Books for Trade: Van Rod, Aimé: Les Humiliations de Miss Madge; Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ].Paris 1912.

 

A very long time since I listed one of these, and I had thought that I had listed this one, but I cannot locate it on the blog, so here it is now. A flagellation novel from 1912, decorated with a cover by Del Giglio and period illustrations by C. Helsey. A bit battered and worn but complete.


Cover

 


Title Page

Van Rod, Aimé: Les Humiliations de Miss Madge; Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ].Paris 1912. pp 192, Printer : Saint-Denis, Imprimerie H. Bouillant, 47, boulevard de Chateaudun. Illustrated cover,M Del Giglio, .  8 B&W illustrations,  C., Helsey,


Illustrations


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Le Humiliations de Miss Madge

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Books For Trade: Grégor Yvan. :LA PRINCESSE SONIA, ses bottes, son esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu . 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1932]

Books for Trade: Jim Galding: Unter dem Hintern einer Frau Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of “Sous la Croupe Feminine” (1936)

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This is an unusually late edition for me, undated, but close to 1980, judging by other titles issued by this press. This title and its illustrations are exceedingly rare, in the original French edition, published in 1936 by Éditions Curio. I did not know that this edition existed but stumbled across it. The original illustrations were in colour and from the appearance of the ones in this edition they were taken from the colour plates , I have played with the exposure of my scans and they are an improvement over the ones in the book.


Listed here for your enjoyment with the cover illustration in colour and 6 full page illustrations in monochrome, all by the incomparable Wighead. The author Jim Galding remains unidentified.


This original title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


Jim Galding: Unter dem Hintern einer Frau

.Jim Galding: Unter dem Hintern einer Frau: Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of “Sous la Croupe Feminine” (1936)

The Illustrations

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

See also Link

STYKA, J., [pseud.} – Cruelles Frénésies

Books for Trade: Jim Galding: Reitpeitschen un Küsse (Die Orgie der Dominas) Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of L’Orgie Dominatrice (1934)

For further information about the imprint see Link:

Bibliocuriosa Jim Galding


Books for Trade: Diana Slip, Lingeries Libertines, No 1 September 1933. 9 Rue Richepanse Paris

Having stated quite clearly in my past post that I would be henceforth focusing on my Paris Olympia Press collection, unless of course something really interesting comes along, well something did!

This took an age to scan in but it was a pleasure, this extremely rare and rather lovely lingerie catalogue, is the first in Lingeries Libertines series, although I have no idea how many were actually produced. In part this item interests me because of the association, with the Vidal publishing and fashion empire, and in particular connections to editions Couvre-Feu et al. But although I have no idea which images belong to which photographer I know some are Brassai, and therefore there is a link to my Paris Olympia Press collection as Henry Millers ” Quiet days in Clichy” which, although published in 1956, is illustrated with Brassai photographs from the 1930’s.

Before I forget to mention this is an actual magazine in my collection, and it is available for trade against my ever-diminishing Paris Olympia Press wants, so find me some items that can be located under my Books Wanted listings and you could own the real thing.

So here for your enjoyment are the entire contents of this beautiful photographic memoir of the decadent  1930’s, “The Golden Age of Erotica”



See Also

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

Books for Trade: Maindouce, La Belle Polissonne ou le Délicieux Écart : Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris (2e) n.d (1934)

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

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0015

CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE ON my eBay.

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Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


A rare fragile and altogether beautiful item, in original covers with exquisite illustrations by Wighead. I have done my best with the photographs, and my apologies for any deficiencies.


Épouvantes Voluptueuses

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 J.Van Styk. :Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935] In Original paper wraps with cover illustration in colour by Wighead, frontispiece and 8 illustrations hors-texte in black by Wighead on papier couche. 191 p.p. Printed by . Imprimerie nouvelle 121, rue de Monument,Champigny -sur-Marne.


