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on 9 October 2011
I have a 1971 Hardback version which is totally relevant and amazingly informative that I still refer to it now!! The difference between the old version and new version is (I think) that one of the astrological charts at the back had an error in the old version. The book is not just about "astrology" but is a historical journey from the dawn of time through ancient history / different countries & cultures, medieval, the heavens, anatomy and the zodiac, herbalism and the zodiac etc,etc, up to my 1971 version 'present day'! It covers a huge amount of info all with pics - and is a bit like an encyclopedia of Astrology! (You may find a lot of the pics in the old version quite dated, but I find them quite a beautiful stylised vintage 1970's artwork, all done by the authors Some of my fave pages are the timelines from 2600bc upwards and the 2 page spread of the Great Year.. It has Universe and Zodiac maps and astronomical and planatery systems - and all this takes up 1/3 of the book. The next third is explaining how Astrology works and how to use it (full of pictures and very easy) and the last third are interpretations..with the tables at the back. I love my hardback even tho' it has some incorrect maths tables, I don't make charts so it's not a prob for me. I was amazed to find it still being sold after all these years but with no reviews! - So had to put me 5p's worth in and say it's an absolute treasure trove of information and it's nothing like any astrology book you will see nowadays! (got to say not sure what the 'new' 1984 ? version is like, it may have different artwork etc! All the Best!