Aristotle's Masterpiece: Or the Secrets of Generation

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Modern bound copy of Aristotle's text on childbirth and rearing.

  • Aristotle (Greek).
  • Aristotle's masterpiece: or the secrets of generation display'd in all the parts thereof: containing I. The signs of barrenness. 2. The way of getting a boy or girl. 3. Of the likeness of children to parents. 4, Of the infusion of the soul into the infant. 5. Of monstrous births and the reasons thereof. 6. Of the benefit of marriage to both sexes. 7. The prejudice of unequal matches. 8. The discovery of insufficiency. 9. The cause and cure of the green-sickness. 10. A discourse of virginity. 11. How a midwife ought to be qualified. 12. Directions and caution to midwives. 13. Of the organs of generation in women. 14. The fabrick of the womb. 15. The use and action of the genitals. 16. Signs of conception, and whether of a male or female. 17. To discover false conception. 18. Instructions for women with child. 19. For preventing miscarriage. 20. For women in childhood. 21. Of ordering new-born infants; and many other very useful particulars, to which is added, A word of advice to both sexes in the act of copulation, and the pictures of several monstrous births. Very necessary for all midwives, nurses and young-married-women.
  • London: W. B., 1728. 
  • 124 pp.
  • 16mo.
  • Rebound in modern one-quarter black leather with burgundy label and gilt lettering, dark gray cloth boards.
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Philosophy, Medicine, Science and medicine


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