Bryk, Felix; Mayne R. Sexton, trans. Voodoo-Eros: Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines. New York: Syd Schuldiner/Privately Printed, 1933, number 262 of a limited edition of 495 copies “sold only by subscription to physicians and adult students of sexology and anthropology." Hardcover, 15.5cm by 23cm, 256 pp., illus. Tan cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and gilt design on the front cover depicting an aboriginal couple. Signed by the translator (originally published in German) on the limitation page. Wear to the head and tail of the spine and front hinge (which has been professionally reinforced by a binder), rear interior hinge just starting to crack, name in pen on the ffep. Includes sections on clothing and ornament, decorations of the body, hygiene, circumcision, menstruation and pregnancy, infidelity, pedasasty, sodomy (“If even homosexual love is so strongly condemned and whenever possible, punished, among the blacks, the revolted sense of decency of these people who are fundamentally so normal in their sexual life is repelled especially by sodomitic acts, which are punished draconically.”), and “White-Black Bastardy” (“The question of the sexual relations of whites to blacks is one of the most vital in all colonial politics because above all it bears on the physical as well as the mental weal of the white colonists – that of the blacks does not matter at all anyway – but it was not discussed openly before for hypocritical reason…” First Edition.
Title: Voodoo-Eros: Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines
Edition: Limited ed
Publisher: New York, Syd Schuldiner/Privately Printed: 1933
Book Condition: Very Good
Seller ID: 1165