Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 9)

The last batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants (you could potentially have several of my books, for one of my 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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5.84.3 PLEASURES AND FOLLIES OF A GOOD-NATURED LIBERTINE [L’ANTI-JUSTINE] N.-E. Restif de La Bretonne, 1965

TC 84 1965

           TC 84 1965

Restif de La Bretonne | PLEASURES | AND FOLLIES | of a Good-Natured Libertine | being an English rendering of |L’ANTI-JUSTINE | done by | Pieralessandro Casavini | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 240 pp. Perfect bound. No signatures. 17.2 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [5] PLEASURES AND FOLLIES | OF | A GOOD-NATURED LIBERTINE. p.[6] FIRST PRINTING | DECEMBER 1956 | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press 1965. p. 7-8, Introduction. pp. 9-10, Preface. pp. 11-232, text. p. 233,THE END, reverse blank. pp. 235-238, Table of Contents. p. [239], blank. p. [240] [at bottom right of page:] GROU-RADENEZ, PARIS. 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:] Restif de La Bretonne | PLEASURES | AND FOLLIES | of a Good-Natured Libertine | being an English rendering of |L’ANTI-JUSTINE | done by | Pieralessandro Casavini | no 84 | THE | 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:] 84 [-] PLEASURES AND FOLLIES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18.

 One copy one Very Good 


5.86.1 BOTTOMS UP Jock Carroll, 1961

TC 86 1961
[Within a green border of type ornament:] JOCK CARROLL |BOTTOMS | UP | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 212 pp. 1.86-13*.868; double leaf, signed 13**-86, inserted between 13*-861 and 13*-862, and so round. 17.5 x 11.1 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] BOTTOMS UP. p.[4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie S.I.P., Montreuil (Seine), July 1961 | [rule] | Copyright © by Jock Carroll, 1961. | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1961.‘. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] This book is dedicated to the enjoyment of life. p. 7, Foreword, reverse blank. pp. 9-210, text. pp. [211-212] blank. Binding: Light 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:] JOCK CARROLL | BOTTOMS | UP | no 86 | THE |TRAVEL-LERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 86 [-] BOTTOMS UP. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 15 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Notes: (1) A copy in an altered state is known with a rubber-stamped price increase: within a dark blue oblong frame: NEW PRICE | NF 18. Below the frame and equal to its width are two horizontal dark blue lines. (2) There is in Angus Carrollřs collection a copy of Bottoms Up that can reasonably be described as the first printing in second issue wrappers. In all respects it is internally the same as the edition described above. However, the inner border on the front cover is not edged in black as in the case of 5.86.1, and a price increase to NF 18 is printed on the back cover (not over-stamped). What may have happened is that Girodias had his usual number of copies run off, but only bound up a percentage of them for sale. Later, when these were exhausted, he had the remaining sheets bound in new wrappers, with an increase of price. The lack of the black edging to the border was probably a printer’s error. (3) The following information was provided by Angus Carroll, the son of the author: The heroine of Bottoms Up, Gloria Heaven, was based on Marilyn Monroe. Carroll, a photojournalist, had met Monroe on the set of the movie Niagara in 1952. Unable to get the book published in Canada or the US, Carroll turned to Girodias as a last resort. Unlike most North American publishers who thought it had too much sex in it, Girodias didnřt think it had enough. He asked Carroll to spice it up, which he did. In 1964, the book was re-released by Stein & Day in New York as The Shy Photographer. Falling for Marilyn, a book of photographs Carroll took of Monroe in 1952, appeared posthumously in 1996.

One Copy Very Good


5.88.1 THE SOFT MACHINE William Burroughs, 1961

Soft Machine front

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE | SOFT | MACHINE | THE TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

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Collation: 184 pp. 1.88-11.888; 12.884. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | SOFT MACHINE. p.[4] Jacket designed | by Brion Gysin | PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie S.I.P., Montreuil (Seine). June 1961 | [rule] | Copyright © by William S. Burroughs, 1961. | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1961. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[182], text. pp. [183-184] blank. Binding: Light 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 BURROUGHS | THE | SOFT | MACHINE | no 88 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 88 [-] THE SOFT MACHINE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 15 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. AND U.K..

Soft Machine Wrapper

Soft Machine Flaps

Issued in thin, matt-finished card dustjacket illustrated across front, spine and back with abstract black & white wash design by Bryon Gysin, with a 1 inch black border at the foot of whole design. [Frontwrapper; within the border:] [in white:] William Burroughs | [in red:] THE SOFT MACHINE. [Spine; within border:] [in red:] THE | SOFT |MACHINE. [Backwrapper; within border:] [in red:] the olympia press | PARIS. Inside front flap of dustjacket carries a short blurb about the novel and the price: New Francs : 15,00.. inside back flap has a list of other Olympia Press titles available. Notes: An altered state known with price increase to 18 NF rubber stamped over printed 15 NF price on back cover.

