Books for Sale: DESERGY, René-Michel. A toute volée. Orné de 12 illustrations hors-texte en noir sur papier couché de CARLO. Librairie Artistique et Parisienne réunies, 66 boulevard Magenta, Paris (Xe), 1936


DESERGY, René-Michel. A toute volée. Decorated with12 illustrations hors-texte in black on gloss paper by “CARLO”. Librairie Artistique et Parisienne réunies, 66 boulevard Magenta, Paris (Xe), 1936. Grand in-8 broché, 14 x 22,5 cm. 254-(2) pp. Cover . illustration by Carlo in red and black. Printed by Dardaillon & Dagniaux, Saint-Denis, November 1936.

In original publishers illustrated, paper wraps, general signs of use, slight discoloration to covers, crinkling to spine, and splitting at the tail of the spine (front cover) (see images), contents clean and complete, with the full set of illustrations. Displayed here in book form.


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French Description courtesy of Christophe Bier

DESERGY, René-Michel. A toute volée. Orné de 12 illustrations hors-texte en noir sur papier couché de CARLO. Librairie Artistique et Parisienne réunies, 66 boulevard Magenta, Paris (Xe), 1936. Grand in-8 broché, 14 x 22,5 cm. 254-(2) pp. Couv. illustrée par Carlo en rouge et noir.

Texte typique de la littérature flagellante, par un spécialiste de la Librairie Artistique. Il s’agit d’une confession à la première personne de Roberte, initiée par son précepteur aux joies de la soumission, de fouet, des orties, du clystère. Le roman est suivi de deux longues lettres de lecteurs. L’intérêt majeur de ce livre réside dans l’illustration de Carlo, probablement le plus célèbre illustrateur français de sadomasochisme. Et l’un des plus talentueux et novateur. Son génie dépassa largement les frontières et il inspira considérablement toute l’école américaine d’après-guerre (John Willie, la Nutrix, Eneg, Stanton…).

Il avait débuté, sous le nom de Charléno, dans la presse humoristique, avant de devenir dans les années trente, pour la Librairie Artistique, le fascinant Carlo, créateur de tenues fétichistes affolantes, inventeur de tortures raffinées. Ses titres de gloire sont les romans très SM d’Alan Mac Clyde (Despotisme féminin, Dolly esclave par exemple). A toute volée, qui est probablement son dernier travail (il mourra peu après), illustre un univers érotique plus doux mais tout aussi sensuel et excitant.

Robert Mérodack, à propos de ce titre, écrit : « Partie d’un raffinement aux antipodes de l’inspiration de Charléno, l’œuvre de Carlo parvient à une réconciliation de ses deux tendances. Cela tient en partie aux auteurs qu’il illustre : contrairement à l’esclavage qui se passe nécessairement dans le monde sophistiqué des puissants, l’éducation anglaise s’accommode fort bien de personnages populaires. L’on remarquera cependant comment les héroïnes dessinées dans Dolly esclave et La Madone du cuir verni, n’exhibent plus avec la même fierté les gaines étroites qui ravissaient leurs consœurs de Servitude ou du Cuir triomphant. Les beautés de La Guinguette aux Orties et d’A toute volée ne s’encombrent plus de corsets rigides ; leur charme ne vient plus des contraintes qu’elles imposent à leur silhouette, mais au contraire de la liberté de leurs mouvements, tout comme dans les dessins coquins signés Charléno. » (Carlo, éditions Dominique Leroy, Paris, 1984, p. 94). C’est l’un des titres de Carlo les plus rares de la collection.

English Translation of description (with my apologies)

Typical text of flogging literature, by a specialist of the Librairie Artistique . It is a first-person confession of Roberte, initiated by his tutor to the joys of submission, whip, nettles and clyter. The novel is followed by two long letters from readers. The main interest of this book lies in the illustrations by  “Carlo”,  who is, probably the most famous French illustrator of sadomasochism. And also one of the most talented and innovative. His genius went far beyond borders and he inspired the entire post-war American school (John Willie, Nutrix, Eneg, Stanton…).

He had started, under the name Charléno, in the press, before becoming, in the thirties, for the Librairie Artistique, the fascinating Carlo, creator of maddening fetish outfits and inventor of refined tortures. . His main claim to fame is in the extreme, SM novels of Alan Mac Clyde (Despotisme Féminin and  Dolly Esclave for example). A Toute Volée, which is probably his last work (he will die soon after), illustrates a softer erotic universe but equally sensual and exciting.

