Books For Trade: DESERGY, René-Michel ; [FONTAN, Léo] Fontana (illustrations), Chambrières de haute école, Edité par Collection des Orties Blanches, 1934

Chambrières de haute école – DESERGY, René-Michel & [FONTAN, Léo] Fontana (illustrations) Edité par Collection des Orties Blanches, 1934
First edition. Adorned with 16 inset engravings on black loose leaves of Fontana [Léo FONTAN]. Collection of White Nettles, 79 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, 1934. Large in-8 paperback, 14.2 x 23 cm. 272- (2) pp. Cov. on cream paper printed in red and black. A classic of the White Nettles, by one of its house authors and illustrated by one of the best designers of the genre, the artist-painter Léo Fontan (1884 1965) who stood out by drawing the covers of the first Arsène Lupine at Lafitte. He worked wonders in frivolous magazines like La Vie Parisienne and Fantasio. His rare incursions into the flogging literature are enjoying the amused elegance that characterized his style. He puts a lot of humor to illustrate scenes of spankings between ladies of the world and disobedient maids. In this obsessed text, Mondaines take pleasure in the joys of flogging. They are rebounds and feminine rebuts blushing, most of the time but there is also the naked rear of a florist youth too cheeky, Chapter VII is titled “The Atmosphere Hot”: it is valid for the whole book. The novel is followed by a correspondence section consisting of nine letters from readers. Two of them reveal a definite interest for the enema (with two insets by Fontan). First edition. Beautiful copy



Title Page

The Illustrations



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

Books for Trade: A.W. Flogger, Les Confidences d’un Baronnet (Lady Buttock). Traduction et adaption du manuscrit original intitulé Flogger Papers , Collection des Orties Blanches, illustrated by Jim Black, Paris n.d. (1929


New into the Collection: The Olympia Press of Paris- the Publisher who Defeated Censorship. Catalogue 1962 (and one other)

As I have often mentioned before, the ephemera is the biggest challenge in trying to complete a collection. I am always delighted to find a catalogue. This one used to be quite common. I am always happy to be offered any similar items.



Below is a variant of the 1956 catalogue, with a link to my original listing. Same item but a different colour banner, orange instead of purple.

New into the Collection: More Curious Books and Amusements (catalogue) Summer and Autumn 1956

See Also

New into The Collection: Olympia Press 1959 (Catalogue)

New into the Collection: Olympia Books 1957 (Catalogue)

New into the Collection: A List of Ophelia Press Titles and Others 1959 (Catalogue)

New into the collection: On the Old Theme of Literature & Censorship with A List of Olympia Press Titles and Others. Paris Olympia Press 1958

The Collection an Update:

Having suffered a stroke last year, I was forced to consider what would happen to my collection should I die. A serious enough issue, given tales of shark like dealers descending on the recently bereaved and picking off the prized items from remaining partners who have no idea of what to do with the books, and even less idea of the potential value.

This is especially true of erotica as there is an understandable embarrassment, attached to such material, especially illustrated books, and I have heard of  some such material being destroyed to avoid having to deal with it, and though this is perhaps the best disposal for modern pornography, this is less of a problem with my Paris Olympia Press collection as they are 99% without illustrations.

Having explored possible methods of disposal, I had been in negotiation with Bonhams of London with a view to the collection going to auction this June, when a combination of my own health issues and an extended family crisis prevented me from cataloguing the books, a task that Bonhams offered to cover, but I really wanted to complete myself.

So i find myself delaying the selling of the collection, and almost immediately other items turn up, within the past month or so, I have obtained a catalogue that I do not have a copy of, one of the missing Teaser magazines and a much improved copy of “The Castle of the end of Love”, a very hard to find Ophelia Press title.

