Scatalogic Rites of All Nations : A Dissertation Upon the Employment of Excrementitious Remedial Agents in Religion, Therapeutics, Divination, Witchcraft, Love-Philters, etc. in All Parts of the Globe. "Not for General Perusal"

Washington DC: W. H. Loudermilk & Co, 1891. First edition. Hardcover in full brown cloth. Tall octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of beveled boards, more so at head and heel of spine. Gilt lettering on spine very clear. Bottom edge of title page has some wear. Paper at both hinges is split, but boards still firmly attached. Webbing at bit visible at a couple places in interior of book. 496 p. complete (no missing pages) w/footnotes, bibliography, index. An unusual and uncommon work by a US army officer of the Western frontier. The book is especially informative in regards to certain ceremonies and dances of Southwestern native American tribes, with frequent mention of other native people of the New World throughout the book. Includes both ancient and surviving traditions, uses, dances, and ceremonies in the Old World as well. "Not for General Perusal" on the title page. Good. Item #19671

Price: $350.00

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