First UK edition, first printing. Handsome contemporary Oxford binding of full blue morocco, the boards ruled in gilt with decorative corner devices, the spine with five raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt and with titles in gilt. Elaborate gilt turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with more than 70 black and white drawings and maps by the author. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a minor rubbing to the joints and a touch of fading to the spine. The contents with a few small spots of foxing to the endpapers are otherwise clean and bright throughout. An attractive copy.
A well-illustrated overview of the world's religious beliefs and practices by the British-American writer, rabbi, philosopher, lecturer and world traveller Lewis Browne (1897-1949), covering everything from Stonehenge to Confucianism.
Stock code: 21208