Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ). Zeus, Arthur B. COOK.
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).
Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).

Zeus. A Study in Ancient Religion. Vol. I: Zeus God of the Bright Sky. xliii, 885pp. Vol. II, part I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky, text and notes, Volume III, Pt I: Zeus, God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) Text and notes, Volume III, Pt II: God of the Dark Sky (earthquakes, clouds, wind, dew, rain and meteorites) ( Three Volumes in Five: Complete Set ).

Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, Biblio and Tannen, 1940, 1964-1965. Mixed set: First Editions & Facsimile Reprints. Hardcovers. Five massive volumes, or to be precise, three "volumes" in Five physical books / parts. Complete and rare thus. Three large octavos & two quartos. Vol. I: xliv, 886pp. Vol. II, part I: xliv + 858pp. Vol. II, part II: 859-1397pp. The first three parts are facsimile reprints of the First editions originally printed in 1914 and 1925. Gilt decorated maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine. Color frontispiece in Vol. I of Zeus from a Pompeian wall painting, appendixes and index. Profusely illustrated with black & white and duo tone reproductions of photographs, drawings, paintings, maps & plans. Color and fold-out plates. Fold-out maps & plates inside pockets affixed to rear endpapers in Vol. I & Vol. II, part II. The fourth and fifth parts, that is: Vol III, parts I and II were published by Cambridge University Press in 1940 and are First editions. Vol III, part I: xxx + lxix plates, 974pp. Vol III, part II: 975- 1300pp + xxii plates. Blue cloth with elaborate gilt design on upper boards, gilt titling to spines, well illustrated in b&w and colour with fold outs, appendix & index. One of the great twentieth century works on the history of religion and mythology. As the title suggests, it is essentially a study of the Greek deity Zeus, with the first volume, 'God of the Bright Sky', examining early conceptions of Zeus as a god of clear, daylight skies, whilst the subsequent volumes, 'God of the Dark Sky' examine Zeus as a god of thunder, lightning, tempest, etc. The author, Arthur Bernard Cook (1868 – 1952), was a professor of Greek at Bedford College, London, who went on to hold the position of Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. A friend of Sir James Frazer, he and fellow classicists Jane Ellen Harrison, Gilbert Murray, and Francis M. Cornford, became known as 'The Cambridge Ritualists" whose innovative ideas on Greek myth and ritual scandalized and then revolutionised the world of classical studies in the first half of the twentieth century. In the course of a laudatory essay on Cook in the DNB, it is said of his work on Zeus: "This study shows a fabulous command of every kind of material which could be brought to bear on the subject—ancient literature, monumental evidence, the Near Eastern background, and folklore and folk-ways from all parts, all presented with supreme accuracy and so indexed as to be instantly available. Zeus would be indispensable to students in many fields, even if every single conclusion of its author were rejected. Perhaps no one has equaled Cook in his ability to present the views of others with generous fairness and to state objections to his own; no one has surpassed him in awareness of the fact that the ancients took their gods seriously." Given the printing history of this work, which was never published in it's entirety at one, it is extremely unusual to find a complete set. Indeed most "sets" offered for sale are incomplete as they lack the final Volume III, parts I and II. A hint of bruising to a few corners and spine ends, a little light shelf-wear to the cloth of the facsimile books. Vols. I and II have a few light spots to cloth, otherwise tight, clean seemingly unread VG+ copies. Vols. I & II issued without dust jackets. Vol III, parts I and II include original VG+ dust jackets. (dust jacket of Vol III, Part I has a short closed tear at head of spine, Part II has a hint of creasing, both price-clipped and now protected by removable mylar sleeves). A large heavy set that will require some additional shipping in addition to the amount automatically listed. The exact amount extra will depend on the destination and the method used - we will calculate options and contact you once you've placed your order, or you can enquire beforehand. Item #38820

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