Books for Trade: ‎[Berthommé – Saint-André (Louis-André)]‎ ‎Ma vie secrète.‎ ‎Londres (Paris), s.n. (Marcel Seheur), 1885 (1932)

Another little gem, a clandestine title from the 1930’s a French edition of My Secret Life , originally published in English probably by Brancart in 1890, the first French edition appeared in 1923 this was parts of volume one and two, of the English edition, published by Maurice Duflou, this was turned into three illustrated volumes for the current listing. The full version of the English text was finally translated into French by Mathias Pauvert, and published by Stock in 1994.

I am fairly confident that this is the first time all of the illustrations and headings and tailpieces have all been displayed in one go, not without controversial elements, I hope you enjoy them.


Volume 1

Anon: –  ‎Ma vie secrète.‎ Londres (Paris), s.n. (Marcel Seheur), 1885 (1932); 3 volumes in original pink card, illustrated covers with, half titles, titles and frontispieces for each volume; continuous pagination, pp 403, 26 free lithographs inset, watercolor stenciled and brush, many drawings, headers and free lamp-ends drawn in bistre, drawing repeated in the three covers drawn in bistre, by the painter Berthommé-Saint-André.

Frontis


Tile Page

Chapter One


Chapter Two



Chapter Three


Chapter Four



Chapter Five



Chapter Six



Chapter Seven



Chapter Eight



Volume 2


Frontis


Title Page

Chapter Nine



Chapter Ten



Chapter Eleven



Chapter 12



Chapter Thirteen



Chapter Fourteen



Chapter Fifteen



 

Volume 3


Frontis


Title Page

Chapter Sixteen



Chapter Seventeen



Chapter Eighteen



Chapter Nineteen



Chapter 20



Chapter Twenty One



Chapter Twenty Two



Chapter Twenty Three



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See Also

Books for Trade: Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]

MES ÉTAPES AMOUREUSES [par] E. D. Imprimé pour les Colporteurs Gascons [Paris , Marcel Sehuer] c. 1935].

 

Books for Trade: HUGUES, Clovis: ODE A VENUS. ODE AU VAGIN. Poème inédit. Domrémy, A l’Enseigne de la Pucelle, s.d. (vers 1933) [Paris, Maurice Duflou]

 

 

Yet another stunning example from the golden age of erotica, a clandestine title from Duflou, with input from Perceau. This presented scanning problems, as the book is rebound with original covers bound in, so it was not always possible to get the images flat on the scanner bed, unfortunately there is not much to be done about this.

The book is interesting on a number of counts, as yet again this is a Briffaut publication which appears to have variant editions in the same limitations, in this case my copy has colour illustrations, all other copies I have traced have the illustrations in black only, I had a similar experience with my Briffaut copy of L’Anti Justine.

The most interesting point for me however is the anonymous illustrator of this title, which I believe to be the mysterious “Wighead”, I would welcome any comments on this possibility.

And for those among you that have an interest in books rather than just images, this copy has some damp staining in the guttering, and I would welcome any information on the possibility of treating this.


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HUGUES, Clovis: ODE A VENUS. ODE AU VAGIN. Poème inédit.Domrémy,

A l’Enseigne de la Pucelle, s.d. (vers 1933) [Paris, Maurice Duflou]

1 volume in-8 (22 x 16.5 cm), paperback, 69- (1) pages. 10 photo-gravures inset in colour. Cream cover printed in red and black with two initials for the letters Q and V. The cover modestly bears the title Ode to Venus while the title page clearly indicates Ode to Vagina. Rebound copy with original covers bound in.

This volume contains a note on the author signed Jean Tiretta, the facsimile of the last page of the manuscript signed Klau-Vizuq, the Ode to Vagina, a notice on the Ode to Piron Priory by Helpey (Louis Perceau) , Ode to Priapus and The Seven Beatitudes.

With regard to Clovis Hugues (1851-1907), Aristide Briand wrote: “There were in him Beranger, Camille Desmoulins and Tartarin of Tarascon”. In other words: communard, freemason, socialist, poet; it was all this in turn and at once. The Ode to the Vagina dates from 1906. One knows nothing about the illustrator of this beautiful edition out of the presses of Maurice Duflou.Reference: Dutel, Bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely in French between 1920 and 1970, no. 2078.


