APHRODISIACS AND ANTI-APHRODISIACS - 1st 1869 - HISTORY OF SEX, PHALLIC WORSHIP
Book Details + Condition: Privately Printed (London). First Edition, 1869. Hardcover. 154 pages plus illustrations. Subtitled, "Three essays on the powers of reproduction; with some account of the judicial 'congress' as practised in France during the seventeenth century," this volume expounds upon the history of sex, with a focus on aphrodisiacs and anti-aphrodisiacs, as well as impotency and its treatments, and phallic worship. Illustrated plates to rear of book. Interior hinge cracked at top but binding remains firm; wear to original paper-covered boards, with rubbing to edges and corners; rubbed leather on spine; interior is clean and free of markings.