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1 ADE, GEORGE. The Girl Proposition: A Bunch Of He And She Fables.
R. H. Russell, New York: 1902. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
According to the author in his Preface, "The Girl Proposition involves so many kinds of Human Endeavor that it has been found inadvisable to treat the Subject exhaustively in a mere Pocket Guide. The Purpose of this Volume shall have been accomplished if Students are aroused to a keener Interest in the sprightly Topic and feel encouraged to undertake Original Research, verifying by Experiment the Conclusions herewith set down." 
Price: 47.31 USD
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2 BOLSCHE, WILHELM; BROWN, CYRIL (TRANSLATOR) Love-life In Nature: The Story Of The Evolution Of Love, 2 Volume Set.
Albert & Charles Boni, New York: 1926. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Some bumping and dimpling to the covers. 
A descriptive account of love-life in animals and men. The book itself is hard to characterize because of its peculiar qualities. It is a very long and discursive work written in a highly personal and quasi-poetical, often sentimental fashion. 
Price: 93.58 USD
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Fawcett Crest: New York, 1972. 0449200248 / 9780449200247 Thirty-Ninth Printing. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
A book about love - what it is and what it isn't. It is about you - and everybody who has ever reached out to touch the heart of another. 
Price: 3.56 USD
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4 COSBY, BILL. Love And Marriage.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1989. 0385246641 / 9780385246644 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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5 DA COSTA, SABINE JEANNIN. L'histoire Du Mariage.
Editions de la Martiniere, Paris: 1994. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Livre d'occasion. Condition: Tres bon. 
Force ou libre, d'amour ou de raison, ephemere ou durable, eclatant ou secret, princier, royal, le mariage a sa grande et sa petite histoire. Quelles sont ses origines? Depuis quand se marie-t-on en blanc? Comment Dostoievski, Sacha Guitry ou Kennedy firent-ils leur demande en mariage? Pourquois Lucrece Borgia se maria-t-elle trois fois? Comment Napoleon passa-t-il sa nuit de noces? Quelle bague de fiancailles recut la reine Victoria? Comment etait la robe de mariee de Colete? Celle de Rita Hayworth. Tour a tour decriee et revendiquee, cette honorable institution obeit, depuis l'Antiquite, a l'evolution des moeurs et a l'histoire des civilizations. Sait-on que le dot, aujourd'hui disparue, permit longtemps de differencier une union legitime d'un concubinage? On portait au Moyen-Age son alliance a la main droite, on se mariait en plein nuit sous l'Ancien Regime pour cnjurer le mauvais sort. . . Liee toujours a l'experience intime, l'histoire du mariage demeure pourtant celle des rapports entre les hommes et les femmes: sous le voile des mariees se dessine le visage de chaque societe. 
Price: 51.78 USD
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Penguin Books, Baltimore: 1964. First Edition with this translation (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
The source of the true legend of Dante's love for Beatrice. Dante pours out, in verse and prose, the whole story of his love, with its joys and concealments and sufferings, and of his despair after Betrice's death. Translated into English from the Italian by William Anderson. 
Price: 17.53 USD
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7 DELON, MICHEL (EDITOR). The Libertine: The Art Of Love In Eighteenth-century France.
