The Natural Philosophy of Love

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The Natural Philosophy of Love, Remy De Gourmont, trans. Ezra Pound (Rarity Press, New York, 1931 )
9.5″ X 6.5″, 183pp, Hardcover no DJ, red cloth boards, botton and fore edges deckled. Good condition for age, a fading on spine, silver gilt lettering and decorations

A prose work studying love and sexuality, by Remy de Gourmont (1858-1915), the French symbolist and poet. Translated with a postscript by the well known poet Ezra Pound. Pound writes, “This remarkable work of research by one of Europe’s foremost men of letters is a careful scientific inquiry into the subject of sex in relation to man and the lower animals. It deals in a fresh and masterly way with the biological basis of the sexual instinct. All phases of the sexual ceremony are here discussed; the quaint and curious customs among obscure tribes, many of them ritualistic in nature, are treated. The physical manifestations of sexual love, its organic and mechanistic faculties, are carefully analyzed in relation to its psychological factors. Whether as a work of literature or of science this treatise is worthy of its reissue.”

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The Natural Philosophy of Love, Remy De Gourmont, trans. Ezra Pound (Rarity Press, New York, 1931 )
9.5″ X 6.5″, 183pp, Hardcover no DJ, red cloth boards, botton and fore edges deckled. Good condition for age, a fading on spine, silver gilt lettering and decorations

A prose work studying love and sexuality, by Remy de Gourmont (1858-1915), the French symbolist and poet. Translated with a postscript by the well known poet Ezra Pound. Pound writes, “This remarkable work of research by one of Europe’s foremost men of letters is a careful scientific inquiry into the subject of sex in relation to man and the lower animals. It deals in a fresh and masterly way with the biological basis of the sexual instinct. All phases of the sexual ceremony are here discussed; the quaint and curious customs among obscure tribes, many of them ritualistic in nature, are treated. The physical manifestations of sexual love, its organic and mechanistic faculties, are carefully analyzed in relation to its psychological factors. Whether as a work of literature or of science this treatise is worthy of its reissue.”