The natural history of love by Hunt, Morton M.

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • Sex customs -- History.,
  • Love -- History.,
  • Man-woman relationships -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-470) and index.

Book details

StatementMorton Hunt.
LC ClassificationsHQ12 .H75 1994.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 481 p. ;
Number of Pages481
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1422927M
ISBN 100385470509
LC Control Number93033361

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