1923 The Golden Bough, A Study on Magic and Religion
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Early edition of The Golden Bough, A Study on Magic and Religion by James George Frazer in the original publisher's cloth binding.
The abridged edition of this work. An interesting and extensive study into the convergence of magic and religion throughout European history.
James George Frazer was a Scottish anthropologist and folklorist, considered to be influential to the early studies of mythology and comparative religion.
Illustrated with a frontispiece illustrated by J. M. W. Turner. Collated, complete.
With four pages of advertisements to the rear.
Prior owner's book plates to the first pastedown. From the library of Lord Raglan, Fitzroy John Somerset. Raglan’s great-great-grandfather was Field Marshal Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan and hero of the Battle at Inkerman and Alma in the Crimean War. He also served as military secretary to the Duke of Wellington. He died in the Crimea in 1855. The house in which the library was situated, Cefntilla Court, was purchased by the Raglan Memorial committee for his descendants. Lord Raglan was a keen collector of anthropology and folklore, with many of the works in his extensive library focusing upon this topic.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, very smart. There is some minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The hinges are slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's book plates to the first pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with the very occasional spot and light age toning.
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