First Edition of The History & Arts of the Dominatrix

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Available now in special limited edition (each numbered out of 2000). While stocks last.

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‘The History & Arts of the Dominatrix’ was researched and written over four years, and quickly gained worldwide acclaim.

This is the limited first edition of 'The History & Arts of the Dominatrix', of which there were only 2,000 copies available Worldwide - each individually numbered.

  • Title: The History & Arts of the Dominatrix
  • Author: Anne O Nomis
  • Date of publication: 2013 (First edition)
  • Printing & Distribution: DAI Rubicon Pty Ltd
  • Design: Award-winning NZ Book Designer Anna Egan-Reid, of Mary Egan Publishing.
  • Format: Hardcover limited first edition, with Phoenician purple & gold embossed cover
  • Features: Quarter-bound in black, red ribbon marker
  • Full colour on art paper
  • Illustrated with 86 rare images licensed from museums, libraries and vintage sources.
  • Limit: 2,000 copies only worldwide (each copy individually numbered)
  • Size: Approx 222 x 157 mm, x 22 mm thickness
  • Pages: 288 pages, full-colour on art paper
  • ISBN: 978-0-9927010-0-0 

 

"This book is the illustrated treatise on the Dominatrix throughout history, and her practices as arts.

No book previously existed on the subject. Nomis set to work meticulously researching the most discreet and mysterious occupation of the Dominatrix. This book reveals the ancient roots of the Dominatrix lie within sacred rituals to a Goddess Inanna who ruled one of the most important cities of the ancient world, the city of Uruk (or Warka). With a Masters degree in archaeology and art history, Nomis has included exerts of a hymn to the Goddess with rites of gender transformation, punishment, pain and ecstasy, linked to the high en-priestess named Enheduanna, and images of the Goddess.

Into the English history record, the secular profession appears in books from the 17th Century, with flagellation prints of the Dominatrix in role of 'Whipstress' and 'School-Mistress'. The ladies providing birch discipline were interlinked with royalty, nobility, parliamentarians and secret societies. By the 19th Century, London held 20 sumptuously appointed discipline houses, run by 'Governess' Dominatrices, one of whom invented a special machine for whipping, known as the Berkley Horse. 

In the 20th Century, the book presents rare vintage snapshots of mid-20th Century ladies of the 'bizarre underground' in time, space and place, from London, New York, The Hague and The Herbertstrasse. Lastly, Nomis examines the contemporary occupation of the modern-day Dominatrix, and contributes a theory of their 'Seven Realm Arts' characterizing their practices. This book is the seminal work on the subject of the Dominatrix, her history and her arts as a unique craft."     

5 Star Reviews

Editorial Reviews:

"Painstakingly researched...The quintessential treatise on dominant women throughout the ages...impressive work." (David Jackson, DDI Magazine) 

"Elusive author Nomis sheds light on a mysterious underground world in this fascinating exploration of female dominatrices...It is obvious that Nomis dedicated years of research to compile an engaging, sympathetic history of a well-concealed subculture. The book provides exciting commentary on shifting attitudes toward sex, female power, and female sexuality across different time periods and regions, complete with dazzling visual aids and artifacts." (Library Journal Review)

"A book which shows all facets of this profession (or calling)...All has been thoroughly researched and evidence-based and the result of this is an easy-to-read and recognizable book that will appeal to the interested... Highly recommended and fun to go with this book back in time to Mistresses such as Kitty from Rotterdam, and Bea from Amsterdam, or read more about the legendary Monique von Cleef." (Massad Magazine)

"The author does her research and presents a concise history of female authority figures and their development throughout human history....well-written." (Leatherati Review USA) 


"Anne O Nomis's 'The History & Arts of the Dominatrix' is the first book of its kind: it is the first book to cover the history of the art of Female domination. (...) The illustrations are breath-taking and, through this wealth of information and artistry, Nomis crafts a spectacular text that takes a nuanced and informative look at power, beauty, gender, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, D/s and the variations inherent in Female domination. (...) once you start reading it, you will not be able to put it down."
(London Mistress School review) 

Illustrated with artwork and 86+ images from the British Museum, Iraq Museum, Penn Museum, Oriental Institute of Chicago, Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge University, Villa of Mysteries Pompeii, British Library Rare Books, Library of Congress Washington DC, National Portrait Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Kinsey Institute, with vintage images by artist John Willie from Bélier Press, vintage Dominatrices from DDI Magazine, Atom Age and private collection, contemporary artwork by Natasha Gornik, Kate Peters, Phil Miller, Nuit' d'Or and Lucina Nathanael.

First limited edition published in hard cover with gold foil on Phoenician purple, each individually numbered of 2000 copies. Only available while stocks last.

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