Alan Leo’s Dictionary of Astrology 1929

Leo, Alan; ed. Robson, Vivian E., B.Sc. ‘Alan Leo’s Dictionary of Astrology’ Published at “Modern Astrology” Office, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C.4 [London] / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, London, E.C.4, 1929.

Two variant copies. Copy A: Original cloth (very slight wear to top of spine) with gilt titling, in dj (heavily chipped and torn at spine and upper inner corner of rear cover; slightly chipped at upper outer corners of covers; front cover close to detaching from spine). Copy B: Original cloth with gilt titling to front board and spine. Copy A: [Frontis.] + [2 leaves] + 25 + [pp. 26-30 of tables] + [pp. 31-205 + [Imprimatur] + [pp. 207-14]. Copy B: [Frontis.] + [2 leaves] + 25 + [pp. 26-30 of tables] + [pp. 31-205] + [Imprimatur]

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from one of our original printings of the 1929 first edition thus and second overall edition.

Some years after Alan Leo’s untimely death in 1917, his widow Bessie asked Vivian Robson to compile the manuscript notes her husband had left behind towards his shelved project for a dictionary of astrology into a complete volume. This task was accomplished in the late 1920s, with the finished volume as edited by Robson published in 1929.

Alan Leo’s Dictionary of Astrology superseded Leo’s 1905 book entitled Complete Dictionary of Astrology, which in spite of its title was incomplete, ending with his entry for ‘Horoscope’. The original 1905 edition is also available from us as a separate download, primarily for historical interest purposes.