Item #72234 The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man. Being an Explanation of the Evolution of Religious Doctrines from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians. Albert CHURCHWARD.
The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man. Being an Explanation of the Evolution of Religious Doctrines from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians.
The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man. Being an Explanation of the Evolution of Religious Doctrines from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians.

The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man. Being an Explanation of the Evolution of Religious Doctrines from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians.

London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Limited, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Small, thick, Quarto. xxiv + 450pp. Original red cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover, gilt device to upper board, color fold-out frontis, color fold-out plates, b&w in-text illustrations, index. A study of the symbolism of ancient cultures, particularly Egypt, which Albert Churchward, (1852-1925), an active Mason, traces in the development of modern Freemasonry. As he writes in his Introduction: "In writing the explanation of the Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man, I have gone back to the foundation of the human as a beginning, and traced these signs from the first Pygmies, and their then meaning, up to the latter-day Christians, and shown the evolution and meaning of the same, back to the Primordial Signs and Symbols and Sign Language, which have never been studied or taken into account either in Freemasonry, the Christian doctrines or the Eschatology of the Egyptians, and without which it is impossible to form a true conception of how these later doctrines came into existance." Cloth a bit darkened and discoloured overall - more so at spine and edges of boards, spine ends and corners bumped and chafed, page edges darkened, endpapers unevenly browned, contemporary armorial bookplate on pastedown, occasional toning / foxing, including few spots of foxing to title page,and reverse of plates. Still overall a tight, clean VG copy. (no dust jacket). Item #72234

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