PREGNANCY AND CONTRACEPTION GUIDE.
Mauriceau, A. M. The married woman's private medical companion... New York, 1847.
Rare first edition of this detailed handbook, written under a pseudonym and issued without a publisher's name, in a discreet black binding without gilt-lettered title. "Dr. A. M. Mauriceau" was probably either Charles R. Lohman or Joseph F. Trow, husband and brother respectively of the notorious New York City abortionist, Madame Restell (i.e. Ann Lohman), who was then in prison. In addition to unusually detailed (for the time) medical information, the author offers extensive moral and medical arguments in favor of contraception; readers could purchase the requisite products at the author's office at 123 Liberty Street.