1st Edition. 8vo. xxiv, 213, 95, . Original publisher’s paper covers. Rich with wonderfully illustrated advertisements for other works by the author. Includes an engraving of the author on the reverse of the front cover, as well as another identical frontispiece. Uncut fore edges. Book is in remarkable condition considering its paper binding. Some light scuffing and edge wear to spine and covers. Minor foxing here and there throughout. Otherwise contents are bright, clean and complete, and the binding is tight and square. A book in very good condition that retains all the beauty of the publisher’s original covers and accompanying advertisements. Guthrie made it his mission to make translations of great classical works available to the public. Famed for his translations of “the neglected treasures of Neo-Platonism”, here he turned his attention towards Zoroastrianism and its hymns. A thorough work that delivers on its aims, made all the more alluring for its wonderfully sustained condition. Rare to find in its first edition state.
GUTHRIE, Kenneth Sylvan, The Hymns of Zoroaster Usually Called the Gathas, For the first time made entirely accessible by: Transliterated Text, Translation, Dictionary and Grammar, Introductory Tables, Analysis, Higher and Biblical Criticism, Complete Concordance, and Subject-Index., London: George Bell and Sons/ Brooklyn: Comparative Literature Press, 1914
Biographies & Letters
Pepys, Samuel; Braybrooke, Lord Richard, Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II: Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John’s College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence., Henry Colburn, 1825