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Experiences of Flagellation a Series of Remarkable Instances of Whipping Inflicted on Both Sexes with Curious Anecdotes of Ladies Fond of Administering Birch Discipline.

London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1885 [1890]. First Edition, Second Printing/Variant. Hardcover. Early reprint, most likely for Avery (the original publisher). A renowned Victorian work on flogging and discipline, reprinted repeatedly. It quotes many extracts from "The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine," relating to the pros and cons of flogging girls. Other anecdotes include: ‘Revelations of Boarding School Practices’; ‘Flogging Girls’; ‘Flogging with a Frying Pan'; ‘Punishment of the Knout in Russia’; ‘A Conjugal Scene’; the notorious case of ‘Elizabeth Brownrigg’, who was executed for her excesses; and ‘Flogging at Sea’. "Similar in format and typography to the ‘Phallic’ series published about that time by George Redway–possibly by the same printer. This text was reprinted, c. 1935, line for line, different typeface, on rough wove or laid paper (chains vertical, sizes 192X125, 143X93; pp. 80)." [Bibliography of Clandestine Erotic Fiction in English 1885-1930]. Very Good. Light shelf/edge wear, light soiling at spine, even toning to the textblock as is typical of the issue, else tight and clean. Quarterbound, white cloth spine, brown paper boards, title page in red and black ink, printed on glossy wove paper. Small 8vo. 80pp. Item #10097

Price: $175.00

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