A History of the Rod, William M. Cooper • KIRA BOUTIQUE •

A History of the Rod, William M. Cooper

A true rarity, “A History of the Rod” published in 1870 is an ultimate dream of many bibliophiles published nowadays. This book has only been issued in Russia twice or thrice. And that is hardly surprising, as it is dedicated to flagellation, or scourging, a subject unusual for a modern reader.

There is little known about the life of its author, a Swedish historian and writer James Glass Bertram (1824 – 1892), who wrote this book under the pseudonym of Doctor Cooper. However, it is hardly disputable that he created one of the most extraordinary works ever. This gift book will make an interesting gift for a doctor, a lawyer, a historian, or a connoisseur of rare editions.

60 000,00 

  • Description


Language: Russian
Number of copies: 100 numbered copies
Format: 155 x 225 mm
Paper: designer paper (Holland, France)
Features: silk ribbon bookmark, manual-weaved tailband, gilt edge
Binding: genuine leather, handmade using classical old-school technology
Country of production: Russia
Age restrictions: 18+