Flagellation & the Flagellants. a History of the Rod in All Countries, The Rev. Wm. M. Cooper, B.A. [James Glass Bertram] (John Camden Hotten, London, n.d. [1873, from ads at end of book] “a new edition revised and corrected”)
7 3/4″ X 5 1/2″, 544pp plus 32 pages of advertisements for “Very Important New Books”, hardbound with red cloth, gilt lettering and decorations, spine worn at top and bottom and lower front, Very Good condition, corners bumped, top and bottom of spine worn, boards slightly loose. Ex libris: “From the library of Walter Wentworth Allerton”
Bertram was apprenticed to Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine and became managing clerk, before joining a company of strolling players. He returned to Edinburgh and set up as a bookseller and newsagent. In 1855 he was appointed the editor of the North Briton and in 1872 of the Glasgow News, leaving to become a freelance journalist two years later. He published “flagellation” pornography under the names “Revd William Cooper” and “Margaret Anson”. Illustrated throughout. This is a later “newly revised edition” from Hotten and the version used for the Reeves edition.