The Book of Dreams. Being a Concise Interpretation of Dreams.
London: W. Foulsham and Co., Limited, . Fourth Edition. 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. Book on dream divination. Very Good+. Mild wear to extremities, bubbling, bumped corners, toning/staining, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Gold cloth with black titling, decorations 179 pp. + illus., charts. Small 8vo. Item #11451