Sample Text

 


The Illustrations



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See also (reference other titles illustrated by Wighead)

Books for Trade: Jim Galding: Unter dem Hintern einer Frau Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of “Sous la Croupe Feminine” (1936)

The Search for Wighead, a comparison of artists and publishers.

Also type Wighead into my searchbar.

See also (for reference to Briffaut)

Books for Trade: Special Edition, L’Anti-Justine ou les delices de l’amour. Nouvelle edition entierement revue et corrigee, etablie pour la premiere fois sur le texte original de 1798. Precede d’une notice bibliographique par Helpey [d. i. L. Perceau.]

 

Books for Trade: Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]

 

 

Having apparently wasted a significant amount of cash on a new scanner, which claimed to be a book scanner, I find myself using my 12 year old Canon Lide 110 yet again as it is much easier to use and causes less harm to the books than the new model.

Also having had a major clear out on eBay, I am sadly coming to the conclusion that eBay is not really a valid outlet for auctions, unless you want to give the books away, I did however make enough to buy the above mentioned scanner (bad decision) and this wonderfully rare title listed below.


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Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]. Grand in-8. 77 pp. et 20 planches avec eaux-fortes en deux couleurs,et une autre suite en noir avec des croquis d’artistes. Broché, couverture recouverte en peluche verte avec vignette imprimée en argent. Un des 280 exemplaires numérotés sur ‘vélin d’Arches’ (en total 308). L’artiste « inconnu » est Berthommé Saint-André (selon Dutel). Les eaux-fortes sont d’un caractère très libre et réaliste. Le texte imprimé en vert/noir avec 4 dessins et culs-de-lampe érotiques. Cette édition, manifiquement illustrée, se trouve rarement dans le commerce. Les catalogues pour curiosa de Drouot et Simonson ne répertorie aucun exemplaire ; seul la vente « Pierre Louys » chez Drouot 1994 mentionne ce titre.Dutel 2198. Pia 1118. Monod 7425

 

Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Erotic quatrains. Without place, At the expense of an Amateur for the benefit of the few others [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]. Large in-8. 77 pp. and 20 plates with etchings in two colors and another suite in black with artists sketches . Paperback, cover covered in green plush with embossed in silver. One of the 280 copies numbered on ‘vellum of Arches’ (in total 308). The artist “unknown” is Berthommé Saint-André (according to Dutel). The etchings are of a very free and of realistic character. The text printed in green / black with 4 drawings and erotic lamp-ends. This edition, manifestly illustrated, is rarely found in the trade. The catalogs for curiosa of Drouot and Simonson does not list any specimens; only the sale “Pierre Louys” at Drouot 1994 mentions this title.  Dutel 2198. Pia 1118. Monod 7425



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See Also

Books for Trade: GAMIANI , edite par une groupe des bibliophiles [S.I., n.p., n.d. c.1948].?

 

Books for Trade: ALÉRA, Don Brennus. – Le Tour du monde d’un flagellant, d’après le journal intime du Baron de M***. – Massy (Seine-et-Oise.): Select Bibliothèque, 1906

This one is the real thing and appears to be the very first title issued in the numbered series. furthermore it is currently listed live for sale on eBay. Link at the bottom of this listing


Details courtesy of Patrick Kearney at his Scissors and Paste site

http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/Select_Bibliotheque.html

The Select-Bibliothèque was one of several publishing houses specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. Like the others, notably Jean Fort’s ‘Orties Blanches’ series and the ‘Librairie Artistique et Editions Parisiennes Reunies’ of Paul Brenet, the books of the Select Bibliothèque were published openly. Occasionally a title would cross some mysterious line and be prosecuted, but in general, since there was no sex in the conventional sense, these publishers were left to their devices by the authorities.

Despite the openness of these books, the publisher of the Select Bibliothèque remains unknown, at least to this cataloguer. Paul Jérôme writes of Don Brennus Aléra as being “un (ou plusieurs) des pourvoyeurs de l’editeur parisien Massy…” (Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, Paris: Mercure de France, 1971, p. 484). In fact, Massy was where the earliest books in the series were published. The almost anagramitic similarity of the names of the authors of most of the books – Bernard Valonnes, Don Brennus Aléra, Roland Brevannes – suggests a single hand at work, and one that spanned in excess of 30 years. And it might not be unreasonable to think that the author was also the publisher.

