Bord, Janet and Colin.
Earth Rites: Fertility Practices in Pre-Industrial Britain.
London / Toronto / Sydney / New York, Granada, 1982. 16 cm x 24 cm. XVI, 273 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following essays: The great Earth Mother / The archaeological evidence for fertility cults / The shapes of standing stones / Church carvings: sexual themes, green men and dragons / The ritual sacrifice of the divine victim / Traditional customs with fertility overtones: water, sun, horses, horns, she-males etc
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