The fulll title of this book is "Untrodden fields of anthropology: observations on the esoteric manners and customs of semi-civilized peoples; being a record of thirty years experience in Asia, Africa, America and Oceania".
A leading British publisher of erotica in the late-19th and early 20th century Europe, Charles Carrington was born Paul Harry Ferdinando in Bethnal Green, London. In 1895 he moved from London to Paris where he published and sold erotic books along with works of classical literature, including the first English translation of Aristophanes' "Comedies," to lend an air of legitimacy. Carrington went blind from syphilis and spent the last years of his life in poverty after his mistress stole his valuable collection of rare books.
Untrodden fields of anthropology treads an uncomfortably blurred line between ethnographic study and exploitative voyeurism. When he is not becoming ‘intimately’ acquainted with his subject, its pseudonymous author, Dr Jacobus X offers us detailed description of such curiosities as the “Chinese hedgehog”, “masturbating ball” and “anal violin”.
See the rest of the book from the Wellcome Library. Hopefully it won’t turn you blind too.