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    Rosenbaum, Julius. The Plague of Lust. Being A History Of Veneral Disease In Classical Antiquity, And Including:--Detailed Investigations Into The Cult Of Venus, And Phallic Worship, Brothels, The [Greek text] (Feminine Disease] Of The Scythians, Paederastia, And Other Sexual Perversions Amongst The Ancients... Paris [Nimeguen]: G.J. Thieme for Charles Carrington, 1901 [1898 in colophon]. Krown & Spellman Retail: $400. First English Edition. Limited to 500 copies (this #203). Large 8vo. 2 vols. xxxv,[1],297,[3 ads]; vi,342,[1 colophon],[1]pp. Original maroon paper covered wraps,uncut with many edge deckles, some minor foxing, fine copies. T.p.s in red and black, printer's ornaments. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: "First edition of this first English translation of a classic on the history, social impact, and medical aspects of venereal disease. Numerous annotations, hundreds of references, bibliography & indices of authors, subjects, and foreign words. Carrington's most exquisitely printed book, the typography being nothing less than astounding, employing Roman, Greek, and Hebrew alphabets. Printed with numerous decorative devices, and on the finest Dutch paper. A rare and highly esteemed Carrington item, originally issued at 5 guineas!" [Scheiner, Compendium, 1101]  Goodland 526. Rose 4027. Bullough/Elcano, Prostitution 2863. Garrison & Morton 2421 (German ed.)

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