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I Like Big Books (and I cannot lie)

Posted in Library with tags , , on February 13, 2012 by manxwytch

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.