The numbered titles in the series were in a small 8vo – closer to 16mo – format, and began publication in 1907. However, there were also a handful of earlier titles, in a larger octavo format and on better paper, which were not numbered. I’ve only seen one of these [in a private collection in Hamburg]. These were also published circa 1907. It is probable that the unnumbered titles, being on better paper, proved to be uneconomical prompting the publisher to change to a smaller format and cheaper paper soon thereafter. Note also that only of a few of the Select Bibliothèque titles went into second printings, and so the Catalogues or ‘Tarifs’ which appeared in the front of each volume are usually incomplete, some titles being missing. I’ve only ever seen one title that the Select Bibliothèque itself reprinted, and that too was in Hamburg.

There were three different illustrators. The first of these was ‘Tack’, who was a better artist than his successors, but old fashioned. The others were ‘Esbey’ and ‘Selby’, who were rather naïve but who had better imaginations than ‘Tack’. It is Interesting that this series is so cohesive in concept and production, from 1907 through 1939 when it probably ceased.

 

. The details given are of the originals, I have no idea when the facsimiles were produced.


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1. ALÉRA, Don Brennus. – Le Tour du monde d’un flagellant, d’après le journal intime du Baron de M***. – Massy (Seine-et-Oise.): Select Bibliothèque, 1906. In-16, 242 pp. The illustrations aren’t signed, but resemble those by ‘Tack’ to be found in later works in the series. (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P- Y2- 373. – 843.8 A37 t7 1906.)

Don Brennus Alera: le Tour du Monde d’un Flagellant (D’apres le journal intime du Baron de M***; Select Bibliotheque 1906, pp 238 + table, rebound in marbled boards, original covers bound in, Illustrated cover in Green and black, 5 full page plates. Early scarce flagellation novel, for some unknown reason highly collectible. Rebound in marbled boards, original covers bound in, a number of leaves removed after table of contents (adverts?), text complete about good.

Illustrations






Live on eBay

Don Brennus Alera: le Tour du Monde d’un Flagellant; Select Bibliotheque 1906

See Also

Books for Trade: Van Rowel, Désiré, Le Château des cuisants souvenirs: Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies: 1934. Illustrated by Carlo

 

BDSM Dressage:VALLONES, Bernard. – La Dressage de la Maid-Esclave. (Traduit de l’anglais.) Tome 2. Harnais, corsets et coiffures.

Before we proceed, I must  confess that this title and the partner volume to follow are facsimile copies, and therefore not listed as books to trade. For reasons unknown I have a dislike of this series of books (Select Bibliotheque), however they are very collectible and phenomenally expensive. As a sub purpose of this site is to offer images to everyone that would be otherwise unobtainable or very expensive, I am sharing the rather strange images from these, as facsimile they are likely of better quality than many you might find in an original copy, illustrations are also often missing from these titles, as they were very cheap productions.


Details courtesy of Patrick Kearney at his Scissors and Paste site

http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/Select_Bibliotheque.html

The Select-Bibliothèque was one of several publishing houses specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. Like the others, notably Jean Fort’s ‘Orties Blanches’ series and the ‘Librairie Artistique et Editions Parisiennes Reunies’ of Paul Brenet, the books of the Select Bibliothèque were published openly. Occasionally a title would cross some mysterious line and be prosecuted, but in general, since there was no sex in the conventional sense, these publishers were left to their devices by the authorities.

Despite the openness of these books, the publisher of the Select Bibliothèque remains unknown, at least to this cataloguer. Paul Jérôme writes of Don Brennus Aléra as being “un (ou plusieurs) des pourvoyeurs de l’editeur parisien Massy…” (Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, Paris: Mercure de France, 1971, p. 484). In fact, Massy was where the earliest books in the series were published. The almost anagramitic similarity of the names of the authors of most of the books – Bernard Valonnes, Don Brennus Aléra, Roland Brevannes – suggests a single hand at work, and one that spanned in excess of 30 years. And it might not be unreasonable to think that the author was also the publisher.

