Item #71118 Zoological Mythology, or the Legends of Animals ( Two Volume Set ). Angelo De GUBERNATIS.
Zoological Mythology, or the Legends of Animals ( Two Volume Set ).

Zoological Mythology, or the Legends of Animals ( Two Volume Set ).

New York: MacMillan and Company, 1872. First US Edition. Hardcover. Large Octavos. Two volume set (complete). Volume I: xxviii + 432pp & Volume II: viii + 442pp. Original matching green publisher's cloth with gilt titling and rules to spines, blind stamped borders to boards. Index at rear of Vol. II. The first edition of this title which was published jointly by Trubner & Co. in London and MacMillan and Co. of New York in 1872. Count Angelo de Gubernatis (1840 - 1913), was a widely traveled German-educated professor of Sanskrit at Florence, who later transferred to the University of Rome La Sapienza. He gained renown as an Orientalist and writer on mythology, with this study of the mythology related to animals amongst the most famous of his works. A delightfully broad and quirky collection - with chapter titles such as 'The Goat as Spy,' 'The Omniscient Vulture,' 'The Souls of the Dead as Mice,' 'The Leprous Maiden - Cinderella,' etc. etc. Spines a little leaned, general light ordinary shelfwear, a few light marks and a touch of bubbling to cloth, corners and spine ends bruised with a touch of rubbing and fraying. Edges of text block darkened, pages toned, with the rear pastedown and final couple of leaves of Vol. II having a light tide-mark to the fore-edge. Overall a tight clean better than VG set. Item #71118

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