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  • First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God: Creative Mythology; Inscribed by Him

    CAMPBELL, JOSEPH.

    The Masks of God: Creative Mythology.

    New York: The Viking Press 1968.

    First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Anne and Brendan with my love and good wishes from Joe.” The recipient, Brendan Gill wrote for the New Yorker for more than 60 years where he wrote more than 1,200 pieces including scores of reviews and served as the main architecture critic from 1987 to 1996. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $975.00     Item Number: 101266

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  • First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God: Creative Mythology; Inscribed by Him

    CAMPBELL, JOSEPH.

    The Masks of God: Creative Mythology.

    New York: The Viking Press 1968.

    First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Lee Graham All my good wishes Sincerely Joseph Campbell.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.

    Price: $975.00     Item Number: 98776

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  • First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology; Signed by Him

    CAMPBELL, JOSEPH.

    The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology.

    New York: The Viking Press 1959.

    First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Joseph Campbell on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine. Jacket design by Frank Wilimczyk.

    Price: $1,250.00     Item Number: 93502

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  • "For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes": First Edition of The Way of the Animal Powers; Inscribed by Joseph Campbell to Richard Adams

    CAMPBELL, JOSEPH [RICHARD ADAMS].

    The Way of the Animal Powers. Volume 1: Historical Atlas of World Mythology.

    San Francisco: Alfred Van Der Marck Editions/ Harper & Row 1983.

    First edition of this work on mythology by the author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes. Joseph Campbell 9/15/84.” Best known as the author of Watership Down, English novelist Richard Adams was heavily influenced by American professor Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology, specifically the concept of the monomyth, or journey of the archetypal hero that can be applied as a common template to a range of mythological narratives. Popularized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell described the narrative pattern of the hero’s journey as follows: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” He and other scholars described the narratives of Odysseus, Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Jesus Christ in terms of the monomyth. Adams’ Watership Down exhibits strong parallels to the epic themes of Homer’s Odyssey, following a group of anthropomorphised rabbits who encounter perils and temptations on their journey to establish a new home after their warren is destroyed. Bookplate of Richard Adams, fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptional example.

    Price: $1,250.00     Item Number: 95632

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  • First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Flight of the Wild Gander; Inscribed to fellow writer Richard Adams

    CAMPBELL, JOSEPH [RICHARD ADAMS].

    The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension.

    New York: The Viking Press 1969.

    First edition of Campbell’s first collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Richard Adams on the occasion of our first meeting- with all good wishes Joseph Campbell 4/19/78.” Best known as the author of Watership Down, English novelist Richard Adams was heavily influenced by American professor Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology, specifically the concept of the monomyth, or journey of the archetypal hero that can be applied as a common template to a range of mythological narratives. Popularized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell described the narrative pattern of the hero’s journey as follows: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” He and other scholars described the narratives of Odysseus, Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Jesus Christ in terms of the monomyth. Adams’ Watership Down exhibits strong parallels to the epic themes of Homer’s Odyssey, following a group of anthropomorphised rabbits who encounter perils and temptations on their journey to establish a new home after their warren is destroyed. Bookplate of Richard Adams, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jules Maidoff.

    Price: $2,800.00     Item Number: 94764

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  • First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology; Inscribed by Him

    CAMPBELL, JOSEPH.

    The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology.

    New York: The Viking Press 1959.

    First edition of this Campbell classic, which discusses the primitive roots of mythology. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Roy Seby with all my good wishes Joseph Campbell 11/18/77.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Frank Wilimczyk. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.

    Price: $1,750.00     Item Number: 73047

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