Kennett Square PA: I D Johnson, 1889.
Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14011
Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, front free endpaper REMOVED with front hinge started, rear hinge starting, light tone, small page tears, wear. Still serviceable hardcover with solid text block. ; Self-published by well-regarded Kennett Square homeopathic doctor, who had also been active in the Underground Railroad. "Suffice it to say that the subjects brought forth are of paramount importance, not only to parents, but to all classes of society, and especially to the youth, who, through ignorance of the information it imparts, are making wrecks of themselves, physically and mentally. It discusses the marital relations, points out the sin of sexual excesses, exposes the most common vices of youth, and warns the offender of his impending doom. ... The chief object, therefore, in preparing this work has been to give the reader some plain facts respecting the primary cause of disease and premature death, especially of the offspring." - To The Reader. ; Ex-Library; 224 pages.