The Perfumed Garden Of the Cheikh Nefzaoui; A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century). Richard Francis Burton.

The Perfumed Garden Of the Cheikh Nefzaoui; A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century)

Cosmpoli: Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, 1886. Hardcover. 216 pages 24 x 17 cm. Revised and corrected edition, apparently a pirate edition printed in Alencon. Probably written between 1410 and 1434, this work achieved a reputation in the Arab world akin to the "Arabian Nights." Burton made the work known to the English speaking world, noting not all the ideas, positions et al can be attributed to the original work. The stories to give context to the manual are perhaps the most amusing. Slight nicks to backstrip head and foot, fresh, clean copy, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt floral motif.Three quarter black and pictorial cloth. Very good. Three quarter maroon morocco and red cloth, decorated endpapers. Teg. Near fine. Item #22806

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