Chicago London: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1922. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, black cloth, 223 pages. Very Good +. Item #1080
Scarce and very interesting title. Cloth is sturdy, binding solid, and pages are clean; slight rubbing to the cloth.
The author was stimulated to write on this esoteric but important subject after pondering the sacramentarian controversies of the Reformation. He found that the "sacrifice of the mass" was far more ancient than the Reformers allowed, which led him to the "mystic cults of the Greeks, and from them was borrowed by Paul and implanted, along with the myth of the dying and rising Savior God, deep in the soil of the early church."
Nothing is said, though, about John the Baptist's unusual diet or Mandaeanism, though "Transubstantiation" receives an appropriate chapter.