Green boards with gold-stamped lettering and cover design of a snake. Lightly bumped. Text is crisp and clean. 180pp. Lavius Egyptus: Lectures in the Pythagorean Senate in the Temple of the Oracle of Dodona (Second Book). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lavius Egyptus: Lectures in the Pythagorean ...
Publisher: The Neale Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1904
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Neale Publishing Co., NY, 1904. Hardcover. Hardcover - 180 pages. Good condition. Size 7.875"x5.625". Dark green cloth w/gilt lettering & coiled snake design. Cloth has shelfwear and is scuffed on extremities. Previous owner's name, and moderate soiling on endpapers. Paper is lightly browning, interior text else Very Good, clean and unmarked. Seller Inventory # 005250
Book Description The Neale Publishing Company, New York, New York, 1904. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition: First Printing. 010652: Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. No dustjacket. Dark green front board has bright gilt lettering and coiled snake emblem, spine lettering is a little faded but readable; back board is scuffed across surface and at edges. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. This book is the sequel to book of same name, with the subtitle "Or the Unveiling of the Pythagorean Senate" - a Story of the Fifth Century, B.C. : 5.5 x 7.75 in.: 180 pages. Seller Inventory # 010652
Book Description The Neale Publishing Company, New York, NY, 1904. First Editions. Hardcover. Octavo. Two volumes (complete). First Book: vi +196pp; Second Book: vi +180pp. Original cloth gilt-lettered on spine & front board; gilt serpent design on front boards, B/w illustrations. A very odd work by Thomas Sawyer Spivey (1856 - 1938) American author of occult texts, religio-political manifestos, and novelss. This two volume work is said to comprise "the fundamental lessons received by Lavius Egyptus before the Essenic Body whose wisdom he recorded for twenty-nine years" in the fifth century BC. The first volume makes mention of the Rosy Cross; Pythagorean Brotherhood; Hermes Trismegistos, among others - and the second volume comprises "Lectures in the Pythagorean Senate in the Temple of the Oracle of Dodona." These lessons, which are reproduced as if from a typed manuscript - with numerous diagrams interspersed - outline a philosophical / scientific / evolutionary theory which apparently underpins later teachings. Cloth a bit rubbed overall, spine ends bruised and chafed, all edges and extremities a little rubbed, owner's names and notes on front pastedowns and front blank endpapers, pages toned but unmarked. Bookshop inkstamp and penciled notes to rear pastedown of Book Two only. Overall a tight clean VG set. Very scarce in a complete set - it appears that the First Book quite possibly was published in a smaller print run and thus is scarce. Seller Inventory # 61607