Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Georges de Sainte Croix. (illustrator). Limited Edition. A limited edition number 456 of 2500 copies. An edition in 8vo hard card folder consisting of a 60 page booklet and 2 sets of erotic lithographs measuring , 20/13 cm and 14/9 cm. All in blue paper covered slip case.
This edition constitutes the first English language edition.
This is an unusual erotica in that it is basically a crime novel, the nearest comparison would likely be “I Shall Spit on Your Graves”.
Clayton’s College, first published in the late 1940s, was convicted three times by the 17th Correctional Division of the Seine in 1950, 1953 and 1957, each of these convictions having been upheld on appeal.
The illustrations in this edition originally appeared in the French clandestine edition published by, Édition De L’Orchidée. Lunéville. N.D.
A recent find which I am pleased to be able to share with you, a wonderful erotic portfolio, by the original War of the Worlds artist, using the wonderful pseudonym of Henry Lemort, or Henry the dead, along with the suitably macabre monogram signature. (as above).
[CORREA, Henrique Alvim (1876-1930), under the pseudonym of:] LEMORT, Henry. Visions Erotiques. Mit einer Einleitung von Sig. von Eggh. Stück XI. Vienna: Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen, 1908.
In original portfolio in-4 (338 x 245 mm). 8 pp. uncut including title page and title list of illustratons in printed text and 20 free drawings in photomechanical reproductions, mounted on leaves of laid paper of a strong burgundy hue, attached by a cord of purple silk. On the first cover of the portfolio, label printed in black.
Following reproductions of erotic and satirical drawings of Alvim Correa, illustrator of Brazilian origin, published by CW Stern in Vienna (Austria) in 1908. Evoking the art and subtle trait of Félicien Rops. Alvim Correa was much more famous for his science-fiction illustrations, of which he was one of the masters, notably by his nightmarish visions accompanying the first French edition of. Wells ‘ War of the Worlds . The draw of this suite is not indicated. Bilder-Lexikon IV, 387-390.
I must admit to having posted all of these illustrations previously, but in the original edition, all the smaller illustrations, appear above text, and here they stand alone, I have linked the original listing at the base of this post.
Anon[ROGUES, Ernest.] Initiation Amoureuse, illustrated by Suzanne Ballivet. The Erotic Print Society 1994.
In original slipcase with book, constituting the first English translation, complete with 25 illustrations in colour 10 large illustrations on card (22 x19 cm) and 15 smaller illustrations on card (15 x 19). all in very good near fine condition. The text was published in 1934 under the title “Carnal Prelude”, and under the pseudonym of Robert Sermaise, the illustrated edition with the current title was issued clandestinely around 1950.
Jacqueline de Lansay (Johanes Gros), Les délices libertines. Roman inédit. Moncontour, au bonheur des dames. n.d. [Maurice Duflou, circa 1935]. 149 pp, (15×22 cm), In original, pale blue card covers printed in blue, tile page in red and black. Nice print job, decorated chapter headings and capitals, erotic vignettes as chapter endings. First edition of this erotic novel, published under the pseudonym Jacqueline de Lansay, illustrated with 14 signed free etchings of the monogram DD. Copy on English laid out luxury (n ° 84/400). Dutel, 1358. [Attributes: First Edition]
Anyone interested in buying, can see items currently for sale on my eBay listing, linked below, I will be adding many more titles as I clear out my collection. Anyone interested in buying direct please complete a contact form.
After another long absence, I return with some very rare ephemera from the Paris Olympia Press. Listed here only briefly, I will post more detailed descriptions if there is any interest.
I shall in the coming days post some more illustrated erotica, in particular some material from the now defunct Erotic Print Society.
I am still considering letting my Olympia Press collection go to a new home, but in the mean time I continue to seek the few missing items.
The New Paris Teaser
The New Stripteaser
Olympia Press Catalogue 1960
The above items are all rare, but none so rare as the New Stripteaser, no copy has ever been in any of the major collections, and at the time the last bibliography as released, it was only identified as having been mentioned in a catalogue.
The Burroughs 1960 catalogue, is now a rarity because of the Burroughs connection.
I am still seeking 2 Teasers, “The Paris Teaser” and “Paris Exotique”, the English and French versions of the same publication.
Les Jeux du Plaisir et de la Volupté par une Femme du Monde, avec 16 illustrations.ANONYME [Johannes GROS]
Published by Paris, Au boudoir secret, (1906).1906 [i.e. circa 1936] 1 volume in-8 (19.5 x 13 cm), paperback, 248- (1) pages. 16 illustrations in black inset. Printed cover in color. Volume in very good condition. Reference: Dutel, Bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely between 1920 and 1970, n ° 1795, indicates: “Original edition published around 1936. It is decorated with 16 illustrations.The book comes out of Darantière presses in Dijon. Johannes Gros is the sequel to the libertine confessions. ” The advertised print is 600 copies on tinted vergé and 25 copies on vellum Arches. This one, 1 of 600 copies on tinted laid. Very good copy of this book sympathetically illustrated (The illustrations have remained anonymous but are in the style of Luc Lafnet). Very explicit pornographic text.
DÉVERGONDAGES. [ROJAN, illustrator]. SPADDY (pseud. of Jean Gros).
Published by Aux dépens d’un amateur,, Bruxelles [Nice]:1948. Limited Edition of 234 copies on Vélin de Rives, this being copy no. 69, of a total edition of 250. Octavo (9 x 6 3/4 in.). 151, (3, blank) pp., In original white paper wraps, Uncut pages, 16 color lithographed plates, unsigned but, according to Pia and Dutel, after watercolors by Rojan, i.e. Feodor Stepanovich Rojankowsky (1891-1970).s. Rojan, a Russian émigré as celebrated for his many childrens book illustrations as he was for his erotic drawings, won the 1956 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations to John Langstaff’s Frog Went A-Courtin’. He was the sometime lover of French novelist and poet, Raymond Radiguet, and as an eroticist is perhaps best known for his illustrations to Radiguet’s Vers Libres. This edition was condemned four times between 1950-56 by the tribunal of the Seine; understandable as the title translates to “licentious behavior.” Dutel III, 1389; Pia 310-11; cf. Private Case 836.
Esclavage ou L’Agonie sous le fouet, traduit de l’anglais par Alan Mac Clyde, Librairie Générale, Paris 1932.Illustrations by Carlo.
243 pages + 4 pages adverts.In original pale blue card covers with cover illustration by Carlo. This copy is only about Good, with wear and marking to covers, it is however very rare in such a complete state, with 27 Illustrations (23 by Carlo).
Mac Clyde, Alan, La Madone du cuir verni, Librairie artistique et Parisienne Reunies, 1937. 8vo. Illustrated by Carlo. Illustrated cover by Carlo.263 pp (23 x 14 cm) Printed by Dardaillon et Dagniaux 11/37. First edition in original illustrated cover with six full page illustrations on glossy paper. About good. general wear to covers.