Books For Trade: J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

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Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


A rare fragile and altogether beautiful item, in original covers with exquisite illustrations by Wighead. I have done my best with the photographs, and my apologies for any deficiencies, it was impossible to scan the book, because the stress would have broken it.


Épouvantes Voluptueuses

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 J.Van Styk. :Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935] In Original paper wraps with cover illustration in colour by Wighead, frontispiece and 8 illustrations hors-texte in black by Wighead on papier couche. 191 p.p. Printed by . Imprimerie nouvelle 121, rue de Monument,Champigny -sur-Marne.


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Books For Trade: J.Van Styk. L’Infernale Dominatrice. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

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Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


This title has a peculiarity in that it appears to have a possible second state pasted on cover illustration, it covers the original illustration, which shows the bare breasted dominatrix, and may have been placed there by the publisher. The new cover illustration is pasted on at the 4 corners, but the original is clearly visible and intact underneath. Both illustrations are very nice so I have provided an alternative of the original for your information.


L’Infernale Dominatrice

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L'Infirnale Dominatrice Original Cover

This Copy: Rebound in blue quarter leather, on marbled boards, with author and title in gilt on spine. Original Cover preserved (see note above), 158 p.p. with cover and 12 unsigned illustrations hors-texte, in black. Imprimerie speciale du Jardin d’Eros, 259 Fauborg St-Martin, Paris


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Books For Trade: Essex House, North Hollywood California 1968-1969 (Updated Post Oct 2015)

A short-lived (1968-1969) Los Angeles publishing imprint, a subsidiary of Milton Luros’s Parliament News, Inc, specializing in highbrow erotica. Many Essex House novelists were young serious writers (several of them poets), and some used scenarios drawn from sf and fantasy, including future Dystopias, as settings for their pornography. About half the 42 titles published by Essex House were sf/fantasy; they included novels by Philip José Farmer, Richard E Geis, David Meltzer (perhaps the most distinguished), Michael Perkins (1942-    ) and Hank Stine (see Jean Marie Stine), of which a number were ambitious, some literary, and most somewhat joyless – even emetic – and redolent of 1960s radicalism. The unusual aspirations of this imprint are generally attributed to its young editor, Brian Kirby, who also edited the pornographic books of the sister imprint, Brandon House. [PN]

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 This is an update, as this collection has grown to close to completion, listing here 38 of the 42 published  titles. All images are scans of the actual books from my private collection, further images and detailed description provided on request, just leave a comment on this post, or even better complete a contact form and I will get back to you. These books are only available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants. And only as a collection, I will not split off individual titles. And as always any bibliographical information is always welcome to enhance the listing.


ANDERSON, (JERRY):Trans. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Trans Anderson Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 176. Original.wrappers.– First edition.


BRADBROOK, (GARY):Get It On! North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House,

Get it OnBradbrook Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160. Original pictorial wrappers.-First Edition.


BUKOWSKI, (CHARLES): Notes of a Dirty Old Man. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House,

Noted of a Dirty Old Man Bukowski Essex House

[Milton Luros]1969. 8vo. pp. 255. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


DALLAS, (PAUL V.). :Binding with Briars. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House,

Binding With Briars Dallas Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo.pp. 263. With a Postscript by Hilary E. Holt. Original wrappers.


DEDEAUX, (P.N.). :Tender Buns. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House

Tender Buns Dedeaux Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 192. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


DEDEAUX, (P.N.). :The Nothing Things. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House

The Nothing Things Dedeaux Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 160. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


DOYLE, (KIRBY) :Happiness Bastard. North Hollywood,CA.: Essex House

Happiness Bastard Kirby Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo.pp. 206. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


FARMER, (PHILIP JOSÉ) :A Feast Unknown. Vol. IX of the Memoirs of Lord Grandrith. Edited by Philip José Farmer. [With a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.]North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969.

