Item #14518 Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonators Celestial and Human [Limited Edition]. C J. Bulliet, Alexander King, Robert Josephy, design.
Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonators Celestial and Human [Limited Edition]

Venus Castina: Famous Female Impersonators Celestial and Human [Limited Edition]

New York: Covici, Friede Publishers, 1928. Very Good -. Item #14518

New York: Covici, Friede Publishers, 1928. First Edition, Limited to 960 copies of which this is no. 685. Quarto; publisher's black cloth over decorative paper-covered boards, spine lettered in silver foil, housed in custom cloth slipcase; [8],308pp.; frontispiece, eleven (11) leaves of plates. Boards a bit scuffed at extremities, binding rather crudely recased, vertical spine crease with gutter split but holding at pp. 246-7, very occasional but erudite contemporary marginalia to text, else a Good to Very Good, still quite presentable and attractive copy overall.

Thorough, chatty, and raunchily illustrated, Venus Castina, by the Chicago journalist and art critic C.J. Bulliet (1883-1952), blended popular history, fine press, and art and theater history in its survey of transvestism in history and mythology.

Price: $75.00