Robert Mérodack, on this title, writes: “Starting from a refinement at the opposite end of Charléno’s inspiration, Carlo’s work achieves a reconciliation of its two tendencies. This is partly due to the authors he illustrates: unlike slavery that necessarily takes place in the sophisticated world of the powerful, l’éducation anglaise is very well suited to popular characters. It should be noted, however, that the heroines drawn in Dolly esclave and La Madone du cuir verni no longer exhibit, with the same pride the narrow sheaths that delighted their sisters, in Servitude or in Cuir triomphant. The beauties of La Guinguette aux Orties and A toute volée, are no longer cluttered with rigid corsets; their charm no longer comes from the constraints they impose on their figure, but on the contrary, from the freedom of their movements, in Charléno’s naughty drawings. (Carlo, Editions Dominique Leroy, Paris, 1984, p. 94). This is one of Carlo’s rarest titles in the collection.


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See Also

Books for Trade: Edith Kindler. Esclavage ou L’Agonie sous le fouet, traduit de l’anglais par Alan Mac Clyde, Librairie Générale, Paris 1932.Illustrations by Carlo.

Books for Trade: Désiré Van Rowel, Joues Cramoisies, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, Paris, 1935. Illustrations by Carlo.


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Books for Sale: François Béroalde de Verville – Le Moyen de Parvenir Paris, Jéan Fort, 1921. Van Maele illustrations.

 

Something of a labour of love, this being one of my “very long” listings. I find myself in conflict regarding books vs illustrations, my inclination is always to give precedence to the books, but in this image rich environment, and from my own experience as a blog editor, I am aware that the books are, to most viewers, of only secondary importance.

In some cases, and this being a prime example, the illustrator is so skilled and of such mischievous humour, that he tells the stories in pictures, and brings to life some ancient text, that otherwise, would likely be forgotten.

This particular edition of  “Le Moyen de Parvenir”, is so richly illustrated that I suspect that the majority of the images, which are chapter headings and tail pieces have never been published on line as a group. This listing is an attempt to remedy that.

This is a multiple, phase listing, as it describes one of my two copies of this edition, in this case the one in its original paper covers, this also meets my criteria as a rescued book, as it requires some repair work. Other information is gathered from various sources and appropriate links are given.

The other purpose of this post is to attempt to give as full as possible imagery to accompany  a very detailed textual description of this title from the book:-

Martin Van Maele: An Illustrated Bibliographical Checklist by S. A. Perry

Bibliographical Description

  1. Moyen de Parvenir, Le BÉROALDE DE VERVILLE | [short rule] | LE MOYEN DE PARVENIR [red] | NOUVELLE EDITION | Ornée de huit eaux-fortes | et de soixante-cinq illustrations dans le texte | PAR | MARTIN VAN MAÈLE | [publisher’s vignette] | PARIS | JEAN FORT, ÉDITEUR [red] | 73, FAUBOURG POISSONNIÈRE, 73 | 1921 (23 x 13.5 cm). xii + 458 pp. Frontispiece + 7 full-page engravings (unsigned) and numerous large illustrated head and tail-pieces by Van Maele (signed with his monogram). Printed in a limited edition of 800 numbered copies, of which 65 are on Holland with a triple suite of etchings, one in color, and an original drawing; 35 copies on Holland with a double suite of engravings; 100 copies on antique laid paper, of which 35 contain a double suite of engravings; 600 copies on papier pur fil. Preface by Pierre Dufay.

Hors-texte: 20, 62, 162, 186, 246, 276, 374.

 Head-pieces: 1, 5, 9, 17, 21, 25, 27, 35, 43, 47, 55, 61, 67, 71, 81, 91, 101, 107, 119, 127, 137, 147, 153, 157, 167, 175, 189, 191, 205, 219, 227. 233, 241, 253, 269, 277, 283, 287, 289, 303, 311, 321, 331, 341, 351, 355, 359, 371, 379, 385, 389, 399, 405, 415, 423

Tail-pieces: 4 (repeated on p. 90, 239, 378), 7 (repeated on p. 106, 384, 267), 19 (repeated on p. 136, 286, 388), 26 (repeated on p. 151, 288, 404), 42 (unsigned, repeated on p. 166, 310, 413), 46 (repeated on p. 188, 330, 422), 54 (unsigned, repeated on p. 190), 65 (repeated on p. 203, 354), 69 (repeated on p. 218, 358), 79 (repeated on p. 232, 370)

First published c. 1610, this present edition is a reprint previously published in 1870 by Léon Willem. (Henri Godts auction: 12/ 8/ 2009. Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-648. Tajan catalogue, 2/ 25/ 2003, lot 107. Private collection)

Perry, S. A.. Martin Van Maele: An Illustrated Bibliographical Checklist (Kindle Locations 472-477).  . Kindle Edition.


