Digital Ribaldry

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A classic collection of indecent absurdities by Poggio Bracciolini—now available in a discreet digital edition.

The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio

Over 100 pages of naughty amusement. 

Stash it on your iPad or other mobile device.  (Copies of the limited print edition are also available.) 

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All Urges Go Haywire

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The new issue of BLACK SCAT REVIEW is now available.

INSIDE:
Eurydice gets naked and dances on the body of America; Ryan Francis Kelly monkeys with words; Samantha Memi finds god; Doug Rice invents forgetting; Harold Jaffe takes aim at macho; Loren Kantor carves iconic faces; Pipa Anais Gaubert drinks wine in Berlin; Peter Cherches loses it in the pasta aisle; Frank Pulaski unveils an art-whore peep show; Alain Arias-Misson reinvents the comic book; Yuriy Tarnawsky lets his hair down; and Poggio Bracciolini dishes up some ancient (indecent) delights.

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Classic Porn Reborn

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Black Scat Books is delighted to bring this ancient classic back into print in a perfect-bound edition designed for the modern connoisseur. Facetiae is a collection of humorous and indecent tales by Renaissance humanist Poggio Bracciolini (1380–1459), first published in 1470. It features such stories as “Of a Fool, Who Thought His Wife Had Two Openings” and “Visio Francisci Philelphi,” the earliest recorded version of Carvel’s ring. This limited edition includes a hand-lettered cover by artist Jana Vukovic.

Over a hundred pages of lascivious mirth!

If you haven’t been collecting our Black Scat Classic Interim Editions, now is a good time to start.

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Top Ten Forthcoming Titles

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The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio
by Poggio Bracciolini. With hand-lettered cover & drawing by Jana Vukovic

Captain Cap (Vol. III): The Antifilter & Other Inventions
by Alphonse Allais. Translated from the French by Doug Skinner

Oulipo Pornobongo 2: Anthology of Erotic Wordplay
edited by Norman Conquest

Blink: Visual Antiphonies
by Farewell Debut

Hotel Ortolan
by Tom Whalen. With photographs by Michel Varisco

Embryo World & Others Stripped Bare
by Opal Louis Nations

Moo Nudes
by Monika Mori

Contemporary Art for Rich Kids
by Peppo Bianchessi

Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks
by Alphonse Allais. Translated from the French by Doug Skinner
(Illustrated trade paper edition)

Tintin Meets The Dragon Queen in The Return of the Maya to Manhattan
a novel by Alain Arias-Misson

A Bishop is Reassured . . .

A Bishop is Reassured Regarding his Loose Teeth

An old bishop, whom I knew, complained that he had already lost a number of his teeth, and that others were shaking so badly that he feared to lose these also.

At this a man of his district said: “Have no fear that you will lose your teeth.”

“Why not?” the bishop asked curiously.

“Well, my testicles have been hanging loose for the last forty years seeming always on the point of falling off, yet I have never lost them.”

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The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio
by Poggio Bracciolini
Illustrations by Jana Vukovic

Coming in July in a Black Scat Classic Interim Edition

In the wings, some special things (second edition)…

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Nearly 100 posts agoon August 18th, 2012 to be precisewe published a roundup of forthcoming books called In the wings, some special things”  There were only a few titles on our list back then, yet we were ambitious, eager, and inspired. Today, this little house has a bookshelf all its own. Moreover, we’re still putting our money on the printed word, despite the world’s panicky flight to digital.

There is (and must be) room for both eBooks and print.

Indeed, a few of our titlesas well as our magazine Black Scat Revieware available for Kindle and other digital platforms. But the emphasis remains on paperback editions to be held, squeezed, sniffed, licked, displayed and read.

Here are a few treats coming your way this summer.

The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio by Poggio Bracciolini.
Facetiae is a collection of humorous and indecent tales by Renaissance humanist Poggio Bracciolini (1380–1459), which was originally published in 1470. It features such stories as “Of a Fool, Who Thought His Wife Had Two Openings” and “Visio Francisci Philelphi,” the earliest recorded version of Carvel’s ring. This special Black Scat Classic edition includes a cover and illustrations by artist Jana Vukovic. Based in Belgrade, Serbia, Jana is well known for her unique, hand-lettered designs and book covers. Limited to just 69 copies, this edition is a must-have for one’s private library.

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Be prepared to sail away with two more volumes in our Captain Cap series by Alphonse Allais. Translated and illustrated by the great Doug Skinner, these amusing pun-filled tales featuring Allais’s legendary, hard-drinking captain have never before appeared in English. Leonardo Reviews in the UK called Volume I “…a little gem.”

So head to the shore and keep your eyes peeled for Captain Cap (Vol. III): The Antifilter & Other Inventions, and Captain Cap (Vol. IV): The Sanatorium of the Future.

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Our world is drowning in a deluge of iPhone snapshotsbillions of mirrors reflecting the detritus of daily life… evidence of the fast food we consume, the parade of strangers and passersby, the microscopic gestures pointing to the enshrinement of Self.

QUESTION: what happens when an artist arms herself with an iPhone?

ANSWER: Blink: Visual Antiphonies by Farewell Debut

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photograph by farewell debut

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Happy Summer Reading!