Paris: Les Editions due Couvre-feu, . 16mo, 116 pp, elegantly bound in crushed red morocco with four raised bands at the spine and gilt compartments. Ruled in gilt at each panel, with gilt ornaments to the corners of the ruled panels and spine compartments. Original wraps bound in. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs on plates and within the text.
A handsomely bound example of this rare and curious work of erotica, illustrated with photographs taken from the early 20th century fetish and lingerie catalogs of Diana Slip. The company used photographs such as Brassai and Roger Schall as photographers, and some Brassai photographs are included within the book. A fascinating early example of the appropriation of a trade or commercial context into a fictional work. Item #26039