NOTE: The illustrations in this listing follow the sequence of placement in the book. I have not however repeated all of the duplicate, decorative illustrations, for obvious reasons. I hope to have given one example of each of the illustrations.



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François Béroalde de Verville – Le Moyen de Parvenir (new edition adorned with 8 etchings and 65 illustrations in the text by Martin Van Maele) – Paris, Jéan Fort, 1921 – Xii, 458 pp. – 15 x 23.5 cm. Decorated with eight full page engravings, and sixty-five illustrations in the text by Martin Maèle , In original publishers card wraps printed in red and black, covers slightly stained and some minor tears at head and tail of spine. some light staining to first few pages, otherwise contents clean and complete.


 

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LINKS:

Martin Van Maele

Le Moyen de Parvenir Publication history.


See Also

Books for Trade: Ovide. Les Amours. J Chevrel, Libraire. Paris. MCMXIII


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Books for Sale:  Les Gaietés de Béranger;  A Éleuthéropolis , A l’Enseigne de Cupidon (Briffaut) n.d.[c. 1920]

 

Introducing the first in a new series of books illustrated by Martin Van Maele. I shall in time link to existing material by this artist already on this blog, much of which , are from titles published by Charles Carrington, another collection focus for me in months to come. This title however is not from Carrington, but is a clandestine publication, from one of Briffaut’s , many under cover imprints.


Les Gaietés de Béranger;  A Éleuthéropolis , A l’Enseigne de Cupidon, n.d   [c1920]. 8vo. (23 x14 cm), 102 pp (inc, 2 pages Table of contents). Frontispiece + 11 unsigned engravings done in black. Clandestine title but Briffaut. True first with no reference to the artist ( A later edition credits “Van Triozem”, Martin Van Maele’s preferred alter ego for more explicit works), this copy, with uncut pages, and loose illustrations, which are indexed by pencilled description of location in text as well as page number. Very good copy, possibly unique edition.


 

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See Also

Books for Trade: Anon (Gustav Droz), Un été à la Campagne, A Mitylene n.p (Paris) n.d (1920) (Briffaut). Illustrations by Van Troizem ( Van Maele )

Book for Sale as detailed above “Les Gaietés de Béranger;  A Éleuthéropolis , A l’Enseigne de Cupidon, n.d   [c1920].” Price includes postage worldwide. £750


Books for Sale: MERLIN the Paris quarterly, No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

 

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MERLIN
The first issue of Merlin—initially subtitled A collection of Contemporary Writings was published in the Spring of 1952. It was edited by Alexander Trocchi, and published by his American girl friend Alice Jane Lougee. Five further issues under this editor/publisher combination would follow. The seventh and final issue was published by the Olympia Press, described in detail below. 

 

2.7.1 MERLIN No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

Merlin 7 Olympia 1955

[On the left, at head of page in l.c. and large type:] merlin | [at left, below title and in small type:] revue trimestrielle | founded by Alice Jane Lougee | EDITORS [on the right, one name below the other:] Alexander Trocchi | Austryn Wainhouse | [on the left:] COMMITTEE [on the right, one name below the other:] PatrickBowles | W. Baird Bryant | Corneille | Robert Creeley | Ben Johnson | Richard Seaver | Shinkichi Tajiri | [on the left:] EDITORIAL ADDRESS [on the right:] The English Bookshop | 42, Rue de Seine, Paris-6e | [on the left:] PUBLISHER [on the right:] The Olympia Press | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris-6e | [in centre of page:] contents | [in two columns, each line separated after the page number by a continuous vertical rule:] Michel de M‘Uzan 233 THREE TALES | Pablo Neruda 242 TWENTY LOVE POEMS | Austryn Wainhouse 259 SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN | ENGINEERING AND REFLEXIONS UPON | AN EROTIC BOOK | Jaap Mooy [no page numbers] FOUR ILLUMINATIONS | Cleveland Moffett 274 PHEIDIPPIDES | Alain Clément 281 FRANCE AS SEEN BY THE GERMANS | Lennart Olson [no page numbers] FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS | Alister Kershaw 298 ALDINGTON’S CRITICS | Christopher Logue 301 GRAHAM’S NIGHTFISHING | Richard Gibson 303 CURZIO MALAPARTE : | THE VISION OF DEFEAT | [below Contents, and centered on columns above:] line drawings by WILLIAM PARKER| spring 1955 summer | [at foot of page, left:] MERLIN IS PRINTED IN FRANCE [at foot of page, right:] vol. 2 no. [in large type] 4

