"Regrets are illuminations come too late": First Edition of Joseph Campbell's Seminal Work; Signed by Him
The Hero With A Thousand Faces.
Item Number: 91798
New York: Pantheon Books, 1949.
First edition of Joseph Campbell’s magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 22 textual drawings, 12 plates. Signed by Joseph Campbell on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions are uncommon and desirable signed.
In his seminal work, Joseph Campbell explores the theory that important myths from around the world have survived for thousands of years all share a fundamental structure, which he called the monomyth. Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists, among them poet Robert Bly, novelist Richard Adams, directors Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas, and musician and lyricist Jerry Garcia. Listed by Time Magazine as one of best 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923.