Max des Vignons, Betty Passionnée. Orné de quatre eaux-fortes originales de G. Smit, Librairie Artistique Paris, 1923. In original publishers illustrated cover printed in blue and red. 199 pages + four loose illustrations. General wear to covers about good.
An extremely rare title which is an early example of fetish dressing and cross dressing, stunningly illustrated by Del Giglio.
Kidrodstock, Lord Éducation anglaise, Discipline du corset, des gants, des bottines, etc., etc. (Under Kid-Government), Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ] Paris, 1908. Del Giglio, M.10 B&W photogravures, head and tail pieces. 264 pages + 3 pages of adverts. Number 684/750. Rebound lacking original covers, but otherwise complete and in very good condition.
The subtitle “Under Kid Government” can be translated as: under the rule of the kid; “kid leather” is frequently used in the 19th and early 20th century to make gloves and other accessories. The fetishism of boots and gloves of “iced kid” is common in the sadomasochistic literature of this period.
Magnificent editions of this book became rare and one of the first (in 1908) to deal with fetishism and forced cross-dressing or feminization. Superb heliogravures by Del Giglio
Bécourt 28: Sentenced by the 17th Chamber Seine Correctional Court on November 25, 1953 and then by the Paris Court of Appeal 10th Chamber on June 9, 1954. The entry wrongly indicates Kio Rostock as the author.
BNF: Arsenal 4- RN- 15111, Tolbiac RES P- Y2- 472 (unavailable: absence found).
Another flagellation title, this one a small volume sparsely illustrated , but very nicely done by Louis Malteste. A rare find this one and now just a few years short of its one hundredth birthday.
Max Daniel: La Pécheresse passionnée. Collection des Orties blanches, Paris, 1926. In-8 (22,5 x 13 cm).147 pages, Imprimerie Darantière à Dijon.Préface de Jacques d’Icy. Avec 4 hors texte par Louis Malteste, reproduits en héliogravure.
Bécourt 60: Sentenced the 17th Chamber Seine Correctional Court on November 25, 1953 and then by the Paris Court of Appeal 10th Chamber on June 9, 1954.
This Book: In original, publishers paper covers printed in red and black, original price of 40 francs on spine, general wear to edges and splitting at head and tail of spine (without loss), covers slightly grubby, contents clean and complete.
Another Carrington from the Michael Neal collection, and a marginal one for this site, as it is bawdy rather than erotic, but a marvellous volume nonetheless. It has the distinction of being in English and being profusely illustrated, Carrington’s published in English often have old plates or engravings, but unlike French editions, rarely have commissioned illustrations, this one is an exception. Like many other Carrington publications it is very hard to find. It also has the distinction of possessing my favourite Cover/Title Page and an outstanding frontispiece.
Bibliographical reference courtesy of Sheryl Straight.
I must take issue with the bibliographic description as far as the illustrators are concerned, the frontispiece and 6 colour wash illustration are by J.Wely, the majority of the in text illustrations and other page illustrations are signed or initialled by J.Wely and G.D (Georges Dola), a few of the illustrations are unsigned, but I cannot recognise them as Bayros, perhaps someone out there can put me straight on this. The book is complete and there are no missing pages.
STORIES FROM THE FOLK-LORE OF RUSSIA [ALEKSANDER N. AFANASYEV]. Done into English by the translator of The book of exposition in the science of coition, The old man young again, and other charming works ejusdem farinae. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897.13.97cm. x 21.59cm. xix + 265pp. Limited edition of 500 copies on Van Gelder. Frontispiece done in green, peach and black by J. Wely. 10 plates by Franz von Bayros + 6 plates by J. Wely.
Originally published in Geneva, c.1872 as Russikya zavetniya skazki (Russian Secret Tales) by Aleksandr N. Afanasyev. This was a supplement to Afanasyev’s Narodnye russkie skazki (Popular Russian Tales), 1855-1864. In 1883 a group of folklorists published a yearbook of erotic folklore titled Kryptádia (Secret Things), the first volume being a French translation of Afanasyev’s Russikya zavetniya skazki. Isidore Liseux also translated Afanasyev’s text into French in 1891. That edition being the text Carrington used to translate this present work into English [See Legman: The Horn Book, p.475-476].
(Kinsey: 890.37 A25 r9E 1897. British Library: Cup.804.bb.24. Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-733)
Now entering a bibliographical minefield as this publisher produced under multiple house names and was very loose with editions and publication dates. I am not going to attempt to solve the problem just offer examples that i have.
In original publishers decorated card covers printed in red and black, title page dated MCMVIII (1908). 234 numbered pages, 2 pages adverts for other titles+ 3 page list of other titles. (21 x12.5 c.cm.) In excellent condition. With Coloured frontis and in text illustrations by Charles Hirlemann and 7 full page illustrations by Del Giglio.
A return to my labour of love, which is the cataloguing of The Charles Carrington Collection, this consists of titles from my own collection and those of my good friend Michael Neal. I had promised Michael, before his untimely death last year that I would list all of the titles that I now own, and I have slowly been doing so between forays into titles that I would like to sell on. This one is from the Michael Neal Collection, and according to his provenance was formally in the Leonardt Collection. For most visitors to the site, the primary interest is in the illustrations, this title allows for a great treat because all of the many illustrations are by Martin Van Maele.
JACQUES DESCROIX. LA GYNÉCOCRATIE, Ou La Domination de la femme. Précédé d’une Étude sur le masochisme dans l’histoire et les traditions, par Laurent Tailhade. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1902.15.88cm. x 24.77. xiv + 317pp. Printed by Bouillant in a limited edition of 750 copies printed on Holland. Frontispiece + 20 illustrations and numerous in-text illustrations by Martin van Maele. Title page in red and black. This Book is rebound in luxury boards, in a slipcase, the remains of the original paper covers are preserved, there is some staining to page edges in places, but never encroaching on text or illustrations.
This is a French translation of Gynecocracy, Adventures and Psychological Experiences of Julian Robinson, published by Leonard Smithers in 1893. This present work retains the flagellation scenes from that original English edition but is expurgated of all the sexual descriptions. This work is thought to have been written by either Stanislas de Rhodes, a London lawyer or possibly by Havelock Ellis, although there is no hard evidence to support either theory. [See Mendes: 84-A]. La Gynécocratie was later published in English by Carrington in c.1912.
(Kinsey: 823.7 L158 g8F 1902. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-168. Importante Bibliotheque d’Ouvrages Erotiques, Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #256)
Bibliographical information courtesy of Sheryl Straight.