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

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

Boston: J. P. Mendum, at the Office of the ‘Boston Investigator,’, 1875. Stated tenth edition, reissued here with an cancel title page. 8vo, original decorated brown cloth, gilt lettering, 88, [1] pages. Frontis, illus. Somewhat rubbed; hinges cracked, but holding; some light soiling; a good, sound copy. Item #18667

This edition includes the note from Vale in which (per Atwater) “he discusses conception and its prevention,” including douching with alcohol or alkali solutions; there is also a note on “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; this edition published under the imprint of the Boston free-thought editor Josiah P. Mendum is a reissue of those 1858 sheets a cancel title page tipped in. Atwater 2695.

Price: $100.00