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Title: The Golden Bough. A study in Magic and Religion. Third Edition.
Description: London, Macmillan & Co., 19111-, 19541920. Part I-Vol. I-II (1917 & 1911); Part II (1914); Part III (1914); Part IV-Vol. I-II (1919); Part V-Vol. I-II (1920); Part VI (1920); Part VII, vol. I-II; Part XII (1918). Bound in tog. 12 volumes. Medium stout 8. Original grey cloth. Each volume with a large square gilded ornamental device on front cover. (approx. 3000pp. 1 captioned monochrome frontispiece. Hftitles (versos with publ. imprint), printed marginalia, tables of contents, publ. advert. at rear of each volume. Massive english language scholarly investigative assessment of the world's cultural magico-religious history and legacy, from the antiquity, primitive societies to the modern world, e.g.: taboos, magic, sorcery paganism, creation, cosmogony, highgod, belief and its influences on human society. Almost complete set of this magnum opus, in good cundition, untrimmed copy. (unobtrisive owner's signature on french titles, library tickets on spine ends, some spines skilfully restored, bindings in general dull with some occasional staining in plates, contents crisp and clean, NO marginal annotations or underlinings). James George Frazer was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of modern studies in mythology and comparative religion. He is often considered as one of the founding fathers of modern anthropology. His most famous work The Golden Bough (1890), documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs across the globe. Frazer posited that human belief progressed through three stages: primitive magic, replaced by religion, in turn replaced by science.

Keywords: religion abook magic culture heritage cosmogony sorcery highgod religion paganism mythology paradigm anthropology

Price: EUR 750.00 = appr. US$ 815.14 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 55306