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584 pp. pebbled black leatherette with faded gilt title. Spine rubbed, corners bumped. Front endpapers partly split, but binding is firm. Many b&w photos, plus color illustration of "The Guardian Angel" as frontispiece. Subtitle excerpt: "Vital Information for the Married and Marriageable of All Ages..." Text clean, title page has light newsprint shadow at edges. A quaint and curious blend of marriage manual, etiquette guide and first-aid book, with recipes for various home remedies, all presented through the lens of puritanism of the early 1900s. Much of the book is devoted to a call for restraining sexual urges and confining them to marriage. Self-pollution (masturbation) is greatly frowned upon, as is "spooning" and consorting with prostitutes. A useful and rather hilarious reference book for getting a feeling for idealized American morality after World War 1. The spine displays the title as "The Science of Human Life" while the front cover simply states "Know Thyself."
Title: Know Thyself or Nature's Secrets Revealed; Scientific Knowledge of The Laws of Sex Life and Heredity
Edition: Later Printing
Publisher: Marietta Ohio, S.A. Mullikin Co.: 1920
Binding: Leatherette-type Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: 8vo -- 8 in.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0503003753
Keywords: Etiquette. Sex Manual. Marriage Manual