Books For Trade: List Traveller’s Companion Series (Part 2)

 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. (I also request your forbearance with the presentation of the pages whilst I experiment with fonts and  image sizes)

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 Series No 15

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5.15.1 ROGUE WOMEN Nicholas Cutter [pseud.], 1955

NICHOLAS CUTTER | ROGUE | WOMAN | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 168 pp. [15.1]-15.516, 15.64. 17.7 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] ROGUE | WOMEN, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Printed in France | [rule] |All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p. [7] quotation from Sir Robert Bruce Lokhart [sic], Memoirs of a British Agent, reverse blank. pp. 9-[161] text. p. [162] blank. p. [163] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed in June 1955 by Imprimerie Richard, Paris | Dépôt légal : 2e, trimestre 1955. p. [164] blank. p. [165] catalogue of vols. 1-15 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. pp. [166-8] 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:] NICHOLAS CUTTER | ROGUE | WOMEN | no 15 | 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:] 15 [-] ROGUE WOMEN. [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 Image, general wear pulling to head and tail of spine creasing to cover about Good Plus.


Traveller’s Companion Series No 16

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5.16.1 WITH OPEN MOUTH Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1955 MARCUS VAN HELLER | WITH | OPEN MOUTH | THE TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris VIe Collation: 192 pp. 1-616. 17.7 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] WITH | OPEN MOUTH. p. [4] [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-185, text. p. [186] blank. pp. 187-190 catalogue, with blurbs, of the first twenty-seven titles in The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and detailed descriptions of Lolita and Justine. p. [191], short-title list of same twenty-seven titles, and Lolita, with printing details at foot: PRINTED IN FRANCE | IMPRIMERIE SPÉCIALE DES ÉDITIONS OLYMPIA PRESS | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. p. [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:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | WITH | OPEN | MOUTH | no 16 | 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:] 16 [-] WITH OPEN MOUTH. [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. (3) Mr. Steve Mullins reports two copies of this in his collection which while otherwise identical to the one described above, are printed on different thicknesses of paper, one about half as thin as the other. The copy with the thinner paper has wrappers of a noticeably darker green than the other.

ONE COPY ; Price marked in biro on back cover otherwise Very Good.


Traveller’s Companion Series No 17

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5.17.1 MEMOIRS OF FANNY HILL [MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE] John Cleland, 1956.  JOHN CLELAND | MEMOIRS | of | FANNY HILL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8 Rue de Nesle, Paris VIe Collation: 224 pp. FANNY HILL [1]- FANNY HILL 716. 17.7 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] MEMOIRS OF FANNY HILL. p. [4] note by publisher concerning text and the original version of this work: THE TEXT OF THIS UNABRIDGED | VERSION OF THE  MEMOIRS | OF FANNY HILL  IS BASED | ON THE ORIGINAL VERSION | PUBLISHED BY G. FENTON, |LONDON 1749, UNDER THE | ACTUAL TITLE OF : MEMOIRS | OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE; at foot of page, PRINTED IN FRANCE. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-223, text. p. [224] catalogue of first twenty-seven titles in The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and Lolita, with printing details at foot of page: PRINTED IN FRANCE | IMPRIMERIE SPÉCIALE DES ÉDITIONS OLYMPIA PRESS | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. 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:] JOHN CLELAND | MEMOIRS | OF | FANNY HILL | no 17 | 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:] ‗17 [-] MEMOIRS OF FANNY HILL‘. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.

Notes: (1) Olympias edition of Fanny Hill is reproduced from an earlier version (compiled from various existing first editions) which was published in 1946 under the Obelisk Press imprint. (The Olympia Reader, N.Y., 1965, p. 256.) The first edition of this text which is one of the few modern editions to contain the usually suppressed homosexual episode under the aegis of the Olympia Press was published in 1954, as vol. 5 of the Atlantic Library series. (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 presse), 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.

2 COPIES, One GOOD + ONE VERY GOOD


Traveller’s Companion Series No 18

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5.18.1 HOW TO DO IT Gustav Landshot [pseud.], 1956

GUSTAV LANDSHOT | HOW | TO DO IT | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 224 pp. 18.1-18.716. 17.5 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] HOW | TO DO IT. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[219], text, with printing details at foot of p. [219]: [rule] | PRINTED FEBRUARY 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956 pp. [220-223] catalogue, with promotional blurbs, and the first twenty-seven titles in The Traveller‘s Companion Series, together with Lolita and Justine. p. [224] 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:] GUSTAV LANDSHOT | HOW | TO DO IT | no 18 | 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:] 18 [-] HOW TO DO IT. [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 About Good Plus with wear to edges and creasing to cover, extra images and  full description on request.


Traveller’s Companion Series No 19

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5.19.1 DARLING Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1956

HARRIET DAIMLER | DARLING | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 176 pp. 19.1-19.516, 19.68. 17.5 x 11.5 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] DARLINGř. p. [4] SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI, with, at foot of page, notice of copyright: [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-173, text. p. [174] list of first twenty-nine titles of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, with printing details at foot of page: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED MARCH 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. pp. [175-6] 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:] HARRIET DAIMLER | DARLING | no 19 | 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:] 19 [-] DARLING. [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.

  One Copy Near Fine, marred only by original price neatly blocked out on back cover. Detailed description and extra images on request.


Traveller’s Companion Series No 22

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5.22.1 THE ITCH Stephen Hammer [John Coleman], 1956

STEPHEN HAMMER | THE ITCH | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 22.1-22.616, 22.78. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ITCH. p. [4] [rule] |All rights reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-199, text. p. [200] blank. pp. [201-204] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1, 4-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine. pp. [205,206] blank. p. [207] PRINTED IN FRANCE [RULE] | PRINTED MARCH 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. 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:] STEPHEN HAMMER | THE ITCH | no 22 | 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:] 22 [-] THE ITCH. [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. (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 plus with general wear to edges and creasing to covers. Detailed description and extra images on request.

 To view earlier listing (lower numbers) click the link below

Traveller’s Companion Series List 1

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