No. 5 Jul-Sep 1862; Vol. 3 No. 6 Oct-Dec 1862; Vol. 4 No. 1 Jan-Mar 1863; Vol. 4 No. 2 Apr-Jun 1863; Vol. 4 No. 3 Jul-Sep 1863; Vol. 5 No. 1 Oct-Dec 1864; Vol. 6 No. 1 Jan-Mar 1865; Vol. 6 No. 2 Apr-Jun 1865; Vol. 6 No. 3 Jul-Sep 1865; Vol. 6 No. 4 Oct-Dec 1865; Vol. 7 No. 1 Jan-Mar 1866; Vol. 7 No. 2 Apr-Jun 1866; Vol. 7 No. 3 Jul-Sep 1866; Vol. 7 No. 4 Oct-Dec 1866; Vol. 8 No. 1 Jan-Mar 1867; Vol. 8 No. 2 Apr-Jun 1867; Vol. 8 No. 3 Jul-Sep 1867; Vol. 8 No. 4 Oct-Dec 1867; Vol. 9 No. 1 Oct-Dec 1869 (all published). Gardner 957
  • Zadkiel ‘The Hand-book of Astrology Vol. I’ G. Berger, London, 1861. Gardner 1332
  • [Rolleston, Frances] ‘Mazzaroth, or, the Constellations: First Part’ Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, London, 1862, bound with ‘… Second Part’ (same publication details), bound with ‘… Third Part’ (same); bound with ‘Mazzaroth, or, the Constellations: the Fourth Part’ Rivingtons, Waterloo Place, London / High Street, Oxford / Trinity Street, Cambridge, bound with Rolleston, F., the late ‘Mizraim; or, Astronomy of Egypt’, no publisher stated, no date stated(presumed 1865 or soon after). Gardner 1104 and 1105
  • Pearce, Alfred John ‘The Weather Guide Book: a Concise Exposition of Astronomic Meteorology’ Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4, Stationers’ Hall Court, London E. C., 1864. Gardner 931
  • Cooke, Christopher ‘Curiosities of Occult Literature’ Arthur Hall, Smart, and Allen, 1863.[2]
  • Zadkiel ‘The Hand-book of Astrology Vol. II’ G. Berger, London, 1863. Gardner 1332
  • Drummond, William ‘Oedipus Judaicus’ Reeves and Turner, 1866 (= second edition).
  • Phillips. Henry, Jr. ‘Medicine and Astrology: a Paper Read Before the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia’ No Publisher Stated, Philadelphia, 1867.
  • Dupuis, tr. Muller, C. C. C. W. ‘The Origin of All Religious Worship’ No Publisher Stated, New Orleans, 1872.[3]
  • Sayce, Rev. A. H. ‘The Astronomy and Astrology of the Babylonians’ [in ‘Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology Vol. III’] Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, London, 1874. Gardner 1139
  • Casael ‘Your Future Foretold, or the Whole Art of Astrology’ J. G. Berger, London, 1875.
  • Tice, John H. ‘Elements of Meteorology Part II: Meteorological Cycles’ Saint Louis Meteorological Research and Publication Company, 1875. [4]
  • Johnson, Anna P. ‘Iconoclasm, or Astrology of the Bible’ No Publisher Stated, 1877.
  • Raphael ‘The Guide to Astrology, Containing the Rudimentary Part of Genethliacal Astrology’ Vol. I – Catty & Co., London, 1877. Gardner 1081
  • Woolley, Milton ‘The Science of the Bible; or, an Analysis of the Hebrew Mythology, Wherein it is Shown that the Holy Scriptures Treat of Natural Phenomena Only’ Printed for the Author by Knight and Leonard, Chicago, 1877.
  • Raphael (ed.) ‘A Description of the Faces and Degrees of the Zodiac, as Given in the Ancient Authors, Being Applicable to Genethliacal and Horary Astrology’ The Author, London, 1879. Gardner 1083
  • Raphael ‘The Guide to Astrology, Containing a New and Complete System of Directions in Genethliacal Astrology’ Vol. II – Catty & Co., London, 1879. Gardner 1081
  • Pearce, Alfred J. ‘The Text-Book of Astrology Vol. I: Genethlialogy’ Cousins & Co., London, 1879. Gardner 935
  • [Pearce, A.], ed. ‘Urania: a Monthly Journal of Astrology, Meteorology, and Physical Science’ No. 1, January 1880 – No. 9, September 1880 – Simpkin, Marshall & Company, London, 1880 (all published). Gardner 996
