This is a significant departure from my usual illustrated titles, being a photographic title, this has come about because of my recent interest in a book published by éditions Astarté in 2013, entitled “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”, which is a wonderfully illustrated bibliography of that imprint and others associated with it. Along with magnificent works illustrated by “Wighead”, and titles by the master of the bizarre “Jim Galding”, there are a range of fascinating titles mainly on the themes of flagellation and domination, and oddities like this title that are more peep-show than porn.
The brain behind the bibliographical content of “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”, is Christophe Bier, who I also believe to be the originator of much of the material used to illustrate book.
I must admit to a degree of confusion over exactly which edition this is although it appears to conform to the second description below, taken from: “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”,éditions Astarté , 2013; page 156-
Additional information can be found at BiblioCuriosa, which notes the error on the dust wrapper and cover of the book which as in this copy has the word “sujestives”, replaced in subsequent editions by “suggestives”.
I am also unclear as to whether the photographs referenced in the 1933 edition as being by Roger Schall and BrassaÏ, are included in this edition, or if not who the photographer(s) were?
PLEASE NOTE: THE IMAGES ARE AS THEY APPEAR IN THE BOOK, MANY ARE POSTAGE STAMP SIZED
Sous La Jupe
G Maindouce. Sous La Jupe. illustré, Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy Paris (2e) n.d. (1936?). Nombrueses illustrations sujestives. 116 pages including photographic plates on glossy paper. Single page advertisement for “Les Yeux Indescrets, as Vient de Paraitre (Just been Published)
Spine and back cover
Frontis and half title
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