New-England: Printed for the Publishers, 1821. 12mo, original sheep, red leather label, gilt lettering, 286 pages. Woodcut illus. (monstrosities, fetus in the womb) in the text. Spine and board edges a little rubbed, with a small chip at the head of the spine; edges of the text block a little browned, with a little light staining and foxing to the last gathering or so; a very good copy. Item #18674
“Neither should these amorous engagements be too often reiterated, till the conception be confirmed; and even then the bridegroom should remember, that it is a market that last all the year and so should have a care of spending all his stock too lavishly. Nor would the bride like him at all the worse for it, for women rather chuse to have a thing well done, than have it often, and well and often too can never hold out.” An early edition of the oft-republished works of the pseudo-Aristotle (in better condition than often met with), what was for over a century perhaps the most popular sex education manual in Britain and America. Atwater 125 (this edition).