Sod, The Mysteries of Adoni AND Sod, The Son of the Man ( Two Volumes in One ). S. F. DUNLAP, Samuel F. Dunlap.
Sod, The Mysteries of Adoni AND Sod, The Son of the Man ( Two Volumes in One ).
Sod, The Mysteries of Adoni AND Sod, The Son of the Man ( Two Volumes in One ).

Sod, The Mysteries of Adoni AND Sod, The Son of the Man ( Two Volumes in One ).

London: Williams and Norgate, 1861. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Large octavo. Two complete works in one volume: "Sod, The Mysteries of Adoni" xviii + 216pp & 152pp. "Sod, The Son of the Man" (1861). Original brown textured cloth with decorative blind borders on boards, gilt titling to spine, appendixes and notes, one fold down page with facsimile text.Two tipped in errata. The title of the first volume is almost an oxymoron as according to the author "Sod" means "a mystery .. a secret gathering, synod, assembly, association, communion ..." Thus the book deals largely with the religious mysteries of the ancient semitic nations and the Bible. The second volume focuses particularly on the Nazarenes, early gnostic thought, and to some extent the Kabbalah. Samuel Fales Dunlap (1825-1905) was a nineteenth century polymath who, like Forlong and Massey, came up with his own theories and interpretation of ancient history and religious and ritual belief and practice. Dunlap's books found particular favour in Theosophical circles, with Blavatsky quoting from "Sod, the Son of the Man" on numerous occasions in "Isis Unveiled." Both "Sod, The Mysteries of Adoni" and "Sod, The Son of the Man" were published in 1861, both as single volumes and in this dual edition. Other works by Dunlap included "The Origin of Ancient Names of Countries, Cities, Individuals, And Gods" (1856), and "Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man" (1858). Cloth a bit darkened and lightly rubbed overall, a bit of chafing and bumping to all edges, corners, spine ends & extremities, spine unevenly faded, spine ends chipped with several closed tears at gutters, some fraying at ends and edges of spine. Page edges and outer margins a little darkened, faint "tide-mark" through lower margins of a number of leaves. Overall a tight, clean G+ copy (no dust jacket issued). Quite scarce. Item #64947

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