Sepharial New Manual of Astrology 1898

Old, W. Gorn (“Sepharial”) ‘The New Manual of Astrology in Four Books[:] Treating of The Language of the Heavens[;] The Reading of a Horoscope[;] The Measure of Time[;] and of Hindu Astrology. With Set of Tables’ George Redway, London, 1898.

Two copies in variant-issue original publisher’s cloth bindings, the distinguishing features of which are shown below. Copy A: Red cloth (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards and along parts of spine hinges) with stamped illustration to centre of front board and ornate stamped borders to both boards; gilt title label to spine only. Copy B: Blue cloth (light wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards) with no stamped design to boards but gilt title labels to both front board and spine. Both copies: [1] + [1 page of advertisements] + [3] + [pp. vi-xi] + [pp. xiii-xvi] + 77 + [pp. 79-149] + [pp. 151-207] + [pp. 209-247] + [pp. 249-255]


About this Book Scan

Carefully reproduced in full colour, chiefly from one of our original printings of the 1898 first edition, which has become rare. Our file however includes the variant-coloured cloth bindings of both our printings of this edition as an added bonus for historical interest.

Walter Gorn Old, a.k.a. Sepharial, was one of the most prolific British astrological writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The New Manual of Astrology in Four Books was his major general instructional work on astrology. It was reprinted several times in the early 20th century in a revised edition. See our separate file for the 1909 edition thus.