The Mysteries of Mithra by Franz Cumont
Publication: 1903 The Open Court Publishing First Edition
Small Octavo. xiv + 240pp + viiipp adverts
The first English language edition of this important study of Mithraism, the colorful religion with origins in Persia that achieved immense popularity throughout the Roman Empire and was for a time a major rival of Christianity, whose doctrine it influenced. This book was originally issued with a fold out map which is not present in this edition. Many black and white illustrations.
Condition: Original maroon cloth with gilt title and publishers emblem to spine, gilt title and illustration to front board, corners are bumped, front hinge starting, some markings to front board, overall in Good condition