This is a hard cover edition. Beautifully illustrated and photographs. 1974 pubilcation. Inside dust cover states:
Over the centuries men have believed that a startling variet of objects and places, people and ex[eroences, are possessed of a strange and overwhelming power. THese rites and symbols, beliefs and tabu, whihc have seened supper natural and invested with mystery, have come to be considered sacred. Here, Francis Huxley (the author of the book) explores some of these sacred mysteries through which men have tried to explain the inexplicable, and control the uncontrollable.