Published by Harcourt Brace & Co., New York, 1959
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 256pp. Tan cloth boards, black and bronze titles on spine, bronze titles on front board. Straight spine, square corners, tight binding. Two former owners' names in black ink on FFEP. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is laminated, presumably by previous owner. Jacket price clipped. First edition of Eliade's book which held that modern people's conviction that their world is wholly sacred or wholly profane is misguided, and that we are, in fact, carrying an unconscious connection to the memory of something sacred. Rare in DJ. 8vo.