ELEUSIS by Hamilton Gatliff (1st Edition)

Publisher, Sidney Appleton, London, 1906
Hardback, Bound in original cream/ivory boards with black lettering to spine and black decoration to the front cover, pp, vii + 79 with 9 illustrations including folding plan bound in rear.
Condition, Used – Very Good, The cover show a little wear but is clean and bright, the first few pages of the text-block shows the blind stamp of a library. the pages are free of foxing, notes and highlights.

Translated from the French of Demetrios Philios, Director of the Excavations. Contains a history of Eleusis as well as photographs. A wonderfully complete history of Eleusis and its excavation. The rites, ceremonies, and beliefs were kept secret and consistently preserved from antiquity. For the initiated, the rebirth of Persephone symbolized the eternity of life which flows from generation to generation, and they believed that they would have a reward in the afterlife.


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