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Scatalogic Rites of All Nations (New)

by Bourke, John C.

Publisher: Martino Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781578988365, 1578988365

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Octavo. xii, 496 pages. Washington: W.H. Lowdermilk & Co, 1891.

John C. Bourke was Captain of the U.S. Third Cavalry, and an author of several books. Perhaps he is most famous for On the Border with Crook, published in 1891. Scatalogic Rites of All Nations is a curious and fascinating treatise on the employment of excrementitious agentsin religion, therapeutics, divination, and witchcraft in all parts of the world. Included are such exotic chapters as "The Urine Dance of the Zunis," "The employment of Excrement in Food by Savage Tribes," "Posture in Latrines," and dozens of othertitles. Though once reprinted in 1968, there are no copies currently available. The original edition bears the warning "Not for General Perusal.".

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