• Anthropological Studies of Sexual Relations of Mankind, Professor Paolo Mantegazza, trans. James Bruce (Anthropological Press [Falstaff Press], New York, 1932, [first edition thus]) 9 1/2" X 6 1/2", 258pp, hardcover no DJ, good condition, binding tight, soiling on covers and on bottom edge, #1030/1500, printed on "handmade finished paper and the cover stamped in pure gold leaf" Paolo Mantegazza (1831_1910) was a prominent Italian neurologist, physiologist, travel writer and anthropologist. He also was a controversial sex expert and a investigator of the effects of cocaine. This work was originally published in 1885 as Gli Amori degli Uomini. Falstaff Press translated and published this work in 1932 "for exclusive subscription of adult students of anthropology". [Note: Some of the author's offensive views were unfortunately common to the time re: race, homosexuality, etc.] Chapters include "The Celebration of Puberty - Erotic Education", "Debauchery and Modesty in the Human Races", "Embraces and Its Forms - Racial Arts of Love - Deflorations", "Perversions of Love Among the Various Races", "Mutilation of Sex Organs", "The Conquest of Woman and of Men" and "Monogamy, Polygamy: Harem Life - Concubinage"
  • Anthropological Studies of Sexual Relations of Mankind, Professor Paolo Mantegazza, trans. James Bruce (Anthropological Press [Falstaff Press], New York, 1932, [first edition thus]) 9.25" X 6.25", 272pp. Hardbound, decorated cloth boards with reproduction of painting by Blake. Poor condition, spine detaching, boards mostly detached, binding coming apart. Paolo Mantegazza (1831_1910) was a prominent Italian neurologist, physiologist, travel writer and anthropologist. He also was a controversial sex expert and a investigator of the effects of cocaine. This work was originally published in 1885 as Gli Amori degli Uomini. Falstaff Press translated and published this work in 1932 "for exclusive subscription of adult students of anthropology". [Note: Some of the author's offensive views were unfortunately common to the time re: race, homosexuality, etc.] Chapters include "The Celebration of Puberty - Erotic Education", "Debauchery and Modesty in the Human Races", "Embraces and Its Forms - Racial Arts of Love - Deflorations", "Perversions of Love Among the Various Races", "Mutilation of Sex Organs", "The Conquest of Woman and of Men" and "Monogamy, Polygamy: Harem Life - Concubinage"
  • Anthropological Studies of Sexual Relations of Mankind, Professor Paolo Mantegazza, trans. James Bruce (Falstaff Press, New York, 1932, [first edition thus]) 9.25" X 6.25", 272pp. Hardbound, decorated cloth boards with reproduction of painting by Blake, near mint condition, printed on hand-laid peach tinted paper Paolo Mantegazza (1831_1910) was a prominent Italian neurologist, physiologist, travel writer and anthropologist. He also was a controversial sex expert and a investigator of the effects of cocaine. This work was originally published in 1885 as Gli Amori degli Uomini. Falstaff Press translated and published this work in 1932 "for exclusive subscription of adult students of anthropology". [Note: Some of the author's offensive views were unfortunately common to the time re: race, homosexuality, etc.] Chapters include "The Celebration of Puberty - Erotic Education", "Debauchery and Modesty in the Human Races", "Embraces and Its Forms - Racial Arts of Love - Deflorations", "Perversions of Love Among the Various Races", "Mutilation of Sex Organs", "The Conquest of Woman and of Men" and "Monogamy, Polygamy: Harem Life - Concubinage"
  • Crossways of Sex | a study in eroto-pathology, "by Dr. Jacobus X .... Author of 'Untrodden Fields of Anthropology,' 'Genital Laws,' etc., etc." (American Anthropological Society, New York, nd. [1934]) 6.5"x9.5", xii+380, red cloth boards, black titles, boards loose but holding, just good condition Reprint of a very rare "study" from 1904.  An astonishingly detailed anthropological study of all forms of alternative sexuality - homosexuality, perversions, treatment of sexual inversion, hermaphrodites, eunuchs, male prostitutes and pederasts. A rather lurid interest in the topics pervades this allegedly scholarly work, and many anecdotes of questionable academic character are included.
  • Cultural and Scientific Pictorial Studies in Sex Anatomy and the Technique of Coitus, James Bruce (Falstaff Press, New York, 1935) 9" x 6", 32pp, soft cover, very good condition for age, slight soiling and wear at corners
  • Documents on Medical Anthropology | Untrodden Fields of Anthropology | observations on the esoteric Manners and Customs of Semi-Civilized Peoples; being a record of thirty years' experience in asia, africa, america, and oceana., "By a French Army-Surgeon [in later books identified as "Jacobus X.."] (Charles Carrington, Paris, 1898, "second enlarged and revised edition [was there a first?]", #52/150, "printed on papier de chine") 7"x10" 2 vol., xl+ 341pp, xiv+502pp, Hardbound with paper wrappers inside, 1/2-bound in vellum over marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges deckle/uncut, fine hand-laid paper, marlbled endpapers, binding tight, color frontispiece and numerous B&W full page engravings with descriptive tissue guards, very rare copy, bookplates of Frederic Roa This work of ''anthropology'' seems in fact intended to serve the purposes of titillation with its detailed descriptions of exotic sexual practices. Also present in this edition (to be presumably studied) are illustrations of naked women from all over the world.  This is a rare book, often mentioned but not seen.
