The Myths of Plato. Plato, Translated and, G. R. Levy, Gertrude Rachel Levy.

The Myths of Plato.

London: Centaur Press, 1960. First Edition Thus. Harccover. Octavo. iv + 482pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, index. A new edition of this collection of myths collected from the works of Plato, and first translated into English, by Professor J. A. Stewart in 1905. Professor Stewart's "The Myths of Plato" was the first work to "assemble the myths from the various Platonic dialogues, and to treat them as so many aspects of a consistent system of thought. His point of view, though open to religious overtones, was primarily poetic. Miss Levy, however, in her introduction, stresses the religious-philosophical side of the Myths, and traces parallels with certain Hindu, Tibetan and Orphic scriptures which Professor Stewart had not observed. In editing his book Miss Levy has translated all the passages which he left in the Classical languages, and omitted the Greek text of the Myths which he originally placed face-to-face with the English version." (From the dust jacket). Light ripple to cloth up upper board, a few minor bumps to edges both boards, spine ends a bit bruised and rubbed,
top page edge unevenly sunned, endpapers unevenly browned - else a tight, internally clean and bright VG+ copy in better than VG dust jacket (Dust jacket has light shelf-wear and darkening, a few tiny chips and creases to edges, price clipped. Now in protective mylar cover). Item #67888

Price: $60.00