The numbered titles in the series were in a small 8vo – closer to 16mo – format, and began publication in 1907. However, there were also a handful of earlier titles, in a larger octavo format and on better paper, which were not numbered. I’ve only seen one of these [in a private collection in Hamburg]. These were also published circa 1907. It is probable that the unnumbered titles, being on better paper, proved to be uneconomical prompting the publisher to change to a smaller format and cheaper paper soon thereafter. Note also that only of a few of the Select Bibliothèque titles went into second printings, and so the Catalogues or ‘Tarifs’ which appeared in the front of each volume are usually incomplete, some titles being missing. I’ve only ever seen one title that the Select Bibliothèque itself reprinted, and that too was in Hamburg.

There were three different illustrators. The first of these was ‘Tack’, who was a better artist than his successors, but old fashioned. The others were ‘Esbey’ and ‘Selby’, who were rather naïve but who had better imaginations than ‘Tack’. It is Interesting that this series is so cohesive in concept and production, from 1907 through 1939 when it probably ceased.

 

. The details given are of the originals, I have no idea when the facsimiles were produced.


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VALLONES, Bernard. – La Dressage de la Maid-Esclave. (Traduit de l’anglais.) Tome 2. Harnais, corsets et coiffures. Sceaux: Impr.-édition Select-Bibliothèque, 1930,pp 161 in-16.
Orné de 10 illustrations hors-texte d’ESBEY. Sélect-Bibliothèque, Sceaux (Seine), 1930, volume 63. In-12 broché, 12,2 x 18,2 cm. 178 pp. Couv. illustrée par ESBEY.

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See also

Books for Trade: J. Van Styk; Les Cruelles Frénésies de Van den Rook; Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, Paris,n.d. [1938]

 

 

BDSM Dressage: VALONNES, Bernard [Roland BREVANNES] LE DRESSAGE DE LA MAID-ESCLAVE. Tome I : Corsets et chaussures.

Before we proceed, I must  confess that this title and the partner volume to follow are facsimile copies, and therefore not listed as books to trade. For reasons unknown I have a dislike of this series of books (Select Bibliotheque), however they are very collectible and phenomenally expensive. As a sub purpose of this site is to offer images to everyone that would be otherwise unobtainable or very expensive, I am sharing the rather strange images from these, as facsimile they are likely of better quality than many you might find in an original copy, illustrations are also often missing from these titles, as they were very cheap productions.


Details courtesy of Patrick Kearney at his Scissors and Paste site

http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/Select_Bibliotheque.html

The Select-Bibliothèque was one of several publishing houses specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. Like the others, notably Jean Fort’s ‘Orties Blanches’ series and the ‘Librairie Artistique et Editions Parisiennes Reunies’ of Paul Brenet, the books of the Select Bibliothèque were published openly. Occasionally a title would cross some mysterious line and be prosecuted, but in general, since there was no sex in the conventional sense, these publishers were left to their devices by the authorities.

Despite the openness of these books, the publisher of the Select Bibliothèque remains unknown, at least to this cataloguer. Paul Jérôme writes of Don Brennus Aléra as being “un (ou plusieurs) des pourvoyeurs de l’editeur parisien Massy…” (Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, Paris: Mercure de France, 1971, p. 484). In fact, Massy was where the earliest books in the series were published. The almost anagramitic similarity of the names of the authors of most of the books – Bernard Valonnes, Don Brennus Aléra, Roland Brevannes – suggests a single hand at work, and one that spanned in excess of 30 years. And it might not be unreasonable to think that the author was also the publisher.

The numbered titles in the series were in a small 8vo – closer to 16mo – format, and began publication in 1907. However, there were also a handful of earlier titles, in a larger octavo format and on better paper, which were not numbered. I’ve only seen one of these [in a private collection in Hamburg]. These were also published circa 1907. It is probable that the unnumbered titles, being on better paper, proved to be uneconomical prompting the publisher to change to a smaller format and cheaper paper soon thereafter. Note also that only of a few of the Select Bibliothèque titles went into second printings, and so the Catalogues or ‘Tarifs’ which appeared in the front of each volume are usually incomplete, some titles being missing. I’ve only ever seen one title that the Select Bibliothèque itself reprinted, and that too was in Hamburg.

There were three different illustrators. The first of these was ‘Tack’, who was a better artist than his successors, but old fashioned. The others were ‘Esbey’ and ‘Selby’, who were rather naïve but who had better imaginations than ‘Tack’. It is Interesting that this series is so cohesive in concept and production, from 1907 through 1939 when it probably ceased.

