The Mysteries of Sound And Number.
Philadelphia, PA: David McKay Company, ND (circa 1930). Revised Edition. Hardcover, Octavo. xvi + 88pp. Original royal blue patterned cloth with gilt titling to spine. Diagrams. A revised and expanded edition of a work originally published in 1902. In it the apparently pseudonymous author expounds a treatise on number theory, drawn from Pythagoras and which he suggests was probably known to other ancients, which outlines various laws of nature which extend the use of number far beyond mathematics. The author links numbers with sounds, including those of the English language, and determines patterns therein, etc. He explores a variety of aspects of the knowledge thus gained, and seeks to demonstrate it as 'proven' by examples from horse-racing. Chapter headings: Introduction; Numerical Value of Sounds; Planetary Periods; The Law Illustrated by the Records of Horse-Racing; Practical Demonstrations Showing the Working of the Law; Planetary Sounds; Rules and Data; Divisions of Time; Errata. Merest hint of shelfwear, small old bookseller's on front free endpaper, pages very lightly toned. An extraordinary near-Fine copy in G+ dust jacket (the soft paper dust jacket is darkened and has a largish chip missing from the top of the front panel, with a few small chips around the edges and folds). Probably unique in such extraodinary condition, and with jacket. Item #70299