BOOKS FOR TRADE: List Travellers Companion Duplicates ( Part 1)

Listing of titles available in the Traveller’s companion series, image, bibliographical description, note on number of copies available, and condition. For more information on individual titles post a comment on this blog and I will send images and full description.

NOTE: BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DETAIL COURTESY OF Patrick Kearney . The Paris Olympia Press. Liverpool University Press 2007. Index numbers, Example (5.3.1) are description locations within the publication.

TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 3

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5.3.1 SCHOOL FOR SIN Frances Lengel [Alexander Trocchi], 1955 FRANCES LENGEL | SCHOOL | FOR | SIN | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, rue de Nesle, Paris VIe Collation: 208 pp. [1-6]16, 78. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] SCHOOL | FOR | SIN, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. pp. 7-200, text. pp. [201] THE END  reverse blank. pp. [203-5] advertisments, with promotional blurbs, for nos. 1-3 of the Traveller’s Companion Series, all ten volumes of The Atlantic Library and the offer of a free catalogue. p. [206] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed March 1955 by Imprimerie Richard, Paris | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1955. pp. [207-8] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] FRANCES LENGEL | SCHOOL | FOR | SIN | no 3 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 3 [-] SCHOOL FOR SIN. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.

ONE COPY ABOUT GOOD+ WEAR TO COVERS AND EDGES.

TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 4

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5.4.1 THE LIBERTINE Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson] 1955 ROBERT DESMOND | THE | LIBERTINE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8 rue de Nesle, Paris VIe Collation: 256 pp. [1]-816. 17.8 x11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] .THE | LIBERTINE., reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press.. pp. 7-249, text. p. [250] blank. pp. [251-3] advertisements, with promotional blurbs, for nos. 1-3 of the Traveller’s Companion Series, all ten volumes of The Atlantic Library and the offer of a free catalogue. p. [254] .PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed March 1955 by Imprimerie Richard, Paris | Depot legal : 2e trimestre 1955.. pp. [255-6] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] .ROBERT DESMOND | THE | LIBERTINE | no 4 | THE |TRAVELLER.S COMPANION | SERIES.. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] .4 [-] THE LIBERTINE.. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] .Francs : 900..
Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 .sur la liberte de la presse.), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

ONE COPY VERY GOOD+ NEAR FINE


TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 8

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5.8.1 AN ADULT’S STORY Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson], 1955 ROBERT DESMOND | AN | ADULTS | STORY | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8 rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. [1]-616, 78. 17.7 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] AN | ADULT’S | STORY. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE |[rule]| All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] advertisment, with promotional blurb, for vols. 2, 6 & 9 of The Atlantic Library Series and vols. 1-6, 8 & 10 of The Traveller’s Companion Series. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-206, text. p. [207] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed by Imprimerie Richard, Paris, April 1955 | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1955. p. [208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ROBERT DESMOND | AN | ADULTS | STORY | no 8 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 8 [-] AN ADULT‘S STORY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

ONE COPY SMALL PIECE MISSING BASE FRONT COVER (see image) OTHERWISE VERY GOOD+


TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 10

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5.10.2 MY LIFE AND LOVES, VOL. V Frank Harris [Alexander Trocchi], 1958 [Within a border of green type ornament:] FRANK HARRIS |MY LIFE | AND LOVES | Fifth volume | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris Collation: 192 pp. 10.1 – 10.128. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] MY LIFE | AND LOVES. p. [4] [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[186], text. p. [187,8] blank. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1958 by S.I.P. Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1958‘. pp.[190-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] FRANK HARRIS | MY LIFE | AND LOVES | Fifth volume | no 10 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [The words 3rd PRINTING appear in the top centre of the front cover, between the two borders.] [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 10 [-] MY LIFE AND LOVES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200

TWO COPIES BOTH VERY GOOD


TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 11

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5.11.1 THE LOINS OF AMON Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1955 MARCUS VAN  HELLER | THE LOINS | OF AMON | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8 Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 184 pp. [11.1]-11.516, 11.612. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE LOINS | OF AMON. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-182, text. p. [183] blank. p. [184] PRINTED IN FRANCE | Imprim. Richard, Paris · Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1955. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE LOINS | OF AMON | no 11 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 11 [-] THE LOINS OF AMON. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 Ŗsur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

