Boston: Gambit Incorp. 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022924
First printing.505pp., Contradicting many current notions about cultural evolution, this exploratory book investigates the origin of human knowledge in the archaic, preliterate world. Selecting Shakespeare's Hamlet as a congenial introductory figure, the authors begin their journey proper with Amlodhi, Hamlet's counterpart in Scandinavian myth. A fine brght copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, in a very good unclipped dust jacket with small wrinkle along the upper edge of the rear panel, and other very trivial rub marks.