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1633 ornament flowers butterflies.jpg
woodcut illustration at the top of pages 7, 11, A1

Nice 1929.jpg
Photograph of Glassco, Taylor, and Sibley Dreis, Nice, 1929. Included in Brian Busby's A Gentleman of Pleasure provided courtesy of UVic Libraries. 

Summer, 1929.jpg
Photo of Glassco, Taylor, and McAlmon, summer 1929. Included in Brian Busby's A Gentleman of Pleasure provided courtesy of UVic Libraries. 

Selwyn House Private School.jpg
Glassco's school portrait, 1923. Included in Brian Busby's A Gentleman of Pleasure provided courtesy of UVic Libraries.

Glassco %22Buffy%22.jpg
Childhood photo of Glassco with brother David and nursemaid, 1910. Included in Brian Busby's A Gentleman of Pleasure provided courtesy of UVic Libraries.

Memoirs of Montparnasse.jpg
Illustrated portrait of Glassco included in Memoirs of Montparnasse by Adolf Dehn, Paris 1928. 

Glassco-1976.jpg
John Glassco, portrait, 1976. Photo from Brian Busby’s A Gentleman of Pleasure, courtesy of UVic Libraries.

Glassco.Venus.jpg
Front matter contains printing and design details of the special series.

Copy 4-signature closeup.jpg
John Glassco's signature on copy no. 4 of 26 special editions.

Some pages are still uncut.jpg
This image showcases the book's pages, many of which remain uncut.

Whipping Scene.jpg
Original illustrations by Franz Buchholz from the 1870 edition. This one portrays the protagonist bound and whipped by three of his mistress's servants. 

illustration 2.jpg
Original illustrations by Franz Buchholz from the 1870 edition. This one portrays Venus without her furs.

Venus-illustration.jpg
Original illustrations by Franz Buchholz from the 1870 edition. This one portrays male-male sado-masochism/bound and whipped. 

Cover-standing.jpg
Standing cover shows hardbound marble boarded design as well as cut (with some uncut) pages.

Glassco-intro- Foster, Que.jpg
End of Glassco's introduction shows his name, the date (June, 1965), and place (Foster, Quebec).

Glassco.Venus.20001-2.jpg
Cover page of special edition, copy no. 4.

VIF-Cover with binder.jpg
The hardbound marble boarded design by Brian Brett was published in an edition of 1,500 copies. Twenty-six hardbound, slip-cased copies of this special series were lettered from A to Z and signed by Glassco as translator.

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