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Philip Graves



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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Astrological books and presentations - index updated 04/2013 Reply with quote

This index, newly updated in April 2013, includes several presentations added since the last update in September 2012, marked 'NEW'.

The first part of the index links to scans of complete out-of-copyright books or in some cases magazine articles and even correspondence.

These include the complete astrological magazines edited by Alfred Pearce ('Urania', 'The Future' and 'Star Lore and Future Events'), as well as the entire contents of both volumes of the first edition of his 'Text Book of Astrology'. Also included are G. E. Sutcliffe's 'Foundations of Physical Astrology' and Heinrich Daath's 'Astro-Physiology and Pathology', neither of which has ever been printed as a book. They were published only in serial form in the pages of 'Modern Astrology' magazine.

None of the above material has been available on the Internet previously or reprinted, and please kindly note that I reserve the exclusive right to further distribution of my page scans other than downloads for personal use, which I welcome and encourage since the default viewing resolution is low, but when the scans are downloaded and viewed offline the resolution is much higher.

The second part of the index links to outline presentations of the works of different astrological authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries, using scans from my original copies. One of these, on the works of J. Arthur Houghton, includes virtually the whole of his extremely rare 'Handbook of Astrology" (leaving out just ephemerides and similar tables).

To access most of these scans you will need to have at least one connection in common with me on Facebook, since access is limited to 'friends of friends' in nearly all cases. If this does not apply, just send me a friend request directly and I'll be happy to oblige (and even if it does, I would still be happy to oblige all genuine requests).

Some of the contents of the "Timeline Photos" album remain currently accessible to friends only. This is a result of my not currently having the time to go through and individually change the settings to the many photos added since last September in this album. It will be corrected at a later date.

Heinrich Daath "Astro-Physiology and Pathology"
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150341714022555.348393.653782554&type=3

Astrological biographical sketches of ten notable living astrologers, from Old Moore's Monthly Messenger, 1913-14:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150340843492555.348170.653782554&type=3

G. E. Sutcliffe "The Foundations of Physical Astrology" Part 1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150344706457555.349189.653782554&type=3

G. E. Sutcliffe "The Foundations of Physical Astrology" Part 2
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150349683992555.350202.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. "The Future" Volume 1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150382294447555.354577.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. "The Future" Volume 2
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150394141332555.355814.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. "The Future" Volume 3
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150399409982555.356304.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. "Urania" Part 1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150378491142555.354210.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. "Urania" Part 2
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150405370732555.356904.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce on Mundane Astrology (from the Text-Book of Astrology Volume 2):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150410903107555.357422.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce on Astro-Meterology (from the Text-Book of Astrology Volume 2):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150411083442555.357440.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce on Medical Astrology (from the Text-Book of Astrology Volume 2):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150411365672555.357459.653782554&type=3

Alfred Perace on Horary and Electional Astrology (from the Text-Book of Astrology Volume 2):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150411728052555.357507.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce on Genethlialogy, Books I-III (from the Text-Book of Astrology Volume 1)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150413218147555.357654.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce on Genethlialogy, Book IV: Predictive Astrology (from the Text-Book of Astrology Volume 1):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150413518592555.357684.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. 'Star Lore' Vol. I:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150418637662555.358163.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. 'Star Lore' Vol. II-III:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150432163052555.360468.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce, ed. 'Star Lore' Vol. IV-V:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150433844532555.360704.653782554&type=3

Seward's Astrological Bureau of Information for Businessmen:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150743422797555.398793.653782554&type=3

Ralph Shirley, ed. 'The Horoscope' Issues 1 and 2 in full:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150748213572555.399032.653782554&type=3

NEW: The Age of Aquarius: views in "Modern Astrology" magazine, 1903-20:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151368100142555.1073741830.653782554&type=3

NEW: "Astrologers meet Dr. Bok" (article from Wynn's Astrology, 1942):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151184414207555.450978.653782554&type=3

NEW: French notes on the history of astrology by two writers, 1912-14:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151191054097555.452041.653782554&type=3

NEW: Original signed correspondence between astrologers Gustave Schwickert and Fritz Werle, 1945-7 (unique historical document):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151346190317555.1073741826.653782554&type=3

2) Bibliographical outline presentations:

Famous French astrological journal first issues, 1904-68
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150341217757555.348252.653782554&type=3

Early astrological works of Llewellyn George, 1907-26
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150329471002555.345889.653782554&type=3

The astrological books of William Joseph Simmonite
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150331667002555.346301.653782554&type=3

The astrological books of Zadkiel I (Richard Morrison)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150478961427555.368449.653782554&type=3

The astrological books of J. Arthur Houghton
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150483533397555.369168.653782554&type=3

The works of Sepharial, Part 1:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150333122662555.346560.653782554&type=3

The works of Sepharial, Part 2:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150333821907555.346740.653782554&type=3

