THE SECRET OF THE TOTEM.
Price: $150.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
Date Published: 1905.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 310433
First Edition. Octavo, original pictorial royal blue cloth stamped in gilt with an elaborate decoration by H.J. Ford on front panel, gilt titles and rules to spine, black coated endpapers. 215 pp. From the library of Edward L. Margetts, M.D., with his name, and acquisition date in ink on a preliminary blank, minor (minor!) corner bumps, light browning to preliminary and terminal leaves, a very good, bright copy.
¶ 'A natural sequel of "Social Origins and Primal Law", published three years ago'; deals extensively with totemism of the Arunta Aborigines in the Northern Territory of Australia and New South Wales; the work also discusses the different forms and reasons for infibulation in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the phenomenon of the "Phallus Curvatus.