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    With an Excellent (and Naughty) Fore-Edge Painting by Martin Frost

    [Fore-Edge Painting]. [Erotica]. Rev. Wm. M. Cooper. Flagellation & the Flagellants. A History of the Rod in All Countries. London: William Reeves., [n.d., ca. 1890]. A New Edition, revised and corrected. Octavo. xii, 544 pages. With inserted frontispiece and several inserted illustrations throughout. Bound by Frost (with his small leather gilt-stamped monogram label on the rear board) in modern full black calf with red morocco triangular onlays on boards, and with black morocco gilt-stamped oval label on front board with "rod and birch" motif , black gilt morocco lettering labels on spine, four raised bands, marbled endleaves. With Frost's signed bookplate, dated 2007. With a handsome fore-edge painting by Frost of a scene of coach travelers whipping their mounts (but mainly each other) in the style of Rowlandson. Some foxing in text, else fine. Housed in modern red moiré silk slipcase.

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    Various later editions. Together, four small octavo volumes. Each volume with hand-painted lattice work design on the edges (not painted beneath gilt, no folding necessary). Publisher's harlequin morocco over thin boards. Spines sunned, bindings somewhat worn. Fair.

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