A Feast Unknown Farmer Essex House

8vo. pp. 286. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


FARMER, (PHILIP JOSÉ) :The Image of the Beast. An Exorcism Ritual 1. North Hollywood: Essex House.

The Image of the Beast Farmer Essex House

8vo. pp. 255. [With a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.] Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


FARMER, (PHILIP JOSÉ):. Blown. An Exorcism Ritual 2. North Hollywood: Essex House.

Blown Farmer Essex House

8vo. pp. 208. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


GALLION, (JANE.):Biker. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Biker Gallion Essex House

8vo. pp.159. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


GEIS, (RICHARD E.):Ravished. [With a Postscript by HarlanEllison.] North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Ravished Geis Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 255. Series no.0113. Original wrappers.


GEIS, (RICHARD E.):Raw Meat. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex  House

Raw Meat Geis Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 224. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


LAMONT, (GIL):Roach. North Hollywood, Calif.: EssexHouse

Roach Lamont Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 172.Original pictorial wrappers, reproducing a picture by Egon Schiels. – First Edition


MACPHERSON, (MICHAEL):Abducted. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Abducted Macpherson Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 176.Original pictorial wrappers – First edition


MARlOWE ,(ALAN.S):Over Easy. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

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[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 208.Original pictorial wrappers – First edition


MELTZER, (DAVID):Orf. North Hollywood, Calif.:Essex House

Orf Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp160. Original wrappers.With a postscript by Stephen Bellon First Edition.


MELTZER, (DAVID):The Agency. North Hollywood, Calif.:Essex House

The Agency Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp160. Original wrappers. Vol. One of The Agency Trilogy.– First Edition.


MELTZER, (DAVID):The Agent. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

The Agent Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 160. With a Postscript by Norman Spinrad. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Vol. Two of The Agency Trilogy.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Lovely. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Lovely Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 159. With a Postscript by Frank. M. Robinson. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Book 1 of the Brain Plant series.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Healer. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Healer Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 176. With a Postscript by Jack Hirschman. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Book 2 of the Brain Plant series.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Out. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Out Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 192. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Book 3 of the Brain Plant series.


MELTZER, (DAVID):How Many Blocks in the Pile?. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

How Many Blocks in the Pile Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 160. With a postscriptby Norman Spinrad. Original wrappers.


MELTZER, (DAVID):The Martyr. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

The Martyr Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 176. With a postscript by Frank M. Robinson. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Glue Factory. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Glue Factory Meltzer essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 192. First Edition.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL) :Blue Movie. North Hollywood, Calif: Essex House

Blue Movie Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 176. Original wrappers.– First edition. Signed presentation copy.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL): Down Here. North Hollywood, Calif. Essex House

Down Here Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp.159. Original wrappers.– First edition.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL): Estelle. The Second Half of a Double Feature. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Estelle Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160. Original wrappers.– First edition. A sequel to Blue Movie.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL) : Evil Companions. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House

Evil CompanionsPerkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo.pp. 176. Original wrappers.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL): Queen of Heat. North Hollywood, Calif. Essex House

Queen of Heat Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp.160. Original wrappers.– First edition. Signed presentation copy.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL):Terminus. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Terminus Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160.Original wrappers.– First edition.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL):Whacking Off. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Whacking Off Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160. Original wrappers.– First edition.


PORTER, (GIL): Coupled. North Hollywood, Calif. Essex House

Coupled Porter Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 208.Original wrappers.– First edition. With a Postscript by Jack Hirschman.


RAMIREZ, (ALICE LOUISE): The Geek. North Hollywood, Essex House

The Geek Ramirez Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 190. With a Postscript by Philip José Farmer. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Dedicated to Harlan Ellison, Norman Spinrad and Hank Stine. Publisher’s file copy, with embossed stamp on front wrapper reading ‘Not For Sale.Office Copy.’


