Item #31314 Catalogue of a Select Collection of Rare & Curious Books Relating to Ancient Worships, Flagellation, The Rod, etc. for Sale by M. Murphy, Sansom St. Bookseller Catalogs.

Catalogue of a Select Collection of Rare & Curious Books Relating to Ancient Worships, Flagellation, The Rod, etc. for Sale by M. Murphy, Sansom St.

np: c. late 19th century. 12mo, 8 pp. including covers, saddle-stitched wraps. Bookseller name and address in holograph on cancel label to cover. Saddle-stitched wraps.

A catalog offering limited edition works on flagellation, aphrodisiacs, priapic works and erotica, many of them associated with the publisher and bookseller John Camden Hotten. It offers 15 works, all published between 1857-1873, including Richard Payne Knight's A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus, John Davenport's Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Aphrodisiacs (actually prepared by Hotten), the rare tracts on Flagellation, etc.

We can find no record of this catalog, nor of the bookseller M. Murphy. The address appears to read "Sansom St.", without specific number. There is a Sansom Street in Philadelphia.

Outer wraps split and detached, with creasing and soiling. Fair but complete. OCLC locates no holdings. Item #31314

Price: $75.00