The Theoretic Arithmetic of the Pythagoreans by Thomas Taylor
Introduction is presented by Manly P. Hall
1975 Samuel Weiser NY Second Impression.
This is an association copy that belonged to the author/astrologer Philip Sedwig on the flyleaf along with his bookplate.
Of the works included in this volume the Theoretic Arithmetic of the Pythagoreans (first published in 1816) is the most extensive: as a summary of the philosophic and mystical properties of number and mathematical operations there has been nothing published in the modern age which approaches its comprehensive scope or its profundity. The Theoretic Arithmetic blazes with the bright light of true thought which eclipses the numerous modern books on number which, if esoteric, so often are mere listings of associations of numbered things; or which, if exoteric, are little more than a series of measurements. The smallest work, on the other hand, is the Medicina Mentis: in little more than a dozen pages it manages to cover the whole sweep of the divine procession which overflows from The One.
Condition: Original green cloth with gilt title to spine, author-astrologer Philip Sedwig on flyleaf, dust jacket is present and protected in mylar covering with chipping along the edges, the book itself is in wonderful condition. Fine