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BLAVATSKY-see post under MYSTERIES. 17672 BRÉAL (Mich.) Hercule et Cacus, étude de mythologie comparée, 8vo. sd. 3s 6d

Paris, 1863 17673 Bowles (W. C.) Hermes Britannicus, dissertation on the Celtic deity Teutates, 8vo. bds. 3s 6d

1828 17674 BURNOUF (Emile) la Science des Religions, 8vo. sd. 68 1872 17674*

nouvelle édition, 12mo, hf. morocco, gilt top, 78 6d 1876 17675 CHAVÉE (H.) la Science des Religions, 12mo. sd. ls 6d 1872 17676 CONWAY (Moncure D.) Sacred Anthology, or book of Ethnical Scriptures, 8vo. (pub. 12s), cloth, 78

1874 A collection of random sayings from the writers of all ages put together

by a scholar whose knowledge looks universal. 17677 Cox (Sir George W.) the Mythology of the Aryan Nations, 2 vols. 8vo. (pub. 28s), cloth, 20s

1878 17677*Cox (Sir George W.) Introduction to the Science of Comparative

Mythology and Folklore, square sm. 8vo. cloth, 5s 6d 1881 17678 CREUZER (Frédéric) Religions de l'Antiquité, considérées dans

leurs formes symboliques et mythologiques, cuvrage traduit
refondu, complété et développé par J. D. Guigniaut, 10 vols.
8vo. 260 plates, half calf, £12.

Paris, 1825-41 17679 DABISTAN (The) or School of Manners, from the Persian (of

MUHSAN FANI), with notes by D. Shea and A. Troyer, 3 vols.
8vo. bds. £2.

Paris, 1843
A valuable work on the nature and doctrines of many religions, compiled

in the seventeenth century from sources of which many have perished. 17680 DEANE (J. B.) Worship of the Serpent traced throughout the

World, 8vo. second edition, 4 plates, bds. scarce, £2. 1833

He proves the former universality of snake-worship, and identifies that divinity with the very individual Serpent who discoursed with Eve in Eden. The name of Abury is derived from two Hebrew words meaning the Python of the Sun,---from which we may infer that the Druids were familiar with tbe

tongue of Moses. 17681 DICTIONARY of the religious ceremonies of the Eastern nations, with an index in English, Arabic, and Persian, 4to. calf, 7s 6d

Calcutta, 1787 17682 DRUMMOND (Sir W.) Oedipus Judaicus, 8vo. 16 plates, hf. calf, 21s

1811 17683 the same, reprinted, 8vo. plates, cloth, 10s

1866 His learning was great, his etymologies amazing. 17684

Origines ; or remarks on the origin of several empires, states, and cities, 4 vols. 8vo. cloth, 2.; calf gilt, £2. 108 1829 17685 DULAURE (J. A.) Histoire abrégée de différens Cultes, 2 vols. 8vo. sd. 358

Paris, 1825
This book is always in considerable request on account of the second

volume, which treats of the “Divinités génératrices.”
17686 DUPUIS, Origine de tous les Cultes, 3 vols. 4to. no plates, calf, 108

Paris 11 (1795) 17687

another copy, quite complete, with the plates bound separately, in 4 vols. 4to. calf, 36s

ib. III (1795)

17688 FABER (George Stanley) Dissertation on the mysteries of the

Cabiri, 2 vols. 8vo. frontispiece, calf neat, 308 Oxford, 1803

The mysterious deities are still able to command a good sale for this

intensely stupid book. 17689

the ORIGIN of PAGAN IDOLATRY ascertained from historical testimony and circumstantial evidence, 3 vols. 4to. plates, hf. calf, £5. 10s

1816 17690

the same, 3 vols. 4to. plates, bds. uncut, £6. 108 ; or, bound in veau fauve extra, gilt tops, uncut, £7. 10s

