Georges de Chanrosay, also spelled Chanrosey, is the pseudonym of an author, probably French, who published sadomasochistic stories at Éditions du Vert-Logis , and Éditions Modernes , which became M. Dauchy, F Schmid, editors in the 1940s .
Georges de Chanrosay: Les Amies de Lady Chattieley, Seule relation authentique des exploits scandaleux d’un club fameux dont tout Paris a parlé . Éditions Modernes,(Collection des Bouleaux Blancs). Paris. nd. c1935. 22.8 x 14.3 cm. Paperback, cover printed in red and black, 12 illustrations by W.Floger (pseudonym of Édouard Bernard), on white glossy paper. Very good condition. Uncommon or even rare work. Author : Chanrosay, Georges de [written Georges de Chanrosey on the title page]
Reference. Sentenced by the criminal court of the Seine 10th chamber on May 8, 1950 then by the Paris court of appeal 10th chamber on October 27, 1953; condemned by the Seine Criminal Court, 17th Chamber, October 14, 1953.
Georges de Chanrosay: Les Amies de Lady Chattieley 1935
See description in listing above, Condition is very good + a beautiful clean collectors quality copy. Extra images on request. Seller reserves the right to maintain a permanent record of this title on this site, post sale.
Extremely Rare. No other copy of this title world wide at time of listing. Price includes postage worldwide.
Another Carrington title that doesn’t, qualify as erotica in the strictest sense, it is however, a great rarity and particularly interesting in its association context.
Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French novelist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, journalist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde with highly transgressive novels that explored violence, abuse and psychological detachment. His work has been translated into thirty languages.
His two most noted novels are, ” Le Jardin des supplices” (Torture Garden (1899) and “Le Journal d’une femme de chambre” (Diary of a Chambermaid) (1900), the present volume is the first English translation of Le Journal d’une femme de chambre, published by Charles Carrington in 1903 entitled “The Diary of a Lady’s Maid”.
Octave Mirbeau The Diary of a Lady’s Maid . Paris: Charles Carrington, 1903.
12 illustrations by Emile Mas, engraved by Eugène Dété. Rebound in publishers boards,original covers preserved. 20cm. viii + 504pp. Printed on fine paper. decorated with numerous chapter heading and endings, and capitals, From the library of Gershon Legman with a dedication signed by Charles Carrington to the engraver Eugène Dété.
Jean de La Beuque is probably the pseudonym of a French author who published sadomasochistic accounts from 1926 to 1930. The accounts published after 1931 are either re-editions of his texts or an unfinished work, completed by Alan Mac Clyde . The introductions to some publications contain notes from editors or Mac Clyde regarding La Beuque’s illness, recovery and death. Editions of texts published under the name of La Beuque in the 1950s are possibly texts previously published under a different title, unless the editor has contented himself with using the pseudonym of La Beuque for texts of a contemporary author.(some of these are written as La Beucque)
An interesting theory but more likely is I suspect that Mac Clyde was La Bueque, and killed this pseudonym off, for some reason, he did after all also write as Juana La Paz and Jane Spanking! and goodness knows who else?
La Beuque, Jean de: Femmes et corsaires, Amateur-Biblio,2 Ru Guisarde Paris (V1e),1931. Illustrations by G. Topfer.245 pages 14.5 x 23 cm.Imp primerie Le Moil & Pascaly, 88, Cours de Vincennes, Paris, 25 octobre 1931. In original Illustrated cover, 6 B&W illustrations on loose sheets. Very good condition previously taped at head and tail of spine, pages uncut, general aging to papers, Poor quality original production, with the exception of the loose illustrations which are on unusually thick glossy paper.
Reprint of the same title published by the same press in 1926, Kinsey (843.8 L12 f3 1926), hold a copy of the original edition but it is without illustrations, whether this is because they are absent, or this was an un-illustrated edition is not mentioned.
No one knows today who was behind the pseudonym Jean Vergerie. He is the author of 7 works published by Editions Balland in their Collection Eglantine between 1935 and 1938. The original editions were openly published, unlike this one, published clandestinely by Eric Losfeld in the mid-1950s. The original editions were also illustrated, and are now pretty much impossible to find. Anyone who has copies of the originals, who would like to donate images, please get in touch via a contact form.
These novels are all, without exception, erotic sado-masochistic tales of the worst or the best kind, depending on whether or not to consider Jean Vergerie as the worthy descendant of the Marquis de Sade in the twentieth century. Violence, torture, hellish machinery, monstrous, realistic or fantasized tales, everything is there to make these works the symbols of a literature apart in the production of this period.