The works of Sepharial, Part 3:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150340293182555.348043.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce's "Text-Book of Astrology":
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150376598787555.354034.653782554&type=3

Alfred Pearce's "The Science of the Stars":
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150377694487555.354154.653782554&type=3

The astrological works of John Hazelrigg:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150490890332555.370276.653782554&type=3

The astrological books of Conrad Moricand:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150478620577555.368393.653782554&type=3

Contemporary Criticism of L. D. Broughton:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150388078417555.355197.653782554&type=3

Outline of some earlier books on the astrology of Dante:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150446874922555.363046.653782554&type=3

Charles Virolleaud 'L'Astrologie Chaldéenne':
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150518273827555.374075.653782554&type=3

Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum Fascicules 1-4:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150520904757555.374364.653782554&type=3

Ebeneezer Sibly's 'A Key to Physic and the Occult Sciences': the 13 colour plates
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150390366762555.355410.653782554&type=3

Works of Christopher Cooke discussing astrology and Zadkiel:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150553253967555.377719.653782554&type=1

Alan Leo's Astrological Text Books:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150593119627555.383759.653782554&type=3

Dom Néroman's "Domigraphe":
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150650523257555.392188.653782554&type=3

Richard Svehla's Correspondence Lessons in Uranian Astrology:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150718243837555.398346.653782554&type=3

Orion's "The Weekly Horoscope" magazine: first issue extracts:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150740896602555.398749.653782554&type=3

John Partridge's major astrological works:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150759771097555.399331.653782554&type=3

William Lilly's two most famous astrological works, in multiple editions:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150766102052555.399501.653782554&type=3

Sampson Arnold Mackey's astronomical and astrological essays:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150779445737555.399798.653782554&type=3

Karl-Ernst Krafft's astrological works and some articles:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150938170492555.415010.653782554&type=3

William Ramesey: two of his major astrological works:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150939941657555.415180.653782554&type=3

Viktor Stegemann's historical astrological studies:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150945812732555.415759.653782554&type=3

Johannes Vehlow's nine-volume series of astrological text-books:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150960153507555.417321.653782554&type=3

Frank Earl Ormsby's "The Law and the Prophets", 1st and 2nd editions:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150990605912555.421457.653782554&type=3

Charles E. O. Carter's ten major astrological works:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151037090447555.428163.653782554&type=3

Henry Coley's "Clavis Astrologiae Elimata":
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151053061892555.431132.653782554&type=3

NEW: Denis Labouré's major books on western astrology (covers only):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151180814792555.450442.653782554&type=3

NEW: Dr. Nick Campion's major astrological works (covers only):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151181592242555.450551.653782554&type=3

NEW: Pierre Duhem's great cosmological history "Le Système du Monde":

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151212904132555.454609.653782554&type=3

NEW: Raphael's "The Familiar Astrologer": comparison of early editions

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151229883822555.456403.653782554&type=3

NEW: Kugler's "Sternkunde und Sterndienst in Babel" Book 1:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151230551592555.456476.653782554&type=3

NEW: The astrological works of Alfred Max Grimm:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151119627837555.441881.653782554&type=3

NEW: The Astrologische Rundschau, contents 1910-20 (missing one year):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151356878697555.1073741828.653782554&type=3

NEW: Julius Firmicus Maternus: modern editions, translations and a study:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151358554717555.1073741829.653782554&type=3

NEW: The Precessional Ages: early books 1919-47:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151368116387555.1073741831.653782554&type=3

'Book Pictures': a few miscellaneous scans, notably from Alfonso:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.89053567554.86880.653782554&type=3

'Timeline Photos': many further miscellaneous scans, mostly one-offs, including English-language astrological journal first issue scans, covers and title pages of important academic works on astrology, and autographs of a number of famed departed astrologers, from Paul Choisnard to Maurice McCann. [NB: some pictures in this album are currently visibly by friends only.]
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.130317637554.108970.653782554&type=3

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip, this is incredibly generous of you! Thank you for being such a good friend to astrology and its rich history, and to all of us.
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should there ever be the creation of a chair at Oxford for the history of astrology publications, I cannot think there could possibly anyone other than Phillip Graves to fill it. Thank you Philip.
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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astraea, thank you for the kind comments. I'm glad the effort is appreciated. Scanning pages from old books and then trimming the scans page by page is quite a tedious, delicate and time-consuming task; but it's worth it for the results, unless the books are so tightly-bound that to scan them would severely damage them.

Tom, I think you'd find there was plenty of competition for such a post. A university like Oxford would probably favour in-depth knowledge of early printed books rather than 19th and 20th century ones, and Leandro Cantamessa for one has studied the earlier ones a lot more exhaustively than I have. Besides, I think a doctorate is a prerequisite for any chair at Oxford! But still, thank you for the generous idea!
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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest Skyscript create its very own Mercury Astrology Award and bestow it on Philip as our first winner for services to the art. Thumbs up

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Mark wrote:
I suggest Skyscript create its very own Mercury Astrology Award and bestow it on Philip as our first winner for services to the art. Thumbs up

Mark


I 'll second that! Wonderful work, very warmly received!
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip Graves wrote:
Besides, I think a doctorate is a prerequisite for any chair at Oxford!

no, we want you.

