Books for Trade: Prospectus/sales Pamphlet. Au-Dela des Portes . Charles Carrington , Paris 1903

Truly worthy of the title “You don’t see many of those about nowadays”, a scarce and fragile, printed on tissue thin paper, but with Carrington’s usual flair for the ostentatious, decorated with cul-de lamps, 8 page (inc covers) side stapled pamphlet.

Advertising:  Au-Dela des Portes, by E Stuart Phelps, with a 5 page prospectus of this title, followed by the imitation and price for this title, and on the back page an advertisement for “Le Pharaon”, “Pan Michael”, and amazingly to both myself and Patrick Kearney “Ben-Hur”. The last resulted in a very strange series of communications between myself and Pat about the American Gun Lobby, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Munroe and the Olympia Press, You had to be there.



For you Charles Carrington Collectors out there I would happily accept an item of Paris Olympia Press ephemera in exchange for this little gem also watch these pages for Carrington titles in the coming days. And for you picture hunters who wonder what the big deal is, see if you can find another one.

Any Questions please leave a comment


Charles Carrington Prospectus 1903 Cover

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Charles Carrington Prospectus 1903 Pages 2 and 3

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Charles Carrington Prospectus 1903 Pages 4 and 5

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 Charles Carrington Prospectus 1903 Pages 6 and 7

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Charles Carrington Prospectus 1903 Back (8)

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A PDF copy is available free on request.

Books for Trade: Les Confidences de Chérubin G. Donville (text) and Cheri Hérouard (illustrations) Published by Aux Galants Passe-temps, 1939

Sometimes you come across something that is just stunning and this beautiful book in one such item, here with all illustrations for your enjoyment this book is available for trade against any of my Olympia Press wants, or other items of erotica that would enhance my listings.


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Les Confidences de Chérubin G. Donville. Aux Galants Passe-temps, 1939 

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In original printed paper wraps (red and black), over plain card covers. Number 1907 of a limited edition of 2225 copies, adorned with 16 heliogravures (unsigned) but Cheri Hérouard. 233 pp uncut, the book is in wonderful condition , near fine.

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The illustrations are some of the finest I have seen, and although low on sexual content they are truly erotic as a result, I suspect that the low level spanking content is a (transparent) cover for the Lesbian theme of this book, where from the illustrations at least all participants appear to be young ladies, even though sometimes thinly disguised as young men.


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See also Books For Trade (links)

L’Amour Fouette

L’Aretin 1804

L’Anti-Justine

New into The Collection: Olympia Press 1959 (Catalogue)

Another boost to my ceaseless pursuit of any and all Paris Olympia Press ephemera, such items are always welcome and although not for Trade or Sale, I will list them in full on the site and a PDF copy will be available to anyone who asks, free of charge.


The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press. Liverpool University Press 2007, the index number is the actual location of the description in the bibliography. The images are from the actual item which is part of my collection.


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14.11.1 1959.  Olympia Press 1959.

Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Front Cover

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18.6 x 9.4 cm. pp. 28, incl. coloured wrappers illustrated with reproductions of Traveller’s Companion volumes against red and black backgrounds, and, on the front wrapper, a detail of a nude woman from a painting.

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 1 and 2

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 25 and 26

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Interior Illustrated with photos of Lawrence Durrell,William Burroughs, Vladimir Nabokov, Roger Casement & native entourage, judges in Casement trial, Aubrey Beardsley, and Henry Miller, together with reproductions of Olympia Press book covers, sculpture and art by Monet. Contains brief extracts or write-ups of The Black Book, Zazie or The Sex of Angels [sic], The Naked Lunch, Lolita, The Black Diaries, Under the Hill, The Gaudy Image, Our Lady of the Flowers, The White Paper, Teleny, Classical Hindu Erotology, Melting, My Life and Loves, The Fetish Crowd, Deva-Dasi, Juliette, 120 Days of Sodom, Sodom, Story of O, Sexus, Plexus and Nexus, Quiet Days in Clichy, The World of Sex, I Hear Voices, Houses of Joy, the Beckett trilogy, Watcher and the Watched, Pleasures and Follies, Two Novels by Guillaume Apollinaire and the Vicarion collections of beady songs and limericks. Notes: (1) Nexus was never published by the Olympia Press. (2) Zazie or The Sex of Angels was eventually issued under its original French title, Zazie dans le Metro.


