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"The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind" is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales, frank and sound advice on sexual relations, and a poetic style of great literary merit. This is a book which delights in the humorous possibilities of sexual expression, and treats these in an urbane style reminiscent of Chaucer and Boccaccio. Also included in the first illustrated edition is a remarkable collection--previously unpublished--of early Mughal and other rare erotic paintings. Reproductions of exquisite tilework and friezes offer a rare glimpse of the Arabian palaces and harems that provide much of the inspiration for the original text. Over 50 full-color illustrations.

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 223.52 x 236.22 x 5.08mm | 408.23g
  • 14 Jan 2000
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Rocester
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0892814438
  • 9780892814435
  • 417,395

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"An explicit, but also consummately witty and graceful celebration of erotica."

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