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The Perfumed Garden

Author: Shaykh Nefzawi (Author)Sir Richard F. Burton (Translator)
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Castle Books
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: good-
Edition: First edition thus
Pub Date: 1964
Much shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of book and more so to jacket which is also rubbed. First printing, no others noted. The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight is a fifteenth-century Arabic sex manual and work of erotic literature. first became widely known in the English speaking world through a translation from the French in 1886 by Sir Richard Francis Burton. Burton mentions that he considers that the work can be compared to those of Aretin and Rabelais, and the French book Conjugal Love by Nicolas Venette. But what he believes makes The Perfumed Garden unique in the genre is "the seriousness with which the most lascivious and obscene matters are presented." Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.