De Blasio, Abele. Il Tatuaggio.
(Napoli): Gennaro M. Priore, 1906. First edition. Octavo. 281  pp. An important and early study of tattoos and tattooing, written by an Italian doctor and anthropologist who wrote often on criminology and was a follower of Lombroso. Illustrated with 15 plates, two of which are roughly hand-coloured. The final plate reproduces tattoos found on prostitutes. A good copy in printed wrappers, worn, and tidemarked along the spine. Professional paper repair to rear wrap and to a tear at final leaf. This copy inscribed by the author on the half-title. A presentable copy of this scarce and fragile work. OCLC locates only two copies.