Supernatural Generation. Genesis VI, 2. Invictus, Robert Fryar, drawn from the work of Dr. Thomas Inman.
Supernatural Generation. Genesis VI, 2.
Supernatural Generation. Genesis VI, 2.

Supernatural Generation. Genesis VI, 2.

Bath, England: Privately Printed (Robert Fryar), 1896. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Small quarto (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches). 58pp. Modern plain grey limp card wrappers, with heavily chipped front panel of original wrapper laid down. B/w frontis. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies. A short study "compiled from the Work of" Thomas Inman, which basically focusses on myths relating to the impregnation of mortal women by Gods or spirits. The work was one of a small series, primarily aimed at the (then-tiny) Rosicrucian market, produced by the occult publisher Robert Fryar (ca. 1845-1909) of Bath, which included Yarker's translation of the "Comte de Gablis" etc. The editor, who used the pseudonym "Invictus" is sometimes identified as John Yarker, but it seems most likely that it was Fryar himself. Thomas Inman (1820-1876), from whose writings the text was abstracted, was a British doctor and mythologist who is best known for his monumental works "Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism" and "Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names." Inman was strongly influenced by the work of Godfrey Higgins, in particular his theories on the phallic elements of religion, and an interest in phallicism pervaded his writings. The original front wrapper is very heavily chipped, the new wrappers onto which it is laid bright and fresh. The first leaf is chipped at the margins, and the final three leaves are missing large chips from the bottom corner (fortunately just missing the text). Light chipping to points of a number of other leaves. Otherwise internally a better than VG copy of very fragile and genuinely scarce work. Item #62349

Price: $275.00