The Mythic Image. Joseph - Signed CAMPBELL, M. J. Abadie.

The Mythic Image.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974. Limited edition. Hardcover. Folio in slipcase. xviii + 552 pp. Original black buckram with gilt title, etc. on spine, heavily illustrated in color and b&w, list of plates at rear, index. Cloth slipcase. Bollingen Series C, Number 100 in Bollingen Series. Edition limited to 200 hand numbered copies, SIGNED by the author on the limitation page at rear, top edge gilt. The deluxe limited edition of the first printing of Campbell's massive study of mythology and its psychology, his thesis animated by the thought of Jung. From the publisher: "Starting with the relation of dreams to myth, Joseph Campbell distinguishes two orders of myth: that of the relatively simple, nonliterate folk traditions, and that of the infinitely more complex literate civilizations that culminated in the triad of the great world religions, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. He traces the development of these immeasurably influential mythologies and, with text and pictures, demonstrates the important differences between Oriental and Occidental interpretations of dreams and life. The highlight of 'The Mythic Image' is the author's detailed approach to a psychological reading of the symbolisms of mythology through the age-old discipline of yoga. Illustrations drawn from European as well as Oriental masterworks demonstrate that such a reading is relevant also to Occidental forms of mythology. Following a comparative survey of folk and literary treatments of the sacrificed god - an early, very widely dispersed figure - the book closes with a consideration again of myth as dream, and as life, and of the paradoxical mystery of the waking and of death...." A few faint marks to page edges else a lovely bright near Fine copy in original mylar dust jacket, housed in VG+ cloth slipcase (slipcase a little chafed at points, a few light marks to cloth). Very large heavy volume - additional shipping will be required to any address. Item #61613
ISBN: 0691098697

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