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Title:The Golden Bough: A Study In Magic And Religion. Abridged Edition in One Volume
Price:GBP£40.00 (about USD$54.40)
Item ID:B009-4449
Quantity:1
Publisher:MacMillan, London, 1949
Edition:Reprint
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
MacMillan, 1949, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Reprint

Sir James George Frazer attempted to define the shared elements of religious belief and scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat, and many other symbols and practices whose influences had extended into 20th-century culture. Frazer originally set out to discover the origins of one ancient custom in Classical Rome - the plucking of the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove of Diana, and the murderous succession of the priesthood there - and was led by his investigations into a twenty-five year study of primitive customs, superstitions, magic and myth throughout the world. The monumental thirteen-volume work which resulted has been a rich source of anthropological material and a literary masterpiece for more than half a century. Both the wealth of his illustrative material and the broad sweep of his argument can be appreciated in this very readable single volume abridged edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). xiv + 756. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. blue cloth with blind-stamped design to front cover. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Anthropology; Literature & Literary; Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion & Theology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4449.
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