1816 One of the most extraordinary works ever written. His theory that the population of the world split into three sections at the destruction of Babel, each carrying with them over the globe the traditions of the true religion, afterwards warped and transformed by time-does not invalidate the industry and learning which enabled him to gather innumerable facts of real importance. Buddhism was merely the corruption of the religion held by the Hebrew patriarchs after the Deluge, and the Brahman mythology of India was derived from Buddhism. This was one of Mr. Faber's less valuable

facts. 17691 FAIRBAIRN (A. M.) Studies in the philosophy of Religion and History, small 8vo. (pub. 98), cloth, 6s

1877 17692 FORLOŇG (Gen.) Rivers of LIFE, or Sources and Streams of the

FAITHS OF MAN in all Lands, 2 vols. 4to. numerous plates ond woodcuts, with a large coloured chart in a case, (pub. £6. 6s), cloth, £5. 58

1883 17693 GÖRRES (J.) Mythengeschichte der asiatischen Welt, 2 vols. 8vo. 5s

Heidelberg, 1810 17694 GUBERNATIS (Angelo) Zoological Mythology, or the Legends of Animals, 2 vols. 8vo. (pub. 288), cloth, 20s

1872 A fascinating work, in spite of its profuse erudition. As a contribution to the literature of Comparative Mythology its importance can hardly be

overrated. 17695 HAHN's Mythologische Parallelen, 8vo. sd. 2s 60

Jena, 1859 17696 HANUSCH, die Wissenschaft des Slawischen (und altpreussischlithauischen Mythus, 8vo. sd, 4s 6d

Lemberg, 1842 17697 HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE des Religions; Religions de l'Inde par Pelletan et Maury, roy. 8vo. sd. 38 60

Paris, 1845 17698 HIGGINS (Godfrey) Anacalypsis, an attempt to draw aside the

veil of the Saitic Isis, or an inquiry into the origin of languages, nations, and religions, 2 vols. 4to. plates, £14.

1836 Ninety-one pages of Index, in treble columns, with 79 lines to a column, constitute the great value of the Anacalypsis. Of the author's portentous knowledge, his powerful critical faculty, his fitness to investigate and elucidate the ancient mysteries of mythology, philology, ethnology, and other ologies, many persons speak with reverence and rapture. But even men of education must admit that Higgins collected a large number of curious and important

facts. 17699 INMAN (Thomas) Ancient Faiths embodied in ancient names,

2 thick vols. 8vo. plates and woodcuts, cloth, £2. 10s 1872-73

Nearly 2000 pages of a kind of lexicon of names and things, each article forming a long and curious disquisition upon the origin of Christian and other

mythologies. A great deal of the Pballic element is found here. 17700

Ancient Faiths, and Modern, a dissertation upon Worships, Legends and Divinities in Central and Western Asia, Europe, and elsewhere, before the Christian Era, 8vo. xx, 478, Index, XLVI pp. cloth, 20s

New York, 1876

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17701 KENNEDY (Vans) Researches into the nature and affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology, 4to. hf. bound, 148

1831 17702 KIRCHERI (Athanasii) Edipus Ægyptiacus, hoc est universalis

Hieroglyphicæ veterum Doctrinæ instauratio, 3 vols.
1653-50–Obelisci Aegyptiaci nuper inter Isaei Romani rudera
effossi interpretatio hieroglyphica, 1666–4 vols. in 3, folio,
plates and
woodcuts, calf, gilt back, £4.

Romce, 1652-66 17703 KNIGHT (R. P[ayne]) Account of the remains of the Worship

of Priapus lately existing at Isernia in Naples, with a discourse
on the worship, 4to. several fine plates, £7.78

1786
A sweet theme for the display of knowledge and for indulgence in

delightful speculation. 17704

Discourse on the Worship of Priapus and its connexion with the mystic Theology of the Ancients (New Edition), to which is added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers during the Middle Ages of Western Europe, sm. 4to. 40 plates, comprising 130 Phallic illustrations, £5.

