SEX & SEXUALITY, 1640-1940
Literary, Medical and Sociological Perspectives
Part 3: Erotica, 1650-1900, from the Private Case Collection at the British Library, London
Sex and Sexuality seeks to make available a broad range of rare printed texts describing changing attitudes towards sex and the body. Parts 3 & 4 are based on the incomparable Private Case collection at the British Library. Our Consultant Editor, Professor Brad Mudge, from the Department of English at the University of Denver has selected 164 key works which will be of interest to scholars of literature, history, art, medicine and sexuality. Part 3 includes:
- The Cabinet of Venus Unlocked (1657-58) by Sinibaldus (Giovanni Bendetto).
- L'escole des Filles (1668) by Michel Millot.
- Fifteen Real Comforts of Matrimony (1683).
- Fifteen Plagues of Maiden-Head (1707).
- Treatise on Hermaphrodites (1718) and The New Epicurean (1740).
- Therese Philosophe (1748) by Jean-Baptiste Argens.
- Errotika Biblion (1783).
- Justine and Histoire de Juliette (1794) by the Marquis de Sade.
- La Masturbomanie (1830).
- The Exhibition of Female Flagellants (1860).
- The Merry Order of St Bridget (1868).
- The Romance of Lust; or, Early Experiences (4 vols, 1873-76).
- The Boudoir: A Magazine of Scandal (1883)
- The Autobiography of a Flea (1887) and The Whippingham Papers (1888).
These titles only hint at the richness of this collection, which will be welcomed by all serious students of sexuality.