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.