A Cavalry Officer Astrology As It Is Not As It Has Been Represented 1856

Cavalry Officer, A[1] ‘Astrology As It Is, Not As It Has Been Represented. A Compendium, with Concise Rules and Instructions, By Which Any Person May Cast His Nativity, And So Ascertain Whether Astrology Is Or Is Not Entitled to a Fair Consideration. With a Prefatory Address and Introduction. Also a View of the History of Astrology, Showing the Evidences of its Recognition as a Science, From Primeval Ages Up to the Present Time’ H. Baillière, 219, Regent Street, London, and 290, Broadway, New York, 1856. This copy signed to ffep by the author in dedication to Thomas Sparkes (Raphael VI).

Cloth (somewhat worn down front hinge and at extremities of spine). [3] + [pp. v-xiv] + 252 pp

[1] Pseud. of a Colonel Clements

About this Book Scan

Carefully reproduced in full colour from our original printing of the 1856 first edition, which was formerly in the possession of one of the 19th century editors of Raphael’s Almanac, Thomas Sparkes.

We know little about Colonel Clements, the author of this pseudonymously attributed book, but contemporaneous scholarship clearly identifies him as its true author. Astrology As It Is, Not As It Has Been Represented is one of the 19th century’s quirkier astrological treatises.