CHEIRO'S YEAR BOOK FOR 1930 — By Cheiro (William John Warner), AKA Count Louis Hamon — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1930 — Palmistry, Numerology, Clairvoyance, Psychic Prediction, Divination —PREDICTED: THE JEWISH PEOPLE CREATING THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND WWI
Publisher: The London Publishing Co., London (1930)
In overall very well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight with a small area of fading on the back board and around the board edges. The pages are crisp and clean. The dust jacket has minimal detectible wear, and remains uncut. 213 pages, with advertisements at rear. Charts and blank graphs provided throughout. Based on astrology, numerology and psychic prediction, Cheiro details the events of a person's life and when is the best time for life changes. Please see below for more information on Cheiro and his oeuvre.
William John Warner (also known as Count Louis Hamon according to some sources), popularly known as Cheiro (November 1, 1866 – October 8, 1936), was an Irish astrologer and colorful occult figure of the early 20th century. His sobriquet, Cheiro, derives from the word cheiromancy, meaning palmistry. He was a self-described clairvoyant who learned palmistry, astrology, and Chaldean numerology in India during his stay there. He was celebrated for using these forms of divination to make personal predictions for famous clients and to foresee world events. Cheiro had a wide following of famous European and American clients during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He read palms and told the fortunes of famous celebrities like Mark Twain, W. T. Stead, Sarah Bernhardt, Mata Hari, Oscar Wilde, Grover Cleveland, Thomas Edison, the Prince of Wales, General Kitchener, William Ewart Gladstone, and Joseph Chamberlain. He documented his sittings with these clients by asking them to sign a guest book he kept for the purpose, in which he encouraged them to comment on their experiences.
Cheiro made numerous accurate predictions. For example, Cheiro predicted that the Jews would return to Palestine and the country would again be called Israel nearly 30 years before the creations of
Israel. In his book, Titanic's Last Secrets includes a detailed account of one of Cheiro's palm readings with William Pirrie, chairman of Harland and Wolf, builders of the Titanic. Cheiro predicted that he would soon be in a fight for his life, talking about the battle surrounding the Titanic sinking. So popular was Cheiro as a "Society Palmist" that even those who were not believers in the occult had their hands read by him. The skeptical Mark Twain wrote in Cheiro's visitor's book: “Cheiro has exposed my character to me with humiliating accuracy. I ought not to confess this accuracy, still I am moved to do so. – Mark Twain."