Paris: E. Dentu, Libraire-Editeur, 1875.
Hard Cover. Cinquieme Edition. Signed. In which M. Debay articulates the necessary conditions for having beautiful children, and supports the exercise of the “genital act” within marriage. Illustrations, including images of “monstrosities” -- two headed babies and the like. Signed by M. Debay on the verso of the half-title page with this admonition: “Tout exemplaire non revetu de la signature de l’auteur et de l’editeur sera repute contrefait, et poursuivi conformement a la loi”. Pages 157 to 215 have some loss note affecting the text on the edge approximately an inch above the bottom corner due to a bug munching. Pages 348 to 384 have some loss at the bottom right edge due to bug as well. No text affected. No pencil or ink markings in text. One quarter leather spine and paper-covered boards. Corners bumped. Illustrations in rear of book. One illustration has loss at bottom due to bugs as well.
Very Good binding.