A discourse on the worship of Priapus, and its connection with the mystic theology of the ancients / by Richard Payne Knight ; ( a new edition) to which is added an essay on the worship of the generative powers during the Middle Ages of western Europe.
Contributor(s): Wright, Thomas | Tennent, J. E | Witt, GeorgePublisher: London : [J. C. Hotten], 1865.Edition: [New ed.]Description: xvi, 254 p., 40 leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.Other title: Two essays on the worship of Priapus [Portion of title]Subject(s): Phallicism | Priapus (Greek deity) -- Cult | Phallicism -- Europe | Sex -- Religious aspects | Phallicism -- Italy -- Isernia | Mysticism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Isernia (Italy) -- Religious life and customsDDC classification: 291/.3 Ownership: Central library copy from the collection of George Witt
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Half title: Two essays on the worship of Priapus.
On t.p. : "Privately printed."
"125 copies only, of which 6 on large paper."--H. S. Ashbee. Index librorum prohibitorum, 1877, p. 6.
The 1st essay is reprinted with the other matter with which it was published in 1786 under title: An account of the remains of the worship of Priapus ... in two letters, one from Sir William Hamilton ... and the other from a person residing at Isernia; to which is added, A discourse on the worship of Priapus ...
The 2d essay was written by Thomas Wright, assisted by J. E. Tennent and George Witt. Cf. Ashbee, p. 9. It is entitled: On the worship of the generative powers during the Middle Ages of werstern Europe.
Central library copy from the collection of George Witt.