De la Prostitution dans la Ville de Paris
25cm x 17.5cm. xvi, 392 pages, 2 folding maps, 1 folding table. Quarter leather, marbled papered boards, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Text is in French.
Consideree sous le rapport de l’hygiene publique, de la morale et de l’administration. ‘Of Prostitution in the City of Paris’, “considered from the point of view of public hygiene, morals, and administration; supported by statistical documents drawn from the archives of the police, with maps and tables.” Authored by French physician Alexandre Parent-Duchatelet (1790-1836), an eminent hygienist who wrote numerous works on public health. This text, published post-humously, became his most famous and is regarded as a medical classic; a major work on the history of prostitution and one of the first empirical sociological surveys based upon nearly 8 eight years of research digging through police archives and conducting field interviews and surveys. This is the Second Edition to which is added an essay on his life and work by Fr. Leuret. Provenance: From the library of Gershon Legman.
Rubbing to leather and board edges. Worn bookplate to front pastedown. 19th century gift inscription. Some foxing throughout, mostly minor. Fold-out maps and table have some foxing and staining. Minor wear to edges and a small hole to the bottom margin of pages 25/6 and 27/8. Good Condition.