Published by LIVERPOOL Karn Publications Garston, 1987
Seller: John L. Capes (Books) Established 1969, STAITHES, United Kingdom
Association Member: PBFA
First Edition Signed
The scarce First Edition signed by the author. Peter Farrer was an English tax inspector,cross dresser & authority on women's fashion." The book contains extracts culled from long-defunct publications, most of them from male readers extolling the virtues of tight lacing, boasting of their slim waists and the comfort they derive from the support provided. Though many go further saying how much they enjoy wearing women's clothes and high-heeled boots and shoes. The terms "cross dressing" and "transvestite" were not known at the time and the general attitude seems to have been one of mild surprise without any sort of condemnation. These ideas of dress were not apparently confined to this country; other letters tell of young male "ballerinas" in France and America who were greatly admired (by women especially) and, in fact, were not only made much of but treated as darlings of society. The 17 photographs of graceful young ladies date from the mid-1860s and amongst them may be found the famous Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park. Their arrest and eventual acquittal were a "cause celebre" for Victorian England. They were involved in amateur theatricals, sometimes arranged for charitable purposes, which were extremely popular with the young men in society, who organized the productions solely, it would appear, for the pleasure of playing the ladies' parts." 8vo.48pps in card covers A very good copy signed to the title page.
Published by Karn Publications Garston, 2006
Book First Edition
Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published by Karn Publications in 2006, here is the incredibly rare first softback printing of Cross dressing Between the Wars: SELECTIONS FROM LONDON LIFE PART II 1934-1941 edited by Peter Farrer. Blue glossy pictorial card covers, 463 pages, illustrations the book is in very good condition with some very minor card cover creasing and some light browning to the outside page edges. The book was sourced from the home of a pipe smoker and so it may or may not retain a smoky aroma which can easily be removed.
Published by Karn Publications, 1987
paperback. Condition: Like New. Like New. book.