Abbeville Press, New York, London, Paris: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A lavishly presented tasting menu of excerpts from eighteenth-century libertine literature, expertly paired wih delectable period artworks. Delon's anthology... display[s] the dazzling breadth and depth of the 18th-century obsession with pleasures of the flesh.Certainly "The Libertine" is as lavish — with its sumptuous illustrations of luscious Rococo nudes and other toothsome lovelies — as an 18th-century bal masqu. But Delon's analogy understates the dizzying diversity of the ball's invitees. Priapic peasants, depraved duchesses, masked miscreants, sexy sylphs, coy mistresses, foot fetishists, human sofas (!) and a surprising abundance of naughty nuns: These raunchy revelers engage in one decadent mating dance after another, tirelessly chasing "it," and gamely explaining why it matters. -- The New York Times The Libertine is the most seductive book published this year. -- Playboy "The Libertine" is the most seductive book published this year. -- Playboy Prepare to be seduced by "The Libertine", a swoon-worthy tome that celebrates the French practice of amour. A parade of frolicking lovers gorgeously reproduced. -- Newsday, 2013 holiday gift guide selection "That which both sexes then called 'love' was a kind of commerce that they entered into, often without inclination, where convenience was always preferred to sympathy, interest to pleasure, and vice to feeling." Thus did one novelist describe the spirit that pervaded the twilight years of the Ancien Rgime, the heyday of the libertine. Today this word typically evokes the excesses of a Sade or the cruel manipulations of Dangerous Liaisons, but the game of love, as the jaded French aristocracy played it, was most often characterized by a refinement of speech and manner, a taste for nuance over forthright assertion that finds its counterpart in the paintings of Fragonard and the operas of Mozart. The amours of the libertine also colored the intellectual life of the time, figuring into the great debates about natural instinct versus social institutions, and the proper limits of personal freedom. This sumptuous volume re-creates the milieu of the libertine in all its lively decadence, bringing together more than eighty brief selections from eighteenth-century French literature, grouped into eight broad themes—including tales of seduction, fantasies of exotic lands, and the discoveries of youth—and introduced by an eminent French scholar. These pieces, which encompass fiction, drama, verse, essays, and letters, are the work of nearly sixty writers, some familiar to Anglophone readers—such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, and yes, the Marquis de Sade—and some much less so; indeed, many of the selections are hitherto untranslated. Each excerpt is accompanied by splendid reproductions of period artworks, many rarely seen, by Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, and numerous others, that echo and heighten the mood of the texts. Racy, thought-provoking, and a treat for the eyes, The Libertine is the perfect gift for litterateurs, art lovers, rous, and coquettes. Michel Delon, professor of French literature at the Sorbonne, is the author of several studies of the eighteenth-century libertine. He has edited the works of Diderot and Sade for the BibliothŹque de la Pliade, as well as Routledge's Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Marilyn Yalom is a former professor of French and presently a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. In 1991 she was decorated as an Officier des Palmes Acadmiques by the French Government. She is the author of widely acclaimed books such as Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory (1993), A History of the Breast (1997), A History of the Wife (1997), and How the French Invented Love: 900 Years of Passion and Romance (2012). She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, the psychiatrist and author Irvin D. Yalom. 
Price: 142.50 USD
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8 DUBY, GEORGES. Male Moyen Age: De L'amour Et Autres Essais.
Flammarion, Paris: 1988. 2082111792 / 9782082111799 s Softcover. Livre d'occasion. Condition: Bon. Good condition. 
Que savons-nous de l'amour au Moyen Age? Peu de choses en verite, qui ne tiennent du mythe, La place faite au mariage dans l'organisation de la societe feodale par les pratiques de l'alliance et la morale aristocratique explique que l'amour courtoise soit situe hors du champ matrimonial 
Price: 23.51 USD
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Hippocrene Books, New York: 1999. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
From patriotism, familial and brotherly affection, first romances, and passion -- to loss, anguish and tragedy -- these verses express a unique American voice on the subject of love. The anthology contains over 100 inspiring love poems from 47 American poets encompassing works from colonial days to the twentieth century. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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10 EDITORS OF HIPPOCRENE BOOKS (COMPILERS); FOX, ROSEMARY (ILLUSTRATIONS). Treasury Of Wedding Poems, Quotations And Short Stories.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2002. h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This charming treasury contains over 100 classic poems, quotations and short stories from many lands -- all on the subject of weddings. Beautifully illustrated by Rosemary Fox, this collection includes the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Goethe, e. e. cummings, Ovid, George Bernard Shaw, A. A. Milne, and Par Lagerkvist among other classic and modern writers. 
Price: 17.77 USD
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11 EDITORS OF HIPPOCRENE BOOKS (COMPILERS); FOX, ROSEMARY (ILLUSTRATIONS). Treasury Of Wedding Poems, Quotations And Short Stories.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2002. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This charming treasury contains over 100 classic poems, quotations and short stories from many lands -- all on the subject of weddings. Beautifully illustrated by Rosemary Fox, this collection includes the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Goethe, e. e. cummings, Ovid, George Bernard Shaw, A. A. Milne, and Par Lagerkvist among other classic and modern writers. 
Price: 10.40 USD
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Hippocrene Books, New York: 1998. h Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Brand new book. 
From the hopeful and sentimental to the lovelorn and cynical, here are quotations on that ever inspiring subject -- LOVE. This collection contains over 500 quotations from more than 400 great writers, thinkers and personalities. These are words of wit and wisdom from all over the world (over 50 countries and languages), from antiquity to the modern age. 
Price: 19.90 USD
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13 GAYLIN, WILLARD & PERSON, ETHEL (EDITORS). Passionate Attachments: Thinking About Love.
