Eaux-fortes pour l’illustration de Étude sur la Flagellation en France & en Angleterre au point de vue médical et historique.
Paris, Charles Carrington, 1898. 28,5 x 19,5 cm. Original plain portfolio - on the inside a leaf has been pasted with title and index with the titles of the seven etchings. An inner envelope contains 7 etching-engravings on loose sheets of handmade paper, uncut. Portfolio a bit worn, ties gone, envelope browned, but etchings in excellent condition. First Edition. These seven illustrations (all of ladies with their skirts up, a rod about to descend on their bare buttocks), according to the printed leaf, were only for sale for those who had bought Étude sur la flagellation. A second leaf pasted at the inside of the envelope advertises the Carrington title Sophie Arnould. Mentioned (but probably not seen) by Pia on col. 429. According to Guacamole (Charles Carrington (1867-1921). Bibliographie eines Verlags. Berlin, 2005), this publication (nr. 236 in his list) should comprise the 7 illustrations in three states. Our copy has only the accounted-for 7 etchings, but in different states: either in a sketchy state with engraved erotic marginalia (2), a state without these dainty additions, but the pictures finished (4), or with an engraved title (1). The artist of these delicate etching-engravings in a style following the 18th century is unknown. Please feel free to ask for pictures.
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