Alan Leo Practical Astrology 1897

Leo, Alan, President of the Astrological Society, and Editor of “Modern Astrology” ‘Practical Astrology – Being a Simple Method of Instruction in the Science of Astrology’ Second Edition[1] – Revised – Modern Astrology, 1 and 2 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, London E. C., undated[2].

Original short, square-format gilt-stamped cloth (faded at spine; moderate wear to extremities of spine and lower outer corners of boards; light wear to upper outer corners and bottom edges; light separation down front inner paper hinge).

[Frontis.] + [6] + [1 leaf] + 195 + [pp. 197-206]

[1] The first edition under this title. For the original edition, see serialisation in “Modern Astrology” magazine and partial printing under the title “A Simple Method of Instruction in Modern Astrology”, q. v., below.

[2] COPAC gives 1897. Over the top of the original printed address has been pasted an early label reading: “London Agent for this book, George Redway, 9, Hart Street, Bloomsbury”

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing of the first edition thus of 1897.

Practical Astrology (1897) was the definitive first edition thus and second overall edition of Alan Leo’s first book on astrology, and was a significant expansion of the original edition, which bore the different title of A Simple Method of Instruction of the Science of Astrology. Editions of Practical Astrology were published in both London and Boston, USA in the same year, reflecting the transatlantic interest in new astrology books written in English by that time. Our scan is of the British edition.

The earlier prototypical edition of 1896 is separately available from us as a download at reduced cost reflecting its more limited scope, and may be of interest to historians wanting to see how the book evolved. Please find it listed under its original title in our list of downloads.