And rather a lovely surprise, An English first edition flagellation novel, with illustrations, and a great rarity. This one is for sale, but will take some hard bargaining to free it from my book prison.
Guénolé, Pierre: A Strange Passion: Flagellation as Practised at the Present Day Studies, Documentary Evidence, Anecdotes.London and Paris Office Central de Librairie 49 rue de Seine MCMXIV (1914). Translated into English from the Original French Edition. In original publishers brown card covers printed in black with decorative border and duelling cherubs motif. Spine printed in black with original price (Prix 15 Shellings), presumably a wartime joke? ( see images),back cover with small dancer medallion motif. 203 pages (uncut) including six page catalogue + 1 page index for location of illustrations. (19 x 12 cm).
Originally published as: Guénolé, Pierre L’Étrange passion. La Flagellation dans les moeurs d’aujourd’hui. Études et documents. Office Central de Librairie 1904.
Accompanied by a folded glossy sheet, with colour frontispiece, containing the six illustrations listed in the index, 4 in monochrome, and 2 in colour. Frontis and 4 illustrations signed James Barclay, 2 unsigned, but clearly by the same artist. Very light wear and creasing to covers, contents complete and in very good condition, excepting some clumsy separating of the catalogue pages at the end of the book.
Artist James Barclay possible pseudonym Gaston Smit
Guénolé, Pierre L’Étrange passion
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