The Masks of God: Creative Mythology.

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

The Masks of God: Creative Mythology.



Item Number: 101266

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.

"A monument of learning, wonder, and wisdom, daringly conceived and brilliantly written by a man who is at home in the Eastern and the Western universe of spirit.… In temporal span and spatial scope and in relevance to the needs of its own day, it is unexampled" (Henry A. Murray, Harvard University).

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