First edition of Norman Cohn's classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium; Inscribed by Him in the year of publication
The Pursuit of the Millennium.
Item Number: 5640
London: Secker & Warburg, 1957.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Joan with love from Norman December 1957.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears to the crown. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"Cohn's book is even more relevant today. He has added a conclusion relating [these movements in medieval Europe] to the contemporary scene....The mirage of a secularized millennium now appeals, he considers, both to the 'disoriented and desperate' in underdeveloped countries, and to an equally disoriented minority on the fringes of the social democratic state" (Times Literary Supplement).