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[picture: Front Cover, Sibly Astrology Book]

A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences by Ebenezer Sibly [1751-1800], M.D. F.R.H.S., Embellished with Curious Copper-Plates, London, 1806.

Part of this text is online courtesy of Joseph H. Peterson, and a search for Ebenezer Sibly, A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences, Book 4 should find it; since he doesn’t allow any further reproduction, I have not linked to it directly.

Title: Astrology

Author: Sibly, Ebenezer

City: London

Date: 1806

Total items: 43

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (first version)]

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac (first version)

This image is taken from a table in the book; the images are repeated at the head and foot, and in fact differ very slightly in each place. I do not know whether they are made from type or, as seems more likely, the whole page is an engraving. I scanned the table heading at 3200 pixels per inch, so that the resulting images are large. I [...]Aries (the ram)
Taurus (the bull)
Gemini (the twins)
Cancer (the crab)
Leo (the lion)
Virgo (the virgin)
Libra (the scales)
Scorpio (the scorpion)
Sagittarius (the archer, or centaur)
Capricorn (the goat)
Aquarius (the water-carrier)
Pisces (the fish, or fishes) [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page, Sibly Astrology Book]

Title Page, Sibly Astrology Book

Maybe someone can transcribe it and mail the text to liam at holoweb dot net? [$]

[picture: Libra (the scales)]

Libra (the scales)

Zodiac sign for Libra taken from The Zodiac [$]

[picture: Frontispiece, Judges V. 20.]

Frontispiece, Judges V. 20.

The engraving opposite the title page of this erly 19th century (1806) book on Astrology clearly tries to place a Biblical and Christian veneer over the proceedings. It falls perhaps a little wide of the mark by showing people in what appears to be a Greek (pre-Christian) temple, one of whom plots a chart, another, a young man wearing a tunic, carried [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Gemini (the Twins)]

Gemini (the Twins)

Zodiac sign for Gemini taken from The Zodiac [$]


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A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences by Ebenezer Sibly [1751-1800], M.D. F.R.H.S., Embellished with Curious Copper-Plates, London, 1806.

Part of this text is online courtesy of Joseph H. Peterson, and a search for Ebenezer Sibly, A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences, Book 4 should find it; since he doesn’t allow any further reproduction, I have not linked to it directly.


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