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THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-1
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-2
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-3
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-4
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-5
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-6
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-7
DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS-8
A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS
FEMALE FRIENDSHIP
A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN
ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY
CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE
ANECDOTE OF CAESAR
POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS
LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY
ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY,THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS
THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-1
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-2
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. PREFACE
THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS-1.1
DEVIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL AIM-1.2
GENERAL STATEMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERVERSIONS-1.3
PARTIAL IMPULSES AND EROGENOUS ZONES-1.4
THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.1
THE SEXUAL AIM OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.2
THE INFANTILE SEXUAL INVESTIGATION-2.3
THE SOURCES OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.4
THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY-3
THE THEORY OF THE LIBIDO-3.1
SUMMARY-3.2
SUMMARY-3.3
INDEX-1
INDEX-2
INDEX-3

colts and puppies, would be ashamed to be caught in the nursery; and 

while no motive could prevail upon him to breed horses or hounds from an 

improper or contaminated kind, he will calmly, or rather 

inconsiderately, match himself with the most decrepid or diseased of the 

human species; thoughtless of the weaknesses and evils he is going to 

entail on posterity, and considering nothing but the acquisition of 

fortune he is by her alliance to convey to an offspring, by diseases 

rendered unable to use it. The Muscovites were formerly the only people, 

besides the Greeks, who paid a proper attention to this subject. After 

the preliminaries of a marriage were settled between the parents of a 

young couple, the bride was stripped naked, and carefully examined by a 

jury of matrons, when if they found any bodily defect they endeavored to 

cure it; but if it would admit of no remedy, the match was broke off, 

and she was considered not only as a very improper subject to breed 

from, but improper also for maintaining the affections of a husband, 

after he had discovered the imposition she had put upon him. 

 

 

SALE OF CHILDREN TO PURCHASE WIVES. 

 

In Timor, an island in the Indian Ocean, it is said, that parents sell 

their children in order to purchase more wives. In Circassia, women are 

reared and improved in beauty and every alluring art, only for the 

purpose of being sold. The prince of the Circassians demanded of the 

prince of Mingrelia an hundred slaves loaded with tapestry, an hundred 

cows, as many oxen, and the same number of horses, as the price of his 

sister. In New-Zealand, we meet with a custom which may be called 

purchasing a wife for a night, and which is proof that those must also 

be purchased who are intended for a longer duration; and what to us is a 

little supprising, this temporary wife, insisted upon being treated with 

as much deference and respect, as if she had been married for life; but 

in general, this is not the case in other countries, for the wife who is 

purchased, is always trained up in the principles of slavery; and, being 

inured to every indignity and mortification from her parents, she 

expects no better treatment from her husband. 

 

There is little difference in the condition of her who is put to sale by 

her sordid parents, and her who is disposed of in the same manner by the 

magistrates, as a part of the state's property. Besides those we have 

already mentioned in this work, the Thracians put the fairest of their 

virgins up to public sale, and the magistrates of Crete had the sole 


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