Books for Trade :Memoirs of a Russian Princess. Gleaned from her secret diary,Compiled, noted and arranged by Pasha, Katoumbah. Erotik Biblion Society Paris (New York?)

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Another in my list of clandestine erotica in English, and another illustrated copy, for this one we may have information, to identify printer and publisher, this copy is undated but has the attributes of the true first edition according to bibliocuriosa (link below), however somewhat confusingly gives the information:- Peter Mendes indicates that the first edition was printed in Brussels by Edouard Maheu for Charles Carrington and, probably, Edward Avery in London (note 49-A). At the same time there is a reference to: An exact reprint of earlier edition with the same imprint which was probably published by Geo. Brussel.” Source: Kinsey Institute. The title page of the true first edition is printed in red and black, as is this copy. Well another confusing tangle to unravel, such is the nature of clandestine publications. Here for your information and enjoyment, are the 6 (not 5) illustrations, signed I.Voronoff,  and a sample of cul-de-lamps and printer devices that I am so fond of.

Bibliocuriosa: Memoirs of a Russian Princess


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DESCRIPTION: Bound in dark purple boards with , Black label on spine with gilt bands and title in gilt.

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Contents:3 blank endpapers, half title, verso blank facing blank, verso Frontispiece (with tissue guard, with location of illustration in the book typed on), Title Page, verso blank, limitation, verso decoration (of a rose), pages 7 – 168 text, NOTE TO Page 164, verso decoration (of a rose), pages 172-175 text to NOTE, verso blank, 3 blank endpapers. complete with 6 illustrations.

Many of the pages are uncut. Decorated throughout with the cul-de-lamps and printer devices displayed on this page.

The Illustrations.

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As always this title is available for exchange against any of my Paris Olympia Press Wants


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