MYTHS & LEGENDS OF BABYLONIA & ASSYRIA - Spence, 1928 ANCIENT LORE DEMONS MAGIC
MYTHS & LEGENDS OF BABYLONIA & ASSYRIA
Book Details + Condition: George G. Harrap & Company (London). Second reprint edition, 1928. Hardcover. 412 pages, with Glossary and Index to rear. Treatise by Scottish folklorist Lewis Spence on the mythology of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations of Babylonia and Assyria. Topics include cosmogony, religion and star-worship, the epic of Gilgamesh, magic, demonology, and more. Illustrated with eight full-color plates by British artist Evelyn Paul, and with black and white graphics throughout. Frontispiece shows a painting by Paul titled "Sacrificing to Bel." Green cover with embossed gilt lettering. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with some discoloration and marks; scuffing and discolored areas to spine; foxing to endpapers; interior is clean and free of markings, save stamp and name to front endpapers (as well as faded stamp to one text page).