Books for Trade: Nunnery Tales, by T.N.R with illustrations by Le Roy. The Royal Press, London-Paris 1902 (1935)

Another clandestine gem with all the usual trickery and misinformation, even more complicated if you pursue its possible origin under a variety of French editions, This copy despite its fake publication date of 1902 (1935) is still a rare and interesting item, with illustrated endpapers and five full page illustrations by Le Roy. Making this one of those rare items of English Erotica with illustrations.


This book is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press Wants or other rare books or items of erotic ephemera that would enhance my listings


Nunnery Tales, by T.N.R with illustrations by Le Roy. The Royal Press, London-Paris 1902 (1935)

Nunnery Tales 1902 Book

Description: Bound in grey boards with title author and publishers details in gilt on the spine.

Nunnery Tales 1902 Illustrated Endpapers Illustrated end Papers.

Nunnery Tales 1902 Title Page

Title Page

Nunnery Tales 1902 Half Title

Half Title

Nunnery Tales 1902 Limitation Page

Limitation Page

CONTENTS: Illustrated  End Papers-Blank ffep, Title Page (verso blank) Half title (verso blank) Limitation Page(Verso blank)  399 pages of text,blank end page,Illustrated End Papers (repeat of front). Illustrated with 5 full page erotic prints by Le Roy, and decorated throughout with cul-de-lamps.

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The Illustrations.


1 Erotic Illustration Le Roy



2 Illustration by Le Roy Nunnery Tales



3 Iluustration by Le Roy for Nunnery Tales



4. Illustration by Le Roy for Nunnery Tales 1902



5 Illustration by Le Roy for Nunnery Tales 1902



Rear End Papers Nunnery Tales 1902 Le Roy


The Erotica Bibliophile offers the following bibliographical information as part of a list of titles produced by William Dugdale.

NUNNERY TALES: Or Cruising under False Colours: A Tale of Love and Lust. London: Printed for the Booksellers,

[1866, 1867, 1868]

8vo. 3 volumes. 134pp., 128pp., 137pp. 24 colored lithographs.
Original edition. Later published c.1888, probably in Amsterdam by Brancart/Van Crombrugge. Another edition was published in 1899 Paris for the Erotica Biblion Society. A U.S. clandestine reprint was issued ‘By T.N.R. Lond-Paris, Royal Press, 1902’ [New York, c.1935] on laid paper. Not in the British Library.
(Ashbee: Vol.3, p.152.  Mendes: 26-A and 26-B)
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