PDF copy available on request, just leave a comment and I will email you a copy FREE

SEE ALSO (LINKS)

Ophelia Catalogue 1959

Olympia catalogue 1957

Olympia Catalogue 1956

Olympia Press Pamphlet 1966


Books for Trade: Vincennes, Gaston. L’Amour fouetté. Orné de douze illustrations hors-texte par Ch. Avalanche. Paris, Editions Prima,[vers1930?] . Couverture par Marilac

I have now opted to list this title with all the illustrations in an attempt to solve the mystery of the artist of the 12 plates, having already established, following conversation with Thanalie of Biblio Curiosa :- the cover for L’Amour Fouetté is signed Marilac, a pseudonym of the Italian illustrator Mario Laboccetta who worked in Paris in the 1920-30s  ,it is unlikely to be Marilac who is responsible for the other illustrations, I am tempted to think that the mysterious Ch. Avalanche might well be Wighead , although the images in this title are more spartan than Wighead’s normal work they do have similarity in form and style. You disagree? , well tell me about it by leaving a comment.


For your viewing and hopefully some information, the covers, Title page and 12 extraordinary Deco illustrations.

NOTE: If you are downloading /saving ,the images that is fine with me, however if you are using them elsewhere please have the courtesy to credit this site.

This Title is available to trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants.


L’Amour Fouette: Gaston Vincennes. Éditions Prima ,Paris:  In original illustrated covers, with 12 engraved monochrome plates. 246 pages (uncut) plus table of contents. Printed by L’Imprimerie Typographique 9, Rue des Gardes. Paris. (ND) but 1930?

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This title and four others from the same period are listed on my page linked below, this particular title will not be traded until I know who the artist is, thus allowing me to complete my bibliographical record whilst I still have the book.

Editions Prima List

Books for Trade: Memoires de Fanny Hill par John Cleland (XVIII siecle) entierement traduits de l’Anglais par Isidore Liseux. Reimpression textuele de l’edition de Paris, 1887. Isidore Liseux Paris 1907

Although one of the most repeatedly reproduced titles in the history of erotica, there are always interesting editions to be found, and anything produced by Isidore Liseux is invariably worthy of attention, here and available for trade against any of my wants, or other interesting items of erotica that would enhance my listings, is a 2 volume set of Memoires de Fanny Hill, Isisdore Liseux Paris 1907. Produced in a small number for subscribers.

Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux Paris 1907 Covers

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Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux Paris 1907 Back Covers

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Memoires de Fanny Hill , Isidore Liseux Paris 1907. Volume one. Contents: Blank endpaper, Half title, verso: Limitation, Title page( Printed in Red and Black  with a Cherub motif), verso blank, Pages I – VIII, NOTICE SUR CLELAND, Pages 1 – 157 text, verso blank, followed by a gathering of 4 blank leaves (uncut). Covers plain white card with paper sleeve , the front of which repeats the detail of the title page, and the back is decorated with another cherub motif this in black, SPINE lettered across (Top to bottom) JOHN CLELAND I  Memoires de  FANNY HILL I TOME I I PARIS 1907.

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Memoires de Fanny Hill 1907 Volume 1

Memoires de Fanny Hill , Isidore Liseux Paris 1907. Volume two. Contents: Blank endpaper, Half title, verso: blank, Title page( Printed in Red and Black  with a Cherub motif), verso blank, Pages 1 – 166 text, verso blank, followed by a gathering of 3 blank leaves (uncut). Covers plain white card with paper sleeve , the front of which repeats the detail of the title page, and the back is decorated with another cherub motif this in black, SPINE lettered across (Top to bottom) JOHN CLELAND I  Memoires de  FANNY HILL I TOME II I PARIS 1907

Memoires de Fanny Hill Liseux 1907 Title Page Vol 2

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Full details of condition and extra images on request.

See also (Link Below)

Books For Trade L’Anti-Justine

Books For Trade Editions Prima

Books For Trade Vers Libre

Clandestine Losfeld Part 2

Candestine Losfeld List 1

New into the Collection: MERLIN No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

A welcome addition of a hard to find item. Bibliographical description courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007. MERLIN Pages 75-78, including the item description (2.7.1)

MERLIN
The first issue of Merlin—initially subtitled A collection of Contemporary Writings was published in the Spring of 1952. It was edited by Alexander Trocchi, and published by his American girl friend Alice Jane Lougee. Five further issues under this editor/publisher combination would follow. The seventh and final issue was published by the Olympia Press, described in detail below. In view of the important connection between Merlin, its contributors and editorial personnel, and the Olympia Press, a brief summary of the non-Olympia issues is given. The names of contributors or the titles of works-in-progress are limited to those with known Olympia Press affiliations.

