Kiss of the Whip - Edwin J. HenriWalton Press, 1961, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed, slight loss at the head, tail and corners. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little spotted in places.
Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Throughout mankind’s history of crime and punishment, torture has played a prominent part. The old Mosaic injunction of an “eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” has held sway not only among primitive tribes, but also among civilised nations. The maquarri of the Indian tribes of Guiana is no more barbarous than the ferula, the scorpion or the flagellum used by the ancient Romans, the knout and the pleti of the Russians, the bastinado of the Japanese and the Chinese, and the cat and cat-o’-nine-tails of the British. In the present work, Edwin Henri presents a veritable cavalcade of notorious methods of self-abasement and corporal punishment, particularly with the whip.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 186
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