Paris: C. Lévy. 1895. Hardcover. Item #18272
16mo. 386 pages. In French. Darmesteter was a “French author, orientalist, and antiquarian….. born of Jewish parents at Château-Salins, in Alsace…He was educated in Paris, where, under the guidance of Michel Bréal and Abel Bergaigne, he imbibed a love for Oriental studies, to which for a time he entirely devoted himself. In 1875 he published a thesis on the mythology of the Avesta, in which he advocated that the Persan religion of zoroastrianism had been influenced by Judaism (and not backwards as many scholars say)." SUBJECT(S) : Prophets; Jews – History. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Good condition; foxing on edges, ex-library with usual markings, binding becoming worn. (FR-1-2) .