Title Page

Epouvantes Voluptueuses Wighead 1935


Spine

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The Illustrations

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Epouvantes Voluptueuses Wighead 1935_0002

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0016


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See also Links:

DU LOUP, ARMAND – La Volupté du Fouet

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris

Books For Trade: Jim Galding. Au Royaume du Fouet ou les Maitresses Impitoyables; Les Éditions du Chevet. 31 rue du Caire Paris. s.d. [1937]

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0015

This title is an example of a rare book in poor condition, looking at it now I wonder why I purchased it. I have to console myself with the fact that is rare, and although the illustrations are poor, and one is damaged, they are amusing and unusual.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


The description below is by Christophe Bier, from the marvellous “Les Éditions du Couvre-Feu”, published by editions Astarte in 2013, where it can be found on page 139

Au Royaume du Fouet


 Au Royaume du Fouet 

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Jim Galding. Au Royaume du Fouet ou les Maitresses Impitoyables; Les Éditions du Chevet. 31 rue du Caire Paris. s.d. [1937], 208 p.p. with 10 illustration hors-texte, by “Hageby”.


Cover

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The Illustrations

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Au Royaume du Fouet_0009

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Au Royaume du Fouet_0010

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Au Royaume du Fouet_0011

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Au Royaume du Fouet_0012

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

Au Royaume du Fouet_0013

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0016


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


See also Links:

J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses

J.Van Styk. L’Infernale Dominatrice. 

Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave.

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris

 

Books For Trade: Grégor Yvan. :LA PRINCESSE SONIA, ses bottes, son esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu . 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1932]

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0015

La Princess Sonja Editions du Couvre-Feu_0006

Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


Another exceedingly rare title, which as you can see from the cover images is very fragile. Christophe Bier, notes in his bibliographical study (referenced below), that the illustrations in this title, by “Kurtys” are imitative of “Carlo”, and not that well done, I quite like them, but they do pale into insignificance compare against “Wighead” and E. Klem”.

The description below is by Christophe Bier, from the marvellous “Les Éditions du Couvre-Feu”, published by editions Astarte in 2013, where it can be found on page 145

La Princess Sonja Editions du Couvre-Feu


LA PRINCESSE SONIA

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 Grégor Yvan. :LA PRINCESSE SONIA, ses bottes, son esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu . 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1932] In Original paper wraps, 327 pages, with cover and 30 illustrations hors-texte by Kurtys, ( The First Title by Les Éditions du  Couvre-Feu). Imprimerie S Ragoneaux, 33 rue Pixérécourt. Paris. Prosecuted in 1950 and 1953.


Cover

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Spine

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The Illustrations

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0016

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See also Links:

J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses

J.Van Styk. L’Infernale Dominatrice. Le

Van Rowel, Désiré, Le Château des cuisants souvenirs:

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris

Artist Comparison: Marilac (Mario Laboccetta) illustrations for Mlle Cinglade. Editions Prima. 1936

In my recent post regarding the Search for “Wighead”, I posted images from various books in my collection, but made reference to one that is not, but for which I have copies of the illustrations.

By popular demand (actually only Camillemm), I am posting the full set of images from “Mademoiselle Cinglade” written by Andre Vergereau, published by Editions Prima in 1936. I am indebted to Christophe Bier for copies of the illustrations.

Unfortunately they are low resolution, and I have done my best to enhance them, but they are still very striking (no pun intended), you can now make a fair comparison to all the other “wighead” and “Davanzo”, illustrations on my site.


Mademoiselle Cinglade

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Links to The Search for Wighead.

The Search for Wighead, a comparison of artists and publishers.

 

The Search for Wighead, a comparison of artists and publishers.

I seem to have become somewhat obsessed by the uncovering of the identity of the artist known by the pseudonym “Wighead”, so if anyone already has the answer, please put me out of my misery and tell me who they are.

In the mean time, I have already started to explore the possible link between” Wighead”  and  “Marilac”, who I referenced in a previous post which included a communication with Chrispophe Bier, who is of the view that the two artist are one and the same i.e. Mario Laboccetta.

Link: Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave.

Having explored further I have located a third candidate, another apparently concealed identity under the name “Davanzo”, who for me is now a favourite suspect for “Wighead”,  as Davanzo appears to arrive on the scene illustrating for Orties Blanches at the same time that illustrations appear by “Wighead” for Les editions du Couvre-Feu. I am unsure why a different name would be required, other than the fact that they were titles issued by competing publishers. It could of course be that they were two separate identities with one copying the other. I know beyond doubt that “L’Éducation de Chérubin” was printed by L’Imprimerie Darientiere in January 1934, from the printers colophon at the back of the book.

