Teutonic Myth and Legend. An Introduction to the Eddas & Sagas, Beowulf …

MACKENZIE, Donald. Teutonic Myth and Legend. An Introduction to the Eddas & Sagas, Beowulf, the Nibelunenlied, etc.

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MACKENZIE, Donald. Teutonic Myth and Legend. An Introduction to the Eddas & Sagas, Beowulf, the Nibelunenlied, etc. London, The Gresham Publishing Company, [1912].

8vo. Original sage-green cloth, lettered and ornamented in black and gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xlvii, 469, numerous plates, including several in colour; oldownership inscription to front fly-leaf, apart from minimal offsetting from endpapers and light spotting to fore-edge, a near fine copy.
First edition, the variant in the superior binding. Mackenzie was a Scottish journalist and folkorist. Despite having believed that there is an early Buddhist substrate to every ancient civilisation Mackenzie contributed a lot to the comparative research of myths and legends. He further held the belief that the earliest civilizatilons were matriarchal.

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