Title: Egyptian Myth & Legend
Author: Donald A. Mackenzie
Publisher: The Gresham Publishing Company, 1913
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Minor wear to cover. Gilt to top edge, some dirt from shelf dust on bottom age. Otherwise in excellent condition.
Contains 7 beautiful colour plates and 33 plates in monochrome.
About the book (from the author’s preface):
In this volume the myths and legends of ancient Egypt are embraced in a historical narrative which begins with the rise of the great Nilotic civilization and ends with the Graeco-Roman Age. The principal deities are dealt with chiefly at the various periods in which they came into prominence, while the legends are so arranged as to throw light on the beliefs and manners and customs of the ancient people. Metrical renderings are given of such of the representative folk songs and poems as can be appreciated at the present day.
About the author (from Wikipedia):
Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 – 2 March 1936) was a Scottish journalist and folklorist and a prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century.
He believed specifically that Buddhists colonised the globe in ancient antiquity and were responsible for spreading the swastika. In his Buddhism in Pre-Christian Britain (1928)’ he developed the theory that Buddhists were in Britain and Scandinavia long before the spread of Christianity.