THIS COPY VERY GOOD/ VERY Good Wrapper and Book: Full description and extra


5.91.1 THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED William Burroughs, 1962

Ticket Front

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE TICKET | THAT | EXPLODED | THE TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

TC 91 1961

Collation: 184 pp. 91.14; 91.2-91.128. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE TICKET | THAT |EXPLODED .[4] ACKNOWLEDGMENT | The sections entitled In A Strange | Bed and The Black Fruit were | written in collaboration with | Michael Portman. | The design on p. 183 is by | Brion Gysin. | Other works by William Burroughs |published by The Olympia Press : | THE NAKED LUNCH : 1959. | THE SOFT MACHINE | First edition : 1961. | New revised and augmented | edition : February 1963. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Desgrandchamps, Paris, December 1962. | [rule] | Copyright by William Burroughs, 1962. | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1962.. pp. 7-[183], text. p. [184] blank Binding: Light 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 BURROUGHS | THE TICKET | THAT |EXPLODED | no 91 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 91 [-] THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. |NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K..

Ticket wrappers

Ticket Flaps

Issued in a glazed, thin card dustwrapper, illustrated across the front, spine and back with a monochrome photo collage [by Ian Sommerville], torn unevenly across the bottom to reveal a white field crossing the front wrapper, spine and back wrapper, on which are printed author, title and publisher. [Front cover; in red script:] the Ticket | that Exploded. | [typewritten in black:] BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS. [Spine; printed vertically up spine:] [typewritten in red:] THE TICKET THAT | EXPLODED | [typewritten in black:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS. [Back cover; typewritten in black:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS. Inside front flap carries a black & white photograph of Burroughs for its entire height over which is superimposed a white panel containing the first part of some notes concerning The Ticket that Exploded. This design is repeated on the inside back flap, where the photograph is tinted pink and the blurb concludes.

THIS COPY GOOD/ VERY Good Wrapper and Book: Full description and extra images on request

Another copy No dustwrapper Good Plus


5.89.1 STRADELLA James Sherwood, 1962

TC 89 Stradella

[Within a green border of type ornament:] JAMES SHERWOOD | STRADELLA | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 196 pp. 89.1-89.128; double leaf, 89.12*, inserted between 89.121 and 89.122 and so round. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-4] blank. p. [5] STRADELLA, reverse blank. p.[7] title, as above. p. [8] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie S.I.P., Montreuil, July 1962 | [rule] | Copyright © by James Sherwood, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p. 9-[193], text. pp. [194-196] blank. Binding: Light 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:] JAMES SHERWOOD | STRADELLA | no 89 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 89 [-] STRADELLA. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.

3 Copies One Very Good 2 About good


5.93.1 MURDER VS. MURDER Jean Justice, 1964

TC 93

[Within a green border of type ornament:] JEAN JUSTICE |MURDER | VS. | MURDER | THE BRITISH LEGAL SYSTEM | AND | THE A.6 MURDER CASE | TRAVELLER’S COMPAN-ION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 160 pp. 1-108. 17.3 x 11.1 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] MURDER VS. MURDER. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by S.I.P. Montreuil (Seine), October 1964 | [rule] | Copyright © 1964 by the Olympia Press, Paris | Alls [sic] rights reserved in all countries.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] FOREWORD signed by the author, and dated London. July, 1964. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-14, PROLOGUE. pp. 15-159, text. p. [160] blank. Binding: Light 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:] JEAN JUSTICE | MURDER | VS. | MURDER | THE BRITISH LEGAL SYSTEM | AND | THE A.6 MURDER CASE. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 93 [-] MURDER VS. MURDER. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 Fř.

 One copy Very Good. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.94.1 SEXTET J. Hume Parkinson, 1965

TC 94

J. HUME PARKINSON | SEXTET | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 208 pp. Perfect bound . [Sextet]-Sextet8. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: p. [1] SEXTET, reverse blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press 1965. p. [5] Dedicated to | the four biggest bitches | I have known  | and to the one or two | who possibly weren’t | Hume. p. [6] blank. pp. 7-207, text. p. [208] [at bottom right of page:] GROU-RADENEZ,PARIS

Binding: Light 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:] J. HUME PARKINSON | SEXTET | no 94 | 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:] 94 [-] SEXTET. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18. Notes: (1) Copies have been seen of a remainder state in which the publishers have covered the original price with an adhesive label lowering the price to 9 francs. (2) This novel was advertised in 1960 for scheduled publication in August of that year in the Ophelia Press series. (3) This novel was also advertised in a 1962 catalogue as being vol. 116 of the Othello Books series, scheduled for publication in July 1962.

2 Copies  Good 

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