Bessie Leo The Life and Work of Alan Leo 1919

Leo, Bessie, and others; intr. Besant, Annie ‘The Life and Work of Alan Leo: Theosophist – Astrologer – Mason’ “Modern Astrology” Office, 40, Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, E.C. 4 / The Trade Supplied by L. N. Fowler & Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, E.C., London, 1919.

Original cloth (spine bleached; light wear to top of spine and most outer corners of boards; heavier wear to lower outer corner of front board). (Very slight separation at inner paper hinge between pp. 112-3.) [1] + [Frontis.] + [2 leaves] + [pp. 7-90] + [plate] + [pp. 91-205] + [pp. 206-8 of advertisements] + [bound-in errata slip] + [pp. 209-10 of advertisements] + [Imprimatur]

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing of the 1919 first edition.

The Life and Work of Alan Leo was a memorial volume in honour of the late Alan Leo (1860-1917), who was arguably the leading British astrologer from 1895 to 1917. This book project was overseen by his widow Bessie Leo, who had of course known her husband very closely. She also invited several astrologers from his working circle to contribute their recollections to the volume, helping it to become an invaluable historical record of Alan Leo’s life and work, one that retains many fascinating details that would otherwise have been lost to history.