All three artists illustrated more conventional works using these same pseudonyms, Davanzo appears to have been the first of the three to illustrate flagellation themed novels, “L’Éducation de Chérubin” and “Iréne et son Esclave” both for Orties Blanches both dated 1934, (I now know that “Iréne et son Esclave” , was actually first printed in December 1933,and reissued in 1934) Most of his mainstream work was for Nillson and Gründ, as was the other work of both both Wighead and Marilac

Wighead illustrated several titles for Les editions du Couvre -Feu and Le  Jardin d’Eros between 1934 and 1938, although really difficult to date the earliest of these appears to be “L’Orgie Dominatrice” with an estimated date of 1934.

Marilac appears to have illustrated only two flagellation  books, both for Editions Prima , the cover only of “L’ Amour Fouette” (1930?) and all the illustrations for “Mademoiselle Cinglade”(1936), I am not confident of the date for “l’ Amour Fouette” as this coincided with the same title being published by  Editions Montmartre, apparently illustrated by “A Sauvage”, I have not had sight of this book.


So this is an attempt to start some discussion about these illustrators and publishers, there may well be other titles that I am unaware of, and I would be pleased to have any information that anyone can offer. But for the moment and hopefully to stimulate some interest I have selected below some illustrations which are chosen to show similarities in style between the three artists. I am limited in my ability to do this by the titles I have, I am fairly well off for” Wighead”, and although my illustrations for “L’Orgie Dominatrice” are from the German reprint they are the same illustrations. For “Davanzo” I have only  “L’Éducation de Chérubin” altough a copy of “Irene et son Esclave” is on its way. And for Marilac I have “l’Amour Foutte”, but as he only illustrated the cover of that, I have relied on the kindness of Christope Bier, who has provided copies of the illustrations for “Mademoiselle Cinglade”.


Below are sample images and links to other posts that have all the illustrations, your views and opinions are encouraged. so tell me what you think.


Marilac (1930?)

L'Amour Fouette Prima 1930


Davanzo 1934

L'Education de Cherubin Davanzo Orties Blanches 1934_0005


Wighead (1934?)

Jim Galding: Reitpeitschen un Küsse (Die Orgie der Dominas) Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of L'Orgie Dominatrice (1934)


Davanzo 1934

L'Education de Cherubin Davanzo Orties Blanches 1934_0011


Wighead (1934?)

Jim Galding: Reitpeitschen un Küsse (Die Orgie der Dominas) Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of L'Orgie Dominatrice (1934)


Davanzo 1934

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Wighead (1934?)

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The above are designed to give example to various comparative factors, from the poses, the faces and the odd placement of partial bodies, I hope you get the idea, you can continue to compare the two titles by following the links.

Liane de Lauris: L’Education Cherubin

Jim Galding: Reitpeitschen un Küsse (Die Orgie der Dominas) Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of L’Orgie Dominatrice (1934)


Now to move on to some possible comparisons between, Marilac,   (Mario Laboccetta) and Wighead. As i do not own a copy of “Mademoiselle Cinglade”  I have never posted the illustrations, and I am reliant here on the illustrations provided by Christophe Bier, and will post a selection of them for the purpose of comparison.

Marilac 1936

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Wighead 1938

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Marilac 1936

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Wighead 1935

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935


Marilac 1936

Mlle Cinglade_0006


Wighead 1935

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935


Marilac 1936

Mlle Cinglade_0001


Wighead 1935

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935


It may be that there are other titles illustrated by Marilac that offer a better comparison. If you think there are please copy to me and I will continue to make comparisons.

See Links

Mlle Cinglade. Editions Prima. 1936

Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave.

J. Van Styk; Les Cruelles Frénésies de Van den Rook

J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses.

Books For Trade: Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu. 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0015

Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


A rare fragile and altogether beautiful item, in original covers with exquisite illustrations by Wighead. I scanned the images with some reluctance, because I know they have been scanned before , and they will have to do as they are.

The description below is by Christophe Bier, from the marvellous “Les Éditions du Couvre-Feu”, published by editions Astarte in 2013, where it can be found on page 138

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead

If anyone has a copy of the English edition published as “On Your Knees Slave”, by éditions d’Antin in 1937, please contact me.


