Another clandestine title but this from the start of the last century the date appears correct at 1905, condition of this one is not great but it is very rare and the illustrations are wonderful, as you would expect from Paul Avril.
I am not completely satisfied with the scans, as I did them at a lower dpi, and did not play with the exposure so they appear quite flat, but see what you think.
Gustave D [DROZ, Gustave, attributed to.] Un Été à la campagne. Correspondance de deux jeunes Parisiennes.Recueillie par un auteur a la mode Paris.1905: Illustrated by AVRIL, Paul: No Publisher [by E. Kapp for C. Hirsch] : 141 pp. Réimpression de l edition originale de 1868. Exemplaire numéroté 116 sur velin. Tirage de 330 ex.
Broché état moyen 2 cahiers fragilisés, texte en bon état général. 15×23 cm. 9 gravures en noir.
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Another late clandestine publication, on this occasion complete, but the down side is that I cannot identify who published the book or who the rather good illustrator is, so if anyone has any information please step forward. Because of requests regarding the physical presentation of books on this blog, I have given samples of the text and left the illustrations full page, including borders.
Viau, Théophile de. Le Parnasse satirique.
Printed for a group of bibliophiles 1950. In-8. 125 pages with 16 illustrations on boards. In sheets, shirt, case. One of the 500 numbered copies. The clandestine edition of these grivois verses, for which this author was prosecuted and exiled in the 17th century. This copy, printed for a group of bibliophiles, contains an introduction to the author, a facsimile banning order of the court. Printed in red and black on cream paper. Apart from two erotic vignettes, the work was decorated with erotic illustrations of quality, very free, in the atmosphere of the time.
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Illustrations originales par un artiste célèbre (Suzanne Ballivet)
Buenos-Ayres, pour les amis de l’artiste, 1943 [i.e.Paris, Georges Guillot, vers 1950]
An in-4 volume (20x25cm); 117 pp .; In sheets under cover filled with the editor; Small tear at the edge of the first dish of the blanket, clean and fresh inside. Illustrated book of 25 engravings by Suzanne Ballivet, hand-colored, including 10 full page. The text was published in 1934 under the title “Carnal Prelude”, and under the pseudonym of Robert Sermaise, and would have been pirated here by the publisher Guillot around 1950 Rare edition with only 200 copies (this one No. 181).