No. 1 [Vol. 1, number 1, Spring 1952.] Printed by Impr. Mazarine. Contributions by Christopher Logue, Alfred Chester and Alexander Trocchi.

No. 2 [Vol. 1, number 2, Autumn, 1952.] Printed by Impr. de la S.A.I.B.E.L, Fontenay-aux-Roses (Seine). Contributions by Patrick Bowles (credited here as P. W. Bowles), Christopher Logue and Richard Seaver.

No. 3 [Vol. 1, number 3, Winter 1952-53.] Printed by Arrault et Cie, Tours. This issue is additionally described as a Revue Trimestrielle and Richard Seaver is credited as Advisory Editor and Director. Contributions by Samuel Beckett [extract from Watt], Austryn Wainhouse [extract from Hedyphagetica.] and Richard Seaver.

No. 4 [Vol. 2, number 1, Spring-Summer, 1953.] Printed by Arrault et Cie, Tours. As with the three preceding issues, the editorial offices of Merlin are based at Librairie Mistral, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5. In this issue, the subtitle A collection of Contemporary Writings is abandoned, but the description Revue Trimestrielle remains. Seaver maintains his post of Advisory Editor and Director, and the design and typography of the issue is credited to Walter G. Coleman. Whether he is any relation to John Coleman, author of The Enormous Bed (5.1.1) and The Itch (5.22.1) I am unable to say. Contributions by Jean Genet [extract from Journal du voleur], Christopher Logue [verse extracted from Wand and Quadrant], Henry Miller [extract, provided by the Olympia Press, from the proofs of Plexus. This is the first reference to a connection to the Olympia Press in Merlin.]

No. 5 [Vol. 2, number 2, Autumn 1953.] This issue was printed in Spain, and no printer is given.Seaver’s role in the proceedings become Assistant Editor & Editor. John Coleman is credited as Business Manager. The editorial address becomes 42, rue de Seine, Paris 6, which was the English Bookshop. The first advertisements for Collection Merlin and the Olympia Press appear in this issue. For Collection Merlin the titles listed are Beckett’s Watt and Logue’s Wand and Quandrant, with Hedyphagetica by Wainhouse and Molloy by Beckett To be published. The Olympia Press offers Justine by the marquis de Sade and Plexus by Henry Miller. Despite the editorial address for Merlin being on the rue de Seine, the address given for both Collection Merlin and the Olympia Press is 13, rue Jacob, Paris 6. Contributions by Logue, Beckett [extract from Molloy], Brassaï [i.e. Jules Halasz; four photographs, with a note by Seaver] and Wainhouse.

No. 6 [Vol. 2, number 3, Summer/Autumn 1954.] Printed by Impr. Richard, 24, rue Stéphenson, Paris 18. Seaver, Wainhouse, Bowles and W. Baird Bryant are listed as Associates, and John Stevenson is credited as Business Manager. The editorial address remains with the English Bookshop on rue de Seine. A full-page advertisement for Collection Merlin offers Beckettřs Watt, Logue’s Wand and Quadrant, Jean Genet’s The Thief‘s Journal and Wainhouse’s Hedyphagetica. Beckett’s Molloy is announced for Autumn publication. There is a half-page advertisement for the Olympia Press that offers no specific titles, but Books in English of lasting value. This is the last issue of Merlin to be published by Alice Jane Lougee. Contributions by Beckett [The End, translated by Seaver in collaboration with Beckett], Trocchi and Patrick Bowles.

2.7.1 MERLIN No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

Merlin 7 Olympia 1955

[On the left, at head of page in l.c. and large type:] merlin | [at left, below title and in small type:] revue trimestrielle | founded by Alice Jane Lougee | EDITORS [on the right, one name below the other:] Alexander Trocchi | Austryn Wainhouse | [on the left:] COMMITTEE [on the right, one name below the other:] PatrickBowles | W. Baird Bryant | Corneille | Robert Creeley | Ben Johnson | Richard Seaver | Shinkichi Tajiri | [on the left:] EDITORIAL ADDRESS [on the right:] The English Bookshop | 42, Rue de Seine, Paris-6e | [on the left:] PUBLISHER [on the right:] The Olympia Press | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris-6e | [in centre of page:] contents | [in two columns, each line separated after the page number by a continuous vertical rule:] Michel de M‘Uzan 233 THREE TALES | Pablo Neruda 242 TWENTY LOVE POEMS | Austryn Wainhouse 259 SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN | ENGINEERING AND REFLEXIONS UPON | AN EROTIC BOOK | Jaap Mooy [no page numbers] FOUR ILLUMINATIONS | Cleveland Moffett 274 PHEIDIPPIDES | Alain Clément 281 FRANCE AS SEEN BY THE GERMANS | Lennart Olson [no page numbers] FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS | Alister Kershaw 298 ALDINGTON’S CRITICS | Christopher Logue 301 GRAHAM’S NIGHTFISHING | Richard Gibson 303 CURZIO MALAPARTE : | THE VISION OF DEFEAT | [below Contents, and centered on columns above:] line drawings by WILLIAM PARKER| spring 1955 summer | [at foot of page, left:] MERLIN IS PRINTED IN FRANCE [at foot of page, right:] vol. 2 no. [in large type] 4

