Pierre Dumarchey( Pierre de Jusange), La Comtesse au Fouet, Belle et Terrible. Jean Fort Paris 1911. Cover and six plates by Ludovic Riezer, rebound in quarter leather over marbled boards, Spine with four raised bands, Author,title and decorations in gilt. Original cover including spine bound in. 251 pp, 20.5 x 14 c.m.
Something of a departure for me as this is only very mildly erotic, but as I will not be keeping it and it appears to be a very rare copy I thought I would share with you.
Francis Carco. Rien Qu’Une Femme (illus. Chas. Laborde) Paris. (Editions de la Roseraie), 1925. In leaves with original printed card wraps, 25.5 x 20 c.m. 162 pp. This is a unique example on Japon, compiled exclusively for Colette. It is complete with 3 suites of illustrations 2 x 18 black and 18 water colours tipped in.
This one is a real mystery, I can find nothing about the author/artist, although there is plenty of info about the publisher, Raymond Duncan. The book itself is a collection of poems along with 2 woodcuts in 2 states. Any information about this book would be welcome.
Henri Lambert, Juenes Seins, de presses de l’ Akademia Raymond Duncan Paris 1944.Consisting of loose pages tied ribbon to form a book, appears to be hand made paper, the cover with title and harp symbol, black on grey, measure 34 x 35 cm. the interior papers measure appr 25-27 x 33 c.m. Manuscript poetry on 27 numbered pages (one side only) all pages are signed or initialed. 2 woodcuts in 2 states all signed and one dated Dec 1944. Number 7 of an unknown limitation of this Manuscript.
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Many Thanks to Antiquariat Ars Amandi from Berlin who provided the following information.
The edition is a publication by Kistemakers in Brussel, around 1880. For bibliographical reference you find it in Dutel, entre 1650 et 1880, in the appendix, no. 693bis. Best to you, Andreas Ars Amandi, Berlin
This one is for the bibliophiles (no illustrations), I am trying to identify the publisher and date. A previous owner has penciled in c 1900 on the ffep. Other than that there is nothing to indicate date, publisher or printer. It is a lovely little book nicely printed on good quality paper, bound in quarter green leather on marbled boards. Limited edition of 75 copies,11 x 16 c.m. 254 pp, with 2 page catalogue of other titles. The books listed are all very small print runs, and the heading Bibliotheque pour les curieux, does not offer any hits.
The only clue appears to be the printer or publishers device on the Title Page ÉTERNITÉ, under which is a small image of a winged helmet.
Another of my possibly incomplete editions, as it appears that there should be 10 illustration and this copy has nine. So anyone who has a scan of the missing illustration please contact me.
Guillaume, APOLLINAIRE: Les Onze Mille Verges : les amours d’un hospodar, Edité par Bruxelles (1942). 131pp. 26 x 17 c.m. A clandestine edition of this erotic classic, illustrated with nine explicit images tipped in in colour, and eight chapter drawings, several of which are explicitly homosexual. 141/500 numbered copies, very good, rebound in quarter leather on marbled boards. Spine with 4 raised bands and title and author in gilt. The edition was issued for “subscribers only”, Apollinaire published the work in 1907, a fictional story of the Romanian hospodar Prince Vibescu Mony, in which the author explores all aspects of sexuality. Dutel 2109
Dialogues ou Petites scenes amoureuses, Pierre. Lorient [i.e., Paris]: Les Editions sous le Manteau, 1943., 1943. Quarto. 19.5 x 25.5 c.m. 124,  pp. With twelve full-page erotic illustrations, inset black, very free drawings attributed to Jean Berque, plus numerous vignettes in text on a rose background. Each text page has a rose-colored decorative border. Loose sheets, in light brown paper wrapper, partially discolored. Together in plain paper slipcase. A very good copy. One of 150 copies on Rives paper out of a total edition of 153 copies