1852 - THE PROGNOSTIC ASTRONOMER OR HORARY ASTROLOGY - DR. SIMMONITE, OCCULT
THE PROGNOSTIC ASTRONOMER or HORARY ASTROLOGY: Containing an
IMPROVED METHOD OF SOLVING The Thousand Inquiries RELATIVE TO FUTURITY
Title:THE PROGNOSTIC ASTRONOMER: Or HORARY ASTROLOGY: Containing an IMPROVED METHOD OF SOLVING The Thousand Inquiries RELATIVE TO FUTURITY
Author: Dr. W.J. Simmonite
Publisher: Routledge & Co. City: London Year: 1852 (Originally printed in 1851) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 196 pages Illustrated: Yes Width: 4.25" / Height: 6.75" Book Details + Condition: Scarce second edition of "The Prognostic Astronomer or Horary Astrology" from 1852, by Dr. W.J. Simmonite, in very well preserved condition. Tables of Houses and Index at end. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear and some rubbing along the outer fore-edges. Please see pictures. The pages are crisp and clean. Please see below for more information on William Joseph Simmonite.
Simmonite, William Joseph (ca. 1800-ca. 1862)
Prominent leader of the nineteenth-century astrology revival in England. Little is known of Simmonite's life prior to his appearance as a schoolteacher in Sheffield, England, in the 1830s. He knew several languages and was a mathematician. It appears he also practiced herbal medicine. His first book, The Practical Self-teaching Grammar of the English Language, appeared in 1841. Simmonite emerged as an astrologer in the mid-1840s with the publication of his first astrological text, Prognostications on Revolutions, or Solar Figures (1845). He continued to write through the remainder of his life, greatly expanding the minuscule number of books available to would-be astrologers of the era. His books went through many editions and were republished in the United States at the end of the century as the American phase of the astrology revival commenced. His work was noted for its erudite cast. Simmonite is also credited with simplifying the nature of the calculations required to construct a horoscope chart.