The Mysteries of Mithra. Mithraism, Franz CUMONT, Thomas J. McCormack.
The Mysteries of Mithra.

The Mysteries of Mithra.

Chicago IL: The Open Court Publising Company, 1910. Second edition. Hardcover. Small Octavo. xiv + 240pp + viiipp adverts. Original maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt lettering an illustration to upper board, top edge gilt, index. B&w frontis, illustrations and colour fold-out map. The second printing of the 1903 edition of this important study of Mithraism, the colorful religion with origins in Persia that achieved immense popularity throughout the Roman Empire and was for a time a major rival of Christianity, whose doctrine it influenced. Very light rubbing & darkening to cloth, light chafing and bruising to spine ends, corners and edges, page edges darkened, owner's names on front endpaper, fold-out map unevenly creased but complete, else a tight, clean better than VG copy. (no jacket). Item #66240

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