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The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher in Four Parts. Containing I. His Complete Masterpiece; Displaying the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man. To Which is Added, The Family Physician; Being Approved Remedies for Several Distempers Incident to the Human Body. II. His Experienced Midwife; Absolutely Necessary for Surgeons, Midweives, Nurses and Child Bearing Women. III. His Book of Problems, Containing Various Questions and Answers, Relative to the State of Man's Body. IV. His Last Legacy; Unfolding the Secrets of Nature Respecting the Generation of Man.

Anonymous. [?Salmon, William]. (pseudonym: Aristotle).-

Published by New England. Printed for the Proprietor. 1813., 1813
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264 pp. Illustrated with several wood cuts of conjoined twins on pp. 545. Small 8vo. Full contemporary calf with gilt titling and ruling on spine. Blind ruling on edges of boards. A New Edition. An anonymous 18th century sex manual, spuriously attributed to Aristotle and in print for over 200 years, here in a scarce and very early American edition. It contains much essential advice, e.g., how to tell if your prospective wife is a virgin, on marital hygiene, a full description of the organs of generation and how they are used, sexual desire, pregnancy and labor. Numerous recipes for medications are provided. Advice to midwives is provided with a month by month guide for pregnancy. There are answers to various conundrums of nature. Among these is an examination of the various racial preferences of women for their partners. It is a full compendium of essential advice. It was first published in America in Philadelphia about 1792 (having been through many English editions after 1749). According to Siegel (M&S Rare Book Catalogue 74, #28), the HSP/LCP Women 15001900 Exhibition Catalogue, 286, of the 1816 edition: "No sex manual for women has had a longer life in print than this medieval handbook, frequently updated. For years it was the only available text which spoke frankly of the act and process of generation. It used to be sold under the counter." Chips lost for 1/2" at both head and tail of spine. Wear at corners. Front free fly leaf separating at hinge and with loss of lower corner. Pages browned. Moisture stain through last half of book. Austin 76. Am Imp #27749. NUC, #NA 0404077. Bookseller Inventory # 9605

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Title: The Works of Aristotle, the Famous ...

Publisher: New England. Printed for the Proprietor. 1813.

Publication Date: 1813

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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