Several things to note. As others have said, this book has NO text about the photos, so don't expect any. Even the intro is rather nonsensical and avant-garde, so it's of little value. However, this book is HUGE in size, which is abnormal for books dealing with vintage erotica and it's printed in England (not China) on superb paper and the over all quality of this book is quite impressive.
Furthermore, this isn't your standard collection of nudie victorian French postcards, (although there are some of those) this is actual Victorian era hardcore porn, which I really wasn't expecting. This book surprised me with how graphic the vintage photos were, and yet again proved to me there's nothing new out there that hasn't been done before - literally. Name a kink or a fetish and there's a photo of it in here - VERY surprised at that.
The photos are well reproduced, done in very large formats, and the layout is quite excellent. A good 80% of the photos look to be from the 1870's through the WWI era, with a few 1940's fetish shots thrown in for good measure and a few older photos primarily of nudes in studio settings.
While this book is cumbersome to handle due to its size, it is thoroughly entertaining in a very naughty sort of way. Books like this always end up being worth a small fortune on the secondary market, and I'd wager this one will be VERY sought after in the years to come. Also, I noticed mine had a $100 retail price bar-code sticker on the back cover when it arrived (peeled off easily leaving no mark), so I suspect very few of these were printed and they simply didn't sell well for that high price due to the downright lewd nature of many of these photographs.
This one is worth getting while it's available, but be warned, it's gonna' cause a lot of raised eyebrows and shocked faces if you leave if on the coffee table when relatives come to visit!