Chicago: Star Publishing Co., [ca. 1891-1900?]. Original printed self-wrappers, 7.5 x 5.25 inches, wire stitched, 28, ,  pages. Illus. Cheap paper stock somewhat toned (but supple); a very good copy. Item #19732
Per Atwater 2306 (the entry for a 1912 Star Publishing Co. edition of Henry M. Lyman’s Practical Home Physician), these plates “issued in a brown paper envelope [not present for this copy]. . . . This slender, unbound atlas depicting the female pelvis, organs of generation and gravid uterus is nearly identical to the Plates illustrating Maternity inserted into the back pocket of Prudence Saur’s Maternity . . . and the Plates illustrating Tokology inserted into the back pocket of Alice Stockham’s Tokology . . . also published in Chicago. Though intended to accompany Lyman’s Practical home physician, the Descriptive plates apparently was not issued with the text, and had to be acquired for an additional $2.00.” The Atwater copy includes a brief discussion of “Prevention of conception” not present in this copy—this elision here and the moderately convoluted sales of the atlas all suggestive of the restrictions of Comstock laws on the distribution of sexual education. Early blue pencil ownership inscription on the title page.