Privately printed, 1865 The additional Essay which constitutes the larger part of the book, is said to have been composed by the late Thomas Wright and J. C. Hotten in collaboration. Their object was, of course, purely scientific, as one may

readily pretend to imagine.
17705 LAJARD (Felix) RECHERCHES SUR LE CULTE, LES SYMBOLES, LES

ATTRIBUTS, ET LES MONUMENS FIGURÉS DE VENUS en Orient et en
Occident, 1837—Introduction à l'étude du culte de Mithra,
1847—Recherches sur le Culte Public et les Mystères de Mithra
en Orient et en Occident, 1867—the 3 parts in 1 vol. 4to. with a
folio Atlas, containing 145 plates (35 and 110), uniformly bound
in hf. morocco, £21.

Paris, 1837-67
The above description does not quite agree with the first title-page to the
Atlas, which gives 40 plates, that being the number of the “explications"
following. The words “reste inédite," marked in pencil, account for the
deficiencies. Brunet would appear not to have seen the book, as he describes
the Mithra as a folio, and gives 48 plates to the Venus. The title-page
mentions “un tableau lithographié," which is not in the volume, nor alluded

to by Brunet.
17706 LIEBUSCH (Georg) Skythika, oder etymologische und kritische

Bemerkungen über alte Bergreligion und späteren Fetischismus,
8vo. bls. 3s 6d.

Camenz, 1833 17707 LÜKEN (H.) Traditionen des Menschengeschlechts, 8vo. hf. calf

, 2s 6d

Münster, 1856 17708 LUNDY'S Monumental Christianity, or the Art and Symbolism

of the Primitive Church as witnesses and teachers of the one
Catholic faith and practice, sm. 4to. about 500 pp. with several
large plates and over 200 woodcuts, cloth gilt, £1. 88

New York, 1876
Valuable as a work on early Christian art, with figures of all the monu-
ments described, and comprising many curious items of information in its text.
The author's theories need not be taken into account, although he brings Agni,
Mithra, and Horus to their support.

“The parallel of the Christian and Pagan ideas on certain points is, as
might be expected, carefully pointed out, with very interesting_results. One
of the best chapters is the last, on Resurrection and Life Everlasting, as
displayed in Ancient Art, Pagan and Christian.'”-Athen cum, August 19th,
1876, p. 246.

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17709 MANKIND (On) their origin and destiny, by an M.A. of Balliol College, Oxford [A. D. THOMSON), thick 8vo. engravings, cloth, 218

1872 A very curious book, which will be read attentively by all the followers

of Godfrey Higgins and Dr. Inman. 17710 [MARTIN (Jac.)] Explication de divers Monuments singuliers qui

ont rapport à la religion des plus anciens peuples, 4to. several plates, calf, 78 6d

Paris, 1739 17711 MAURY (L. F. A.) Croyance et Légendes de l'Antiquité, 8vo. Spanish morocco, 24s

Paris, 1863 An admirable work on the early relations between the East and the West,

the origins of Christianity, and the mythologies of India and the Gauls. 17712 MICHELET, the Bible of Humanity, translated from the French by Vincenzo Colfa, 8vo. cloth, 12s

New York, 1877 A noble prose-poem reviewing the history of mankind in its connexion

with the religions and mythology of the world. 17713 MÜLLER (C. O.) Introduction to a scientific system of Mythology, translated by John Leitch, 8vo. cloth, 108

1845 17713*NEUHAEUSER, Cadmilus sive de Cabirorum cultu ac mysteriis, 8vo. sd. 2s 6d

Lipsive, 1857 17714 NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS: Islam and its founder, by

J. W. H. Stobart, 1876; Buddhism, by Rhys Davids, 1878;
Hinduism, by Monier Williams, 1878; Confucianism and
Taouism, by Robert K. Douglas, 1879; 4 vols. 12mo. maps,
cloth, 8s 6d

1876-79 17715 O'BRIEN (Henry) on the Round Towers of Ireland, or the

Mysteries of Free-Masonry, of Sabaism, and of Budhism unveiled, WITH THE PREFACE, 8vo. cuts, cloth, £2.

