Alan Leo Horary Astrology 1907

Leo, Alan ‘[Astrological Manuals No. VII:] Horary Astrology – Showing how to Obtain an Answer to Any Question of which the Mind is Earnestly Desirous of a True Solution, by means of a Horary Figure Cast for the Moment of the Enquiry – To which is added an Appendix on the Nature of the Houses, the Centiloquies of Bethem and Ptolemy, and a very Comprehensive Glossary of Astrological Terms used both in Horary and Natal Astrology; together with a Table of the Planets’ Essential Dignities – Written in Simple Language for the Use of Beginners’ Stated First Edition[1] – “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E. C. / Trade Agents: L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, London, E. C., unclearly dated[2].

Original diagonally ribbed cloth. (Separation between upper parts of pp. 64-5. Small black ink blot to p. 67, not affecting legibility of text.) [Pp. iii-iv] + [3 leaves] + [pp. vii-viii] + 138 + [pp. v-vii of advertisements] + [table (= rear paste-down)]

[1] As printed on the front board only – no edition is indicated within, but this evidently is the first. It is distinguished by its orange cloth binding

[2]  The preface is dated June, 1907. British libraries seemingly disagree on the date of publication, with Oxford supporting 1907, Cambridge tentatively proposing 1908, and others directly claiming 1908, though it is not clear in these cases for what edition. 1907 would seem most likely for this first edition in view of the date of the preface

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing of the 1907 first edition.

Horary Astrology by Alan Leo was the seventh volume to appear in the series of small-format educational books covering different facets of astrology that were collectively known as Alan Leo’s Astrological Manuals. It was one of only a few of the volumes penned by Leo personally, and demonstrates that he took an active interest in the principles and practice of horary astrology, although he did not give it much attention in his main series of seven astrological text-books and is usually regarded by today’s traditional astrologers as an arch-moderniser.