The book valorizes sexual pleasure, for both women and men, explaining that mutual delight is needed for conception. Sarah noted that the book had been given to her by her aunt, who lived in Curry Rivel, a mere ten miles from Dowlish Wake.
Hall Blog. Similar sponsored items Feedback on our suggestions - Similar sponsored items. One important figure who shaped ideas of the aristotles masterpiece sex manual in Chelmsford was Galenwho developed humoral theory also known as humorism or Galenic theory. These included the Directory for MidwivesJohn Pechey's version of the Compleate Midwive's Practice Enlarged, and other popular books on sex and reproduction available at the time.
Sign in for more lists. The back cover is intact as is the spine. In a copy of the first edition held by the University of Pennsylvania, there is a series of inscriptions that tells a different tale. Related sponsored items Feedback on our suggestions - Related sponsored items.
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Listed in category:. The editions can be distinguished by their title pages. Mary Fissell on how a wildly popular sex manual — first published in 17th-century London and reprinted in hundreds of subsequent editions — both taught and titillated through the early modern period and beyond. Not surprisingly, since it was plagiarized from another midwifery book, this information was largely unexceptional.
Condition: -- not specified. John Cannon. Seller: butlersbargains Seller's other items. Printers sometimes changed to a smaller size font of type to squeeze the text into the final gathering, so as to avoid using part of another sheet of paper.
Often it included crude chromolithographs, with images of babies in the womb colored bright red see image below.