The supernatural: its origin, nature, and evolution.: KING, John H.

The supernatural: its origin, nature, and evolution.

KING, John H.

Published by Williams and Norgate / G.P. Putnam’s, London / New York, 1892
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8vo. Volume I. pp. [6], 304. Volume II. pp. [6], 290. Bound in publisher’s green cloth. Volume II is re-backed preserving the original spine; the gilt letters "vo" in vol. are lacking on the spine; inner hinges are neatly strengthened. The boards to volume II are faded and well worn. Both volumes contain rubbing, wear and spots of discoloration to the extremities; some small professional cloth repairs are present to the spine caps, the edges, the outer hinges, and the corner tips. End papers are browned and inner-hinges neatly strengthened; Inner pages appear generally clean but with occasional mild marginal chipping, staining, wear and miniscule marginal tears. Several corner tip creases and spots of corner tip chipping are present. The upper corner of the text block to volume I is lightly bumped. In volume II the upper corner tips to both front and rear fly-leaves are repaired; the bottom corner and lower outer edge of the half title is creased and worn; a 6 cm tear in the bottom margin of p. 109 is professionally sealed. Chapter titles include "the origin and nature of supernal concepts", "the evolution of supernal concepts in dreams", "the evolution of charms and spells in the individual mind", "the origin of ghosts – human and animal", "the evolution of ancestor worship and the sentiment of supernal goodness", "the differentiation of king-gods in Egypt", "the evolution of chieftain gods in Greece", "the evolution of gods in India", "the evolution of gods in Peru and Mexico", "the differentiation of an abstract deity", "modern presentations of the lower supernatural powers", and others. Bookseller Inventory # 000919

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Title: The supernatural: its origin, nature, and ...

Publisher: Williams and Norgate / G.P. Putnam’s, London / New York

Publication Date: 1892

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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