PERRIER, Charles. Du Tatouage Chez Les Criminels.
(Lyon): A.-H. Storck, 1897. First edition. Octavo. 69 pp + 30 pp. publisher’s catalogue. Important and early study of the criminal tattoo. Perrier was the head medical officer at La Maison Centrale de Nîme, and in that capacity would undertake one of the most sustained studies of prison art, with a particular interest in tattoos. The research for this volume was based on an analysis of over 2000 tattoos, and is a landmark work in the field. Illustrated with numerous small line drawings of tattoos. A very good copy in printed wrappers with foxing and toning to the covers, a bump to base of spine with resulting creasing, and some scattered foxing within. This example Inscribed and signed by the author in the year of publication on the first blank. Rare.