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Raphael's Mundane Astrology or, the Effects of the Planets and Signs Upon the Nations and Countries of the World.

London: W. Foulsham and Co., Limited, [1910]. Later Printing. Hardcover. Robert Cross Smith (1795-1832) was an English astrologer, writing under the pseudonym of "Raphael". He married in 1820 and moved to London, where he became interested in astrology. Together with G. W. Graham, he published a book on geomancy in 1822. Smith began to edit a periodical entitled The Straggling Astrologer in 1824, but failed to receive enough subscribers and the periodical had to be discontinued after a few issues. He collected the issues of the failed periodical in a volume entitled The Astrologer Of The Nineteenth Century in the same year. From 1827 until his death in 1832, he edited an astrological almanac, entitled The Prophetic Messenger. Also published by Smith was The Familiar Astrologer and A Manual of Astrology, both in 1828. Smith died on 26 February 1832 in London. His almanac continued to be edited as Raphael’s Ephemeris and would become a standard work in British and US American astrology. Raphael's Ephemeris popularized the system of Placidian system of astrological houses in the English-speaking world and in modern western astrology in general. Published posthumously. Mild wear to boards, evidence of label on tp, bumped corners, toning, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Gray cloth with black titling, decorations. 80 pp. + illus., charts. Small 8vo. Item #11243

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