1863 - ZADKIEL, THE HANDBOOK OF ASTROLOGY - 2nd Ed, ASTROLOGY OCCULT VERY SCARCE
Title:THE HAND-BOOK OF ASTROLOGY, BY WHICH EVERY QUESTION OF THE FUTURE, ON WHICH THE MIND IS ANXIOUS, MAY BE TRULY ANSWERED
Author: Zadkiel (Richard James Morrison)
Publisher: G. Berger
City: London Year: 1863 (No date provided) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 130 pages, with advertisements at end Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Very scarce second edition of Volume I from 1863, which is a
stand-alone book as it contains separate subject matter and is not dependent on
Volume II, as explained in the author's Preface of Volume II. Dark brown
embossed boards. The book is in well preserved condition. The boards and
binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The pages are crisp and
clean save for some spots of foxing. Pages are
free of interior markings. Please see below for more information on Zadkiel,
his work and influence.
The contemporary revival of interest in astrology reversed a
trend that saw astrology almost disappear from Western culture by the end of
the eighteenth century. Richard James Morrison was one of the fundamental
Astrologers responsible for its return with his core foundational books most notably,
The Hand Book of Astrology, which is still used to this day. Morrison was born on June 15, 1795, in London. He joined the
navy at the age of 11 and rose to the rank of lieutenant in 1815 during the
Napoleonic wars. He retired in 1817, still a young man. He became interested in
astrology through R.C. Smith, better known under his pen name, Raphael.
Morrison adopted the pen name Zadkiel and began an astrological almanac, The
Herald of Astrology.