The Golden Bough – A Study in Magic and Religion. – One Volume – Abridged.

Frazer, Sir James George.


Publisher: The Macmillan Company. New York. 1947

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8vo, LXVIX, 751pp. Hardcover in red cloth in very good condition with gilt titles and gilt decorated spine and slightly rubbed corners though only trimmed remnants of d/w now exist within, text is in very good condition with minor discolouration of endpapers plus a prior owner’s name and stamp neatly on ffep. Originally called “A Study in Comparative Religion” it was renamed in its second edition and it is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion written by a Scottish anthropologist. It was first published in two volumes in 1890 , in three vols in 1900 and then in an amazing twelve vols in the third edition (1906-1915) and in several one volume abridgements such as this. It was aimed at a wide literate audience raised on tales or fables of gods and heroes. He proposed that mankind should progress from this magic through religious belief to scientific thought.