Aleksander N. Afanasyev / J.Wely, G.Dola - Secret Stories from the Folklore of Russia - 1897

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Aleksander N. Afanasyev / J.Wely, G.Dola - Secret Stories from the Folklore of Russia - 1897
Erotica - Quantity: 1 - Hand coloured illustrations - Book

STORIES FROM THE FOLK-LORE OF RUSSIA
[ALEKSANDER N. AFANASYEV]. Done into English by the translator of The book of exposition in the science of coition, The old man young again, and other charming works ejusdem farinae. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897.
13.97cm. x 21.59cm. xix + 265pp. Limited edition of 500 copies on Van Gelder. Frontispiece done in green, peach and black by J. Wely. 10 in text by G Dola+ 6 colour wash hors texte plates by J. Wely.

Originally published in Geneva, c.1872 as Russikya zavetniya skazki (Russian Secret Tales) by Aleksandr N. Afanasyev. This was a supplement to Afanasyev's Narodnye russkie skazki (Popular Russian Tales), 1855-1864. In 1883 a group of folklorists published a yearbook of erotic folklore titled Kryptádia (Secret Things), the first volume being a French translation of Afanasyev's Russikya zavetniya skazki. Isidore Liseux also translated Afanasyev's text into French in 1891. That edition being the text Carrington used to translate this present work into English [See Legman: The Horn Book, p.475-476].

(Kinsey: 890.37 A25 r9E 1897. British Library: Cup.804.bb.24. Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-733)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Erotica
Author/ Illustrator
Aleksander N. Afanasyev / J.Wely, G.Dola
Book Title
Secret Stories from the Folklore of Russia
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1897
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
English
Original language
No
Publisher
Charles Carrington
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations
Number of pages
265
Dimensions
13.9×21.5 cm
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