# 24517

BERRY, Joseph, Rev. (1847-1907)

Private lecture to young men upon an avoided but important subject.

$330.00 AUD

/​ by Rev. J. Berry. Wellington, N.Z. : S. &​ W. Mackay, 1888. Duodecimo (115 x 90 mm), original lower wrapper printed on green paper with advertisements for booksellers Edwards & Co. and S. & W. Mackay (lacking upper wrapper), stapled, title page with a few edge tears and foxing, 31 pp; occasional spotting, else internally clean; a fragile copy of an ephemeral publication.

‘The following lecture was delivered on a recent Sunday evening, after the ordinary service … to about 1000 young men and youths.’ (Preface).

Scarce late nineteenth century religious pamphlet on the sins of male masturbation, written by New Zealand Methodist minister Joseph Berry.

OCLC locates only 2 copies (SLNSW; Alexander Turnbull Library).