How a Woman May Conceive Without Sexual Intercourse ~ Haldeman-Julius B-773 ~ Sexology Spoof from 1750 addressed to the Royal Society


Title: How a Woman May Conceive Without Sexual Intercourse, Lucina sine Concubitu: A Letter Humbly Addressed to the Royal Society, London, 1750

Author: Abraham Johnson [Rev. H. Coventry. Sir John Hill]

Description: Staple-bound in thin card covers (green with black lettering). Light toning along spine. Interior is clean and unmarked. pp. 18, plus [6] publisher's advertising. 8.4 x 5.25 inches.

A witty spoof, wherein the author purports to find a method of ''insemination,'' one that proves the possibility of the honor and innocence of girls and women who are found pregnant. He reports that he has devised an instrument that will capture the spermata (which of course is found floating in the air and, when revealed under a microscope, be found to be actual tiny, fully formed men and women). He goes on to note that he has administered the spermata orally to his test subject, his own chamber-maid, under the guise of medicine. Voila!

This short treatise is a reprint of a spoof letter, originally addressed to the Royal Society at London in 1750. The author was Sir John Hill, though speculated to have been Rev. H. Coventry, using the pseudonym Abraham Johnson.

This Haldeman-Julius publication includes at the end a catalog-list of Dr. D. O. Cauldwell's 80 booklets on sexology, including titles on nudism, venereal diseases, exhibitionism, cross-dressing, homosexuality, hermaphrodites, sex impulses of men, women and children, impotence, artificial insemination, promiscuity, perverted haters of sex, orgastic cripples, premature ejaculation, and much more.

Binding: Staple bound soft cover
Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Haldeman-Julius Publications
Place: Girard, Kansas
Year: 1948

Keywords: B-773, sexology, insemination, spoof,

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