Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 7)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.61.1 THE WOMAN THING Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1958

TC 61 The Woman Thing

TC 61 The Woman Thing

HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | WOMAN | THING | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 184 pp. M.1-11.M [sic]8; M.124. 17.6 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | WOMAN THING, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press Paris, | France. pp. 7-181, text. p. [182] PRINTED AUGUST 1958 | BY IMPRIMERIE DE LA SEINE | PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1958 pp. [183-184] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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 | WOMAN THING | no 61 |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:] 61 [-] THE WOMAN THING. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) An altered state in with the price NF 15 stamped over the original price is known, and the compiler has in his collection another altered state with a further price increase in the form of a black adhesive sticker printed in white: NEW PRICE | NF 18. (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. [136]

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.61.2 WOMAN [THE WOMAN THING] Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1965

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HARRIET DAIMLER | WOMAN | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. M.1-M.128. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] WOMAN, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press Paris, | France | Copyright © [with a small 8 appended below copyright sign] by the Olympia Press, 1958, 1965. pp. 7-181, text. p. [182] PRINTED AUGUST 1958 | BY IMPRIMERIE DE LA SEINE | PARIS |NEW PRINTING BY IMPRIMERIE DU LION, PARIS 1965 |Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1958. pp. [183-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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 | WOMAN | no 61 | 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:] 61 [-] WOMAN. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18.

3 Copies 2 Fine (one sealed) one very good.


5.62.1 TELENY Anonymous, 1958

TC 62 Teleny

TC 62 Teleny

[Within a green border of type ornament:] * * * | TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS |[breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 208 pp. 62.1-62.138. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [i,ii] blank. p. [1] TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal. p. [2] [rule] All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [5,6] introductory note, signed The Olympia Press. pp. 7-203, text. p. [204] blank. p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed May 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1958. p. [206] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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:] * * * | TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal | no 62 | 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:] 62 [-] TELENY OR THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.
Notes: (1) Altered states have been seen on which the price has been covered with an adhesive label bearing a price increase: NEW PRICE | NF 18. An intermediate altered state is also known with a rubber-stamped price increase to NF 15. (2) The introductory note argues weakly that this novel is the work of Oscar Wilde; the circumstances of its circulation at London in manuscript in the early 1890’s suggest that Wilde may well have known of the novel, and made additions or corrections to it, but to assume that he was solely responsible for its composition is far from certain. (3) 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. (4) Teleny was originally published in 1893 in two volumes, printed by H.S. Nichols for Leonard Smithers. In the original MS. the setting of the novel was London, but for reasons that seem weak considering the clandestine nature of the printed edition, Smithers relocated the novel to Paris. All subsequent English editions, save one, stem from this version. In 1934, a French translation was published based on the original MS. so that the action returned to London, its proper place. Using this French text as a model, Winston Leyland prepared something closely approximating a definitive English version, which was published by Gay Sunshine Press in San Francisco in 1984.

3 Copies one Very Good +, One Very good (Overstamped Price) One only about Good. Extra images and full description on request


5.63.1 THE GAUDY IMAGE William Talsman [James M. Smith?], 1958

TC 63 The Gaudy Image

TC 63 The Gaudy Image

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM TALSMAN | THE | GAUDY | IMAGE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS |[breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 264 pp. 63.1-63.168; [63.17]4. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1] blank. [2] [rule] | Copyright by © William Talsman, 1958 . p. [3] THE | GAUDY IMAGE. p. [4] ACKNOWLEDGMENT | The line from the song which appears on pages 139, | 144, and 217 is from Going to the River by D. Bar- |tholomew and A. Domino, an Imperial Record (Com- |modore Music Corp.), 137-139 North Western Avenue, | Los Angeles 4, California.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[260], text. p. [261] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed December 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958 pp. [262-264] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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:] WILLIAM TALSMAN | THE | GAUDY | IMAGE | no 63 |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:] 63 [-] THE GAUDY IMAGE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: (1) An altered state is known with a rubber stamped price increase to NF 18 on the back wrapper, overprinting the original, printed price. (2) In his notes accompanying the extract from The Gaudy Image included in The Olympia Reader (New York: Grove Press, 1965, p. 405), Maurice Girodias indicates that William Talsman is a pseudonym. A slim volume of verse called Notes from the Underworld by William Talsman was published at New York by William-Frederick Press in 1961. It was copyrighted in the name of James M. Smith. An Olympia Press catalogue of the period indicates that this volume number of the Traveller’s Companion series was to have been a novel called The Porridge Tasters by Henry Crannach [Marilyn Meeske], but although completed it was never published because, presumably, Girodias felt it to be insufficiently erotic.