I  have previously raised the question about the identity of Wighead, and in a recent e-mail communication with Christophe Bier we appear to be in agreement on a possible candidate for the Artist hiding their head behind the wig, I reproduce the text with Christophe’s blessing.

Dear Steve,
 
I agree with you. Before « Les éditions du Couvre-Feu » was published, I had made this observation; Wighead = Laboccetta. I had spoken about this to Alexandre who also agreed. I had written a complementary paragraph with a note, but unfortunately this was not published in the definitive version. Alexandre had taken my first version of the text and I didn’t notice that !
See below my complete text, but in French. I mention some illustrated books by Laboccetta (Baudelaire and Poe) and explained his women seemed to be the same as the dominatrix from « Sous la croupe féminine ». What I also noticed is the fact that Laboccetta and « Wighead » worked for the same publishers (Gründ and Nilsson).
For me the wonderful « Mademoiselle Cinglade » (Prima) written by André Vergereau and ilustrated by Marilac seemed to be also Wighead.
Take all these informations for your site of course.
C.
 
My french text (in red: what was forgotten !):
Il dessinait dans les revues de charme du groupe Vidal et son nom apparaît aussi, au cours de la décennie, chez Nilsson, Gründ et Fernand Nathan, illustrant des classiques de la littérature comme Paul et Virginie de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Émaux et Camées de Théophile Gautier, Le Songe d’une nuit d’été de Shakespeare. L’artiste est doué, varie les procédés. La délicate finesse de son trait, à l’encre de chine, émerveille les pages d’À genoux esclave. Son travail sur le rendu des corsets et des cuissardes, avec leurs miroitants reflets est prodigieux dansÉpouvantes voluptueuses où la carnation des peaux est proche d’une photographie noir et blanc. Comme Carlo, Wighead a surpassé les textes, matérialisant quelques idées folles (un balancier hérissé de longues pointes d’acier, un fauteuil humain), privilégiant les croupes charnues et choisissant des situations d’humiliation dans lesquelles il prend un soin extrême à opposer l’effroi, la douleur ou l’abattement de la victime à la joie ou l’insouciance des dominants. Sa technique se fond avec celle d’un « autre » illustrateur contemporain : Mario Laboccetta, signant de son patronyme des hors-texte à l’aquarelle pour Gründ et Nilsson (Les Paradis artificielsde Baudelaire, Aventures d’Arthur Gordon Pym d’Edgar Poe, Contes d’Hoffmann, Œuvres choisies de Gérard de Nerval). Par le modelé des épaules, la bouche et les yeux fardés, les femmes des Fleurs du Mal par Laboccetta (éditions Nilsson, 1933, réimpression à la Librairie Gründ en 1939) ressemblent aux dominatrices de Sous la croupe féminine par Wighead. L’énigme Wighead (1) serait-elle donc levée ?
 
(1) Laboccetta a illustré un classique de la littérature de flagellation, Mademoiselle Cinglade, d’André Vergereau, aux Editions Prima, en prenant le pseudonyme transparent de « Marilac », avec lequel il signe aussi la couverture de L’Amour fouetté de Gaston Vincennes, chez le même éditeur.

I am interested in any other views on this question, I await the delivery of another title, with yet another “hidden artist”, whose images bear some striking similarities to “Wighead”, but as they too use a pseudonym, it may be they turn out to be Laboccetta as well.
Please feel free to join the debate


A Genoux Esclave

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 Jim Galding. :A Genoux Esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu . 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935] In Original paper wraps, 272 pages, with a frontispiece and 14 illustrations hors-texte by Wighead, numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Imprimerie des editions du Couvre-Feu 17 rue Casagnary, Paris.


Cover

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0003


Spine

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0004


The Illustrations

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

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Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


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A rare fragile and altogether beautiful item, in original covers with exquisite illustrations by Wighead. I have done my best with the photographs, and my apologies for any deficiencies, it was impossible to scan the book, because the stress would have broken it.


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 J.Van Styk. :Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935] In Original paper wraps with cover illustration in colour by Wighead, frontispiece and 8 illustrations hors-texte in black by Wighead on papier couche. 191 p.p. Printed by . Imprimerie nouvelle 121, rue de Monument,Champigny -sur-Marne.


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