Erotic Art Photography, Alexandre Dupouy Private Collections, Near Fine HC in DJ, 2004

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Dupouy, Alexandre. New York, Parstone Press, 2004. 
English, 1st Edition, Near Fine, HC 4to 11 1/4" x 12 1/4", 255 pp.
ISBN: 1859958192

Near Fine glossy pictorial paper over boards featuring a 1935 gelatin silver print to front, a 1904 black-and-white photograph to back, white lettering over pink to covers and spine, slight bumping to head and foot of spine, very minor cocking to spine, else clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Near Fine dustjacket with same as cover imagery to front, back and spine, small tear to bottom edge of back interior flap, else clean, intact, and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. 255 pp. replete with black-and-white, sepia, and colorized photographs from the collection of noted international art collector, Alexandre Dupouy. Includes a Preface, an Introduction to the photographers whose work is here included, four essays including The Academic Alibi, The Ethnographical Alibi, Habituation and Development, and The Euphoric Ecstasy of the Crazy Years, as well as a Conclusion. About his collecting style, and the images included in this book, many otherwise unpublished, the author states, "Choosing images is above all an expression of one's own personal tastes, one's infatuation for those women of old-fashioned charms, who, thanks to the wonder of the photographic miracle, have been preserved from the ravages of age and time."