I Like Big Books (and I cannot lie)

A package arrived in the mail today.

A large package.

A heavy package.

In it was the third edition of Frazer’s The Golden Bough. All twelve volumes, published in 1920. Plus the supplement published in 1937.

The Golden Bough, Third Edition.

When I found it online, it was the second time in my life I had seen the third edition complete, and the first time I saw it, it wasn’t for sale.

I’m not a book snob, but I prefer old hardcover books to new mass market paperbacks, and I’m not a fan of ebooks. For something as influential and important as TGB, I want the most complete version I can get and this set dropped into my lap like a gift from the Gods.

It now takes pride of place in my Pagan Literary Orgasm section. I have a lot of reading to do. And more book reviews on the way.

Stay tuned.

2 Responses to “I Like Big Books (and I cannot lie)”

  1. What a tremendous book!
    Sir you must be over the moon with such a great purchase.
    If you don’t mind disclosing ….but how much did this set cost you as I looking for the same one?

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