Wien, Berlin, Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 129 (2)pp., 176 plates. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Publisher's device on title page. Documents for sexual research published by the Institute for Sexual Research, Wien. A sex-psychological examination of the characteristic milieu and its psychopathic types relating to the murder trial Lieschen Neumann. The photographs are selected from the Ulbrich archive deemed non-objectionable, and cleared for a one-time reproduction by the Institute for Sexual Research in Vienna. They were donated to the institute by the photojournalist Ernst Vespermann. This copy is one of the few un-censored copies. Most of the edition was retracted by the publisher and self-censored; 20 of the plates were removed retroactively.
The chapters are entitles "the young wife during war and postwar times, holdup murder and eroticism sexual impulses, the sexual sphere of the victim, the Krantz trial, the Ulbrich case in this connection, Lieschen Neumann. the watchmaker Ulbrich and his sex drive, the secret metropolitan industry of lewd pictures, the rat run during selling obscene pictures, the erotic impact of pornographic photographs, Ulbrich in the opinion of his environment, and the trial against Ulbrich's murderers." Erich Wulffen was an Assistant Secretary of State at the Department of Justice in Saxony, Felix Abraham the head of the department for sexual forensics at the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin. The astounding b/w photographs depict Ulbrich and his environment, some facsimile reproductions of Ulbrich correspondence, a court drawing and some 150 nude photographs taken by Ulbrich or his assistants. Text in German. Light wear along edges of binding, two small chips at spine, lightly rubbed. Half-title with small smudge at lower right corner. Lightly starting at photograph 175. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #45216