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Beautifully Produced Victorian Erotica,
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This review is from: The Sins of Our Fathers: Vol 2 (Paperback)
This is the second volume of a pair of Erotic Print Society publications which draw on the wealth of Victorian photographic erotica that was the result of the sudden popularisation of photography at the time, together with the accompanying demand of the middle classes for affordable erotic images. The two volumes present superb images of naked women from different collections, and in my opinion this second volume is marginally the better of the two. Such materials provide an entertaining insight into the sexual attitudes of the times, not least because the photographic subjects are probably drawn from the commercial underworld of sex. The images include poses which involve women on their own and with both female and male partners, and they show an honesty in erotic activities which is still unmatched today. Many of the images shown are accompanied with brief extracts from contemporary erotic fiction. As with all EPS publications this volume is superbly and authoritatively produced, a gem in the diadem of historical erotica.