A PLEA FOR URANIA: CELESTIAL PHILOSPHY; C. Cooke 1st/1st 1854, ASTROLOGY OCCULT
A PLEA FOR URANIA: A POPULAR SKETCH OF CELESTIAL PHILOSOPHY; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE IMPOLICY OF THE LAW WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF ASTRAL SCIENCE IN THE PRESENT AGE — By Christopher Cooke — 1st Edition / 1st Printing 1854 — Astrology Occult
Publisher: Piper, Stevenson and Spence, London (1854)
A very rare, first edition, first printing from 1854 of A PLEA FOR URANIA. Cooke, a London solicitor, wrote the 388-page document as a contemplation on the history, utility, and legal position of Astrology as a defense of what he considered a noble science. Condition: The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for a chip on the top of the spine and general shelf-wear. There is a paste-down on the inside front board, of a "Notice" — regarding the legal restrictions of Astrology during the day (mid-19th century). The pages are crisp and clean, and free of interior markings. Please see pictures. 388 pages. Also: please note this book is listed in the Catalogue Raisonne of Works on the Occult Sciences, by Frederick Lee Gardener (1857-1930). Gardener was a well-known British Occultist who belonged to societies including the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Freemasons and The Theosophical Society.