London: (S.n.), 1888. Hardcover. Octavo. 90 pages. Very good. Bound in tan paper over bevelled boards. Spine and upper board titled an ruled in red. Rubs to extremities and upper joint, shallow bumps to spine ends.
The Preface contends that the goal of this work, taken largely from the "very rare work of the Abbe Boileau," is to record for posterity these strange practices that would otherwise not be believed to have been at one time in common practice in the world.