Sinful cities of the western world. Hendrik De Leeuw.

Sinful cities of the western world

New York: Julian Messner, Inc., Publishers, 1934. 285p., first American edition openweave cloth boards with printed spine label, tinted top edge, untrimmed foredge; a nice production in very good condition, although paperstock is quite toned and faintly fragile. De Leeuw is concerned mainly with heterosexual prostitution, crimes against women, and the large hypocrisies of "the West," with particular animus where New York City is concerned. To a lesser extent, find material on homosexuality and drag, as in the chapter on Berlin.

Table of Contents reads, " Algiers --the ouled-nails in the Rue Bab-al-Zoum / Tangier --the Maricones of the Barbary coast / Casablanca and Bousbir --Aristide Dubois --expert on women and fruit / / Sidi-Bel-Abbes --France's Yoshiwara for the Foreign Legion / Marseilles --L'aiglon L--, white slave hunter / Paris --the maisons of the Champs-Elysees / Amsterdam --painted lilies of the Pyp / Berlin --Aryan innovations / New York --a paradox.

Cat.No: 172827

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