VERGERIE, Jean, pseud. – Histoire de Priska. Éditions de la Hippogriffe [c. 1955]. 4to. pp. 154+(3).Pink cover printed in black. Copy in very good condition, light spotting to leading edge of front cover, rag paper. A reprint of L’Enfer des voluptés by Jean Vergerie, published by Collection de l’Eglantine, Boulogne-sur-Seine, 1937. The Losfeld reprint was Prosecuted in July 1962. – Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-90000(1264) Dutel 1702. (Rare)
Those of you who follow my blog regularly, may recall my referring to myself as a master of the incomplete. This is because i have to search far as wide to find books that are often unavailable at any price, this means I sometimes buy incomplete items so that I can record their existence, before they disappear forever. It is true to say that many of these titles may now be available as eBooks, however despite the name they quite simply are not books at all.
The present title is such an example, and as the saying goes ” You cant judge a book by its cover”, that is especially pertinent to this book because it doesn’t have one! Yes sadly the colour illustrated cover is missing, I purchased it as it is with a black and white facsimile of the original cover, because there is not another copy on sale anywhere in the world. Anything illustrated by Carlo is in high demand and sometimes collectors need to buy what is available, so as to have a copy until a better one comes along. As I do not collect these titles I must take what I can get, which means I can share the result with you. If anyone can provide a colour scan of the original cover, to enable me to complete the listing I would be extremely grateful, and give them a mention.
Many thanks to Joe Zinnato of Eros Archives for the colour scan of the cover.
Van Rowel, Désiré, L’Internat des châtiments, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, 1933. 22.8 x 14.3 cm Paperback, 218- (2) pages. Saint-Denis Imprimerie J. Dardaillon 47 , Boulvard Jules-Guesde. 10 illustrations by Carlo on white glossy paper. Lacking the front cover. Extremely rare in any condition and the 10 superb illustrations are present.
Who is the Artist? Illustrations from Nell in Bridewell (Lenchen im Zuchthause) | (Society of British Bibliophiles, Paris, 1900, The illustrations were issued separately to the book. Carrington, references them as by German Artists familiar with the costumes and customs of the time. I wonder if they were originally illustrations for the first German edition, but I cannot find a copy to reference. Any ideas please complete a contact sheet.
I originally listed this in February 2016, but have just discovered that the link is orphaned, no idea where its gone, but fortunately had all the images, so here it is again, and a welcome addition to my list of Editions Prima titles, this one is the most common of all the Prima flagellation titles, but it is a lovely book.
La volupté du Fouet: Armand du Loup :- Éditions Prima : Paris 1938, 12 (sepia tone engraved plates) illustrations hors-texte de R. Fanny. ( Etienne Le Rallic-1891/1968). In original printed marbled card covers, 255 pages, printed by L’Imprimiere Tassier October 1938.
This is yet another title where the size of the book,its binding , age and rarity, made flat scanning impossible, so the images below are photographic, I am aware that they are not perfectly square or flat, but they are the best I can that I can do with available resources. In any case I think they look pretty good.
A slight departure, In that this book is not strictly speaking, “erotica”, It is however a clandestine publication, The Lutetian Bibliophiles Society actually being our old pal Charles Carrington.
This is the first English translation (by some considerable number of years), of Barbey d’Aurevilly’s masterpiece of decadent literature, “Les Diaboliques” a sort of mixture of crime, horror and the supernatural, more closely related to the Gothic novels of the late 1700’s than the erotica of the Fin de Siecle 1890’s. Originally published as individual short stories, the collection was published as Les Diaboliques, in October 1874. In December 1874, the book was seized and prosecuted as an offence to public morality, In 1875 the charges were dismissed. As is often the case, the scandal made the book more popular, despite this, it was not reprinted until 1882 in an edition revised by Barbey and considered the definitive French language edition; this anonymous translation published clandestinely by Carrington in 1900 is based on the 1882 edition. The entire books is dedicated to strange stories of dangerous women, the French title Les Diaboliques, literally translates to “devilish”, but is generally accepted as “The She Devils”, not to be confused with the 1958 Ophelia Press title of that name which is an English translation of Piere Louys’ “Trois Filles et leur Mere”
A fascinating character in his own right, Barbey was a great friend of Baudelaire and had attempted to assist him in the 1850’s when “Le Fleurs du Mal” was prosecuted. In his later years he was feted by writers such as Leon Bloy and J.K Huysmans.He died on April 23 rd 1899.
