Bundling: Its Origin, Progress, & Decline in America by Henry Reed Stiles (ISBN - 9781429045582)
(USED) Very good condition
"A classic study of premarital courting behavior in early America. Originally published in 1871 and banned in Boston in 1872.
Bundling was an important part of American courting life, enjoyed by all good country maids and men and blessed by honest folk. During the nineteenth century, many elders clothed bundling in a licentious mantle, and a dark veil was drawn over the subject. Henry Reed Stiles, no believer in the theory that objectionable portions of history should be kept in the shadows, here defrocks these misconceptions and sheds light on this lost American custom and its origins."