  • Esoteric Anthropology (The Mysteries of Man): A Comprehensive and Confidential Treatise on the Structure, Functions, Passional Attractions and Perversions, True and False Physical and Social Conditions, and the Most Intimate Relations of Men and Women, T. L. Nichols, M.D., F.A.S. ("Published by Dr. Nichols at the Hygienic Institute: Office of the Herald of Health, 39 Museum Street, London, W.C. (Near the British Museum.)" n.d. [preface dated 1873]) 6.5" X 4.25", xii 335pp + 5 pages of ads, Hardcover, green cloth boards with gilt title on spine, edges inked in red. Good condition, boards slightly loose, binding good. This book covers a confidential treatise on the structure functions, passional attractions and perversions, true and false physical and social conditions, and the most intimate relations of men and women. Very advanced information for the time that the book was published. although some quite interesting amusing sections. After 50 should refrain from amative indulgences as can bring on paralysis and apoplexy This edition is from the American Sterotype Edition, Revised and Rewritten. Includes 8pp advertisements for his other books, quotes from reviews & for his range of "sanitary and philanthropic inventions" which included Dr Nichols' Groats, Dr Nichols' Self-Raising Whole Wheat, Hand Mills for Grinding Wheat Rice, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Bread-raiser, Dr Nichols' Food of Health, Count Rumford's Soup, Filters for Purifyinhg Water, Dr Nichols' Portable Fountain Bath or Rising Douche, Dr Nichols' Portable Turco-Russian Hot-Air or Vapour Bath, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Soap, etc.
  • Esoteric Anthropology (The Mysteries of Man): A Comprehensive and Confidential Treatise on the Structure, Functions, Passional Attractions and Perversions, True and False Physical and Social Conditions, and the Most Intimate Relations of Men and Women, T. L. Nichols, M.D., F.A.S. ("London: Published by Nichols & Co., 429 Oxford Street, W." n.d. [preface dated 1873], printed by H. Nisbet and Co., Glasgow) 6.5" X 4.25", xii. 340pp + 8pp of ads. Hardbound, red cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations on spine, edges inked in red. Signature on top edge of title page "J. Thompson 12/23/83. Good condition, some fading on front cover and some general wear but a very sound. This book covers a confidential treatise on the structure functions, passional attractions and perversions, true and false physical and social conditions, and the most intimate relations of men and women. Very advanced information for the time that the book was published. although some quite interesting amusing sections. After 50 should refrain from amative indulgences as can bring on paralysis and apoplexy This edition is from the American Sterotype Edition, Revised and Rewritten. Includes 8pp advertisements for his other books, quotes from reviews & for his range of "sanitary and philanthropic inventions" which included Dr Nichols' Groats, Dr Nichols' Self-Raising Whole Wheat, Hand Mills for Grinding Wheat Rice, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Bread-raiser, Dr Nichols' Food of Health, Count Rumford's Soup, Filters for Purifyinhg Water, Dr Nichols' Portable Fountain Bath or Rising Douche, Dr Nichols' Portable Turco-Russian Hot-Air or Vapour Bath, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Soap, etc.
  • The Psychopathy of Love | The Abuses, Abberrations, and Crimes of the Genital Sense | Done into English direct from the Original Manuscript of Dr. Jacobus X... French Army Surgeon, (Charles Carrington, Paris, nd. [1900 from Forward] #38/750) 6.5"x9.5", 543pp, silver cloth boards with black titles and decorations, deckled edges, good copy bumping to top and bottom of spine, binding is good. "The medico-legal enquiries prosecuted in the present volume I have sought to approach in a philosophic spirit. I have own I have not relied upon my observations only but quoted largely from the works of other medical men, it is because I deemed it important for them to share the responsibility of many statements and conclusions which I could have abundantly established by facts which have come under my personal cognisance." Contains chapters on onanism, exhibitionism, fetishism, necrophily, bestiality, sadism, and masochism. As with most of Jacobus's work (and Carrington's "scientific" publications for that matter), this book covers quite a bit of "sexual deviances" but tends to be more tantalizing than academic.
  • The Scented Garden: Anthropology of the Sex Life in the Levant , Bernhard Stern M.D., trans. David Berger M.A. (American Ethnological Press, New York, 1934, Printed for Subscribers, limited edition #387/600) 9 1/4" X 6 1/4", 443pp, hardbound half green cloth with floral boards, illustrated, top edge inked blue, good condition, corners worn, binding is tight Dr. Bernhard Stern spent 5 years in the Orient gathering data for this book. Conferring with famous oriental physicians, priests and students of folk-lore in the Turkish capital, and then on numerous distant journeys into the interior of the European and Asiatic Orient, all reports bearing on the contents of this book which were in any manner obtainable. This encyclopedic book details the sexual practices and perversions of peoples and cultures throughout the world. Topics include: love and love charms, rental marriages, the bridal night of a princess, the sexual lexicon, chastity and the feeling of shame, onanism and artificial instruments, public prostitution and the sex act.
  • Unusual Sex Practices, Porter Davis (Mental Health Press, New York, 1951) 8.5" X 5.25, 64pp, soft-cover pamphlet, good condition for age Contents: The Origin of Chastity, Mohammedan Sex Rules, Immaculate Conceptions, Mutilation of the Sex Organs, Restrictions on Intercourse, Transvestitism among Holy Men, Sex Lives of Priestesses, Menstruation and the Moon, Women and Serpents, Odd Marriage Customs, Religious Prostitution, Ancient Sex Beliefs