The Perfumed Garden
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The Perfumed Garden

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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 Also included in the first illustrated edition is a remarkable collection--previously unpublished--of early Mughal and other rare erotic paintings.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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 223.52 x 236.22 x 5.08mm | 408.23g
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Rocester, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0892814438
  • 9780892814435
  • 504,949

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"The Park Street Press edition is the first illustrated reproduction of Burton's original translation.?Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it. The Victorians did, even if they claimed they didn't. You won't be disappointed."show more

About Umar ibn Muohammad Nafzaawai

Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon).show more

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