New York: International Universities Press, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover (23.5 x 16cm); pp. , (xiv), 270, [2, blank] + 4 pages of black and white photographic plates; navy cloth covered boards; lettering and banding on the spine in gilt; plain endpapers; green and white dust wrapper.
Head, tail and corners gently bruised; three small sections of wear, one over the front hinge, a 7mm patch to the top edge of the front board and another on the top corner of the front board; the three other corners are abraded; bottom edge lightly scuffed; tender at front gutter; pages a shade toned and a little brittle with age which has led to a series of 10 mm tears without loss to the fore edges of the first three pages (maximum of two tears per page). Dust wrapper is unclipped; spine very faintly sunned; edgewear including small chips, tears and creases to jacket; a 10 x 60mm piece missing from the head of the spine; a 20mm tear without loss and further crease near the spine on the front cover; a little scuffed but overall very bright. Item #1372
Géza Róheim (1891-1953) was an anthropologist-psychoanalyst often credited for founding that field of research. In The Eternal Ones of the Dream, Róheim, "investigates the origin of myth, particularly the relatedness of myth to history and ritual, of symbolism and nature mythology," with reference to Aboriginal culture.