Aristotle sex manual banned for 200 years to be auctioned
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:43 AM
An early manual on sex and pregnancy banned from sale in the UK for more than 200 years will go under the hammer this month. Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece first appeared around 1680 and sets out various ideas on sexual relationships and how to conceive. It was banned in the mid-18th century and remained a forbidden text until the prohibition was lifted in the 1960s.
An edition printed in the 1760s is expected to fetch up to £400 when it goes on sale at Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull. Cathy Marsden, a book specialist at the auctioneers, said: ''It was very popular. It was probably the most printed text of its kind and it went through a lot of editions. ''It's fascinating reading. It tells an amazing story about the changing perspectives on sex.''....
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