Books for Trade: List, Traveller’s Companion Duplicates (Part 4)

Part 4 of what feels like a never ending list of duplicates. As always the layout is; Title and edition, Image, bibliographical description, followed by number of copies available, with a brief note on condition, ( full details of description and extra images on request). The bibliographical detail is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, and the index numbers (Example 5.31.1.) are the location of the description in the actual bibliography.


5.31.1 KAMA HOURI Ataullah Mardaan [pseud.], 1956

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ATAULLAH MARDAAN | KAMA HOURI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 31.1-31.616. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] KAMA HOURI. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [7-8] Foreword. pp. 9-181, text. p. [182] blank. pp. [183-188] catalogue, with promotional blurbs, of vols. 7 & 8, 13, 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, together with Count Palmiro Vicarion’s collections of limericks and bawdy ballads, Henry Miller’s Quiet Days in Clichy and Plexus, and Nabokov’s Lolita. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1956 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956 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:] ATAULLAH MARDAAN | KAMA | HOURI | no 31 | 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:] 31 [-] KAMA HOURI. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.

3 Copies, 2 Very Good, one about Good, extra images and full description on request.


5.32.1 PLEASURE THIEVES Harriet Daimler and Henry Crannach [Iris Owens and Marilyn Meeske], 1956

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HARRIET DAIMLER | and HENRY CRANNACH | THE |PLEASURE | THIEVES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 32.1-32.516, 32.68. 17.9 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | PLEASURE |THIEVES. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[174], text. p. [175] list of vols. 7,8, 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. p. [176] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1956 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e 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:] HARRIET DAIMLER | and HENRY CRANNACH | THE|PLEASURE | THIEVES | no 32 | 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:] 32 [-] THE PLEASURE THIEVES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: The catalogue on p. [175] carries a box number address: The Olympia Press, B.P. 82.06 Paris 6, France.

One copy about Good


5.34.1 COSIMO’S WIFE Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1957

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | COSIMO’S | WIFE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 1.34-5.3416, 6.348. 17.7 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] COSIMO’S | WIFE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] two quotations, reverse blank. pp. 9-175, text. p. [176] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed March 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1957.
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:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | COSIMO’S | WIFE | no 34 | 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:] 34 [-] COSIMO‘S WIFE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: (1) An altered state where the price of the book, 900 Francs as originally printed on the back cover, has been overprinted with a broad black band and the increased price printed above. (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 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.Copy used: Compiler’s collection. [109]

3 Copies 1 Very Good 2 about Good, extra images and detailed description on request


5.35.1 THE WANTONS Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1957

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE | WANTONS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 1.35-6.3516. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | WANTONS. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-185, text. p. [186] blank. p. [187] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957 pp. [188-192] blank. Printed on white wove paper. 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 | WANTONS | no 35 | 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:] 35 [-] THE WANTONS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: An altered state where the price of the book, 900 Francs as originally printed on the back cover, has been overprinted with a broad black band and the increased price printed above.

One copy GOOD + but ink marked and abrasions to back (price erased)


5.36.1 OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS Jean Genet, 1957

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JEAN GENET | OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS | Translated from the French | by Bernard Frechtman | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 272 pp. 36.1-36.816, 36.98. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1] OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS. p. [2] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p.[3] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [5] note on the text, p. [6] dedication: Were it not for Maurice Pilorge, | whose death keeps poisoning my life, | I would never have written this book.| I dedicate it to his memory.| J.G. pp. 7-266, text. pp. [267,268] blank. p. [269] PRINTED IN FRANCE |[rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. pp. [270-272] 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:] JEAN GENET | OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS | Translated from the French | by Bernard Frechtman | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | no 36 | 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:] 36 [-] OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200.
Notes: (1) Mr William Ashley reports a copy in his collection identical to the one here described, except for the price on the back wrapper which gives: 18 francs | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K., which would constitute a second issue. (2) Our Lady of the Flowers (Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs) was published in a limited edition for subscribers by L’Arbalète of Lyons in 1943. A trade edition, revised by the author, was published by Gallimard in 1951. An English translation, based on
the Arbalète text was published by the Éditions Morihien in 1949. The present version, which follows the now standard Gallimard text, has been revised and corrected. Like the former, it is unabridged and unexpurgated.  Note on the text, from p. [5]. (The original French text was published jointly in 1943 by Paul Morihien and Robert Denoël.) (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 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 Copies 2 Good + with the 1200 Francs price on back cover and one Very Good with 18 Francs on back cover (same print dates)


5.37.1 THE HOUSE OF BORGIA Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1957

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE HOUSE | OF | BORGIA |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 1.37-6.3716. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE HOUSE | OF |BORGIA  p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-190, text. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. 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 | THE HOUSE | OF | BORGIA |no 37 | 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:] 37 [-] THE HOUSE OF BORGIA [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 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 Copies about Good extra images and full description of condition on request.


