Chicago/London: The Open Court Publishing Company, 1916.. 1916.. Good. - 8vo, brown paper covered boards (bumped; extremities faded; rear board soiled & rubbed) titled in maroon with oval sepia photographic illustraiton of Venus of Milo mounted on front cover. vii & 182 pp. (endpapers darkened with owner's name penciled on front endpaper; contemporary newspaper cutting [review of book] stapled to verso of frontispiece with offsetting to front endpaper; small hole in & offsetting to title). B&W frontispiece & profuse full-page & textual B&W illustrations. Good.
First edition. Paul Carus [1852-1919], philosopher and monist, author of this treatise on the cult of Aphrodite, was the founder of the Open Court Publishing Company. First Edition.