Books for Trade: Professeur Alexander, Max, Satyres et Flagellants, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, Paris, 1909. illustrations by G.Topfer.

Rather a good find this one and quite a surprise, though far from being an expert on flagellation novels, as evidenced by this blog a significant number of them have passed through my hands and been recorded on this site. I cannot ever remember seeing any depiction of pubic hair in any of these books and most definitely not a depiction of a vagina. This little volume has both. These images are of course commonplace in clandestine erotica, but not so in flagellation novels which were not illegal or subject to prosecution when originally published, although large  numbers were prosecuted in the 1950’s for unknown reasons.

I have difficulty finding other complete copies to reference, Bibliocuriosa (link at the base of this listing ) reference the illustrator of this edition as Leon Roze, but as they do not appear to have the illustrations they cannot have seen that they are clearly signed G.Topfer. I have previously had to apologise for difficulty in scanning images in rebound books and must do so again for this title, it is simply not possible to get the image flat to the scanner in a tightly bound book,but I have done my best.


cover


Title Page

Professeur Alexander, Max, Satyres et Flagellants, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, Paris, 1909. illustrations by G.Topfer. Rebound in quarter blue leather on marbled boards. Title in gilt on spine with 5 raised bands inter-spaced with gilt fleurons, date 1909 at base of spine.Original colour cover bound in at the back of the book, Monochrome frontispiece and 12 full page illustrations by G Topfer, decorated with chapter headings and endings,  223 pp, 20.5 x 13 cm. Very good condition.

The illustrations

Frontis

 



http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Satyres_et_Flagellants

See also

Books for Trade: Max des Vignons, Croisière Voluptueuse, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies,1934

Books For Trade: J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

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