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Golden Bough 12 Volumes
Macmillian Company, New York, NY 1935 - First Publisher. Volumes are in Very Good condition. First volume of Adonis Attis Osiris has a split seam half-way along the spine, which could be easily repaired. the spine of the last volume as a 2" mark. Covers are gilt illustrated and still bright. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, labels or Bookplate. Binding is solid with no splits. Interior is crisp, bright, clean, without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, photos of the book or further condition details. Marginal Notes. Footnotes. Extensive Bibliography. Indecies: By volume and cummulative in last volume. "Frazer, (1854-1941) was a British anthropologist, folklorist and classical scholar best known as the author of 'The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.' this work was first published in 1890 in 12 volumes and reissued abridged in one volume in 1922. Its underlying theme is Frazer's theory of general development of modes of thought from the magical to the religious and finally, to the scientific. His distinction between magic and religion, (magic meaning an attempt to control events by technical acts based upon faulty reasoning, religion being an appeal for help to spiritual beings,) has been basically assumed in much anthropological writing since his time. [The Golden Bough is] a monumental survey of ancient man which shows that, contrary to popular thought, he was enmeshed in a nightmare of magic, taboos, and superstitions. This work describes ancient man's primitive methods of worship, sex practices, magic , strange rituals and festivals. It is a greatly respected classic." from ID, page 510. This is the complete set of the third edition, published by The MacMillan Company in 1935. Regardless of Frazer's attitudes and conclusions, the bringing together of such a voluminous and detailed account of ancient practices is simply amazing. Volumes include: The Magic Art in two volumes; Adonis Attis Osiris in two volumes; Blader the Beautiful in two volumes; Spirits of the Corn and the Wild in two volumes; Taboo and the Perils of the Soul; The Scapegoat; The Dying God; and a volume of Bibliography and general index. If you have read the abridged version of this classic, you have merely scratched the surface. A life's work by the author, and a lifetime of assimilation by the reader. Good looking set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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