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    Smith, Robert Cross.(Raphael) & Members of the Mercurii. The Astrologer, of the Nineteenth Century, Or The Master Key of Futurity, being a Complete System of Astrology, Geomancy, & Occult Science. London: William Charlton Wright, 1825. 8vo. (xii), 560, (4)p. Contemporary green half calf over marbled boards, rubbed edges, chip to head of spine and hinge, gilt title label. Owners signature to ffep. Few ink and pencil notes. Lacks dedication (i-iiii). Hand colored plates of the frontispiece 'Magic Ceremonies,' title page and 2 (of 3?) others, 'Necromany, Edward Kelly' & 'Spirit to Lord Lyttleton.' With many text illustrations. First edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $600


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    Rare imprint with different title.       The previous editions were a reissue of a weekly periodical, The Straggling Astrologer, no. 1-22, June 5-Oct 30, 1824 edited by Robert Cross Smith.  This edition is totally reworked, and much enlarged, stated as Ò7th editionÓ in preface, but is actually the first print of this particular book.

         This work is another of the astrological compendia of the "Mercurii" under the supervision of R.C. Smith.  It is oranized in the form of progressive circles, dealing with the appearance of spectres, celestial influence, magic charms, the science of astrology, astrological prophecies, selected nativities, talismans, and geomancyÑthe divination of the future by reading thrown soil.

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