A Complete Dictionary of Astrology in Which Every Technical and Abstruse Term Belonging to the Science is Minutely and Correctly Explained, and the Various Sytems and Opinions of the Most Approved Authors Carefully Collected and Accurately Defined by James Wilson, Esq. Philomath. Printed for William Hughes, Isleton Green. 1819. 8 7/8" x 5 5/8" xxii, 410 pages plus one page errata flexible bound hardcover with no dust jacket. Not original binding. A flexible leather? binding with heavy wear on the edges and a black tape, which is beginning to come off, applied to spine. Marbled endpapers and blank flyleafs are also not original. Light foxing through out. Possibly some water damage to the edges of the page block on about the last quarter of the book. Some incidental marks on the title page plus incomplete erasure of what appears to be previous owner identification and address on the top of the title page. I don't see any other previous owner markings. Edges of pages may show some bumping and wear. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. This is the original 1819 publication. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. II04a
"Wilson, James, Esq. Philomath ‘A Complete Dictionary of Astrology, in which Every Technical and Abstruse Term Belonging to the Science is Minutely and Correctly Explained, and the Various Systems and Opinions of the Most Approved Authors Carefully Collected and Accurately Defined. Comprising The only rational Method of calculating Nativities, according to the Placidian System; The whole Art of bringing up Directions, both Primary and Secondary. The Judgment of Revolutions, Progressions, Ingresses, Transits, and Lunations Embolismic or Quadrate. The Doctrine of Horary Questions complete. Divested of their Extravagance, Contradictions, and Absurdities. The whole Illustrated and Explained by Familiar Examples and Diagrams’ Printed for William Hughes, Islington Green, and sold by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, and by All Other Booksellers, London, 1819.
Old half-leather (wear to extremities of spine and outer corners of boards; moderate surface scuffing to spine hinges) with gilt title label to spine, with paper-covered boards (lightly edgeworn). [‘Plate 1’] +  + [pp. iii-xxii] + [‘Plate 2’] + [‘Plate III’] + 410....
James Wilson’s Complete Dictionary of Astrology was an attempt at a comprehensive digest of received astrological lore, and was published at an early stage in the 19th century astrological revival. It is notable for its criticism of some traditional astrological doctrine, as well as for its depth of scholarship. Wilson was not only a compiler but also a moderniser. His book was reprinted in the United States in 1885 and again several times in the 20th century, showing that it remained influential far beyond his time." - astrolearn.com