This house we stayed at in Maine was owned for 70-some years by the same WASPy family. Seriously WASPy. Based on a few names I found in some of the old books that the new owners kept I was able to construct quite a family tree for the original owners. We are talking Park Avenue mansion and the Mayflower.
Well one of those WASPs had a predilection for books that straddle the line between academic and prurient.
This reminds me of the storage room I visited of a professor on campus who taught a class on Sexual Tendencies and Orgies.