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Book Description

Raphael [pseud.] ( Robert Cross Smith)A manual of astrology or the Book of Stars, Being the Art of Foretelling Future events by the Influence of the heavenly Bodies in a manner Unattempted by any former Author and Divested of the Superstitions of the Dark Ages. Recently rebound in half red leather over marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering. Hand cloured frontis., one plate, wood engraved horoscope and other letterpress tables and horoscopes to text. A manuel of astrology which demonstrated its credentials by casting the horoscopes of the rich and famous- including the Duke of Wellington and even the New London Bridge. it is careful to avoid naming living figures, referring to them as ''A Naval gentleman'' and ''A person who died insane'', but does cast newly deceased Royals to show how their fates were inevitable.
Author Raphael
Date 1834
Binding Hard
Publisher Thomas Tegg
Condition Near Fine

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