Custom and Myth

1884, Andrew Lang's essays on the roots of mythology


Andrew Lang


Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1884
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Printing Details

First edition. Hardback, bound in red cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 312pp + ads.

Andrew Lang's collection of essays explore the roots of Greek, Finnish, and other mythologies. The first of Lang's works applying anthropology to myth, this volume includes The Method of Folklore; The Myth of Cronus; Cupid, Psyche, and the 'Sun-Frog'; Far-Travelled Tale; Apollo and the Mouse; Star Myths; The Art of Savages; and others.


A reading copy only. The cloth is faded to the spine, marked, and rubbed to all edges. The inner binding is weak and is strained in several places though the book remains readable. Previous owner's stamp to title page (Granby Burke).

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