Buenos Aires: Jose Anesi, nd . First edition. 8vo, 348 pp, bound in black leatherette over boards, backed and tipped in green linen with title stamped in gilt on a red field at spine. Top edge died orange. Illustrated with 8 photographic plates on four leaves, and drawings and photographs within the text. Inscribed by co-author J. Imbelloni on a small piece of paper tipped onto the first blank. Additional ownership signature to title page.
First edition of this important early work on body modification across cultures, notable for including much tattoo material, with the lengthy illustrated third chapter of the second part solely devoted to tattoos, with an index of works cited. The book also covers scarification, body-painting, sexual mutilation, the decorative filing of teeth, piercing, etc.
A clean, near fine example. Item #25908