Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1926. First edition. Softcover. Quarto (10 x 6 1/2"). 198pp. Untrimmed. Original printed wrappers, with red and black lettering to front wrap. Frontispiece.
In this work, the author has "combined two somewhat remote subjects. The one is the survival in Abbyssinia of a number of pillar monuments, which Mr. Kammerer compares with his native menhirs; they are clearly connected with some phallic worship - their date, neolithic or other, is uncertain; they have still to be studied, and the admirable photographs here reproduced merely promise future elucidation.
The greater part of Mr. Kammerer's book is occupied by an examination of Abyssinian history of the period extending from the first century BC to the seventh century AD. The book is splendidly illustrated throughout and the representations of Axumite coins, with the author's careful descriptions, call for especial praise." (From the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 1928, page 161).
Ex-library copy with sticker at lower spine and upper margin of front wrap. Bookplate on inside of front cover, and stamp at top and bottom paper edges. Some age-toning to plates. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Wrappers and interior in good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #46349