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James George Frazer

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

Macmillan & Co., Ltd.

1911 - 1915

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Finely bound third edition revised and enlarged of Frazer's The Golden Bough.

  • Sold as a set of 13.
  • James George Frazer (Scottish).
  • The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.
  • London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1911–15.
  • Includes engraved frontis in vol. 1 after Turner.
  • Volume 12 is the bibliography and index, includes the scarce 13th volume titled “Aftermath” issued in 1936.
  • Bound in half green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, two gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, others uncut as issued, by Atkinson.

Frazer published his first edition of The Golden Bough in two volumes (1890), expanded into three volumes for the second edition (1900), and finally this third edition issued in twelve volumes. This massive work surveys the spiritual beliefs, practices and institutions of cultures worldwide and posits a natural progression from magic to religion to science.

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Fine bindings, Religion, Philosophy, Science

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