PARRY, Albert. Tattoo: Secrets of a Strange Art, as practiced by the Natives of the United States.

(New York, NY): Simon and Schuster, 1933.  First edition.  Octavo.  171 pages.  A landmark work on tattooing that takes a Freudian approach to the subject asserting that there was a strong link between tattooing and sex.  The volume is one of the first to analyse the subconscious motivations and erotic implications behind tattooing, examining overt and subliminal messages of romance, patriotism, and religious fervour.  Illustrated with three full page colour illustrations and 24 full page black-and-white illustrations.  A good copy only in blue cloth with paper labels, boards worn and rubbed at edges.  With a poor example of the scarce dust jacket.  Jacket with some wear and creasing with 2cm chopped from the bottom and top edge of the dust jacket.  Still seldom encountered in the jacket.


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