A recent find which I am pleased to be able to share with you, a wonderful erotic portfolio, by the original War of the Worlds artist, using the wonderful pseudonym of Henry Lemort, or Henry the dead, along with the suitably macabre monogram signature. (as above).
[CORREA, Henrique Alvim (1876-1930), under the pseudonym of:] LEMORT, Henry. Visions Erotiques. Mit einer Einleitung von Sig. von Eggh. Stück XI. Vienna: Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen, 1908.
In original portfolio in-4 (338 x 245 mm). 8 pp. uncut including title page and title list of illustratons in printed text and 20 free drawings in photomechanical reproductions, mounted on leaves of laid paper of a strong burgundy hue, attached by a cord of purple silk. On the first cover of the portfolio, label printed in black.
Following reproductions of erotic and satirical drawings of Alvim Correa, illustrator of Brazilian origin, published by CW Stern in Vienna (Austria) in 1908. Evoking the art and subtle trait of Félicien Rops. Alvim Correa was much more famous for his science-fiction illustrations, of which he was one of the masters, notably by his nightmarish visions accompanying the first French edition of. Wells ‘ War of the Worlds . The draw of this suite is not indicated. Bilder-Lexikon IV, 387-390.
I must admit to having posted all of these illustrations previously, but in the original edition, all the smaller illustrations, appear above text, and here they stand alone, I have linked the original listing at the base of this post.
Anon[ROGUES, Ernest.] Initiation Amoureuse, illustrated by Suzanne Ballivet. The Erotic Print Society 1994.
In original slipcase with book, constituting the first English translation, complete with 25 illustrations in colour 10 large illustrations on card (22 x19 cm) and 15 smaller illustrations on card (15 x 19). all in very good near fine condition. The text was published in 1934 under the title “Carnal Prelude”, and under the pseudonym of Robert Sermaise, the illustrated edition with the current title was issued clandestinely around 1950.
Jacqueline de Lansay (Johanes Gros), Les délices libertines. Roman inédit. Moncontour, au bonheur des dames. n.d. [Maurice Duflou, circa 1935]. 149 pp, (15×22 cm), In original, pale blue card covers printed in blue, tile page in red and black. Nice print job, decorated chapter headings and capitals, erotic vignettes as chapter endings. First edition of this erotic novel, published under the pseudonym Jacqueline de Lansay, illustrated with 14 signed free etchings of the monogram DD. Copy on English laid out luxury (n ° 84/400). Dutel, 1358. [Attributes: First Edition]
Anyone interested in buying, can see items currently for sale on my eBay listing, linked below, I will be adding many more titles as I clear out my collection. Anyone interested in buying direct please complete a contact form.
After another long absence, I return with some very rare ephemera from the Paris Olympia Press. Listed here only briefly, I will post more detailed descriptions if there is any interest.
I shall in the coming days post some more illustrated erotica, in particular some material from the now defunct Erotic Print Society.
I am still considering letting my Olympia Press collection go to a new home, but in the mean time I continue to seek the few missing items.
The New Paris Teaser
The New Stripteaser
Olympia Press Catalogue 1960
The above items are all rare, but none so rare as the New Stripteaser, no copy has ever been in any of the major collections, and at the time the last bibliography as released, it was only identified as having been mentioned in a catalogue.
The Burroughs 1960 catalogue, is now a rarity because of the Burroughs connection.
I am still seeking 2 Teasers, “The Paris Teaser” and “Paris Exotique”, the English and French versions of the same publication.