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

  • The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology.

The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology.


Item Number: 73047

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.

"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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