of the greatest tragedies of the philosophic world was the
loss of nearly all of the forty two books of Hermes. These
books disappeared during the burning of Alexandria.
Thrice Greatest Hermes, by Frater F.
before Alexander" ... the priests subtracted 42 (the age at which
Zoroaster is said to have converted Vistaspa) from the round figure of
-- Zoroaster, by Wikipedia