Although normally cheaply produced , titles in this series enjoy profuse illustrations and this is no exception.
Van Rod, Aimé, Asmodée, Visites fantastiques au pays du fouet. Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies. Paris 1922. Illustrated by G.Topfer
in original illustrated publishers card covers printed in red and blue. Illustrated cover, 1 frontispiece, 3 full page and many in-text illustrations in B&W, 4 color illustrations.223 pages. Certainly an obscure title and rare in original covers, a very nice copy only marred by light sporadic spotting throughout.
As mentioned elsewhere, the majority of flagellation novels avoided prosecution at the time they were published, only to become the focus of prosecution in the 1950’s.
Bécourt 75: Sentenced by the 10th Chamber Seine Correctional Court on 8 May 1950 and then by the Paris Court of Appeal 10th Chamber on 27 October 1953; sentenced by the 17th Chamber Correctional Court of the Seine on November 25, 1953 and by the Paris Court of Appeal 10th Chamber on June 9, 1954.
Very pleased to be able to list this one, it is in wonderful condition but best of all offers more illustrations by the incomparable “Herric” ( Chéri Hérouard). This title will be listed immediately for sale on eBay, where currently many of my very rare titles are also listed. You can view these at the following link.
Liane Delorys, L’Écrin du rubis ou Les Délices des dessous, Au Cabinet du Livre [ Jean Fort ], 1939. In original publishers cream coloured card wraps, printed in red and black, 21 x 14 cm, Printed by E. Taffard, Bordeux 1939, 217 pages, with 10 illustrations in heliogravure by “Herric” ( Chéri Hérouard). Superb copy.
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.
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.
Returning to my many unlisted flagellation titles, here we have another Carlo title, this one was reissued by Dominique Leroy in the 1970,s. This book is the original. Always collectible, the original editions are now very rare indeed.
Lapaz, Juana, Sévérités Perverses Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, 1934.: 253pp, (23 x 14 c.m) In Original publishers Illustrated covers + 16 B&W illustrations, by Carlo. General signs of wear and some marking to illustrations, Complete and exceedingly rare original edition.
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.