Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Raffaele Pettazzoni and Herbert Jennings Rose, Correspondence 1927–1958 The Long Friendship between the Author and the Translator of The All-Knowing God. With an Appendix of Documents

Leiden: Brill, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xxvii, (1), 503, (1)pp. Indices and 31 page bibliography. Pictorial buckram with black spine lettered in white. Illustrated with text photos, drawings and facsimiles (several in color). A fine but ex-library copy (with minimal markings; i.e. rubber stamps on title page & bottom of text block).

"Raffaele Pettazzoni (1883-1959), Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Rome and one of the leading historians of religions in the twentieth century, maintained a long correspondence with Herbert Jennings Rose (1883-1961), the gifted Canadian scholar who was Professor of Greek at St Andrews and is best known for his work in the field of ancient religion and folklore. These letters, spanning the years 1927 to 1958, bear witness to the close relationship between the two scholars and focus on two of Pettazzoni's books, both translated by Rose: Essays on the History of Religions (1954) and The All-Knowing God (1956). They also shed light on Pettazzoni's initiative to the foundation of the journal Numen (1954), and reveal Rose's brilliant personality."-- (Back cover)

Contents: pt. 1 Introduction -- 1.1. Long Friendship and Correspondence -- 1.2. Major Topics of the Correspondence: The All-Knowing God, the Essays on the History of Religions, and Numen -- 1.3. Other Topics of the Correspondence: Between Public and Private -- (a). Data on Books and Papers of Both Scholars -- (b). Criticisms of Other People's Work and/or Personality -- (c). Meetings and Congresses of the IAHR and Other Scholarly Associations -- (d). Historical Events -- (e). Personal or Family Information -- 1.4. Touch of Humour in a Scholarly Exchange -- (a). Portrait of Douglas Young -- (b). 'Herr Doktor' -- (c). Supper without Translation -- 1.5. Mutual Admiration and Common Interests of the Two Scholars -- (a). Common Good Sense -- (b). International Academic Cooperation -- (c). Promoting Each Other's Works -- 1.6. Editing the Correspondence: Letters and Life Stories -- 1.7. Editorial Principles -- pt. 2 Raffaele Pettazzoni and Herbert Jennings Rose, Correspondence 1927 -- 1958 -- pt. 3 Appendix: Letters From Various Correspondents (1930 -- 1960). (OCLC)

Volume 146 in the Brill's series, "Numen Book Series. Studies in the History of Religions." near fine. Item #52957
ISBN: 9789004266841

Price: $75.00