London, England and New York: A. Raphael, 1901. A. RAPHAEL. First Edition. Cloth. First edition. 8vo; 221, pp; gilt-stamped title, author to brown pebbled cloth over board, vignette of a palm in a circle of the Zodiac signs to front stamped in silver, titled Planetary Hand; gilt upper edge; frontispiece a b&w photographic illustration of author with tissue guard; 20 b&w illustrated plates, small illustrations within text; small area discoloration to front board, light age-toning; near fine. Near fine. Item #1161
Author of several books on divination and astrology, A. Raphael or Albert Borrill, was an American astrologer with offices in London and New York. This book covers the Seven Types of Hands and their Classifications, Characteristics as indicated by the Movement of the Hands, Location and Names of the Mounts, the Lines of the Hand and the Lessor Signs, includind Lines and Signs on the Finger, and Calculation of Dates. And advertisement for his book Earthology, Humanity Characterized by the Earth, Sun, and Zodiac, with Prognostications from the Moon, follows the text.