Frank Earl Ormsby The Law and the Prophets 1894

Ormsby, Frank Earl, A Magian Mystic ‘”The Law and the Prophets”: a Scientific Work on the Relationship between Physical Bodies, Vegetable, Animal Human, and Planetary. Designed for the Instruction and Guidance of Students in the Occult Sciences’ [Self-Published], Chicago, 1894[1].

Cloth (fraying to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; heavier wear to some outer corners). (Front inner paper hinge split but crudely repaired with clear tape; rear inner paper hinge split but an old clear tape repair has come undone and needs professional replacement; 2-inch vertical tear to inner margin of leaf ending in p. 206 (1); marginal chipping and tearing and further tape repair to ffep.) Printed on slightly glossy paper throughout.[Frontis.] + [2] + [pp. v-xiii] + [1] + [pp. 15-109] + [2 pages of figures] + [pp. 112-3] + [2 pages of figures] + [pp. 116-7] + [2 pages of figures] + [pp. 120-165] + [2 pages of figures and illustrations] + [p. 168] + [2 pages of figures and illustrations] + [p. 171] + [2 pages of figures and illustrations] + [pp. 174-5] + [2 pages of figures and illustrations] + [pp. 178-185] + [2 pages of illustrations] + [p. 188] +[2 pages of figures and illustrations] + [pp. 191-202] + [3 pages of tables] + [p. 206 (1)] + [pp. 205-10]

[1] Title page dated 1893 but printing and copyright entry notice on reverse indicate 1894

About this Book Scan

Carefully scanned in full colour from our original printing of the 1894 first edition.

Frank Earl Ormsby was a prominent American esoteric astrologer and astrological educator from the 1890s to the 1920s. As well as publishing an astrological magazine that settled into becoming an almanac after its first few years in print (Planets and People), he authored the distinctive astrological text-book with a heliocentric bias, The Law and the Prophets, which ran through two variant editions, in 1894 and 1900 respectively. The original 1894 edition is reproduced here.