Following my tradition of seeking out books that are complete but affordable, i have happened upon this lovely little book, and as disheveled as it is, it is a wonderful find, as I cannot locate another anywhere with all of the illustrations. The process of listing such a book is something of a delicate exercise as it is very fragile, you may have seen in other listings of mine that I comment that a book will be unlikely to survive another scanning session, this particular title meets that criteria. The quality of paper in these titles produced around 1920, is very poor, and the decorations can be blurred, and the hors-texte images faint. I have scanned the images in as best as my technology allows, and I have altered the exposure of the full page illustrations, which has brought them to life. I hope you enjoy them.
Max des Vignons, Miss Dean, Librairie Artistique, Paris,v. 1920?
In original paper covers with colour illustrated cover, initialled M. Detail on spine- author, title, price 12fr 50, Librairie Artistique – Edition Parisienne Reunies, Blvd Magenta Paris. 224 +1 pp (20.5 x 12.5 cm). Decorated with head and tail pieces and vignettes, and 8 full page illustrations on glossy paper that appear to be signed M.K.Sc
Notes In this Preface, the publisher mentions his desire to publish a book on flogging “without hurting the most elementary morality”, and presents the novel as a kind of warning about dangers of this practice! “Flogging has always existed and, in spite of us, will have long followers, but if we reduce the number in the future, we will be satisfied.”
Reference / Reference : Bécourt 52: Sentenced by the Criminal Court of the Seine 10th Chamber 2 December 1951 then by the Court of Appeal of Paris 10th Chamber 27 October 1953; convicted by the Criminal Court of the Seine 17th Chamber on 25 November 1953 and by the Court of Appeal of Paris 10th Chamber on 9 June 1954; convicted by the Criminal Court of the Seine 17th Chamber on October 14, 1953 and by the Criminal Court of the Seine 17th Chamber on May 14, 1954.
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