2 COPIES/ ONE GOOD/ ONE GOOD +


TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 12

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5.12.1 CHARIOT OF FLESH Malcolm Nesbit [Alfred Chester], 1955 MALCOLM NESBIT | CHARIOT | OF FLESH | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8 Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. [12.1]-12.616, 12.78. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] CHARIOT | OF FLESH, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. pp. 7-202, text. p. [203] PRINTED | MAY 1955 | by S.I.P. | Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e, trimestre 1955 | [rule]. p. [204] blank. p. [205] catalogue of the first fifteen titles of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. pp. [206-208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MALCOLM NESBIT | CHARIOT | OF FLESH | no 12 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 12 [-] CHARIOT OF FLESH. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: The original manuscript of The Chariot of Flesh is preserved with Chesters other papers in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre at the University of Texas, Austin.

ONE COPY GOOD+


TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 13

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5.13.1 THE SEXUAL LIFE OF ROBINSON CRUSOE Humphrey Richardson [Michel Gall], 1955 HUMPHREY RICHARDSON | THE | SEXUAL LIFE | OF ROBINSON CRUSOE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8 Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 200 pp. [13.1]-13.516, 13.64, 13.716. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-4] blank. p. [5] THE | SEXUAL LIFE | OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. p. [6] | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p. [7] title, as above. p. [8] catalogue of the first fifteen volumes of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. pp. 9-11, Foreword. p. [12] blank. pp. 13-198, text. p. [199] blank. p. [200] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed May 1955 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1954. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HUMPHREY RICHARDSON | THE | SEXUAL LIFE | OF ROBINSON CRUSOE | no 13 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 13 [-] THE SEXUAL LIFE OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.
Notes: (1) In the Preface to a French-language paperback edition of this novel published about 1985 by Éditions Jai Lu, , Michel Gall recounts how it was Patrick Bowles, the translator of Samuel Beckett, who suggested that he [Gall]  could earn some money by writing an erotic novel for The Olympia Press. The Sexual Life of Robinson Crusoe was written first in French, and a translation had to be arranged. Si mes souvenirs sont exacts,ŗ wrote Gall, cette tâche échut à un pasteur défroqué, originaire de Nouvelle-Zélande.ŗ The original French text was first published at Paris in May 1963 by Claude Tchou as part of his Cercle du livre precieux series, and reprinted shortly afterwards by Régine Deforges. A third, which ran into legal difficulties, appeared in the Marie Concorde collection in 1970, put out by Christian Bourgeois, and a fourth French edition appeared in 1977 from J.C. Simoën, at which time the author’s true name was given. (2) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presseŗ), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (3) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

ONE COPY GOOD+


TRAVELLER’S COMPANION No 13 (2)

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5.13.2 THE SECRET LIFE OF ROBINSON CRUSOE [THE SEXUAL LIFE OF ROBINSON CRUSOE] Humphrey Richardson [Michel Gall], 1962 [Within a green border of type ornament:] HUMPHREY RICHARDSON | THE | SECRET LIFE | OF | ROBINSON |CRUSOE | THE TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 192 pp. [1]-128. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | SECRET LIFE | OF | ROBINSON CRUSOE, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1962. pp. 7-9, Foreword. p. [10] blank. pp. 11-188, text. p. [189] blank. p. [190] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Studium, Paris, June 1962 | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1962. pp. [191,2] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HUMPHREY RICHARDSON | THE | SECRET LIFE | OF |ROBINSON | CRUSOE | no 13 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 13 [-] THE SECRET LIFE OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.

FOUR COPIES/ 1 FINE/ 2 VERY GOOD /1 GOOD

NOTE: BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DETAIL COURTESY OF Patrick Kearney . The Paris Olympia Press. Liverpool University Press 2007. Index numbers, Example (5.3.1) are description locations within the publication.

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