For an updated translation with a useful introduction see :-
WEIRD WOMEN ;The Crimson Curtain; Happiness in Crime; A Dinner of Atheists; A Woman’s Vengence, TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH of Barbey d’Aurevilly WITH EIGHT WOOD ENGRAVINGS. LONDON. PRIVATELY PRINTED. LUTETIAN BIBLIOPHILES’ SOCIETY MCM. (1900).12mo. (16 x 19.5 x 6 c.m) xv + 490pp. Two volumes in one. Limited edition of 500 copies on Van Gelder. 13 wood-engraved plates. Frontispiece by Lambrecht + [8 by Emile Mas and 4 by Ren = René Lelong], all engraved by Eugene Dété. Foreword by Charles Carrington. Two stories in the book not listed on the title page: Don Juan’s Proudest Triumph and What Lay beneath the Cards. (Library of Congress: PQ2189.B32 D57.)
Note, The title page indicates eight wood engravings, The content actually delivers; Frontispiece and 2 engravings for each of the six short stories.
A very beautiful book (no illustrations), which nicely combines my interest in early 20th century flagellation literature, and mid century clandestine publishing. This particular book , being a clandestine Losfeld title which I have never seen before, and it is a reprint of a work first published by Librairie Générale, Paris, 1931.
Alan Mac Clyde, Edith Kindler, Joan Spanking and Jean de La Beuque fils are pseudonyms for the author of several pornographic novels published in the 1930s by the Librairie Générale (84, Boulevard Diderot, Paris) and Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Rèunies, imprints of Paul Brenet, a publisher specializing in flagellation and BDSM works.Robert Mérodack , has suggested that behind this pseudonym is hidden Maurice Renard (1875–1939) French author of several science fiction novels among which Le Docteur Lerne, sous-dieu, Le Péril bleu and Les Mains d’Orlac. His argument is based on a passage of La Reine cravache where Edith Kindler wrote «taxées de fantaisistes que certain auteur français de grand talent accorde à son héros le docteur Lerne, qu’il qualifie de sous dieu».
Mac Clyde, Alan, Dressage, Editions du Chinois (Eric Losfeld), 1950. 8vo. pp. 182. 1 ff. Coverture en papier gris-vert imprimèe en noir. Printed 15th May 1950. in original covers, pages uncut, Fine copy. Dutel, 1435.
Originally published :-
Mac Clyde, Alan, Dressage, Librairie Générale, 1931. 8vo. pp. 206. Illustrated by Jéo [J.B., Ely Costes et Carlo]. Illustrated cover by Jéo. BnF: “RES P- Y2- 939”. BnF: “8- Y2- 90000(1734)”. KI:”843.8 M126 d7 1932″. 
I have waited a long time to list this, I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy from my good friends’ at Libreria Scarpignato in Rome. who agreed that the book is well travelled and worn, and indeed its boards are beaten, almost as though subjected to the kind of thrashing so artfully displayed in its contents, its front cover is taped and it is shaken , perhaps it had forgotten its safe word? But despite all this it has survived, it has wonderful presence, it has weight and it a delight to hold, printed on heavy gloss paper, and illustrations that are out of this world. and so very rare.
Wighead is my favourite artist of this genre, I have been fortunate enough to have owned a small number of the original titles illustrated by this genius of decadent art who still remains unidentified. This listing is a first draft and I will add blow ups of some of the images a few at a time, this is for my benefit as I am sure the picture vultures will descend and claim the images as their own, and display them without context. This is a book, and in the first instance the images are displayed as they appear in the book, I have cropped some of the smaller images, which I use to act as spacers between, the pages, as anyone who reads any of my editorial commentary will be aware, I just love a book that provides all the elements for its listing on my blog.
Grégor Yvan. Chair Sanglée ou les Voluptés fetichistes, Le Jardin D’eros, rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. (circa1935). In-8 (14 x 22.5 cm), 155 pages. Rebound with original colour illustrated cover preserved, frontispiece, 30 vignettes in-texte, 12 lettres de chapitre illustrées et 6 culs-de-lampe en noir par Wighead. La Couverture porte mention
« Nombreuses illustration suggetives de Wighead initiant aux secrets des passions les plus mystérieuses »; imprimerie spêciale du Jardin d’Eros. 120 boulevard de l’Hôpital, Paris.