Alan Leo Astrology for All Part 2 1904

Leo, Alan ‘Astrology for All Part II. Calculations and Ephemeris. (“How to Cast a Horoscope.”) A Concise Exposition of the Method of Casting a Horoscope, With a Detailed Explanation of All Technical Terms Likely to be Met with in Course of Reading; Including Also a Table of Ascendants for All Latitudes from 1º to 60º and a Condensed Ephemeris for the Past Fifty-Five Years, with Simple Instructions for Using the Same in Calculating a Nativity; Together with Tables of Logarithms, etc. Altogether It Forms a Veritable Vade-Mecum, Indispensable As Well for the Advanced Student as for the Beginner. – See Preface. The various chapters are by several contributors to “Modern Astrology,” the whole being supervised and edited by Alan Leo[1]’ Published at 9, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, London, N.W., 1904.

Original cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards). (Previous owner’s pink pencil or pen marks to small parts of pp. 13, 15, 48, 145, 147, 148, 177. Separation between pp. 80-81; pp. 128-9; pp. 160-1; and slightly between pp. [96]-97 and pp. 144-5, but webbing mostly holding beneath.) Tipped-in Corrigenda sheet to blank lower half of p. 45, as issued. [2] + [pp. iii-viii] + 94 + [1 leaf] + [pp. 97-194] + [p. 19 (2)] + [pp. 196-208] + [pp. i-v of advertisements]

[1] With separate title page to [p. 95]: “A Condensed Ephemeris of the Planets’ Places for Every Seventh Day, ([Mercury] Every 3rd or 4th Day) from 1850 to 1905 Inclusive, (One Year to a Page) Including [Sun] and [North Node], with the Stationary Positions During Each Year of [Mars], [Venus] and [Mercury]. Followed by The Moon’s Place for every day during the same period. From which a Horoscope may be computed correctly to within 2′ of the true longitude of any planet. – Calculated for mean noon, Greenwich”. With separate title page to [p. 183]: “Table of Ascendants for each degree of Latitude from 0º to 60º. Calculated for Latitude North of the Equator, but Equally Serviceable for Places South of the Equator, When Used According to the Method Described in Chapter VII. Giving Also the Polar Elevation of the Various Houses in All Latitudes, From Which the Twelve Houses of the Horoscope Can Be Accurately Computed; and Thus Constituting Virtually a Table of Houses for All Latitudes from 0º to 60º. The method of using this table is explained in Chapter vii”

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing of the 1904 first edition thus.

Astrology for All Part II (1904) by Alan Leo was a major expansion of the book originally published as Casting the Horoscope in 1899. By 1904, with the third and fourth volumes in Alan Leo’s Astrological Text-Books series also having been published, it was shaping up as a series of substantial books each of 250 or more pages, with the total over 1,000.

Further content would be added to this volume by the time of the 1908 edition, which is also available as a download from Astrolearn, as is the slim original edition of 1899. It can be historically interesting and valuable to compare all three in order to see what contents were added by Leo at what stage and thereby gain insights into the development of his educational thinking during the 1900s.