Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. First edition. Hardcover. 16 pp. illustrations. Speculating on the veiled history of the destruction of the Hittite and Mycenaean civilizations by a mysterious sea-faring race, Velikovsky (1895-1979) attempts to prove that Ramses III, the Egyptian ruler who is generally credited with defeating these marauders, actually lived some 800 years later than what is commonly thought, and that these sea-borne raiders were actually Greek and Persian mercenaries. The concluding series in Velikovsky's Ages In Chaos series, in which the controversial scientist argued that the accepted dates assigned to the Egyptian dynasties are widely inaccurate. Presentation copy, inscribed by Velikovsky to pioneering American psychoanalyst Hyman Spotnitz (1908-2008) on a prefatory blank leaf. Original black cloth binding, with blue and gilt titles. A bit of light wear to the corners and tips, with some occasional mild edgewear to the dust jacket. Better than very good. Very Good / Very Good. Item #57609
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