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

margherita wrote:
Philip Graves wrote:
Besides, I think a doctorate is a prerequisite for any chair at Oxford!

no, we want you.

margherita


Besides, I have a few chairs laying around I could park Philip on.
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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier this weekend I added a 202-picture presentation on the development of Alan Leo's series of astrological text-books (1899-1913, plus the index volume of 1917), which is found here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150593119627555.383759.653782554&type=3

Margherita has already seen it, but I hope this will be of some historical interest to others too, even though these works by Alan Leo are generically very well-known, having been reprinted many times. All the scans here are from first and early printings. My main focus has been on how the earlier books in the series themselves developed between their early editions, including changes of name in two cases; but you can also see many advertisements which show how Alan Leo advertised his other books and services at different points in time during the period covered.

I'd like to take this opportunity also to thank Mark, Mithra, Herman and Margherita for the supportive comments in this strand, which have been very encouraging and much appreciated.
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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, Phillip, what sort of copyright issues did you face?
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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Waybread! There should be no copyright issues whatsoever when it comes to the reproduced texts, at least in the United States (where Facebook is based), since all of those works scanned were published before 1923 and the scans posted are my own scans from original printed copies, not reproductions of other people's (copyrightable) scans.

From later magazines (chiefly in the album 'Famous French Journal first issues 1904-68', plus a small number of books of the late 1920s) I have generally presented only covers, contents listings, advertisements and editorial statements of intent, plus occasional isolated pages. If any copyright holder should object to the reproduction of this little, I would be very surprised, but would naturally oblige any valid request to remove content.

There are many so-called 'orphan works' from the period 1923-1950 that have been reproduced in full, and commercially, by publishers such as Kessinger. This is a lot more risky from the standpoint of copyright in the United States, and I have deliberately avoided this, restricting my coverage of works of this period to outline presentations at most.

The general rule for copyright of printed matter in the United States stipulates that anything first published not later than 31st December 1922 is copyright-free. Beyond that date, the rules change.

So far as I can recall from reading about this in detail several years ago, works first published between January 1st 1923 and December 31st 1963 will remain copyrighted until 95 years after first publication if their copyright was renewed after 28 years of first printing. Thus, works first published in 1923 whose copyright was renewed in 1951 will remain copyrighted up to 2018, while those first published in 1939 whose copyright was renewed in 1967 will remain copyrighted up to 2034.

Again, so far as I can recall, works first published on or after January 1st 1964 are copyrighted until 70 years after the author's death. Thus, if the author of a book published in 1964 died in 2011, the book would remain copyrighted until 2081.
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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Philip! It looks like you've done the homework.

I asked because in the past I've requested copyright release permission, or had others request it from me. Usually there's no problem, but sometimes there are forms to sign or stipulations to meet. In a couple of cases the proprietors I tried to work with simply stopped corresponding or never replied. This was really frustrating.

I really appreciate people like yourself who go to the trouble to make hard-to-find or very expensive works available on the Internet in keeping with copyright considerations.
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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Waybread! Thank you for voicing your appreciation so generously!

Some of these texts are indeed rare and expensive.

The complete bound run of Alfred Pearce's third astrological journal "Star Lore and Future Events" (31 issues) cost me $800 (reduced from the seller's excessive asking price of $1200), and it's the only complete set I have seen for sale.

The first volume of Pearce's second journal "The Future" was AUS$300 about five years ago. Since then, a much cheaper copy appeared (just £60), but I had no way of knowing that in advance. The complete set that eventually came on the market was priced at a more reasonable $195 (last year) - something of a bargain, in my opinion, though the binding was a bit roughed up.

Pearce's first journal "Urania" was $200 - in a state requiring total rebinding.

Typical prices fetched by complete two-volume sets of the first edition of Pearce's "Text-Book of Astrology" are in the order of $300 / £200 (two sale results in 2006) - but they come on the market very seldom.

Individual volumes of "Modern Astrology" magazine vary in price, but somewhere in the region of £75 / $100 per volume is somewhat typical for relatively early volumes. Late volumes can sometimes be cheaper if they are sold in isolation rather than as part of a large set. You very rarely see substantial runs advertised for sale.

I still haven't collected all of this magazine, lacking some of the last issues from the late 1930s and early 1940s, but have been quite fortunate otherwise in amassing a near-complete collection. Only one volume had been commercially reprinted when I last checked.
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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip, thanks again for doing this. I just hope that your "day job" compensates you well, in light of the high prices of these publications.
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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, not. But living frugally can go a long way if you are determined enough to collect things, and beyond that, selectivity and patience can yield results.
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