Third edition, revised and enlarged, eight parts in twelve volumes. Later impressions, published from 1919 to 1922. Complete 12 volume set in original publisher’s green cloth. Intricate gilt mistletoe design embossed on covers. Gilt titles to spine. Frontis of Vol I illustrated with a Monochrome Plate of J. M. W. Turner’s Landscape “The Golden Bough”. Plate has suffered from some foxing. Tissue guard still present. Spines of each volume very slightly darkened. Some slight foxing and browning to endpapers of all volumes. Small, closed tear at the headcap of the bibliography. Otherwise, an exceptional set. Edges untrimmed and pages uncut; likely never read. All volumes have some Publisher’s adverts for Frazer’s works at the back. Pagination is as follows: Part I, “The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings”, Vol I, xxxii + 426 Pages; Vol II, xi + 417 Pages; Part II, “Taboo and the Perils of the Soul. xv + 446 Pages; Part III, “The Dying God”. xii + 305 Pages; Part IV, “Adonis Attis Osiris, Studies in the History of Oriental Religions. Vol I, xv + 317 Pages; Vol II, x+ 321 Pages; Part V, “Spirits of the Corn and of the Wild”, Vol I, xvii + 319 Pages; Vol II, xii + 371 Pages; Part VI, “The Scapegoat”, xiv + 453 Pages; Part VII, “Balder the Beautiful”, Vol I, xx + 346 Pages, Vol II, xi + 389 Pages; Vol. XII, “Bibliography and General Index.” Preface Pp v-vi, Bibliography, Pages 1 to 144, General Index, Pages 145 to 536. A scarce, complete set of Frazer’s masterpiece in exceptional condition. Set of 12 books weighs approx. 12 kilos so postage may have to be adjusted accordingly.
FRAZER, Sir James George, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. Complete twelve volume set: The Magic Art (2 Vols); Taboo & Perils of Soul; Dying God; Adonis, Attis, Osiris (2Vols); Spirits of Corn & Wild (2 Vols); Scapegoat; Balder Beautiful (2 Vols); Bibliography, General Index. Third Edition. , Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1911
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