The Ancient Secret. In Search of the Holy Grail. Grail, Flavia ANDERSON.

The Ancient Secret. In Search of the Holy Grail.

London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 288pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, b&w frontispiece and illustrations, index. This first edition of this unusual work in which Anderson commences a study of the origins of the Holy Grail from the premise that the Holy Grail and the Urim of Moses were one and the same. Among others, it includes chapters: Summary of the Legend of the Holy Grail, The Cauldron of Inspiration and Wisdom, Odin’s Sword and the Brand Excalibur, The Tree, The Apple, and the Serpent, Descent into Hades, The Hidden Treasure of the Rich Fisher King, The White Stone, etc. Very light shelf wear, light bruising and darkening to spine ends and corners, page edges a bit darkened and thumbed, pages lightly toned but fresh and unmarked. Overall a tight,clean VG+ copy in Good onlydust jacket (Dust jacket is darkened and discoloured overall - more so at spine, all edges folds chafed with some splitting & loss at folds and upper edges of spine and folds, clipped with new inked price on inner front fold. Now in protective mylar cover.). Item #67330

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