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[Erotic Fore-edge Painting] FORBERG, Friedrich Karl [Charles] (1770-1848)
Manual of Classical Erotology (De figuris Veneris) Literal English version
Manchester: Privately Printed for Viscount Julian Smithson, and friends, 1884. Manchester:: Privately Printed for Viscount Julian Smithson, and friends, 1884., 1884. 8vo. [ii], xiii, 248pp. Rebound by Martin Frost in three-quarter dark crimson morocco, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine, marbled boards with edge tooling in blind, all edges gilt. Fine. EROTIC MANUAL WITH DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. With a wonderfully erotic and playful double fore-edge painting by the master of the discipline, Martin Frost, painted ca. 1996. Signed by the artist "MF" in the scene. In classical motifs, borders and set within an oval frame: Three nude nymphs running to an erect Satyr. On ethe reverse: Three Satyrs (one erect) approaching a nude nymph. Signed on the lower right of the scene oval. / The text is arranged in two books, containing eight chapters: The Metamorphoses of Venus; I: Of Copulation; II: On Pedication; III: Of Irrumation; IV: Of Masturbation; V: Cunnilingues; VI: Of Tribads; VII: On Intercourse with Animals; VIII: Of Spintrian Postures; concluding with an "Enumeration of the Erotic Postures" (90 of them). / Bound by the artist himself, Martin Frost, newly gilded edges, on this privately printed edition of 100 copies: "None of these copies are for sale." / "De figuris Veneris (On the figures of Venus) is an anthology of ancient Greek and ancient Roman writings on erotic topics, discussed objectively and classified and grouped by subject matter. It was first published by the German classicist Friedrich Karl Forberg in 1824 in Latin and Greek as a commenta … [Click Below for Full Description]
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