Curiosities of Erotic Physiology

By: Davenport J

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SCARCE FIRST PRINTING OF LIMITED EDITION SEXUAL PHYSIOLOGY BOOK, AN ANTIDOTE TO 'DRY TECHNICAL TREATISES'. 8 3/4 inches hardcover, 200 pages, original decorative orange cloth binding with bright gilt title and art deco to cover and back, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, bookplate of Wade T. Kline to front paste-down, #518 of edition limited to 600, 'all of which, except ten copies for the editors of the Panurge Press, are intended for private circualtion among adult collectors of literary curiosities'. No illustrations. Corners slightly bumped, spine darkened, light soiling to first and last pages, otherwise unmarked, overall very good. PREFACE: 'Of all the subjects included under the term Physiology, there is not one so interesting, curious, and important as that of human generation and its subsidiary branches. Many works of the kind have, it is true, been published, but their language has, in deference to a pseudo-modesty, been so veiled and disguised as to render these works spiritless, jejune, and destitute of all interest, the inevitable consequence being that the wearied and impatient reader has cast the volume aside in utter disappointment. ... In conclusion, the hope is expressed that the present work may not be found a collection of dry technical treatises, inasmuch as the text has been elucidated by many anecdotes and historical references connected with the subject matter.' CONTENTS: Generation, Virginity and Chastity; Marriage; Circumcision; Eunuchism; Hermaphrodism. A prime example of early 20th century American 'scientific' texts aimed at discerning gentlemen, with content that circumvented obscenity laws that prohibited mailing of contraceptives or tracts on abortion through the US postal service. Sexually explicit content directed at physicians, sociologists, or anthropologists was immune to the provisions of the anti-pornography Comstock Act of 1873. Copies of this limited edition first printing are scarce.

Title: Curiosities of Erotic Physiology

Author Name: Davenport J

Categories: Physiology, Reproduction, Reproduction, Sex,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: New York, The Panurge Press: 1930

Seller ID: 53

Keywords: physiology;reproduction;