Fine. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Translated from the Greek Fragments preserved by Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, to which are added Extracts from the Other Works of Julian Relative to the Christians. Reprint. Kessinger Publishing Co-No Date. pages 5-120 pb fine.
Near fine. Almost near fine blue cloth, with faint shelf-wear, teg. Limited edition of 500 copies. 8vo. 119pp. Translated from the Greek fragments preserved by Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, to which are added extracts from the other works of Julian relative to the Christians by Thomas Taylor.
To which are added Extracts From The Other Works Of Julian Relative To The Christians. Hardcover. 8 vo. 120pp. Original bright blue cloth w/ gilt titles, etc. to spine, top edge gilt, headband, colored endpapers, printed on laid paper. Edition limited to 500 copies. Emperor Julian was the last of the pagan emperors of Rome, who rallied for the revival of the old pagan faiths and opposed many aspects of, what was in his day, the new faith called Christianity. The text here is reprinted from the Thomas Taylor translation of 1809. Thomas Taylor (1758-1835), was a leading exponent of Neo-Platonic thought, and was largely responsible for it's rediscovery in English-speaking mystical circles, by his translations of Iamblichus, Proclus, Porphyry and other Neoplatonists and Pythagoreans. Taylor, a one time bank-clerk who devoted himself to the classics, was said to be such a devotee of Hellenic paganism that he and his wife spoke only to one another in classical Greek. It was Taylor's translations that introduced the Romantic poets to Platonism, and in the US his work was enthusiastically embraced by Emerson and a number of his followers, and in the UK was rediscovered by G. R. S. Mead, and others involved in other turn of the century occult and mystical movements. Very light shelf rubbing and dust-otherwise a sound and bright copy with no hint of a previous owner. Cloth slightly darkened, bump to upper corners, otherwise a tight, bright VG+ copy inside and out. (no dust jacket as issued)
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