Collation: 80 pp. No signatures, but [1-5]8, with the numeration of the pages following on from previous issues of the periodical. Two double leaves on coated photographic paper (comprising photographs by Jaap Mooy and Lennart Olson) are inserted between pp. 260,261 & 276,277 and between pp. 292,293 & following p. 308. 24 x 15.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

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Contents: p. [229], untitled note signed The Editors. p. [230], two half-page advertisements, the upper for two novels published by Plon and the lower for the Paris Review. p. [231], title, as above. p. [232], three advertisements, one across the top of the page for James Broughton’s An Almanac for Amorists, and the other two, side-by-side below, for, on the right, Sartre’s revue mensuelle Les Temps modernes and, on the left, for The English Bookshop. pp. 233-241,

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Three Tales by Michel de M’Uzan, translated by Philip Oxman. pp. 242-258, Twenty Love Poems by Pablo Neruda, translated by Patrick Bowles and Christopher Logue. pp. 259-273, Some Basic Principles Of Human Engineering And Reflexions Upon An Erotic Book by Austryn Wainhouse. pp. 274-280, Pheidippides by Cleveland Moffett. pp. 281-298, France as Seen by the Germans by Alain Clément. Clément’s piece is referred to at the head of p. 281 as Chronicles. pp. 298-308 are printed in two columns and a smaller typeface, and comprise three pieces described as Notes: Aldington‘s Critics by Alister Kershaw (pp. 298-301).  Graham‘s Nightfishing by Christopher Logue (pp. 301-303).  Curzio Malaparte: The Vision of Defeat by Richard Gibson (pp. 303-308). Drawings by William Parker appear on pp. 234, 243, 249, 258, 273, 274, & 280. Advertisements appear on pp. 299 (Les Editions de Minuit), 301 (Obelisk Press), 303 (Hedyphagetica, by Austryn Wainhouse), 304

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Binding: Printed card wrappers, with orange front and spine, spilling over to a 1-inch band on back. Remainder of back wrapper is white. Front cover: [centred at head in white l.c. large type:] merlin | [centred below title in smaller l.c. type:] the paris quarterly | [at foot, slightly to the left, and in orange within a thin white panel:] 75 c [space] 3/- [space] 250fr. [At foot and to the right, in orange within a larger and oblong white panel:] no [large] 4 | [small] vol 2.

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Spine: [at top of spine, reading down in widely-spaced white l.c.:] merlin. [At foot of spine, reading down in orange type within white panel:] 4/2. Back cover: [at foot and to the right of white section:] SOCIETE D’IMPRESSIONS PUBLICITAIRES | 75, Rue Alexis Pesnon  MONTREUIL | Tel. : AVR. 12-53.

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The inside front wrapper carries an advertisement for Merlin comprising lists of contributions promised for later issues and available back issues. The inside back wrapper carries two half-page advertisements, the uppermost for The Western Review, a literary quarterly published by the University of Iowa, and the lower for Lascaux, ou la Naissance de l‘art, an art book with text by Georges Bataille published by Albert Skira.

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New into the Collection: Scream my Darling Scream, Angela Pearson, Odyssey Library Copenhagen 1963.

Actually been in the collection for a couple of weeks and originally posted as a page which quickly becomes invisible re-listed here as a post.

As always the bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007. The index number is the actual location of the description in the bibliography.

The images are the actual book now part of my collection and Not Available to Trade or for sale.


