London: Printed for the Erotica Biblion Society, 1899 [cicra 1925]. Reprint. Hardcover. "How to Raise Love or Modern Studies in the Science of Stroking." Nineteenth century 'sex manual' proportedly for young inexperienced ladies providing dozens of unique sexual positions, advanced methods for the onanist, and lessons in birth control. English translation of a work previously published as "Instruction Libertine: ou Dialogues entre Charles et Justine sur la theorie physique de l'amour et les diverses manieres de s'en procurer les plaisirs materiels". According to Legman it is "the principal work in English on sex technique".
A handsome copy of an uncommon printing of this minor classic. This with the bonus of tipped in photographs, apparently a few treasures of a prior owner. Very Good. Light shelf/edge wear, three photos tipped onto front endpages, minor toning to textblock focused at preliminaries, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Green cloth boards, paper spine label, black ink lettering. 12mo. 69pp. Three tipped in original silver gelatin prints (one with 2 grrrls, one oral, one threesome). Item #10127