Book Details + Condition: University Books (New York). First American Edition, 1956. Hardcover. 272 pages with index. Illustrated throughout. In The Migration of Symbols, the author demonstrates that the same symbol can have different interpretations in different cultures, and at different times. Contents include: Symbols Common to Different Races; On the Swastika; On the Causes of Alteration in the Meaning and Form of Symbols; Symbolism and Mythology of the Tree; On the Transmutation of Symbols, On the Winged Globe and The Caduceus and Trisula; and more. The work is considered one of the cornerstones of religious archeology and symbology. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with fading and/or sunning present; foxing to endpapers, as well as to first and last few pages; interior is clean and free of markings.