First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology; Signed by Him
The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology.
Item Number: 93502
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.
"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).