I must admit to a sense of relief at still having the collection, as after so many decades of collecting the loss would be hard to take. It my be that I will reconsider next year, which gives me more time to locate the few missing items that would allow me to complete. Which also means that I will continue with this site, given that its sworn purpose is to assist with completing my Paris Olympia collection, something that is easy to forget, given that the vast majority of the books that I list are nothing to do with the Olympia Press at all.

So to give me a reason to carry on, please remember to look out for Paris Olympia material for me. And if you have any erotica (not photographic pornography please) that you want rid of then complete a contact form and I may be able to assist.

Below is an image of my Paris Olympia Press collection as of today. Coming soon recent finds and some very rare illustrated erotica.




See Also

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

Books Wanted:- MELTING [Dissolving] Travellers Companion Series No 59

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris, Theobald Lovelace, Ophelia Press Paris



Books for trade: Alfred de Musset, Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d’Excès, Clandestine edition Published by Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l’époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950]



This is one I have wanted to be able to list for ages, as I really like the illustrations, and I hope you do too.

Alfred de Musset, Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d’Excès Clandestine edition Published by Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l’époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950]
At the expense of the two hundred and fifty friends of the romantic era. S.d. [circa 1950] 1 volume in-4 (24.5 x 19 cm), in sheets , 44- (1) pages. 12 illustrations inset in color, 13/250 limited edition, not put on the market. The drawings are beautifully made. Reference: Dutel, Bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely in French between 1920 and 1970, n ° 1657 (which does not indicate any name of illustrator or publisher).Original paper cover over plain card wraps (some tearing to fine paper cover,see images), in sheets 44 pages and 12 coloured illustrations, complete.

Title page

The Illustrations




See also.

Books for Trade: Alfred de Musset,Gamiani ou une nuit d’excès. Fac-similé de l’édition de Paris, 1833. Introduction by Jacques Duprilot.

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

Books for Trade: Pierre Dumarchey( Pierre de Jusange), La Comtesse au Fouet, Belle et Terrible. Jean Fort Paris 1911

A classic fem-Dom novel and a very rare one.

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.

Books for Trade: Liane Lauré, , pseudonyme de Donville, G. Jacinthe ou Les Images du péché Aux Galants Passe-temps [ Jean Fort ] Illustrations by P.Beloti. Paris. 1934

Books For Trade: Francis Carco, Rien Qu’une Femme n.p. (Editions de la Roseraie? ) 1925: Example for COLETTE

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.

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Sample Text


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]

Books For trade: Henri Lambert, Juenes Seins, de presses de l’ Akademia Raymond Duncan Paris 1944

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.

Any Information please complete a contact form. Anyone wishing to see more of the text just ask.

See Also

Books for Trade: Your Assistance Required.

Books for Trade: Janbir, Les Vies Paralleles,Pilou. n.d. (Paris) Losfeld, c.1955

Your assistance Required: De Sade, La Philosophie dans le Boudoir, ouvre posthume du Marquis de Sade, ETERNITE, sur L’Imprimr de Paris 1795.




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.
Best to you,
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.

Catalogue first page

Catalogue second page



Any information please complete a contact form.

Also See

Book For Trade:THE LASCIVIOUS HYPOCRITE or the TRIUMPHS of VICE a Free Translation of Le Tartuffe Libertin. Done at Cythera by the Keeper of the Temple: MDCCXC

Books For trade: Guillaume, APOLLINAIRE: Les Onze Mille Verges : les amours d’un hospodar, Edité par Bruxelles (1942)

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

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See Also

Books for Trade: Lamothe Phyne: Débauche au Pensionnat. Published Clandestinely, Bruxelles [Francis Flores, Toulouse], 1959

Books for Trade: Pierre Louys. Dialogues ou Petites scenes amoureuses.Lorient [i.e., Paris]: Les Editions sous le Manteau, 1943



First of a selection of recent acquisitions, amusing myself whilst I try to prepare my collection for auction, which is a very tedious and time consuming exercise. Enjoy!

Title Page

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, [2] 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


Sample Text

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]