From the article:

“A first edition of an early English sex manual, a 17th-century work that discourses on everything from “the use and actions of the genitals” to “monstrous births, and the reasons thereof”, is going on sale this weekend….
“Books of this type were very heavily used, and most copies were read out of existence; thus the rarity of the first edition, and the incomplete aspects of nearly all surviving copies,” said Norman. “Another extraordinary aspect of this work was that it continued to be reprinted to meet popular demand for information on sex and reproduction over the centuries, even as late as the early 20th century.”…..
Although the book was not intended to be pornography, its frank takes on sex and reproduction meant that it was “seen as unfit for polite society”, according to the bookseller’s catalogue, and it was “often issued under false imprints and sold ‘under the table’”.

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