Paris: H. Martinet, 1938. Pamphlet. 46p., alkaline matte paperstock with several high-gloss color inserts also alkaline, softbound in 12x9.5 inch pastel-blue wraps titled in white and dark green. One plate is tissue-guarded; an elaborate production. Somewhat edgeworn with a small but nasty little bump to low corner affecting every leaf, otherwise sound, and entirely clean and unmarked within. A good to very good copy of an item notable for its excellent X-ray reproductions in undersea green, and its peculiar popular ads, described below.
The numerous X-rays are tinted rotogravures, usually half- and quarter-page, some with explanatory diagramming & overprinting. We have seen many reproductions of X-rays and like these best. The tissue'd plate shows a box of suppositories (you'll agree how impressive). Find four fullpage product ads (including the suppository one) also in greenish rotogravure, as are the portraits of contributing authors. Lastly, the ads on glossy stock: there are two back to back leaves ergo four intense glossies: two b&w nudes (young females) and two full-color images, one of masks (feeling purple but hiding behind a yellow mask), the other of a well-hung bull with deviltry in its maddened eyes.