New York; (1935): Falstaff Press, Inc. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028583
32 pages. The original illustrated plates are held within various institutions. The author of this work was Solomon Malkin, founder of AB Bookman's Weekly. He had studies under Magnus Hirshfeld at the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin before the Nazis shut it down. OCLC notes only his pseudonymous name though his papers both at the Grolier Club and the Pattee Library at Pennsylvania State have his name and list of erotica he translated. The various Anti-Vice organizations (often led by the Roman Catholic Church) attempted to not only suppress the publications but several of the major publishers drew long prison sentences (see Jay A. Gertzman, on the Mail Order Distribution of Erotica. The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Vol. 86, No. 3 (September 1992). When the FBI arrested the publishers, they retained the evidence until the trial and then these items would be destroyed. This item is scarce since the arrests in 1935 led to the owner of Falstaff Press and his wife were given several years in prison. Staple bound in light brown paper wraps lettered and decorated in dark brown, some fading or finger soiling, small closed tear and chip to lower corner of front wrap.