  • Raphael ‘The Art of Talismanic Magic: Being Selections from the Works of Rabbi Solomon, Agrippa, F. Barrett, etc.’ [Stated] 5th edition, dated 1880 at signature on final page, which is believed correct, although the nominal edition number is suspect, no earlier-numbered edition having been seen, suggesting that in fact this was the first in print.
  • Pearce, Alfred J. ‘The Science of the Stars’  Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1881. Gardner 933
  • Seiss, Joseph ‘Gospel in the Stars or Primeval Astronomy’ E. Claxton & Company, Philadelphia, 1882.
  • Harley, Rev. Timothy ‘Moon Lore’ Swan SonnenSchein, Le Bas & Lowry, London, 1885.
  • Johnson, Margaret, ill. McDermott, Jessie ‘The Procession of the Zodiac’ D. Lothrop and Company, Franklin and Hawley Streets, Boston, USA, 1886.
  • Lilly, William, ed. Serjeant, Wm. C. Eldon ‘The Astrologer’s Guide’ George Redway, 1886. Footnote to Gardner 687
  • Collingwood, W. Gershom, M. A. ‘Astrology in the Apocalypse: An Essay on Biblical Allusions to Chaldean Science’ George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1886. Gardner 233
  • Weigelius, Valentine, ed. Kingsford, Dr. Anna ‘Astrology Theologized’ George Redway, 1886.
  • Broughton, L. D. ‘Introductory Remarks to a Pamphlet Entitled “Why I Am An Astrologer”, and a Reply to Richard Proctor’s article on the “Humbug of Astrology”, Published in the “New York World”, Feb. 6th, 1887, with Criticisms on the “New York World”, Mr. Proctor, and Judge John Jay Gordon, of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA’ The Author, 66 West Fourth Street, New York, 1887. Gardner 176
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Horary Astrology’ Catty & Dobson, London, 1883. Gardner 1082
  • Butler, Hiram E. ‘Solar Biology: a Scientific Method of Delineating Character, Diagnosing Disease; Determining Mental, Physical and Business Qualifications, Conjugal Adaptability, etc. etc. from Date of Birth’ Second Edition (stated on spine; yet internally there is no evidence of it being other than the first) – Esoteric Publishing Co., 478 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, Mass., 1887. Gardner 191
  • Powley P., compiler ‘The Astrologer, Composed of 12 Monthly Parts Treating of the Science of Astrology, Medical Botany, etc.’ Vol. I No. 1, (July 1887) – Vol. I No. 12, (June 1888) – W. Foulsham, London, undated (but 1887-8). Gardner 947
  • Powley P., compiler ‘The Astrologer, Composed of 12 Monthly Parts Treating of the Science of Astrology, Medical Botany, etc.’ Vol. II No. 1, July 1888 – Vol. II No. 12, June 1889 – W. Foulsham, London,  partly undated (but 1888-9). Gardner 947
  • Baughan, Rosa ‘The Influence of the Stars: a Book of Old World  Lore’ George Redway, 1889. Gardner 99
  • [Burgoyne, Thomas] ‘The Light of Egypt, or the Science of the Soul and the Stars, in Two Parts’ Religio-Philosophical Publishing House, Chicago, 1889. Gardner 187
  • Graves, P. A. ‘Evolution and Reproduction of the Human Race: Man Produced by Stellar Magnetism; Diseases and their Causes Explained – They are Not Necessarily Hereditary; How to Prevent Mental and Physical Weakness in Children’ San Francisco, California, 1889.
  • Hartmann, Dr. Franz ‘Principles of Astrological Geomancy: the Art of Divining by Punctuation According to Cornelius Agrippa and Others, with an Appendix Containing 2,048 Answers to Questions’ Theosophical Publishing Company Limited, 7 Duke Street, Adelphi, London W.C., 1889. Gardner 558
  • Pearce, Alfred J. ‘The Text-Book of Astrology Vol. II: Mundane Astrology, Astro-Meteorology, Medical Astrology, Elections, and Horary Astrology’ Cousins & Co., London, 1889. Gardner 935
  • Powley P., compiler ‘The Astrologer, Composed of 12 Monthly Parts Treating of the Science of Astrology, Medical Botany, etc.’ Vol. III No. 1, July 1889 – Vol. III No. 4, October 1889; Vol. III No. 6, December 1889 – Vol. 3 No. 12, June 1890 – W. Foulsham, London, (1889-90). Gardner 947
