A Dictionary of Symbols. J.E. Cirlot, Philosophical Library, 1971. 2nd Ed.

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Cirlot, J. E., Jack Sage, translator. New York, Philosophical Library, 1971.
English, 2nd Edition, Very Good HC, 8vo, 5 3/4" x 8 1/2", 419 pp. 
ISBN: 0802220835

Very Good black paper over boards, black cloth over spine, gilt lettering to spine, very minor shelf wear to bottom edge, light bumping to bottom of spine, previous owner's name and inscription on front pastedown, else clean, with sharp tips and tight binding, otherwise unmarked throughout. Off-white pictorial dustjacket, brown lettering to covers and spine, same image in blue, brown and white to front and back covers. [xii] 419 pp. with 32 black-and-white numbered plates. Includes, in addition to the Dictionary, a Foreword by Herbert Read, a 49-page Introduction covering topics of symbolism in alchemy, symbolic syntax, levels of meaning, interpretation, allegory, common rhythm, and symbolism in the west among other topics, A Bibliography of Principal Sources, an Additional Bibliography, and Index. From the dustjacket flap: "The basic aim of this work is to create a 'centre' of general reference for symbological studies by clarifying the unvarying essential meaning of every symbol." Translated directly from the original Spanish. 

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