STINE, (HANK):Thrill City. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

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[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 159. Original wrappers.-First edition


STINE, (HANK):Season of the Witch. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Season of the Witch Stine Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 224 With a Postscript by Harlan Ellison. Original wrappers.-First edition


TOLEDANO, (HENRY):The Bitter Seed. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

The Bitter seed Toledano Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 350. Original wrappers. With a Postscript by Philip José Farmer.-First edition.


TOLEDANO, (HENRY):A Sort of Justice. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

A Sort Of Justice Tolenado Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 272. Original illustrated wrapper.-First edition.


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Books for Trade: O.J.B. Les Débordements de Michou, Bruxelles 1956.[Toulouse, Francis Flores] (1956)

Another Clandestine title from Frances Flores which compliments the 4 others previously listed on this site.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press Wants


Les Débordements de Michou

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Brussels, 1956 [Toulouse, Francis Flores] ,in sheets, 151 pages + 16 sepia photogravures, tipped in, printed on tinted paper.In Original printed card covers. Published in a limited edition of 800 copies on vellum. This is a rewrite of the  “Roman de la Luxure” which appeared for the first time in 1903 (Dutel). Book condemned for the first time 20 March 1957. Although the artist who illustrated this volume remains mystery, it is likely the same artist that illustrated “Ambre la Précoce”, Which was issued by the same publisher on the same date. Reference: Dutel, bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely in French between 1920 and 1970, No. 1350.

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Books for Trade: Moineau de Paris

Books for Trade: MERLIN [ Vol One Number 2], [Volume One Number 3],[ Volume Two number 1], [Volume Two number 2] , [Vol. 2, number 3] and [Volume Two, number 4.]

A rare opportunity to obtain 6 of the seven published editions of Merlin. including copies of Volume 2 number 1, complete with the publishers wrap around band, not previously seen by this author. My Thanks to Hans Streppel of the Netherlands for this rare and interesting find.


These Titles are available for Trade Only against my Paris Olympia Press Wants


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.


[Vol. 1, number 2, Autumn, 1952.]

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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.

TWO COPIES: Both Very GOOD.


[Vol. 1, number 3, Winter 1952-53.]

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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.

ONE COPY GOOD PLUS


[Vol. 2, number 1, Spring-Summer, 1953.]

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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.]

SIX COPIES ALL VERY GOOD NEAR FINE, 4 COPIES WITH COMPLETE PUBLISHERS WRAPAROUND BAND, ONE WITH PARTIAL BAND AND ONE WITHOUT.


[Vol. 2, number 2, Autumn 1953.]

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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.

Two Copies One Very Good one only about good


[Vol. 2, number 3, Summer/Autumn 1954.]

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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.

One copy Very good Plus


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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(Christopher Logues The Weekdream Sonnets, published by Jack Straw), 30(Collection Merlin/Olympia Press, and Samuel Beckett’s Molloy specifically) and 308 (Merlin).

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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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Books for Trade: Donavan Kipps: Dolly Morton Collection des Orties Blanches, illustrated by Louis Malteste , Paris 1917

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Donovan Kipps. Seuls mémoires authentiques sur la flagellation des esclaves avant la guerre de Sécession, la discipline dans la vie passionnelle des colons sudistes et les sévices exercés contre les femmes blanches du Nord antiesclavagistes. Traduit de l’anglais pour la première fois par Augustin Sarcel. Illustrations de Louis Malteste. Paris: Collection des Orties blanches, (1917).8vo. 217pp. Printed by Bussière. 7 engravings by Louis Malteste.

The author has been falsely attributed to Hugues Rebell [Georges Grassal]. It has been suggested that the author is Hector France [Mendes: 160-A]. Dolly Morton appears to have been first published in English by Charles Carrington in 1899. A French adaptation was also published by Carrington in 1901 as “En Virginie”. See also a 1904 edition published by Carrington with engravings by G. Dola.


