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What do you get when you combine the classic, almost 2,000-year-old Indian treatise on the art of love with the most up-to-date paper-engineering techniques? The Pop-Up Kama Sutra!

This lively distillation of the world’s most famous sex guide features choice excerpts from the original text, translated in 1883 by the renowned explorer Sir Richard Burton, and is illustrated with vintage color plates from India. Best of all, six incredible pop-ups present the Kama Sutra’s most interesting, instructive, and wildly acrobatic positions in three dimensions.

Believe it or not, I tripped across this while researching editions of Pliny’s Natural History. I have no idea what they have in common, or why Amazon told me that if I was interested in Pliny, I’d also be interested in this.

The reviews pan it, by the way.

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