London: An early manual on sex and pregnancy attributed to Aristotle is expected to be auctioned off for 400 pounds this month, in Edinburgh, on January 16.
Aristotle's 'Compleat Master-Piece' had first appeared around 1680 and was barred from sale in the UK for more than 200 years, the Mirror reported.
The book provided information about pregnancy and sex to amateur midwives and young married couples.
The hugely popular manual was banned in the mid-18th century in the UK and remained a forbidden text until the prohibition on it was lifted in the 1960s.
The book attributed to Aristotle has little, if any, of his work in the text and nothing is known about the actual author of the manual.
The edition being auctioned at Lyon and Turnbull is believed to have been published around 1766.