Joan. Henrici Meibomii De flagrorum usu in re veneria. Et lumborum, renumque officio.
by Meibom, Johann Heinrich.
Londini: No publisher/printer 24mo (10.5 cm; 4"). 78 pp.. 1770 Although the imprint information on the title-page of this "Treatise of the Use of Flogging in Venereal Affairs" says the book was printed in London, this is clearly a false imprint, as is the case with the other Latin-language editions with "Londini" on the title-page (1665, 1784). The first true London printing of Membom's work on flagellation (and treatment of lumbago) happened in 1718 in George Sewell's English-language translation. There were several subsequent editions. Meibom (15901655) was a German physician and professor of medicine at the University of Helmstedt, although because of war and unstable political situations in Germany during his life, he moved several times to take new posts. His work on the use of flagellation in love making (first published in 1639) was a multi-century best seller in Latin and, beginning in the 18th century, in English, French, and other translations. => Virtually all of the editions, whether in Latin or not, were read to death or very effectively suppressed. Of this pocket-size edition, searches of NUC, WorldCat, ESTC, COPAC, KVK, and CCPBE, locate only three copies in Britain, none in Spain, four in Germany, and => one in the U.S. Provenance: Shelf number written on verso of title-page: "Lxxviii. k. 22.
Uncut copy (but it has been opened); dust-soiling to edges and title-page as so often associated. Bound in late 20th or early 21st century in quarter red morocco with red cloth sides. => An excellent copy.
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