The Spirit of Flagellation
Auteur / Author : Anonyme, Dedication from Wilson, Mary
Titre / Title : The Spirit of Flagellation or The Memoirs of Mrs. Hinton, who kept a School many years at Kensington, to which is now added: Anecdotes by a Lady much addicted to Birch Discipline; The Whipping Milliners; The Severe Stepmother, and the Complaisant School-Mistress
Éditeur / Publisher : Printed and published by Mary Wilson
Lieu d’édition / Place of Publication : London [Paris ?]
Collection / Series :
Année d’édition originale / First Year of Publication : 1827
Année d’édition / Year of Publication : 1892 [v. 1921 ou v. 1912 ?]
Période / Period : XIXe siècle / 19th Century, (1800-1849)
Nombre de pages / Number of Pages : 93
Illustrateur / Illustrator : Ornements anonymes. / Anonymous ornaments.
Illustration : Fleuron, lettrines. / Fleuron, initials.
Langue / Language : Langue anglaise / English Language
Caractéristiques / Specifications : Couverture muette de papier brun foncé. / Blank cover in dark brown paper.
Notes : Mendes: Notes 78-A "The original edition was published by Cannon in London in 1827, with 6 plates". Reissued ca.1852 by E. Dyer as 'Mary Wilson', and then again c.1870, with 6 different plates.
Mendes 78-B. A reprint of a work first published by George Cannon at London in 1827, but the present edition probably a piracy of a Dutch edition published by Brancart in 1892.
The 1892 edition was "printed in Holland or Belgium for Brancart in Amsterdam and, possibly, the Avery-Smithers group in London."
Our copy is possibly a reprint, made ca.1921, of an edition published in Paris, probably for Charles Carrington, ca.1912. Cf. Mendes: Notes 78-C.
Référence / Reference : Bécourt 69 : Condamné par le tribunal correctionnel de la Seine le 11 octobre 1913.
Mendes: Notes 78-A, B, C.
KI: AAC3732 (1892).
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Résumé / Summary : Reprint of the "enlarged edition" dated 1892.
"ADVERTISEMENT. The original edition of the Spirit of Flagellation, appears, by the costume of the prints, to have been published about the year 1890, but whether by Holland or Aicken I cannot pretend to say.
I have altered the size from 8 vo. to 12 mo., as being more convenient for the diminished pockets of the present day, and have added, by way of appendix the ensuing anecdotes, furnished me by an amateur of birch discipline. I flatter myself that the votaries of this fascinating letch will smile propitiously on my humble endeavours. As most of the works on this subject are out of print, and extremely rare, it is my intention to replace them, in quick succession, in a series of volumes uniform with the present.
Gentlemen requiring Governess , or ladies desirous of being initiated into this branch of the Eleusinian Mysteries , may be confidentially furnished with the necessary information by communicating with me, through the medium of the booksellers, or other agents who may supply them with this work.
1st May, 1892."
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