Falstaff Press was a “private” United States publisher of risqué books and anthropologica. Their first publication was Musk, Hashish and Blood c. 1930 (although the title page says 1900). The publishing house was run by Ben and Anne Rebhuhn.The Anthropological Press was one of their imprints. Their books blurred where the scholarly ended and the prurient began. On November 26, 1935, an indictment was filed naming Ben Rebhuhn, Anne Rebhuhn and Ben Raeburn as defendants, a violation of 18 USC § 334, 18 USCA § 334, in that they sent obscene matter through the mail. Louis Shomer was called as a government witness at the May 1939 trial where the three were convicted.
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We sell antiques and old books that are 50-250+ years old. In their day, many of these items were considered objectionable and obscene. In most places they were illegal at one time or another and had to be sold underground.
Although freedom of expression has come a long way in the last 60 years, we understand that, while perfectly legal, some of this material might still be objectionable to some viewers.
If you find graphic descriptions and depictions of sex and BDSM-related activites objectionable, please shop elsewhere. Or if you are under 18, this site is not for you.
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