VIRGIL'S PROPHECY; on The Saviour's Birth / The Fourth Eclogue / Edited and Translated by Paul Carus. Paul Carus.

VIRGIL'S PROPHECY; on The Saviour's Birth / The Fourth Eclogue / Edited and Translated by Paul Carus

Chicago London: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1918. First Edition [Latin poems & English translations]. Pictorial cloth. 16mo (6 1/8" x 4 1/4"), tan pictorial and textured cloth with black lettering on spine and an elaborate and angular Art Deco Christmas Tree with gilt angel and embellishments on front cover, 97 pages + [3] Works by Paul Carus.

[Translations have Virgil's Latin on one page; English translation by Paul Carus opposite.]. Very Fine / None. Item #6391

"Virgil's Prophecy" is part of Virgil's Latin poem called the Fourth Eclogue (42 BC / BCE). The work describes the birth of a boy, a supposed savior, who—once he is of age—will become divine and eventually rule over the world. The exact meaning of the poem is still debated. Earlier interpretations argued that the child was the hoped-for offspring of Marc Antony and Octavia the Younger. From the early Middle Ages, many Christians--such as St. Augustine and Dante--interpreted the poem as prophesying Christ's birth.

EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: tight, bright, clean with remarkable condition. The gilt and cover imprinting is Very Fine. For reasons best known to electronics, the color registration in our images is greenish rather than true gold / gilt. Pages are very clean with extremely light and uniform age-toning.

Price: $55.00

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