Item #1103 Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus. Richard Payne Knight, Esq.
Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus

Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus

Privately Printed. No. 70 of a limited edition of five hundred numbered copies. This special edition reprinted in 1894, an exact reproduction of the original 1865 edition, but correcting some manifest misprints, Squarish 8vo. 8-11/16" x 7-1/8".Brown buckram covered boards (or it sort of looks like paper textured to look like cloth) Leather spine that was once all green but exposed part looks brown stamped in gold. 254 pp. text including extensive index followed by 39 numbered pen and ink plates and one two pp. pen and ink drawing of the Witches' Sabbath from De Lancre 1613. Tight, clean, unmarked copy, with a touch of rubbing around the edges. Item #1103

A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients (a new edition) to which is added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe

Traces the current of phallic worship evident in cultural artifacts among the Hindoos, Greeks, Romans and the medieval eastern and western Europeans. There is a chapter on the Knights Templars and a chapter on The Witches' Sabbath.

Price: $250.00