The Original Jesus.
Wright, N.T. (Tom).$200.00
Item Number: 2366
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman's Publishing, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
Rare first edition of Pope Leo XIII’s first Papal encyclical. Presentation copy, inscribed by Pope Leo XIII on the dedication page to the Empress of Austria, the most influential Catholic political leader in late 19th century Europe. Folio, bound full red morocco Papal binding, elaborately stamped in gilt, gilt Papal shield inlaid with blue and white morocco, gilt ruled, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, ribbon bound in. Housed in an original felt-lined morocco dust jacket and marbled slipcase. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
San Francisco: Alfred Van Der Marck Editions/ Harper & Row, 1983.
First edition of this work on mythology by the author of The Hero With A Thousand Faces. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Richard Adams, Animal Master Supreme, with warm good wishes. Joseph Campbell 9/15/84.” Bookplate of Richard Adams, fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of This is Rome: A Pilgrimage in Words and Pictures Conducted By Bishop Fulton J. Sheen; Inscribed by Him
New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc, 1960.
First edition of this history of Rome and the Catholic Church. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fulton Sheen on the front free endpaper, “To William Smith, God Love You, with The Blessing of Yours Faithfully in Christ Fulton Sheen.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Introduction by Bishop Sheen.
First Edition of Joseph Campbell's The Flight of the Wild Gander; Inscribed to fellow writer Richard Adams
New York: The Viking Press, 1969.
First edition of Campbell’s first collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Richard Adams on the occasion of our first meeting- with all good wishes Joseph Campbell 4/19/78. Best known as the author of Watership Down, English novelist Richard Adams was heavily influenced by American professor Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology, specifically the concept of the monomyth, or journey of the archetypal hero that can be applied as a common template to a range of mythological narratives. Popularized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell described the narrative pattern of the hero’s journey as follows: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” He and other scholars described the narratives of Odysseus, Gautama Buddha, Moses, and Jesus Christ in terms of the monomyth. Adams’ Watership Down exhibits strong parallels to the epic themes of Homer’s Odyssey, following a group of anthropomorphised rabbits who encounter perils and temptations on their journey to establish a new home after their warren is destroyed. Bookplate of Richard Adams, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jules Maidoff.