Covid Announcement

We’re open for business every day from 11am - 7pm.
 
We ship online orders to the US & Canada and internationally.

International customs and fees are not included in the shipping charges.

If you have questions about your orders please write us at weborders@rizzoliusa.com.

For updates on shop hours and policies, click here.
  

BAWDY TALES AND TRIFLES OF DEVILRIES FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF EXPERIENCE

product image
Publication Date: 
November 16, 2021
Format: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
ISBN: 
9781627311199
Availability: 
Pre-Order
About This Item: 
Commissioned by and for wealthy aristocrats for their private amusements, we introduce you to a selection of stories, poems, limericks, and bon mots assured to delight the most refined of connoisseurs. Complimented by rare erotic lithographs by renowned illustrator Eugene Lepoittevin. Lepoittevin's Devils first appeared to acclaim in 1832. Originally, his devil was an impish troublemaker. At the behest of his publisher, he created a new series of lithographs featuring his devils ala erotique. The drawings are more humorous than titillating and reflect the sense of absurdity prevalent in European eroticism. Even so, the drawings were long banned in Europe and the United States, with the government going so far as to confiscate copies intended for the Kinsey Institute in 1956. The selection of writings is culled from humorous erotic pastiches and rare writing privately printed for exclusive collectors by underground publishers that have long been hidden in the Private Case of the British Library and the L'Enfer of the Biblioteque nationale du France. Bawdy Tales is designed with the collector in mind, utilizing vegan leather and gold embossing to simulate period morocco binding. Art Historian Sarah Burns introduces Lepoittevin's work and career. Expert collector of written erotica, "Lady Fanny Woodcock" contributes a short history of the erotic book in Western culture.
$34.95
Binding: 
HC

New Arrivals

product image
product image
product image
product image
product image
product image
product image
product image