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.
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.