Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
with the bookplate of Leonard Charles Rudolph Messel, owner of Nymans in Sussex and father of Oliver Messel
First edition, seventh printing. Hardback with gilt titling to spine. 24 × 15.5cm, 804pp.
Not signed but this copy belonged to Leonard Charles Rudolph Messel, owner of Nymans in Sussex and father of Oliver Messel.
When first published this volume encountered a storm of condemnation and acclaim. It is, however, a milestone on the path toward a scientific approach to the understanding of human sexual behavior. Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey and his fellow researchers sought to accumulate an objective body of facts regarding sex. They employed first hand interviews to gather this data. This volume is based upon histories of approximately 5,300 males which were collected during a fifteen year period. This text describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, statistical analyses, and then examines factors and sources of sexual outlet.
The book is in very good condition, with some light bumping and rubbing. The bookplate is a little tanned and has wrinkled the page where tipped in and offset to the title page.
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