Ananga-ranga; (stage of the bodiless one) or, the Hindu art of love. (Ars amoris indica.) translated from the Sanskrit, and annotated by A.F.F. & B. F. R. Foster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot, Sir Richard Francis Burton.
Ananga-ranga; (stage of the bodiless one) or, the Hindu art of love. (Ars amoris indica.) translated from the Sanskrit, and annotated by A.F.F. & B. F. R.

Ananga-ranga; (stage of the bodiless one) or, the Hindu art of love. (Ars amoris indica.) translated from the Sanskrit, and annotated by A.F.F. & B. F. R.

Cosmopoli: for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only, 1885. Third reprint, 8vo, pp. xvi, 144; tables & charts, inner hinge weak, lightly toned at edges, extremities worn and soiled with spine ends chipped and spine parchment split along rear joint and badly peeling, otherwise generally good in original full vellum, beveled edges, with gilt lettering on spine. An Indian sex manual written in the 15th or 16th century by Kalyana Malla, translated into English under the editorship of Sir Richard Burton. The manual's instruction was to promote love through sexual pleasure for both husband and wife, with emphasis on harmony and fulfillment to prevent the partners from separating. Penzer 172. Item #43521

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