PYTHAGORAS. D'OLIVET, Fabre. REDFIELD, Nayan Louise. SPERLING, Ehud C.
Title: Golden Verses of Pythagoras. Paperback.
Publisher:  Samuel Weiser, Inc., New York, 1975, ISBN:087728282X
Seller ID: 108228
(PYTHAGORAS). The Golden Verses of Pythagoras. Explained and Translaed intoFrench by Fabre d'Olivet. Done into English by Nayan Louise Redfield. Newl y introduced with a biographical sketch by Ehud C. Sperling. New York : Samuel Weiser, Inc., (1975). Pp (4),i-viii,(1),2-164. Frontispiece (portrait of Fabre d'Olivet). 8vo, yellow card covers, lettered in brown. First published in French in 1813; First published in English in 1917; This Edition 1975. "In this twentieth century, the sacred books of the ancients are undoubtedly better understood than they were even by their contemporaries, for their authors, by the greatness of their genius, are as much nearer to us, as they were distant from them. At the close of the eighteenth century, the light which came from the illimitable mind of Fabre d’Olivet shone with solitary splendour and was destined to be seen by only a few devoted followers. But history shows that a great inspirer always appears at the beginning of every great epoch, and however small the number of his disciples, these disciples with their pupils form the magnetic chain which, according to Plato,carries his thought out into the world." (from the back cover). Very good. 25.00