There appears to be some confusion regarding the publication date, I have 2 sources 1.Eroticabibliophile Malteste checklist. and also Pat Kearneys Scissors and Paste. Orties Blanches PDF. Which give 1917 as the date for this edition, whereas Bibliocuriosa gives 1927 for the publication date of both this Dolly Morton and The Memoirs of Dolly Morton:-Bibliocuriosa Orties Blanches

I cannot see Both being published in the same year and I suspect a ten year gap may well be correct.


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Donavan Kipps, Collection des Orties Blanches, illustrated by Louis Malteste, Paris 1917, 247 (uncut pages) pages in original printed covers. complete with a frontispiece and 7 wonderfully executed engraving by the incomparable Malteste. Who incidentally appears to be the only illustrator that lovingly presents cellulite.


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Le Château des cuisants souvenirs

René-Michel Desergy, Diana Gantée

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Books for Trade: Anonymous: AMBRE LA PRÉCOCE. ‎n.d. Brussels [Toulouse, Francis Flores, circa 1956]

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Another clandestine title from Francis Flores. A much rarer and more controversial title than the others previously listed, very scarce with all of the illustrations.


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Brussels [Toulouse, Francis Flores, circa 1956] 1 volume in-8 (19 x 14 cm), rebound in black boards, title in gilt on the spine. 10 illustrations in photogravure printed on white card stock.Issued in a limited edition of 800 numbered copies (see scan) Ref: Dutel, bibliography of erotic works published in French between 1920 and 1970, No. 972.Book condemned for the first time on January 3 1957. Pia, 22. Bnf,Enfer, 1558, which has an incomplete copy.

Although all illustrations are present in this copy there is one illustration that it is not possible to display.Therefore 9 illustrations are presented here.

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Books for Trade. Sylvestre de Ruan: Spanked in bed. with, Marie Gwynn: The Whippers a strange document of flagellation. Privately Printed n.d. (1925?)

A very curious volume, two titles bound in one, but originally I believe separate books, this is supported by the fact that both are printed on good quality watermarked paper, but with different watermarks, for “Spanked in Bed”the paper is watermarked ” Mopaco Text” and for “The Whippers” the watermark is “COVENTRY BOOK”. I cannot locate another copy of “Spanked in Bed” and the 1925 publication date comes from the dealer I purchased it from. There is another current listing for “The Whippers” which dates it as 1911, but makes no reference to illustrations, the ones in my copy could of course be a later addition, as they are on plain paper with no watermark. However given the the style of the illustrations the 1920’s appear to be the right period. Oh, the joy of clandestine erotica, this one is unusual in that it appears to have cover even if nicely executed , which appears to be a home made creation, the quality of the paper and print, contradicts this, and the illustrations are a bit of a hotch-potch. Both volumes are contained in a Leather binding with original front and back cover preserved, the back cover carries a small label with the legend SELECT EDITIONS CO, 41 Union Square W New. York. I suspect that this may have been a retailer rather than the publisher , but I could be wrong.


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Sylvestre de Ruan: Spanked in bed. with, Marie Gwynn: The Whippers a strange document of flagellation. Privately Printed n.d. (1925?).98+45 pages . Illustrated with full page erotic drawings. Bound in a contemporary half calf with raised bands and gilt decoration and tile in gilt on spine. With the original red wrapper included in the binding.

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Books for Trade: Claire Willows: Presented in Leather A Cheerful end to a Tearful Day, Issued Privately for Subscribers, New York n.d.(1930)

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A very nice copy of a rare edition, it shares some similarities to the Gargoyle press edition but is of much better quality than that edition as well as an enormous improvement over the two other titles linked below.


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Claire Willows: Presented in Leather A Cheerful end to a Tearful Day, Issued Privately for Subscribers, New York n.d.(1930), In original boards with decoration in gilt on the front cover, title in gilt on spine. 255 pages with 10 unsigned full page illustrations in duotone.

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