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Nefzaoui]; [Sir Richard Francis Burton, [Tr.]]
The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui; A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century)
The Kama Shastra Society of London, Cosmopoli, 1886. 8vo. [7], viii-xiv, [1], 2-236, [4] pp. Three-quarter contemporary green morocco over green cloth, spine in six compartments with gold lettering and decorations; top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Cassada 89. Penzer 173. The first edition of The Perfumed Garden was originally issued in parts, and is extraordinarily difficult to find. This is the second edition, issued by the Kama Shastra Society of London. Sir Richard Francis Burton would later attempt to produce an annotated, revised edition of his original translation of the Perfumed Garden, but the manuscript was burned by his wife, Isabel Burton, before it could reach the press. Lady Isabel likely objected to the topics explored by this erotic work: with chapters titled "Relating to the Act of Generation", "Concerning Everything Favourable to the Act of Coition", "The Sundry Names Given to the Sexual Parts of Men", "Sundry Names Given to the Sexual Organs of Women", "Concerning the Organs of Generation of Animals", "Concerning the Causes of Enjoyment in the Act of Generation", "Concerning Medicines which Provoke Abortion", and other explicit topics. The latter part of the book also delves into "increasing the dimensions of small members" and "things that take away the bad smell from the armpits and sexual parts of women". The work overall advises men and women on what causes an individual to be sexually appealing, how to achieve or avoid pregnancy, and how to increase sexual pleasure. An important translation of an historical work of erotica. A Very Good … [Click Below for Full Description]
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