Osiris and Odin; The Origin of Kingship
A study of Scandinavian and Egyptian antiquity
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 181pp.
The author of this book was a Scottish ophthalmic specialist whose chief interest was Scandinavian mythology and antiquities. This book is a study of both Scandinavian and Ancient Egyptian kingship, their architecture and trade etc. Chapters: 1. The Food-Gatherers, 2. The Predynastic Egyptians, 3. Osiris, 4. The Children of the Sun, 5. Tomb Architecture: Egypt, 6. Tomb Architecture: Europe, 7. The Megalith Builders, 8. Odin, 9. The Origin of Ritual, 10. The Coronation Ceremony, 11. Gods and Kings. Appendices: 1. Scandinavian Place-names containing the element Odin & 2. The Genealogy of Odin.
The book is in good readable condition, with some foxing and tanning. The dustwrapper has some edgewear and staining around the spine but is nevertheless a rare survival.