  • Chaney, W. H. ‘Chaney’s Primer of Astrology and American Urania’ Magic Circle Publishing, 1890.
  • Sepharial, ed. ‘Fate and Fortune’ July 1890 – October 1890 – [W. Foulsham, London, 1890]. Gardner 962
  • Raphael ‘Raphael’s Key to Astrology’ W. Foulsham & Co., 1891.
  • Simmonite, W. J., ed. Story, John ‘The Daily Guide, with Simmonite’s Prognostications on Revolutions, or Solar Figures’ New Edition – Foulsham & Co., 1891. Gardner 1180
  • Anderson, Karl ‘The Astrology of the Old Testament, or the Lost Word Regained’ Karl Anderson Publisher, 1892. Gardner 48
  • Burgoyne, T. H. ‘The Language of the Stars: a Primary Course of Lessons in Celestial Dynamics‘ Stated Third Edition – The Astro-Philosophical Publishing Co., dated 1892.[5] Gardner 189 (which appears to claim that the first edition was published in 1890 but undated)
  • Bullinger, Rev. Ethelbert W. ‘The Witness of the Stars’ The Author, London, 1893. Gardner 186
  • Dalton, Joseph G. ‘The Spherical Basis of Astrology, Being a Comprehensive Table of Houses for Latitudes 22º to 56º, with Rational Views and Suggestions, Explanation and Instructions, Correction of Wrong Methods, and Auxiliary Tables’ Arena Publishing Company, Copley Square, Boston, 1893. Gardner 253
  • Anonymous (21), tr. Pelanca y Tita, Señor and Baughan, Rosa ‘Solar Horoscopes: Extracted from an Ancient Hebrew Manuscript Found Near Cairo in 1836 at the Time of the Removal of the Obelisk to France’ Printed by Bowden, Hudson & Co., 23, Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, 1893.
  • Pearce, Alfred J., ed. ‘The Future: a Monthly Magazine of Predictive Science & Events of the Day’ Vol. I, No. 1, February 1892 – Vol. I, No. 11, December 1892 – Cousins & Co., 6 Helmet Court, Strand and 29, Wellington St., Strand, London, 1892; bound with Vol. II, No. 12 (the first issue of Vol. II), January 1893 – Vol. II, No. 23, December 1893 – (Nos. 12-16) The Publisher, 29 Wellington Street, Strand / (Nos. 17-23) The Editor, c/o The Printer, 60 High Street, Wandsworth, London S.W.; bound with Vol. III, No. 24, January 1894; Vol. III, No. 25, April 1894; Vol. III, No. 26, July 1894 (believed last published) – The Editor, care of the Printer, 60 High Street, Wandsworth, London S.W.. Gardner 964
  • Ormsby, Frank Earl ‘”The Law and the Prophets”: a Scientific Work on the Relationship between Physical Bodies, Vegetable, Animal Human, and Planetary, Designed for the Instruction and Guidance of Students in the Occult Sciences’ [Self-Published], Chicago, 1893-4.[6]


[1] Most internal contents suggest 1858 though one letter printed is dated 1850; probably a slightly later compilation of a periodical published erratically by the author in a very small circulation; in fact, an advertisement at the back of Zadkiel’s Almanac for 1858 indicates that it commenced publishing as a monthly on September 1st, 1857 and introduces Vaughan Williams as the ‘successor to T. Oxley Esq.’

[2] Bound with extensive manuscript insertions by the author, many of them unique to this copy, in 1878

[3] A translation of Dupuis’ work from 1822 ‘Abrégé de l’Origine de Tous les Cultes’

[4] On planetary influences on weather; the only part published: plans to subsequently publish a Part I on general meteorological principles after the event appear to have been abandoned

[5] But this seems likely to refer to the first edition; more probably late 1890s or early 1900s

[6]  Title page dated 1893; printing and copyright entry notice on reverse indicate 1894


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