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W. H. Chaney [1821-1903]
Chaney's Primer of Astrology and American Urania; Old Rules Simplified, New Rules Added, With Improved Nomenclature and Numerous Tables Never Before Published
Magic Circle Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO, 1890. 15 x 11.5 cm. 24mo. 256 pp 123 Tables of Oblique Ascension, 6 Tables of Ascensional Difference, several additional tables of Right Ascention, Declination. Black boards. Chipping to the edges of the spine. Fading to spine. Corners are bumped. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Piece of tape on page 173. Spotting to the foredges. Binding is tight. Scarse title. The author of this work, William Henry Chaney, is widely believed to be the father of author Jack London through his fourth wife Flora Wellman. Chaney denied this throughout his life and London took the name of his step father. Chaney is important in his own right being a pioneer and popularizer of astrology in America. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Midway Book Store (ABAA) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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