SACHER-MASOCH, Leopold von. 18487

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Autograph Sentiment Signed ‘Sacher Masoch’, in German, translating as: “Nature is not only never ugly, it is also never immoral.” 1 page 7 x 4 inches, headed writing paper, paperclip indentation, in very good clean condition, integral blank leaf. Leipzig, 24 April 1886. Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836 – 1895), Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life, and the author of Venus In Furs (1869). The term masochism is derived from his name. The term masochism was invented in 1886 by the Austrian psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing in his seminal work, Psychopathia Sexualis.