12.4.1 SCREAM, MY DARLING, SCREAM Angela Pearson [John Millington-Ward], 1963

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[Within a black, highly ornamental frame comprising on each side statues on plinths and surmounted by mythological, tailed figures, the whole resting on a base decorated florally and at its centre a cameo:] [two typographic fig leafs] SCREAM, | MY DARLING, | SCREAM ! by | Angela Pearson | 4 | THE ODYSSEY LIBRARY

Collation: 196 pp. No signatures, but [1-11]8, [12]10. The final signature has an additional double leaf, inserted. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3], [two typographic fig leafs] SCREAM,| MY DARLING, | SCREAM ! by | angela pearson, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6], Printed in Denmark | June 1963 by Behrndt Offset. Copyright by the Odyssey Library | © 1963. All rights of reproduction in all countries strictly re- | served. Any infringement of copyright will be prosecuted. pp. 7-195, text. p. [196] blank.

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Binding: Matt dark red wrappers, trimmed flush with the book. The front wrapper reproduces the titlepage, except for the following differences. The ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title, author, &c. are given is in black.  The typographic fig leaves are dark red.  The title, author, series number and publisher are in white.

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[Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the title and author lettered in black down spine:] SCREAM, MY DARLING, SCREAM ! by angela pearson.

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[Backwrapper; at foot, lettered in white within a solid black panel:] U.S. dollars 3,60 or equivalent in other currencies. [Printed in small black type at bottom right of backwrapper and at 90° to price panel:] Printed in Denmark | BEHRNDT OFFSET.

For details of other titles wanted in this series follow the link below.

Books Wanted Odyssey Library

Books Wanted: Amorous Exploits of a Young Rakehell, Guillaume Apollinaire JUNE 1953 Printing

Another elusive variant, this one is peculiar in that two editions were issued in quick succession, the first in JUNE 1953 and the second in JULY 1953, the image below is of the JULY 53 edition, which I have 2 copies of, apart from the print dates and the price on the back of the first pritning (no price on the second) both editions are identical, I believe the rapid second printing is an old French publishers con, designed to give the impression that a title is selling particularly well, regardless of the rationale the end result is the same and the first printing is hard to find. I am prepared to exchange multiple titles (with some reservations) for a Very Good copy of this edition, it does however need to be complete with all first edition points as listed below, in the bibliographical description provided as always courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press 2007. The index number is the actual location of the description in the bibliography.

1.4.1 AMOROUS EXPLOITS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL Guillaume Apollinaire, 1953

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GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | AMOROUS EXPLOITS | of | A YOUNG RAKEHELL | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 2 bis, rue des Ciseaux, Paris (6e)

Collation: 120 pp. [1]-78, 84. 18.2 x 13.0 cm, all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-4] blank. p. [5] AMOROUS EXPLOITS |of | A YOUNG RAKEHELL, reverse blank. p. [7] title, as above. p. [8]  [rule] | All rights reserved in all countries..p. [9], CHAPTER ONE, reverse blank. pp. [11]-20, text. p. [21] CHAPTER TWO, reverse blank. pp. [23]-29, text. p. [30] blank. p. [31] CHAPTER THREE, reverse blank. pp. [33]-37, text. p. [38] blank. p. [39] CHAPTER FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [41]-45, text. p. [46] blank. p. [47] CHAPTER FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [49]-54, text. p. [55] CHAPTER SIX, reverse blank. pp. [57]-63, text. p. [64] blank. p. [65]CHAPTER SEVEN, reverse blank. pp. [67]-75, text. p. [76] blank. p. [77] CHAPTER EIGHT, reverse blank. pp. [79]-84, text. p. [85] CHAPTER NINE, reverse blank. pp. [87]-95, text. p. [96] blank. p. [97] CHAPTER TEN, reverse blank. pp. [99]-103, text. p. [104] blank. p. [105] CHAPTER ELEVEN, reverse blank. pp. [107]-110, text. p. [111], THE END, reverse blank. p. [113] table of contents, reverse blank. p. [115] FINISHED PRINTED [sic]| JUNE 1953 | BY IMPRIMERIE RICHARD | 24, RUE STÉPHENSON, PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1953. pp. [116-120] blank. Binding: Plain white wrappers trimmed flush with body of the book, under dark green dustjacket printed in black, with front wrapper framed by border of white, six-pointed stars. Front cover: GUIL-LAUME APOLLINAIRE | [double rule in white, with thicker lower rule:] Amorous Exploits | of | A YOUNG RAKEHELL [double rule in white, with thicker upper rule:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS‘. Spine: [reading up spine; horizontally:] THE | OLYMPIA | PRESS [reading vertically:] Amorous Exploits of a Young Rakehell [-] GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE. Back cover blank, except for bottom right: PRINTED IN FRANCE | PRICE : 1200 FRANCS.

