Item #67880 A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients. To Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe. Richard Payne KNIGHT.
A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients. To Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe.
A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients. To Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe.
A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients. To Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe.
A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients. To Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe.

A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients. To Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe.

London: Privately Printed, 1865 [Reprinted 1894]. [Esoterica] PRIVATELY PRINTED NEW EDITION. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 41. Quarto (22 x 19cm), pp.[6] xvi; 254; 40 unpaginated plates. Contemporary green quarter morocco, brown cloth over boards. Gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt, the rest untrimmed. Green endpapers. With 40 black and white illustrated plates. Light internal toning to margins. Gentle wear to hinges. Scuffing and rubbing to boards, rebacked with original spine, sunned to brown. Moderate edgewear. Pictorial bookplate of Simon W. Rosendale to front pastedown, his pencilled signature to the limitation page. Very good. Two essays on the surviving worship of Priapus, a minor Roman god of fertility. The author focuses specifically on a small cult following of the God in Isernia, Naples. This book formerly belonged to Simon W. Rosendale (1842-1937), American politician and lawyer who was the first Jew to be elected to state-wide office, specifically as the New York State Attorney General. Item #67880

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