Books for Trade: Xavier D’Estanges; Vice Secret chez les Femmes Éditions Georges Du Cayla s.d 1935

Listed  because the publisher sits within the group, of Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, et al, and this one actually fits within the flagellation theme, although I must admit to being completely mystified by some of the photographs, for instance the woman apparently purchasing lingerie?.


This copy is tightly rebound into a very nice binding and therefore there is an unavoidable curve on the leading edge of the images, there is no way that I can present these images flat, so my apologies for that, but I hope you enjoy them anyway. Unless something truly spectacular turns up this is likely to be my last photographic item, but I will continue listing my illustrated and non-illustrated books.


Yet again I am indebted to Christophe Bier and   ” Les Editions du Couvre-Feu”, editions Astarte, 2013, where the following bibliographic entry can be found at page 147.

Vice Secret Georges Du Cayla 1935


Vice Secret chez les Femmes

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Xavier D’Estanges; Vice Secret chez les Femmes, Editions Georges du Cayla- Paris s.d. (1935) rebound original cover preserved, 151 pages, 4 photgraphs hors-texte from Studio Beiderer, + 4 pages of catalogue items. Printed by Imprimerie de L’ Horloge,Passage du Caire Paris.


Front Cover

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Advertisement and half title

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The Illustrations

sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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sous la jupe Les Editions du Couvre-Feu 1933

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Vice Secret Georges Du Cayla 1935_0011

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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

L'Education de Cherubin Davanzo Orties Blanches 1934_0013


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

Crueles Frenezies Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0007


Marilac 1936

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Wighead 1935

Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Wighead 1935


Marilac 1936

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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: Cleric; Les Plus Belles Poses de l’Amour. Editions Georges Du Cayla s.d 1936-1938

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A very brief listing, purchased on a whim , because the publisher sits within the group, of Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, et al, something of a disappointment, because the book arrived sealed in a plastic bag, the type of item I recall seeing displayed by some Bouquinistes on the banks of the Seine many years ago, upon opening the bag I was assailed by the smell of damp paper, but the book seems generally OK, however it is being kept in a more book friendly bag now, the disappointment comes from the total lack of “Belles Poses” as teasingly promised on the cover, the blank pages are there but the images long gone, however the cover image is charming, the book was cheap and the entire enterprise is rescued by a single  sheet of advertising  that was folded inside, for me worth the price of the book on its own.


Les Plus Belles Poses de l’Amour

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Cleric; Editions Georges du Cayla- Paris s.d. (1936-1938) in original photographic cover, (lacking the illustrations) 120 pages, printed by Impressions Modernes , 37 Bd. de Strasbourg, Paris, Telephone Provence 19-05


A single page folded advert found in the above book.

Les Plus Belles Poses de l'Amour _0003


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Prospectus/sales Pamphlet. Au-Dela des Portes . Charles Carrington , Paris 1903

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

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0006

 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

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0005

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0007

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0008

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0009

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0010

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0011

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

A Genoux Esclave Les Editions du Couvre-Feu Wighead_0020

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0016


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J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses

J.Van Styk. L’Infernale Dominatrice. Le

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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

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, it was impossible to scan the book, because the stress would have broken it.


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

Epouvantes Voluptueuses Wighead 1935_0003


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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DU LOUP, ARMAND – La Volupté du Fouet

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris

Books For Trade: J.Van Styk. L’Infernale Dominatrice. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 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.


This title has a peculiarity in that it appears to have a possible second state pasted on cover illustration, it covers the original illustration, which shows the bare breasted dominatrix, and may have been placed there by the publisher. The new cover illustration is pasted on at the 4 corners, but the original is clearly visible and intact underneath. Both illustrations are very nice so I have provided an alternative of the original for your information.


L’Infernale Dominatrice

L'Infirnale Dominatrice glued on Cover

Original Cover

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Original Cover

This Copy: Rebound in blue quarter leather, on marbled boards, with author and title in gilt on spine. Original Cover preserved (see note above), 158 p.p. with cover and 12 unsigned illustrations hors-texte, in black. Imprimerie speciale du Jardin d’Eros, 259 Fauborg St-Martin, Paris


Title Page

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0002


The Illustrations

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0003

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0004

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0005

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0006

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0007

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0008

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0009

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0010

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0011

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0012

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0013

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0017

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0014

L'Infirnale Dominatrice Le Jardin D'Eros 1935_0016


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