1834 Many people are fascinated by studies that combine obscenity and learning. According to O'Brien, Buddha was Priapus, and the Round Towers

were symbols of Irish Buddhistical virility. 17715*OUVAROFF, Etudes de Philologie et de Critique, roy. 8vo. sd. 78 6d

Paris, 1844 Essai sur les mystères d’Eleusis; Nonnos; Vorhomerische Zeitalter ;

Fable d'Hercule, etc. 17716 PICART (B.) CEREMONIES ‘ET COUTUMES RELIGIEUSES DE TOUS

LES PEUPLES DU MONDE, 8 vols. in 9, Amst. 1723-43—SUPERSTI. TIONS ANCIENNES ET MODERNES, 2 vols. ib. 1733-36—together 11 vols. large folio, with 265 engravings, fine impressions, old French calf, £9.98

Amst. 1723-43 17717

the same, LARGE PAPER, 11 vols. large folio, fine set in French calf gilt, £14.

1723-43 17718 PRIAULX (Osm. de B.) Quæstiones Mosaicæ, or the Book of Genesis compared with the remains of ancient Religions, 8vo. bds. 78

1842 17718*

—- second edition enlarged, 8vo. cloth, 88; hf. russia, 10s .

1854 A rational explanation of Judaic and Christian Mythology, compared with the beliefs and traditions of the various races of the world.

17719 RICHTER (J. A. L.) das Christenthum und die ältesten Religionen des Orients, 8vo. sd. 2s

Leipzig, 1819 17720 SCHWARTZ (F. L. W.) Ursprung der Mythologie, 8vo. hf. calf gilt, 3s 6d

Berlin, 1860 17721

die poetischen Naturanschauungen der Griechen, Römer. und Deutschen, in ihrer Beziehung zur Mythologie, 2 vols. 8vo, sd. 58

Berlin, 1864-79 17722 SQUIER (E. G.) the Serpent Symbol and the worship of the recip

l'ocal principles of nature in America, 8vo. numerous woodcuts, cloth, £1. 12s 6d

New York, 1851 Although the treatise is specifically of American interest, it deals with

Phallic matters in all parts of the world. 17723 VOLLMER (W.) Wörterbuch der Mythologie aller Nationen, thick 8vo. 129 plates, hf. morocco, 10s

Stuttgart, 1836 A very useful book, including the names found in Greek, Roman, Scandinavian, Teutonic, Sclavonic, Finnish, Eastern, Egyptian, African, American,

and Polynesian mythology. 17724 WESTROPP and WAKE, ANCIENT SYMBOL WORSHIP: Influence of the

Phallic Idea in the Religions of Antiquity, second edition, with Introduction, Notes, and Appendix by Wilder, 8vo. plate, cloth, 10s

New York, 1875 “The fundamental basis of Christianity is more purely Phallic than that of any other religion now existing.”—P. 78.

The original papers are sober and not over-presumptuous essays ; the introduction, notes, and appendix contain some gems of Priapean sagacity.

2. ATHEISTICAL AND ANTI-CHRISTIAN

WRITERS. 17725 [BEVERLAND] Peccatum Originale philologice προβληματικως elucubratum à Themidis alumno, 12mo. calf, fine copy, £2. 2s

Eleutheropoli-(at end) 1678 17726

idem opus, 1678—Beverlandus de stolatæ virginitatis jure, Lugd. Bat. 1680—idem de Fornicatione cave

avenda, Londini, 1697--3 vols. in 1, 12mo. calf, £2. 58

1678-97 An extraordinary work which was everywhere suppressed and which led to its author's imprisonment. He devoted his profound learning to a base end, when he pretended to prove that the eating of the apple was a metaphorical way of describing the first act of union between Eve and Adam ;-for, as the illustrations from various sources and the digressions into kindred (and still more objectionable) subjects, prove, his true object can only have been a

morbid indulgence in nastiness. 17727 BUDDEUS (Joan. Fr.) de Atheismo et Superstitione, 8vo. calf, 10s

Trajecti, 1737 Full of curious matter,—and very hard on the Atheists. 17728 [COLLINS (Antony)] Discourse of Free-Thinking, occasioned by

the rise and growth of a sect call’d Free-thinkers, sm. 8vo. fine copy in vellum, 108

1713 17729

another copy, old calf, with the autograph of "S. Marlborough," the famous Duchess Sarah, £2. 2s

1713

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