Washington: Published by the author, 1897. First printing. Cloth over boards. Duodecimo. 166 pages. Good. Bound in dark green cloth over boards. Mild rubs to extremities, spine titles dulled. Small prior owner name pencilled on front free endpaper. Hinges sound.
Traces the ancient influence of sexuality on the development of religion in human society. Chapters include "The Male Principle," "The Phallus," "Sexual Sacrifices," "The Female Principle," "Feminine Emblems," "The Serpent and the Cross," etc. An uncommon, self-published first edition.