Bellamy, H. S.

Moon, Myths and Man. A Reinterpretation.

  • Second edition, revised and augmented. Originally published in 1936. An attractive copy in the striking jacket.

    Hans Schindler Bellamy (1901-1982) was a populariser of the unorthodox “Glazial-Kosmogonie” or “World Ice Theory” of the Austrian cosmologist Hans Hörbiger and German selenographer Philipp Fauth. Hörbiger claimed to have a experienced a dream vision in 1894 which led him to believe that not only was the Moon made of ice, but that ice was the basis for all cosmological objects and processes, and that Newtonian physics was incorrect. Unfortunately, following his death his theories were embraced by the German far right and incorporated into National Socialism as a rejection of “Jewish” science.

    Bellamy was one of a number of Hörbiger’s followers, and most of his books connect the World Ice Theory with myths of the ancient world. In this volume he seeks to explain creation stories, mythological creatures, gods, the Biblical flood, and the Book of Revelations as having been influenced by the disintegration of the icy “tertiary satellite” that formed the Moon.

  • London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1949.

    Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With dust jacket. Foyles ticket to the front pastedown. Just a little faded at the ends of the spine, some spotting to the edges of the text block and endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed and nicked at the extremities with some fading of the spine panel.

    Second edition, revised and augmented. Originally published in 1936. An attractive copy in the striking jacket.





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