Notes: A translation, reportedly by Richard Seaver, of Les Exploits d‘un jeune Don Juan, an erotic novel that was first published at Paris in 1905 or 1906 by Elias Gaucher. Although generally credited as an original work by Guillaume Apollinaire, it is actually a word-for-word translation by the poet of Kinder-Geilheit. Geständnisse eines Knaben (Berlin: 1891). For details of the German original, see Hugo Hayn and Alfred N. Gotendorf, Bibliotheca Germanorum Erotica & Curiosa (München: Georg Müller, 1912-14) vol. 3, pp. 551,2.

Please leave a message on this blog if you are able to offer a copy for trade.

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

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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

IMG_0008

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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5.70.1 TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE [THE DEBAUCHED HOSPODOR] [MEMOIRS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL] 1959 *

TC 70 1959

*[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | THE | DEBAUCHED | HOSPODAR | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

**[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | MEMOIRS | OF A YOUNG | RAKEHELL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 208 pp. 70.1-70.138. 17.4 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wover paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] TWO | NOVELS | BY |GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE. p. [4] This volume contains two novels | by Guillaume Apollinaire, translated | from the French, and previously | published by The Olympia Press | in two distinct volumes. They | are: THE DEBAUCHED HOS- |PODAR (p.7) and MEMOIRS | OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL |(p. 125). | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. p. [5] title, as in * above, reverse blank. p. 7-121, text. p. [122] blank. p. [123] title, as in ** above, reverse blank. pp. 125-204, text. p. [205] Printed May 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. pp. [206-208] 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:] TWO | NOVELS | BY | GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE |no 70 | 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:] 70 [-] TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Reprints of translations published originally by the Olympia Press in separate volumes in 1953 (1.6 and 1.4, respectively).

2 copies one Very Good + one Very Good


5.70.2 TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE [THE DEBAUCHED HOSPODOR] [MEMOIRS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL] 1962

TC 70 1962

*[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | THE | DEBAUCHED | HOSPODAR | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

**[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | MEMOIRS | OF A YOUNG | RAKEHELL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 192 pp. 70.1-70.128. 17.4 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] TWO | NOVELS | BY |GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE. p. [4] This volume contains two novels | by Guillaume Apollinaire, translat-| ed from the French, and previously | published by The Olympia Press | in two distinct volumes. They are: | THE DEBAUCHED HOSPO-| DAR (p.7) and MEMOIRS OF | A YOUNG RAKEHELL (p. 115). | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | COPYRIGHT © BY THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS, 1959, 1962. p. [5] title, as in * above, reverse blank. p. 7-114, text. p. [115] title, as in ** above, reverse blank. pp. 117-[190], text. p. [191] Printed in October 1962 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1962. p. [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:] TWO | NOVELS | BY | GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE |no 70 | 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:] 70 [-] TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K..

3 copies: One Copy Very Good,+ One copy Very Good, One copy poor, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.73.1 THE FETISH CROWD Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1959

TC 73 1959

*[Within a green border of type ornament:] [breaking top of border:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | PAULA | THE | PIQUÔSE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking bottom of border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5e

**[Within a green border of type ornament:] [breaking top of border:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | DUKE | COSIMO | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking bottom of border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

***[Within a green border of type ornament:] [breaking top of border:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED | COMPANION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking bottom of border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 456 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-288, 294. 17.4 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] A TRILOGY : | PAULA |THE | PIQUÔSE | DUKE | COSIMO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED | COMPANION. p. [4] blank. p. [5] title, as * above, reverse blank. pp. 7-177, text of Paula the Piquôse. p. [178] blank. p. [1] title, as ** above. p. [2] blank. pp. 3-131, text of Duke Cosimo. p. [132] blank. p. [1] title, as *** above. p. [2] blank. p. [3] PART ONE | A CRUMBLING FACADE. p. [4] blank. pp. 5-66, part one of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [67] PART TWO | I HAVE COME BACK. p. [68] blank. pp. 69-143, part two of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [144] [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press  Paris 59 | Printed in France by Imp. G. Frère-Paris  Dépôt légal no 26336 – 2e trimestre 1959. pp. [145,6] 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:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | FETISH | CROWD | a Trilogy | no 73 | 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:] 73 [-] THE FETISH CROWD. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs 2.400 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Issued in a mustard dustjacket, with an semi-abstract design of people in white silhouette standing on an uneven white base spreading round the upper half of the front and back panels, and spine. Superimposed over this motif on the front panel is a drawing of a mustached, bemedalled and monocled military figure with a cloak hanging off the left shoulder. To the right of this figure, and occupying a break in the silhouetted figures is: AKBAR DEL PIOMBO, lettered in black, each word enclosed within its own uneven white block. Below the uneven white base supporting the silhouettes is the following, in ornate, uneven black letters: THE FETISH | CROWD. Spine lettered in black; from top to bottom: [in horizontal caps:] AKBAR | DEL | PIOMBO. [In vertical caps reading up the spine:] THE FETISH CROWD.[In horizontal caps:] THE | OLYMPIA PRESS. The back panel has, centered at its foot in black caps: OLYMPIA PRESS. The front inside flap carries a short list of books published by The Olympia Press, a warning that none of the books may be sent to the United States or Great Britain and the address of the company. The back inside flat is blank. Notes: As must be evident, this is a re-issue of three of Akbar del Piombo’s earlier novels respectively, Who Pushed Paula, Cosimo‘s Wife and The Traveller‘s Companion under new titles, and retaining separate paginations. These paginations are quite different from the original printings, and whether they are taken from later reprints unknown to the compiler or original to this one-volume collection is not known.

