Moral Physiology; or, A Brief and Plain Treatise on the Population Question . . . Tenth Edition, with Notes by the Publisher. Obscenity, Robert Dale Owen, Contraception.

Moral Physiology; or, A Brief and Plain Treatise on the Population Question . . . Tenth Edition, with Notes by the Publisher.

New York: Published by G. Vale, [1858]. Stated tenth edition. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, 88, [1] pages. Frontis, illus. Some rubbing and spotting to the cloth; a little internal spotting and toning; a very good copy. Item #18666

The Atwater catalog notes that this edition adds a note from Owen's associate Gilbert Vale, who published this edition, "in which he discusses conception and its prevention," including douching with alcohol or alkali solutions, as well as "the badruche or condum," as well as "a new article, called 'The French Safe,' made of India rubber and gutta percha, which appears admirably adapted to the object proposed." Vale also advertises sex manuals from Hollick and Nichols available at his office on Chatham Square. Vale's note is signed October, 1858. Atwater 2694.

Price: $250.00