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.