Impressions of Travels. Carl VON PLATEN.

Impressions of Travels

Stockholm: Svanbäcks Boktryckeri (1890). 4to. 67pp.

Item #8312

Carl von Platen was a Swedish dilettante nobleman and an amateur photographer who took provocative photographs of young men posing in dresses and swimwear. This penchant led to his being prosecuted for indecency in 1903 and his photographs were seized by the authorities. Thereafter, he spent a period in a private nursing home, then traveled around Europe and wrote travelogues. In 1918, Von Platen was arrested by the police for the second time in Malmö, when he tried to kiss a boy in the Kramer hotel elevator.
This edition, a travelogue of sorts, contains 18 photographic images of various locations he encountered in his travels

Limited to 100 copies, several penciled corrections to the text, light wear to boards.

Price: $450.00

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