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(ONANISM). TISSOT, S.A.A.D. - L'Onanisme, dissertation sur les maladies produites par la masturbation, par Tissot. Nouvelle e´dition revue, corrigée, entièrement refondue, augmente´e des travaux des me´decins modernes, et suivie du poe`me intitule´: Onan, ou le Tombeau du Mont-Cindre, par Marc-Antoine Petit, de Lyon.

Paris, Germer Baillière, 1856. Cloth-backed marbled boards. viii, 280 p. Attractive marbled flyleaves. Binding worn, reading slant. Some foxing. Modernised edition of this epochal work, that installed a constant anxiety in generations of adolescents. The language is much more modern, and the fruits of 19th century literature have been added, with recent cases and comments by physicians on nightly pollutions and masturbation among children and women. With a chapter on how to recognize the patients and the accidents that may follow from this heinous affliction. And last but not least, the lengthy poem 'Onan, ou le Tombeau du Mont-Cindre' by Marc-Antoine Petit has been reprinted (first published 1809) with the author's own comments.
EUR 75.00 [Appr.: US$ 81.1 | £UK 64.25 | JP¥ 12195] Book number 271774

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