Jacques Descroix / Martin Van Maele - La Gynécocratie - 1902

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Jacques Descroix / Martin Van Maele - La Gynécocratie - 1902
Erotica - Quantity: 1 - Numbered edition - Book

La GYNÉCOCRATIE, . JACQUES DESCROIX. 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)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Erotica
Author/ Illustrator
Jacques Descroix / Martin Van Maele
Book Title
La Gynécocratie
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1902
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Charles Carrington
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Extras
Numbered edition
Number of pages
317
Dimensions
24.7×15.8 cm
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