Strange Sexual Practises in all Races of the World, Dr. Iwan Bloch, trans. Keene Wallis (Fallstaff Press Inc., New York, 1933, Limited Edition numbered #1808/3000)
9 1/2″ X 6 1/4″, 246pp, Hardbound no DJ, top edge inked in blue, good condition, bumped and worn edges, back cover design worn at top.
Iwan Bloch (1872-1922), the “father of sexology”, was a Berlin dermatologist. His many socio-cultural studies in sexology earned him an international reputation as a medical historian. He also discovered de Sade’s manuscript of the “120 days of Sodom” in 1904, which had been believed to be lost. He often published his more controversial works under the pseudonym of Eugène DŸhren. This book is a translation of Bloch’s “contributions to the Etiology of Psychopathia Sexualis” (not to be confused with the famous book, Psychopathia Sexualis, by Richard von Krafft-Ebing). Chapters include “Strange Sex Life Among Primitive and Civilized Peoples”, “Roots of Perversions in all Races and all Ages – Greek Loves and Primitive Refinements”, “Savage Lesbian Love – Indians”, “Universal Anthropologic Phenomena of the Erotic Urge – Sexual Magic, Witchcraft and Asceticism”, “Universal Human Desire for Variation in Sexual Relations” and “Obscene Paintings and Sculpture – Pornographic Photographs and Albums”