5.39.1 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1957

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HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, rue St-Séverin, Paris 5 | Former edition by | THE OBELISK PRESS – PARIS Collation: 640 pp. [1-20]16. 17.2 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] New printing by | IMPRIMERIE MODERNE | DU LION, | PARIS | achevé d‘imprimer Juin 1957 | [rule] | dépôt légal – 2e trimestre 1957. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] FIRST PUBLISHED AUGUST 1949 | Also by Henry Miller:| TROPIC OF CAPRICORN | TROPIC OF CANCER | BLACK SPRING | MAX AND THE WHITE PHAGOCYTES | PUBLISHED BY | SOCIÉTÉ DřEXPLOITATION DES ÉDITIONS DU CHÊNE | 4, RUE DE LA PAIX, PARIS, JULY 1950. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | MUST NOT BE IMPORTED INTO ENGLAND OR THE U.S.A. p. [7] VOLUME ONE, reverse blank. pp. [9]-127, text of Volume One. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text of Volume Two. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text of Volume Three. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543. p. [544] blank. p. [545] VOLUME FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text of Volume Five. pp. [635,6] blank. p. [637] PRINTED IN FRANCE | BY S.O.P.A.C. | 26, RUE CLAVEL, 26, A PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1950 | No d’édition : 294. pp. [638-640] 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:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | 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:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right:] Not to be sold in the U.S.A. or U.K. | Francs : 2.400.
Notes: Sexus was first published in August 1949 by Maurice Girodias for his company Les Editions du Chêne, under the revived Obelisk Press imprint that had been originally started by his father, Jack Kahane, in the early 1930’s. In December 1950, the French Minister of the Interior prohibited the book from being printed or sold in France in any language. The present edition would seem to comprise almost entirely of a re-issue of the unused sheets of a reprint published before the December ban by Les Editions du Chêne/Obelisk Press in July 1950, and printed for them on India Paper by S.O.P.A.C., 26 rue Clavel, Paris. According to the information on p. [4], the Olympia Press edition here under notice is a new printing by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris dated June 1957.However, it seems likely that Impr. Moderne du Lion’s contribution was confined to new preliminaries and wrappers.

2 Copies One Fine, one Good +


5.39.3 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1960

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 640 pp. Statement of signatures as for F39.1. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Printed in France by Imprimerie du Lion, |November 1960, | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1960. |Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1960.ř p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] VOLUME ONE, reverse blank. pp. [9]-127, text of Volume One. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text of Volume Two. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text of Volume Three. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543, text of Volume Four. p. [544] blank. p. [545] Volume Five, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text of Volume Five. pp. [635-640] 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:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | 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:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N. F. | NOT TO BE SOLD |IN U.S.A. & U.K.

2 Copies ,One Very Good +, one Good +


5.39.4 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1962

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border and in green type:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 640 pp. Statement of signatures as for F39.1. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed in India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, 1962 |PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris | ©[sic] September, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] VOLUME ONE. reverse blank pp. [9]-127, text. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543, text. p. [544] blank. p. [545] VOLUME FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text. pp. [635-640] 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:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | 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:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N.F | NOT TO BE SOLD |IN U.S.A. & U.K.

One Copy Good +


5.40.2 THE NEW ORGANIZATION [THE ORGANIZATION] Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1962

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE NEW | ORGANIZATION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 192 pp. Perfect bound. 40.1-40.616. 17.4 x 99 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE NEW | ORGANIZATION. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Studium, Paris, July 1962 | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] Prologue-Dialogue. | THREE IN AN ILLUSIOMAT AUTOMOBILE | The Three: Clarissa, Lorenzo, Althea.. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-25, text. p. [26] blank. p. [27] FIRST AND SECOND DIALOGUE. | FIVE IN A DEFACTIFIED HOUSE |The five : Clarissa, Lorenzo, Althea, Ferdinand, | Midont. | THE DRAMAGUISE | Clarissa : Madame de Saint-Ange | Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea : Eugénie | Ferdinand : le Chevalier. p. [28] blank. pp. 29-41, text. p. [42] blank. p. 43 DIALOGUE THE THIRD. | FIVE IN A REALOMYTH LUXURIOUS BOUDOIR | Clarissa: Madame de Saint Ange | Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea: Eugénie | Ferdinand and Midont: Onlookers. p. [44] blank. pp. 45-58, text. p. 59 THE REDRAMAGUISING OF DIALOGUE THE THIRD. | IN THE SAME DEFACTIFIED BOUDOIR. p. [60] blank. pp. 61-117, text. p. 118 DIALOGUE THE FOURTH. | FOUR ON THE DEFACTIFIED BED | Clarissa: Madame de Saint-Ange |Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea: Eugénie | Ferdinand: le Chevalier. pp. 119-139, text. p. [140] blank. p. 141 DIALOGUE THE FIFTH. | EVERBODY DEFACTIFYING | Clarissa, Althea, Lorenzo, Midont, Ferdinand; with the introduction of Sabrina Kishman and Sheldon Push.p. [142] blank pp. 143-185, text. p. [186] blank. p. [187] Printed in France | IMPRIMERIE STUDIUM |PARISř. pp. [188-192] 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:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | NEW | ORGANIZATION | no 40 | 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:] 40 [-] THE NEW ORGANIZATION. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K. Notes: Prosecuted on March 11th, 1963 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.

6 copies 4 Fine 2 Very good, 2 copies have a Green OLYMPIA PRESS Over price sticker 9 FRANCS

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Traveller’s Companion Series List 3

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