1885 1st Edition - Primitive Symbolism As Illustrated in Phallic Worship or the Reproductive Principle By Westropp, Hodder M.

1885 1st Edition - Primitive Symbolism As Illustrated in Phallic Worship or the Reproductive Principle By Westropp, Hodder M.

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Primitive Symbolism As Illustrated in Phallic Worship or the Reproductive Principle By Westropp, Hodder M.

1885 1st Edition Hardcover Published in London by George Redway
5 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches. Hardcover. [4], viii, 9-68 pp. Index.

General wear/aging. Unfortunately it is missing the dust jacket. Owner’s armorial plate on front pastedown paper (Charles Lewis Edwards). Foxing/spotting to endpapers. Internally very good. Not common.

..This work is a multum in parvo of the growth and spread of Phallicism, as we commonly call the worship of fertilizing powers. I felt, when solicited to enlarge and illustrate it on the sudden death of the lamented author, that it would be desecration to touch so complete a compendium by one of the most competent and soundest thinkers who have written on this world-wide faith. None knew better or saw more clearly than Mr. Westropp that In this oldest symbolism and worship lay the foundations of all the godly systems we call Religions; but unfortunately he has only left to us short and somewhat detached Essays, this being the longest I have come across. It was, therefore, with deep concern I heard of his death, and saw his perhaps last note pencilled at the end of the proof-sheets.

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