One of the great classics of erotica, the Kama Sutra is renowned for its detailed advice on love and lovemaking. The present edition reproduces the famed translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton, renowned British explorer and scholar. Considered one of the best English translations of this early Indian treatise, the work’s crisp style set a new standard for translations from the Sanskrit, while the book itself offered an incomparable window onto the culture and mysticism of the East. In this complete and illustrated edition, the Kama Sutra text is accompanied with 310 illustrations in full colour and great works of art from palm leaf manuscripts, sculptures, plaques, cloth paintings and frescoes. Gathered from the museums and private collections around the world, these rare images clearly illustrate all 64 sexual positions and the erotic instructions set forth in the Kama Sutra. The result is a dazzling and sensuous reading experience through which the teachings of the Kama Sutra spring to life. Superbly presented, it is the perfect gift for all lovers of erotic art and writings.