Hardcover. New York: Boni & Liveright Publ., 1927, 1st edition. Two fat 8vos, 375pp & 340pp respectively. "A New Edition Revised and Greatly Enlarged by Theodore Besterman". Both volumes are roughtcut, clean and tight with minor shelf wear, minor bumping to tips and heads and tails of spines. Cover titles are quite faded. Price is for set. Very Good. Item #14664
Vol. I: The taboo imposed, sexual taboos, human relations, commensal relations, sexual relations, theory of union, breaking of taboos, and theory of change and exchange. Vol II: Confirmation and engagement (puberty, etc.), marriage and its ceremonies, husband, wife, and mother-in-law, parents and child, and the marriage system. Some of the taboos described are unbelievable - how a woman can be killed if she walks into her husband's dining room? Come on!