Stiles. Bundling: its Origin, Progress and Decline in America
Stiles. Bundling: its Origin, Progress and Decline in America

Stiles. Bundling: its Origin, Progress and Decline in America

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Stiles, Henry Reed. Bundling: its Origin, Progress and Decline in America. Albany: Knickerbocker Publishing Company, 1871. First Edition. [9619]

Purple pebble cloth with bright gilt spine titles, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, 138 unmarked pp., a few pp. with offset darkening from newspaper clippings laid in, front end paper hinge cracked. Good. Hardcover.

The author researches the custom of strangers sleeping together, both in the British Isles and afterwards in the American colonies, and then examines the custom of courtship called bundling, where lovers sleep together as part of courtship, but without sexual relations. This practice was common in New England.