Deluxe leather bound limited edition of only 625 hand numbered copies. This edition was custom bound by the master book binder Nate McCall. Published in 1894. Book is in near fine condition with some light toning to pages due to age.
Title: A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, and …
Publisher: Privately Printed, London
Publication Date: 1894
Illustrator: Not Stated
Two essays on the fertility worship of the Greek God Priapus. Priapus was the Greek God of fertility, male genitalia, protector of livestock, fruit plants, and gardens. This work shocked the public when it was published, to the result that the author himself tried to suppress the book. Illustrated with forty plates. Written by Richard Payne Knight. Knight was a classical scholar and numismatist. This was his first work.