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Image for The Ten Pleasures of Marriage; and the second part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

The Ten Pleasures of Marriage; and the second part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

By: Behn, Aphra (attributed to)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, William Godwin, Inc.: 1933

Edition: Privately Printed

Seller ID: 18954

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[soiling to top of text block, otherwise a good solid copy with only light shelfwear, a little discoloration to endpapers, old price sticker (from The Broadway) on rear pastedown; jacket moderately edgeworn, scuffing to front panel, somewhat faded at spine, a few small closed tears and small nicks, small puncture tear in spine]. "An acute and well turned satire, which like the Urquhart and Motteux translation of Rabelais, helped to renew in England the robust vitality of humor which had been repressed under the commonwealth. It is redolent of English middleclass life in the days before ou... View more info

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Love Between the Sexes [*SIGNED* limited edition]

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwich Books Ltd.: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9432

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[item itself is in terrific shape, with just one minor and almost invisible scuff line on front cover and the remnants of an erased pencil notation about the edition on ffep; the clear wrap-around shows some surface scuffing, mild rippling, and an extra vertical crease on the rear panel; my scanned image shows the item without this cover, to avoid the reflective effect]. Oblong wraps, saddle-stitched, [20] pages, unpaginated; SIGNED by the author on limitation page; "This first edition...is limited to 276 copies signed by the author, 26 of which are lettered A to Z and not for sale. This... View more info

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Art and Pornography: An Experiment in Explanation

By: Peckham, Morse

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Basic Books, Inc.: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20161

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book, no discernible wear; jacket slightly rubbed, with minor wear to top edge of rear panel]. (Studies in Sex and Society) Series "Addressing himself to the pornographer's art in all the cultures in which it has appeared, [the author] explores the underlying meaning of pornography, its function in society, its various styles, and the psychology involved in the viewing and enjoyment of pornography. Dr. Peckham neither approves nor disapproves of pornography. In fact, his book can provide arguments both for those who wish to suppress pornography and for those who would ... View more info

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Secret Sketchbook: The Back Streets of Hamburg

By: Searle, Ronald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 18223

ISBN: 0-297-00108-6

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[book itself is lovely, no wear whatsoever; jacket has a tiny chip and a tiny closed tear at top left corner of front panel, otherwise very nice]. (pen and ink sketches) The well-known illustrator/cartoonist's sketches of the denizens of Hamburg's Saint Pauli district (mostly strippers and hookers), made on commission for "a famous American magazine." (Searle roamed about for "Holiday" magazine in the 1960s, but this hardly seems like the sort of assignment they'd send him on.) Sleeping by day and roaming the streets at night, he made his drawings "rapidly, in the heat of... View more info

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Patterns of Adultery: A Marriage Counsellor's Casebook

By: Sprague, W.D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Lancer Books (74-833): 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14249

Condition: Near Fine


[beautiful copy, tight and unread, with only the most minimal handling wear]. Mass Market PB "This is a probing examination of a hushed-up yet inescapable facet of American marriage today: adultery. [The book] openly and frankly discusses such significant phenomena as: the frigid wife; the wandering husband; the double life of the suburban wife; the extramarital affair; the other woman; American wives and the double standard; the part-time lesbian; adultery and the road to success. With illustrative case histories taken from the confidential files of the Psychoanalytical Assistance Foun... View more info

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The Durable Fig Leaf: A Historical, Cultural, Medical, Social, Literary, and Iconographic Account of Man's Relations with His Penis

By: Strage, Mark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14191

ISBN: 0-688-03582-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean tight copy with just a trace of shelfwear; jacket shows a little surface wear, minor soiling]. "Throughout history man has been preoccupied with his penis -- the emblem of and sometimes instrument for his power and dominance, the agent of his keenest physical pleasure, and the source of his most unremitting anxiety. His conflicting emotions regarding his penis have profoundly affected the way in which man has organized his civilization, ordered his institutions, interacted with both women and other men, and expressed himself in literature and art. [This book] is a provocativ... View more info