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A discourse on the worship of Priapus : and its connection with the mystic theology of the ancients / by Richard Payne Knight ... To which is added an Essay on the worship of the generative powers during the middle ages of western Europe / [by Thomas Wright].

  • Knight, Richard Payne, 1751-1824.
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London : Privately printed, 1865.

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4 unnumbered pages, xvi, 254 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 40 unnumbered leaves of plates (2 double) with 40 unnumbered blank accompanying leaves : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm (4to)


A new edition.


Includes facsim. of the t.p. if the 1786 ed. of Knight's work, printed by T. Spilsbury, London, under title: An account of the worship of Priapus lately existing at Isernia ... to which is added A discourse on the worship of Priapus
Original edition of 1786 was reprinted in 1865 with anonymous supplementary essay, "now generally conceded" (p. ii) to be by Thomas Wright.--This 1894 reprint includes a new Preface.--c.f. Pref., p. i-iii.
Copy 1 Note: No. 257 of limited edition. Contemp. green cloth, green morocco backing

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Includes bibliographic references and index


  • English

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