Jean Fort was a prolific producer of erotica, under a variety of imprints, his Collection des Orties Blanches (White Nettles), was specifically dedicated to sado- masochistic story lines. Fort produced a very large number of titles under this imprint, between 1920-1939, illustrated by various artists.
This is the first of a short series of listings featuring” Orties Blanches”, titles from the 1930’s which is rapidly evolving into the period of the greatest interest for me, primarily because of the style and content of the illustrations across a wide range of competing publishing houses, and also of the artists themselves and the mystery surrounding the identity of particular individuals. But more of that in later listings.
This title is rebound with original covers preserved and is illustrated with 12 engraved plates by “Davanzo”, this illustrator is of interest because in some of his illustrations there is a striking resemblance to “Wighead”, I will simply do a normal listing in this post, but if anyone is interested, see if you can pick out which of the illustrations below I think are like “Wighead”. In my next listing which should be posted in the next few days, I will do comparisons between illustrations by this artist (Davanzo), “Marilac” and “Wighead”, to the best of my knowledge the only one that can be linked to a named artist is “Marilac” (Mario Laboccetta), but was he using other pseudonyms?
This original title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.
L’Education de Cherubin
LAURIS, Liane de. — L’Éducation de Chérubin. Édition ornée de 12 eaux-fortes par Davanzo. Paris: Collection des Orties blanches, 79, rue de Vaugirard (Dijon, impr. de Darantière), 1934. In-8 (25.5 cm), 283 pp.
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