First Edition of Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels; Inscribed by Her
The Gnostic Gospels.
Item Number: 29007
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Elaine Pagels on the half title page.Small name on the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
"The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of Gnostic Christian texts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt" (The New York Times Book Review).