:::The Plague of Lust, Being a History of Venereal Disease in Classical Antiquity

The Plague of Lust, Being a History of Venereal Disease in Classical Antiquity

$250.00

Dr. Julius Rosenbaum, trans. (from German) by “An Oxford M.A.” (Charles Carrington, Paris, 1901)
9″ X 5.5″ 2 vol., xxxvi 297pp. (3 pages of ads), v. 342pp. Hardbound 1/2-bound in vellum over decorated boards, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges deckle. Marlbled endpapers. Very good condition, binding tight #84/500

SKU: BK-rosenbaum02 Category: Tags: ,

Description

The Plague of Lust, Being a History of Venereal Disease in Classical Antiquity, and Including: -Detailed Investigations Into the Cult of Venus, and Phalic Worship, Brothels, Feminine Disease of the Scythians, Paederastia, and Other Sexual Perversions amongst the Ancients, as contributions towards the exact interpretation of their writings by Dr. Julius Rosenbaum, translated from the sixth (unabridged) German edition by AN OXFORD M.A., (Charles Carrington, Paris, 1901, first edition thus #26/500, states “finished printing five hundred copies of this book in two vols. August MDCCCXCVIII [1898] at Nymeguen, Holland at the printing-house of G. F. Thieme, Oriental Printer for Charles Carrington”)
5.75″x9.25″ 2 vol., xxxv+ 297pp.+3 pages of ads, vi+342pp. Hardbound 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, reads “This work, printed for a small number of subcribers, Medical Men – Experts and Specialists in Nervous Diseases – Lawyers – Phsychiatrists | Travellers and Anthropologists – is not sold to the Trade, and is stricktly limited to FIVE HUNDRED NUMBERED COPIES. | The present copy is No. 26”, fine/unread mint condition, many pages unopened/uncut

Originally printed in 1898 by Dutch master-printer Thieme, but not published by Carrington until 1901, this is the first English edition and probably the most beautiful presentation of Julius Rosenbaum’s original study. ” Numerous annotations, hundreds of references, bibliography & indices of authors, subjects, and foreign words. This is said to be Carrington’s most exquisitely printed book, the typography employing Roman, Greek, and Hebrew alphabets. Printed with numerous decorative devices, and on the finest Dutch paper. This is the best condition of this work and edition I’ve ever seen!