The Free Press, New York: 1988. 0029114314 / 9780029114315 Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Brings together an unusually eminent group of thinkers from a range of disciplines to examine both the nature of love and the problems establishing and maintaining love relationships in contemporary life. Essays include: "The Nature of Passionate Love" by Milton Viederman, "Passionate Attachments in the West in Historical Perspective" by Lawrence Stone, "Four Mischievous Theories of Sex: Demonic, Divine, Casual, and Nuisance" by William F. May, "Love and the Limits of Individualism" by Willard Gaylin, "Between Conventionality and Aggression: The Boundaries of Passion" by Otto F. Kernberg, "Two Cheers for Romance" by Stanley Cavell, "The Riddle of Femininity and the Psychology of Love" by Carol Gilligan and Eve Stern, and "Passionate Attachments: The Essential but Fragile Nature of Love" by Robert Michels. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.70 USD
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14 GORNICK, VIVIAN. The End Of The Novel Of Love.
Beacon Press, Boston: 1997. 0807062235 / 9780807062234 Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Discusses the love relationships of a number of well known literary figures among others including: Diana of the Crossways, Clover Adams, Kate Chopin, Jean Rhys, Willa Cather, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Christina Stead, and Grace Paley. "Reading [Gornick] is a thrilling, invigorating, Challenging experience." - Barbara Fisher, The Boston Sunday Globe 
Price: 17.10 USD
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15 HAULTAIN, ARNOLD. Hints For Lovers.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1909. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
A whimsical Edwardian handbook of short observations, to help navigate that peculiar emotion called LOVE. 
Price: 213.75 USD
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16 HILLE, ALMUT (EDITOR). Treasury Of German Love Poems, Quotations & Proverbs: In German And English.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 1995. h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Includes selections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Hugo von Hofmannstal, Rainer Maria Rilke, Herman Hesse, and Bertolt Brecht among others. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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17 LEVINE, SUZANNE BRAUN. How We Love Now: Sex And The New Intimacy In Second Adulthood.
Viking, New York: 2011. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
The groundbreaking, funny, poignant, sometimes shocking next installment in the author's ongoing conversation with women in Second Adulthood - that rich stage of life we reach after fifty. The book draws on conversations with women all over the country, wide ranging research, and her own experience, and confirms that love is very different this time around - whether you are falling in love with your husband of many years all over again, discovering new partners, or discovering your own authentic capacity for intimacy. Includes an Index. "Because we've been punishing love and sex that aren't linked to having children, we've also downplayed the pleasures of love and sex after childbearing years are over. Suzanne Braun Levine breaks this barrier and reveals new and improved possibilities for freedom, intimacy, and pleasure throughout the rest of our lives." - Gloria Steinem 
Price: 21.47 USD
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18 LEWIS, C. S. The Four Loves.
Harcourt Brace & Company, New York: 1960. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 
In this candid, wise and warmly personal book, C. S. Lewis reflects on the four basic kinds of human love - affection, friendship, erotic love, charity. He explores the promise and the perils of love between parents and children; love men share with other men and women with other women; love shared between man and women; and the love of and for God that deepens all love. Lewis also considers the questions of sex, possessiveness, jealousy, pride, false sentimentality, good and bad manners in loving, and the need for more laughter between lovers. 
Price: 37.76 USD
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19 LEWIS, M.D., THOMAS; AMINI, M.D., FARI & LANNON, M.D., RICHARD. A General Theory Of Love.
Vintage Books, New York: 2000. 0375709223 / 9780375709227 Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
"The heart has its reasons whereof Reason knows nothing," In this fascinating account of the psychobiology of love, the authors uncover proof of Pascal's famous statement. Drawing on new scientific discoveries about the human brain, they describe the workings of our ancient, pivotal urge for intimacy, revealing that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood our brains actually link with those of the people close to us in a silent rhythm that makes up the life force of the body. Includes an Index. "An insightful look at the science of human emotions. . . . A rare example of the fusing of scientific rigor with literary eloquence." - San Francisco Examiner 
Price: 16.77 USD
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20 MANDEL, MORRIS. Secret Love Affairs.
Jonathan David Publishers, Middle Village: 1975. 0824602013 / 9780824602017 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A collection of the life-stories of world renowned celebrities - Lillie Langry, Voltaire, Wallis Simpson, William Randolph Hearst, George Washingon, Warren G. Harding, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Frederic Chopin, George Sand, Vincent Van Gogh, Sarah Bernhardt, Rasputin, Isadora Duncan, Mary Queen of Scots). 
Price: 16.29 USD
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