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Tryon, Thomas (1634-1703) The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness; or a Discourse of Temperance.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
180
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Tryon, Thomas (1634-1703) The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness; or a Discourse of Temperance. London: Printed and sold by Andrew Sowle, at the Crooked-Billet in Holloway-Lane near Shoreditch, 1683. First edition, octavo, bound in full contemporary unsophisticated calf, some light wear, generally good, headcap chipped, 7 x 4 1/4 in.

"Tryon's ideas on historical and philosophical matters were heavily influenced by ancient Pythagoreanism, Hinduism, and the teachings of German occultist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. He considered himself a Christian and tried to reconcile Biblical, Pythagorean and Hindu teachings. His conviction was that there was one true original religion of mankind, followed by Moses, Pythagoras and the Indian Brahmins, but perverted by the majority of Christians. According to him, the main tenets of that faith were pacifism and non-violence to animals; benevolence to all species and vegetarianism were prerequisites for spiritual progress and a possible restoration of Paradise. He explicitly advocated animal rights." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Tryon)

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http://estc.bl.uk/R10677
Estimate $2,000-2,500


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Keywords

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Andrew Sowle, London, 1st millennium BC, Ascetics, Human behavior, Mathematics, Mystics, Philosophy of mathematics, Pythagoras, Pythagoreans, Thomas Tryon

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