Thye Physiology of Marriage

Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1860. Hardcover. Hardcover in pebbled brown cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Later printing (first was 1855). 260 pp. A tight example, spine sunned and with shallow wear to the spine ends. Mid-19th century guide to marriage, courtship and corresponding physical matters. Incudes chapters such as "Premature Marriage and Its Consequences", Errors of Courtship", Individual Transgressions and Their Punishment", "Social Errors and Their Punishment", "The Laws Of Pregnancy". "Laws Of Lactation" and the sinister sounding "Crimes Without a Name" (contraception and post coital ingestion or application of natural "poisons") and "Crimes That Deserve No Name" (which seem to be passing of venereal diseases to unsuspecting wives after "social indulgence out of wedlock"). Very Good. Item #E19094

Price: $30.00

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