Books to Trade: Travellers Companion Series

FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Malcolm Nesbit

(Alfred Chester)

Chariot of Flesh

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 12

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In original green card covers 202 pp, a list of the  first 14  titles at the back of the book, printed by Impr S.I.P  Montreuil France in May 1955, Original price of  Francs 900 on back cover(see images) an extremely rare title in the series and in about good condition. Very seldom seen in original covers a rare and desirable item in any condition for the serious collector. Priced for entry level for a collector, this was my only copy for several years. Feel free to ask any questions


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Akbar Del Piombo

(Norman Rubington)

Skirts

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 27

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers, p.p. 200, printed by Impr.S.I.P. Montreuil in March 1956, original price of Francs 900 on back cover. A rare title though this one does turn up, but not in this condition, the images do not do it justice, clearly a tight unread copy and of collection quality. Priced on quality over rarity.I decided to list this one rather than another on the flip of a coin, the other one stays in my personal collection.


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Robert Desmond

(Robert Desmond Thompson)

Heaven Hell and the Whore

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 24

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers, p.p. 251, printed by Impr.S.I.P. Montreuil in June 1956, small scratch mark through Francs 900 on the back cover, original price still visible. An extremely rare title in the series and in very good condition. See images and description. One of 9 titles from this  Olympia writer. Very seldom seen in any condition, even rarer in original covers an elusive title. The last time I listed this title on eBay someone complained and it was pulled, just goes to show the battle against censorship still goes on 60 years later. If you don’t have it you should buy it. Cant be many more out there.


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Marcus Van Heller

(John Stevenson)

The Loins of Amon

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 11

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers, p.p. 182, printed in the second quarter of 1955 by Impr. Richard, Paris France, old price Francs 900 price on back cover scratched out. General wear and usage An extremely rare title in the series and in good condition. One of 12 titles from this the most prolific of Olympia writers.Early TC from 1955. Very seldom seen in original covers a rare and desirable item for the serious collector


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Marcus Van Heller

(John Stevenson)

Cruel Lips

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 30

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers, p.p. 190, printed by Impr.S.I.P. Montreuil in July 1956, small pen mark on Francs 900 price on back cover appears to be an attempt to change the “9” to a “6” original price still visible. An extremely rare title in the series and in good condition. One of 12 titles from this the most prolific of Olympia writers. Very seldom seen in original covers a rare and desirable item for the serious collector. Lovely looking copy, but has suffered the indignity of having been read, not that surprising really, this little paperback is 60 years old next year.


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Mickey Dikes

Sarabande For A Bitch

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 28

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers 208 pp, printed by Impr.S.I.P Montreuil  in April 1956, Original price of Francs 900 on back cover, becoming more elusive and a good collection entry quality copy .Very seldom seen in original covers a rare and desirable item for the serious collector. Mickey Dikes is one of Olympia mystery writers. Great title, a sarabande is a slow, stately dance and a bitch is well…….. a female dog, so , doesn’t bear thinking about!


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Harriet Daimler

(Iris Owens)

Darling

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 19

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers 173 pp, a list of the  first 29  titles at the back of the book, printed by Impr. Montreuil Seine in March 1956, Original price of  900 Fr neatly inked out on this copy an extremely rare title in the series and in very good condition, the first of 5 novels in this series by Iris Owens a rare and brave venture for a woman writing erotica in the period. Very seldom seen in original covers a rare and desirable item for the serious collector.


FROM

THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Carmencita de las Lunas

(Alexander Trocchi)

Thongs

The Traveller’s Companion Series

No 25

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OLYMPIA PRESS PARIS

In original green card covers 189 pp, including three pages of the presses other titles printed by Imprimiere Speciale des editions The Olympia Press in the 1st Trimestre of 1956 Paris, an extremely rare title in the series and in very good condition. Suppressed in December 1956 and prosecuted in July 1958.


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