By Sir James George Frazer
London   Macmillan and Co. Limited
9" by 6"
A beautifully bound set of the third and most important edition of this highly influential work of comparative religion and anthropology, complete with the supplementary volume.
By Sir James George Frazer

1917-36 The Golden Bough

London   Macmillan and Co. Limited
9" by 6"
A beautifully bound set of the third and most important edition of this highly influential work of comparative religion and anthropology, complete with the supplementary volume.
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An Important Work, Decorative Binding, Early Edition, Fine Binding, Illustrated, Scarce

Handsomely bound in half morocco. 

Mixed editions as is common with this work. Any complete run of the third edition is vanishingly scarce.

Contains:

The Magic Art Volume One, published 1917, being the fourth impression of the third edition. With a frontispiece.
The Magic Art Volume Tow, published 1920, being the fifth impression of the third edition.
Taboo, published 1920, being the fifth impression of the third edition. 
The Dying God, published 1920, being the fifth impression of the third edition.
Adonis Attis Osiris Volume One, published 1919, being the second impression of the third edition. 
Adonis Attis Osiris Volume Two, published 1919, being the second impression of the third edition. 
Spirits of The Corn, Volume One, published 1920, being the fourth impression of the third edition. 
Spirits of The Corn, Volume Two, published 1920, being the fourth impression of the third edition. 
The Scapegoat, published 1920, being the fourth impression of the third edition. 
Balder the Beautiful Volume One, published 1919, being the first impression of the third edition. 
Balder the Beautiful Volume Two, published 1919, being the first impression of the third edition.
Bibliography and Index, published 1920, being the first impression of the third edition. 
Aftermath, published 1936, being the first edition. 

The Golden Bough is an extremely important and influential comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer. Frazer was a key figure in the development of modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. Many of his key beliefs centred around the concept of human beings progressing through three stages; primitive magic; religion; and finally science. The Golden Bough is Frazer's Magnum Opus and was first published in two volumes in 1890, three volumes in 1900 and twelve volumes between 1906 and 1919.

The Golden Bough, despite being an extremely detailed and wide-ranging work of comparative religion was published with the intention of appealing to all audiences, including those outside of academia. The work addresses the shared elements of religious beliefs and scientific thought, with reference to the variety of symbolism and practices indicative of cultural development. Upon publication, the work was met with immediate success and went through many editions in the author's lifetime.

This particular set also comes with the supplementary volume entitled 'Aftermath: A Supplement to The Golden Bough' which adds supplementary evidence from recent literature as well as new scientific research which Frazer believed to be useful to his argument.

An impressive set of a ground-breaking work.

Condition

Beautifully bound in half morocco. Externally in excellent condition. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just marginal age toning as is common with this work and the odd spot. The occasional uncut leaf.

Fine

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