NY: G. Vale, [1870?]. 10th edition. 8vo, pp. iv, 88, with one leaf of illustration. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, spine gilt (some rubbed at the extremities), a near fine copy. Item #46935
This is the first American book (first published in (1831) to advocate contraception. This is an exact reproduction of the revised edition issued by Vale in 1858 who added practical information on contraception methods, including condoms. This volume adds a priced list of popular manuals and a plate illustrating the female reproductive organs to the original text and a discussion of political economy and social philosophy.