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.
This edition appears to comply with the description as given below except that my copy has a frontispiece and 16 illustrations as opposed to the 14 noted in the entry taken from: “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”,éditions Astarté , 2013; page 149-
No photographers appear to be credited in the book, but it seems likely that some of the more exotic lingerie images may originate with “Diana Slip” Lingerie Catalogues, so there is a possibility that some images may be by Brassai
La Belle Polissonne
Maindouce. La Belle Polissone, ou Le Délicieux Écart. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy Paris (2e) n.d. (1934). 121 pages, with cover photograph in colour, and a frontispiece and 16 full page photographs in monochrome on glossy paper.
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