The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nafzawi

Richard Francis Burton

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The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nafzawi is a sex manual and work of erotic literature by Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Nefzawi, translated here by Richard Francis Burton. Originally written sometime in the fifteenth century, it was compiled at the request of the ruler of Tunis, Abu Faris. The book discusses the attractive qualities men and women should have, advice on sexual technique and sexual health, and how to remedy sexual problems. It also has a section on the interpretation of dreams, and briefly describes sex among animals.

This book has 114 pages in the PDF version. This translation was originally published in 1886.

Production notes: This ebook of The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nafzawi was published by Global Grey ebooks on the 13th August 2019, and upated on the 19th March 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'In the Harem' by Frederick Arthur Bridgman.

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