Maisons Closes L'histoire, L'art, La Litterature, Les Moeurs, French Book on the History of Prostitution and Brothels


Maisons Closes L'histoire, L'art, La Litterature, Les Moeurs by Romi.

French book on the history of prostitution. Published by Maillet in Saint-Ouen, 1958. 505 pages.

Publisher's binding in full fawn sheepskin, 28.5 x 23 cm. Flats stamped with concentric circles. Gilt title. Abundant iconography in black and white from the author's collection and the collection funds of Mademoiselle Chas Laborde, Doctor Avallon, Jacques Delarue, Dignimont, Doctor Jacques Lacassagne (who wrote the preface) and Marcel Montarron. The archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Carnavalet Museum were also used. Numerous photographs by Baudelaire, Beigue, Brodsky, Bulloz, Michel Delarue, Doisneau, Giraudon, Marc Vaux, R. Viollet, and Vizzavona.

*****Condition: Front and especially back covers have significant climate staining with rubbed edges. The spine, although smooth, exhibits the most fading with staining.

This edition is numbered 436 out of 3500.

Please note the book is in French.

Your book, which weighs 84 oz., will be sent Media Mail.

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