2 Copies both only Good, Extra images and full description on request


5.73.2 THE FETISH CROWD Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1965

TC 73 1965

*AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | PAULA | THE | PIQUÔSE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

**AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | DUKE | COSIMO | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

***AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED |COMPANION | THE TRAVEL-LER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 456 pp. [1]-288, 294. 17.4 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] title, as in * above. p. [4] OTHER WORKS BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS | PUBLISHED BY OLYMPIA PRESS: | THE SOFT MACHINE | THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED. p. [5] THE FETISH CROWD | A TRILOGY : | PAULA | THE | PIQUÔSE | DUKE | COSIMO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED | COMPANION. p. [6] blank. pp. 7-177, text of Paula the Piquôse. p. [178] blank. p. [1] title, as in ** above. p. [2] blank. pp. 3-131, text of Duke Cosimo. p. [132] blank. p. [1] title, as in *** above. p. [2] blank. p. [3] PART ONE | A CRUMBLING FACADE. p. [4] blank. pp. 5-66, part one of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [67] PART TWO | I HAVE COME BACK. p. [68] blank. pp. 69-143, part two of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [144], Printed by Imprimerie Croutzet, Paris, June 1965. | Dépôt légal 2e trimestre 1959 (No 26336), 2e trimestre 1965. pp. [145,6] 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:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | FETISH | CROWD | Three novels | no 73 | 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:] 73 [-] THE FETISH CROWD. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 30.
Notes: (1) The unfortunate reference to William Burroughs on p. [4] in the volume’s first section actually a printer’s or editor’s blunder has led to speculation that Burroughs and Akbar del Piombo are one and the same, a notion that reportedly failed to amuse either men. (2) A copy of this book in Mr William Ashley’s collection, in an altered state, has an adhesive sticker on the back wrapper with a change of price indicated thus: OLYMPIA PRESS | [rule] | 18 FRANCS.

 One Very Good copy . Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.75.2 HOUSES OF JOY Wu Wu Meng [Sinclair Beiles], 1965

TC 75 1965

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WU WU MENG |HOUSES | OF | JOY | THE TRAVEL-LER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [border broken, but address missing] Collation: 240 pp. HOUSES OF JOY [1] – HOUSES OF JOY 158. 17.5 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] HOUSES | OF | JOY, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Printed in France |by S.I.P., Montreuil, December 1958 | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958. | New printing by Imprimerie Grou-Radenez, | July 1965. | Copyright © by The Olympia Press, 1958, 1965. p. 7, Introductory Note, reverse blank. pp. 9-238, text. p. [239-240] 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:] WU WU MENG | HOUSES | OF | JOY | no 75 | 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:] 75 [-] HOUSES OF JOY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs: 18.

One Copy Very Good, with OP 9 Francs Sticker full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.76.1 THE NAKED LUNCH William Burroughs, 1959

TC 76 Naked Lunch           Title Page

TC 76 Naked Lunch

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE | NAKED | LUNCH | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 232 pp. 76.1-76.148; 76.154. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

