A photographic facsimile of the 1795 edition, the title page of which reads: "The Fable of Cupid and Psyche, Translated from the Latin of Apuleius, to which are added, a Poetical Paraphrase on the Speech of Diotima, in the Banquet of Plato, Four Hymns, &c. &c., with an Introduction, in which the meaning of the fable is unfolded." Taylor's ...
A photographic facsimile of the 1795 edition, the title page of which reads: "The Fable of Cupid and Psyche, Translated from the Latin of Apuleius, to which are added, a Poetical Paraphrase on the Speech of Diotima, in the Banquet of Plato, Four Hymns, &c. &c., with an Introduction, in which the meaning of the fable is unfolded." Taylor's extensive introduction deals with the mystery of the human soul, divine love, and human regeneration. Eros, or Cupid, is introduced as the Divine Principle in man and Psyche as the human soul. As the plot develops it is obvious that the supporting philosophical doctrines are derived from the secret teachings of the Mystery Schools. The fact that Apuleius was an initiate of the classical Mysteries and among the most enlightened of the Neoplatonists more than justifies the present edition as a major contribution in this field of Platonic psychology.
Very Good in Acceptable jacket. Used. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Facsilime pf 1795 edition. Preface by Manly P. Hall. Black boards with title, author, PRS colophon stamped in gilt on spine. 1/4" scuff on Fore-edge side of head corner. DJ chafed, wrinkled at extremities, creased at spine top, chipped, blind tear 1/4" with folds on bottom front edge, 2" tear at top rear spine with fold and missing a chunk of DJ. Some mild overall soiling; pencilled price on FFEP. "This fable was extracted from the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, originally written in Latin, to which is added a poetical paraphrase on the Speech of Diotima in the Banquet of Plato; Four Hymns, etc., with an introduction, in which the meaning of the fable is unfolded. Due to the age of the original facsimile, some pages are spotty or faded. A large portion of the text is written in Old* English."--publisher of their later edition. *i.e., archaic 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
152pp. Octavo. Full black buckram with title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Translated from the original by Thomas Taylor. Facsimile reprint of the original 1795 edition. Preface by Manly P. Hall.
Very Good in Good jacket. First edition thus Large octavo hardback, Facsimile reprint of the 1795 first edition 152pp. Limited edition. Very Good condition, Gilt lettering on spine. Dust Jacket is damaged by damp (some water stains) Small losses of material at two corners Good? condition. No inscriptions.
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