 

. The details given are of the originals, I have no idea when the facsimiles were produced.


Cover

VALONNES, Bernard [Roland BREVANNES] LE DRESSAGE DE LA MAID-ESCLAVE. Tome I : Corsets et chaussures
Orné de 10 illustrations hors-texte d’ESBEY. Sélect-Bibliothèque, Sceaux (Seine), 1930, volume 63. In-12 broché, 12,2 x 18,2 cm. 178 pp. Couv. illustrée par ESBEY.

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See also

Books for Trade:Bernard Montorgeuil, Une Brune Piquante, Volume 4 Les jardins des delices des supplices: Editions Bel-Rose Rotterdam.1970

 

Books from this site live at auction Commencing 13/10/17

On This site

Special Edition: NOUS DEUX – simples papiers du tiroir secrets, par Nelly et Jean, curiosa attribué à Marcel VALOTAIRE et illustré par l’artiste lyonnais Jean DULAC. Clandestine publication 1929

 

Live Auction Link

NOUS DEUX – simples papiers du tiroir secrets, par Nelly et Jean,


On This site

Books for Trade: Les Vices de l’Ange: Hervé Lavenue (Isidore Isou) np (Losfeld) Achievé d’imprimer le 4 Novembre 1949 a Campo-Santo Italie (c;1958)

 

Live auction link

Lettrism; Hervé Lavenue [Isidore Isou] – Les Vices de l’Ange – 1949 [= ca 1958]


 

New into the Collection: Prospectus for ‘Watt’ a novel in English by Samuel Beckett. Collection Merlin 1953.

For me this is exactly what I have been looking for, in a very good year for extremely rare items to complete my collection, here is one item that is amazing to find, and is the real justification for this Blog.


Prospectus for ‘Watt’ a novel in English by Samuel Beckett. Collection Merlin 1953. 12mo. Single sheet prospectus. Fine condition.

See Also

New into the Collection: THE GINGER MAN J. P. Donleavy, 1958 The Paris Olympia Press in dust-jacket with original flaps.

New into The Collection:AMOROUS EXPLOITS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL. Guillaume Apollinaire, The Olympia Press June1953

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

 

Books for Trade: BLACKEYES, Sadie (Pierre Mac Orlan) Petite Dactylo. Roman. Suivi de: Les belles clientes de M. Brozen; et du: Maitre d’Ecole; avec un choix de lettres concernant les faits curieux touchant la flagellaton des Misses et des Femmes. Published by Paris, Collection des Orties Blanches, 1933

 

I previously listed an earlier edition of this, which was altogether a more elaborate production, however there is one illustration in this edition that was different to the other so you get to see it again.

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BLACKEYES, Sadie (Pierre Mac Orlan) Petite Dactylo. Roman. Suivi de: Les belles clientes de M. Brozen; et du: Maitre d’Ecole; avec un choix de lettres concernant les faits curieux touchant la flagellaton des Misses et des Femmes.
Published by Paris, Collection des Orties Blanches, 1933

 

gr. in-8vo, 286 p., with 8 illustrations by G. Smit, original brochure. Under the feminine pseudonym of Sadie . Sadie Blackeyes was Pierre Dumarchey, that is to say Pierre Mac Orlan


The Illustrations


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This book live for sale on eBay

Petite Dactylo

See Also

Books for Trade:Daisy Lennox: Le Pensionnat de Madame Clerval; Collection des Orties Blanches 1933

 

Books for Trade: Van Rod, Aimé: Les Humiliations de Miss Madge; Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ].Paris 1912.

 

A very long time since I listed one of these, and I had thought that I had listed this one, but I cannot locate it on the blog, so here it is now. A flagellation novel from 1912, decorated with a cover by Del Giglio and period illustrations by C. Helsey. A bit battered and worn but complete.


Cover

 


Title Page

Van Rod, Aimé: Les Humiliations de Miss Madge; Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ].Paris 1912. pp 192, Printer : Saint-Denis, Imprimerie H. Bouillant, 47, boulevard de Chateaudun. Illustrated cover,M Del Giglio, .  8 B&W illustrations,  C., Helsey,


Illustrations


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This book Live for sale eBay

Le Humiliations de Miss Madge

see Also

Books For Trade: Grégor Yvan. :LA PRINCESSE SONIA, ses bottes, son esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu . 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1932]