Four Copies, two Very Good  one Good Plus, one about good. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.65.1 CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY Swami Ram Krishnanada, 1958

TC 65 1958

TC 65 1958

SWAMI | RAM KRISHNANADA | CLASSICAL | HINDU | EROTOLOGY |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. 65.1-65.128. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] CLASSICAL | HINDU |EROTOLOGY, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] COPYRIGHT © 1958 BY THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS |[rule] | All rights reserved in all countries.. pp. [7-10], Contents. pp. 11-13, Introduction, unsigned p. 14, Translator‘s Note, dated Indore, 1957. pp. 15-18, Some Notes on Sanskrit Erotology. pp. 19-[187], text. p. [188] blank. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed October 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958. pp. [190-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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:] SWAMI | RAM KRISHNANADA | CLASSICAL | HINDU |EROTOLOGY | no 65 | 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:] 65 [-] CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.
Notes: (1) ŖThis new translation of the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana is based on the Hindi translation published by the Kama Shastra Society of Bombay, and on the English translation of 1885, and the later French translation of Isidore Liseux. This translation has been revised and corrected by Pandit Sitaram Anand, who closely followed the earlier notes of Pandit Bhugwantlal Indraji, and Shivram Parshuram Bhide. This is guaranteed a complete and unexpurgated version of the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana.  Indore, 1957. The translators‘ note, from p. [14]. (2) Known in an altered state with the price increased to N.F. 15 by a rubber stamp overprinting the original price.

2 Copies both Very Good

7.65.2 CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY Swami Ram Krishnanada, [1965?]

TC 65 (1965?)

TC 65 (1965?)

An undated reprint, identical with the first edition save for the border of type ornament on the titlepage, which is black rather than green, and the price on the back wrapper, which is: Francs : 18. This price is blocked out.

Print details are as 5.65.1

One Copy Fine


5.67.2 JUSTINE D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1963

TC 67 Justine 1963

TC 67 Justine 1963

D. A. F. DE SADE |JUSTINE | OR | GOOD CONDUCT | WELL CHASTISED |BEING AN ENGLISH RENDERING OF | JUSTINE OU LES MALHEURS DE LA VERTU | DONE BY |PIERALESSANDRO CASAVINI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 336 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-218. 17.3 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JUSTINE. p. [4] TRANSLATOR‘S NOTE. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] All rights reserved in all countries. pp. [7]-330, text. pp. [331-332] blank. pp. [333-334] A SHORT LIST OF | OLYMPIA PRESS TITLES. p. [335] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie du Lion, Paris. April 1963. | [rule] | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1963. | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1963. p.[336], blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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:] D. A. F. DE SADE | JUSTINE | OR | GOOD CONDUCT |WELL CHASTISED | no 67 | 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:] 67 [-] JUSTINE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 24 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K. Notes: With the exception of the price on the back wrapper and the new date, this edition is identical to the that of 1959, above, leading one to suppose that this is merely a photographic reprint with some very minor changes. The copy examined has suffered a printers blunder; the border of type ornament on the title page appears to have been printed upside down, so that the break in it that is usually occupied by the publishers address at the bottom of the page is, in this copy, at the top of the page. William Ashley reports that the copy in his collection is the same in this respect.

2 Copies both Good Plus


5.68.1 PLEXUS Henry Miller, 1959

TC 68 Plexus 1958

TC 68 Plexus 1959

[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 688 pp. No signatures, but [1-43]8. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on thin white wove 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, Paris. April 1959. | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1959. | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-683, text. pp. [684-688], blank.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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 TWO | PLEXUS | no 68 | 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:] 68 [-] PLEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 3.000 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.

One Copy Very Good

5.68.2 PLEXUS Henry Miller, 1962

TC 68 Plexus 1962

TC 68 Plexus 1962

[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 688 pp. No signatures, but [1-43]8. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on thin white wove 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 | Octobre 1962 | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1962. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [7]-683, text. pp. [684-688] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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 TWO | PLEXUS | Complete and Unabridged | no 68 | 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:] 68 [-] PLEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Copy used:

Two Copies Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.69.1 THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED Thomas Peachum [Philip Oxman], 1959

TC 69 Watcher

TC 69 Watcher

[Within a green border of type ornament:] THOMAS PEACHUM | THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 288 pp. 69.1-69.188. 17.4 x11.0 cm. Printed on white wove paper. 174x110mm. 69.1-69.188. 144 leaves. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: p. [1] THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED. P. [2] blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. pp. 5-[286], text. p. [287] Printed May 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France| Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. P. [288] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the 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:] THOMAS PEACHUM| THE | WATCHER | AND THE | WATCHED |no 69 | 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:] 69 [-] THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Originally published in June 1954 as volume 9 of the Atlantic Library series.

One Copy Very Good Plus


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