Gwendoline and The Missing Princess. John Willie.
Gwendoline and The Missing Princess

Gwendoline and The Missing Princess

np: np, [ca. 1950]. Offset. 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. Saddle-stapled in pink illustrated wraps. 43 pp. Very good. Spots of discoloration from adhesive to wraps and ink annotation on front wrap; otherwise, tight and clear. Item #5767

An early edition of this meticulously illustrated lesbian fem-domme from the 1950s, telling the story of coquettish Gwen and some of her wonderfully mean friends who introduce her to the joy of submission.

An early work by the influential and prolific fetish artist John Willie [born John Coutts], who worked with the early fetish distributors Charles Guyette and Irving Klaw, and influenced future generations of illustrators including Eric Stanton and Gene Bilbrew. Willie also published Bizarre irregularly between 1945 and 1961, focusing on various fetishisms including high heels, bondage, cross-dressing, and body modification. Before his death in August 1962, Willie destroyed his archives and returned to England.

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