TC 76 The Naked Lunch                 Cover

TC 76 The Naked Lunch
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Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | NAKED | LUNCH, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by William Burroughs, 1959. p. 7-[226], text. p. [227] Printed by S.I.P., Montreuil, France, in July 1959 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1959. pp. [228-232] 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 BURROUGHS | THE | NAKED | LUNCH | no 76 | 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:] 76 [-] THE NAKED LUNCH. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K.. Issued in a white dustjacket, with a series of small black abstract designs in rows is printed horizontally across the front and back covers. [Frontover; within a purple panel running vertically the height of the book and occupying a little less than half its width, in white caps:] WILLIAM | BURROUGHS [within the purple panel, in gold caps:] THE | NAKED | LUNCH. [Spine; horizontally at bottom, in black:] THE | OLYMPIA |PRESS [vertically, in purple:] THE NAKED LUNCH [Vertically, in black:] WILLIAM | BURROUGHS. Inside flaps of dustjacket carry a B&W photograph of Burroughs, followed by a brief history of the book and some critical comments by John Ciardi extracted from an article he wrote for The Saturday Review (June 27th 1959). Notes: (1) The copy examined was in alatered state with the price of 1500 Francs overprinted with a rubber-stamp indicating a price increase to 18 NF.

TC 76 The Naked Lunch                    Back

TC 76 The Naked Lunch
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(2) Five thousand copies were printed of this first edition, but the dustjacket wasn’t issued until some months after the book’s initial release, and was never used on subsequent reprints. A number of collectors and dealers have reported that the dustjackets are ill-fitting, suggesting that they were poorly designed. The standard bibliography of William Burroughs mentions the existence of a planned special edition, for which two sets of unbound sheets were held back. The edition was never published, but the two sets of sheets survive, one in a private collection and the other in the Burroughs Archive. (See, Joe Maynard & Barry Miles, William S. Burroughs, A Bibliography, 1953-73, Charlottsvile: University Press of Virginia, 1978, entry no. A.2a.)

One Copy Very Good + minor creasing and marking to back cover see images above. (No Dust Jacket)

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5.77.1 THE BLACK BOOK Lawrence Durrell, 1959

TC 77 1959 DJ

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

Collation: 304 pp. 77.1-77.198. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | BLACK | BOOK. p.[4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | First published by The Obelisk Press, Paris, 1938. | Copyright 1938 and 1959 by Lawrence Durrell. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Mos gus yod na | Khyl so od tung.ŗ | (Tibetan Proverb.) | Where there is veneration, | Even a dog’s tooth emits light. p. 7-9, Introduction by the author. p. [10] blank. p. [11] BOOK ONE, reverse blank. pp. 13-123, text of Book One. p. [124] blank. p. [125] BOOK TWO, reverse blank. pp. 127-215, text of Book Two. p. [216] blank. p. [217] BOOK THREE, reverse blank. pp. 219-301, text of Book Three. p. [302] blank. p. [303] Printed by S.I.P., Montreuil, France, in July 1959 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1959. p. [304] blank.

TC 77 1959
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:] LAWRENCE DURRELL | THE | BLACK | BOOK | no 77 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:] 77 [-] THE BLACK BOOK. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K.. Issued in a black dustjacket, with an abstract painting on the front in red and purple. [Frontover; in white caps:] LAWRENCE DURRELL [in black caps outlined in white:] THE | BLACK | BOOK [in white caps:] OLYMPIA PRESS. [Spine, all in white caps; horizontally at bottom:] THE | OLYMPIA | PRESS [vertically:] THE BLACK BOOK [horizontally:] LAWRENCE |DURRELL. Inside flaps of dustjacket carry a B&W photograph of Durrell, followed by a brief history of the book and some critical comments by T. S. Eliot, Cyril Connolly and Henry Miller, and a short catalogue of other Olympia Press titles. Notes: First published at Paris in 1938 by The Obelisk Press, as part of the Seurat Series.

 3 Copies one in DW, Very Good . 2 Printed covers Very Good. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.78.2 THE THIEF’S JOURNAL Jean Genet, [1962?]

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[Within a black border of type ornament:] JEAN GENET | THE | THIEFS | JOURNAL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 296 pp. [1]-188; 194. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | THIEFS | JOURNAL. p. [4] blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Published in agreement with the Librairie Gallimard. | [short history of book; see notes to 7.78.1 for text] | [rule] | Copyright 1954 by B. Frechtman | and The Olympia Press, Paris. p. [7-8], Foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre. p. [9]-291, text. p. [292] blank. p. [293] Printed July 1959 by Imp. Moderne du Lion | 75, Rue des Plantes – Paris 14e |Dépôt Légal 2e trimestre 1954 et 3e trimestre 1959. pp. [294-296], 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:] JEAN GENET | THE | THIEF’S | JOURNAL | no 78 |Foreword by | JEAN-PAUL SARTRE | Translated from the French by | BERNARD FRECHTMAN | 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:] 78 [-] THE THIEF‘S JOURNAL. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 francs | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K.

2 Copies Very Good Near Fine

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