Books for Trade: : X.L’Appel de la Chair. Les éditions idéales, 25 rue du Caire.Paris (2e) s.d (circa 1934)

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. 

The following description is taken from “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”, where it can be found at page 149

editions Ideales


Title Page

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0002

X.L’Appel de la Chair. Les éditions idéa, 25 rue du Caire.Paris (2e) s.d (circa  1924), 190  pages cover photograph and 6 hors-texte , unsigned but via Studio Beiderer.

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

Dust Wrapper

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0001

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

The illustrations

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0003

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0004

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0005

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0006

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0007

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

L'Appel de la Chair Editions ideales 1934_0008

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933


Any information or questions about this title please complete a contact form

See Link

G.Maindouce,Sous La Jupe:

G.Maindouce,Sous La Jupe: Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris n.d (1933)

Maindouce, La Belle Polissonne ou le Délicieux Écart

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s