Collation: 80 pp. No signatures, but [1-5]8, with the numeration of the pages following on from previous issues of the periodical. Two double leaves on coated photographic paper (comprising photographs by Jaap Mooy and Lennart Olson) are inserted between pp. 260,261 & 276,277 and between pp. 292,293 & following p. 308. 24 x 15.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

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Contents: p. [229], untitled note signed The Editors. p. [230], two half-page advertisements, the upper for two novels published by Plon and the lower for the Paris Review. p. [231], title, as above. p. [232], three advertisements, one across the top of the page for James Broughton’s An Almanac for Amorists, and the other two, side-by-side below, for, on the right, Sartre’s revue mensuelle Les Temps modernes and, on the left, for The English Bookshop. pp. 233-241,

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Three Tales by Michel de M’Uzan, translated by Philip Oxman. pp. 242-258, Twenty Love Poems by Pablo Neruda, translated by Patrick Bowles and Christopher Logue. pp. 259-273, Some Basic Principles Of Human Engineering And Reflexions Upon An Erotic Book by Austryn Wainhouse. pp. 274-280, Pheidippides by Cleveland Moffett. pp. 281-298, France as Seen by the Germans by Alain Clément. Clément’s piece is referred to at the head of p. 281 as Chronicles. pp. 298-308 are printed in two columns and a smaller typeface, and comprise three pieces described as Notes: Aldington‘s Critics by Alister Kershaw (pp. 298-301).  Graham‘s Nightfishing by Christopher Logue (pp. 301-303).  Curzio Malaparte: The Vision of Defeat by Richard Gibson (pp. 303-308). Drawings by William Parker appear on pp. 234, 243, 249, 258, 273, 274, & 280. Advertisements appear on pp. 299 (Les Editions de Minuit), 301 (Obelisk Press), 303 (Hedyphagetica, by Austryn Wainhouse), 304

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(Christopher Logues The Weekdream Sonnets, published by Jack Straw), 30(Collection Merlin/Olympia Press, and Samuel Beckett’s Molloy specifically) and 308 (Merlin).

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Binding: Printed card wrappers, with orange front and spine, spilling over to a 1-inch band on back. Remainder of back wrapper is white. Front cover: [centred at head in white l.c. large type:] merlin | [centred below title in smaller l.c. type:] the paris quarterly | [at foot, slightly to the left, and in orange within a thin white panel:] 75 c [space] 3/- [space] 250fr. [At foot and to the right, in orange within a larger and oblong white panel:] no [large] 4 | [small] vol 2.

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Spine: [at top of spine, reading down in widely-spaced white l.c.:] merlin. [At foot of spine, reading down in orange type within white panel:] 4/2. Back cover: [at foot and to the right of white section:] SOCIETE D’IMPRESSIONS PUBLICITAIRES | 75, Rue Alexis Pesnon  MONTREUIL | Tel. : AVR. 12-53.

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The inside front wrapper carries an advertisement for Merlin comprising lists of contributions promised for later issues and available back issues. The inside back wrapper carries two half-page advertisements, the uppermost for The Western Review, a literary quarterly published by the University of Iowa, and the lower for Lascaux, ou la Naissance de l‘art, an art book with text by Georges Bataille published by Albert Skira.

For detail of all seven volumes see

New into the Collection: MERLIN No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

 

Any Questions please leave a comment.

MERLIN the Paris quarterly, No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

See full description above. Rare item and the only issue actually published by Olympia Press. Overall condition very good. Price includes postage worldwide.

£120.00

Books for Sale: Anon (Val Lewton). Three Times a Woman, Grushenka: The Story of a Russian Serf Girl Compiled from Contemporary Documents in the Russian Police Files and Private Archives of Russian Libraries. Published by Nafkah Press, Paris and New York, 1933.

Something of an oddity, an elaborate clandestine title produced in America, but the story purporting to be Russian in origin and the book production to be French,when in fact it is an elaborate hoax by written by B-movie mogul Val Lewton, producer of the 1942 version of Cat People and the following year’s I Walked with a Zombie


Three Times a Woman, Grushenka: The Story of a Russian Serf Girl Compiled from Contemporary Documents in the Russian Police Files and Private Archives of Russian Libraries Published by Nafkah Press, Paris and New York, 1933. 252 pp, seven sexually explicit black and white plates signed Kyu. In original publishers card covers, printed back and front in elobarate textual design in purple on white. This copy with too many flaws to list, but is complete both in text and illustrations.Claims to be one of 800 copies printed in Dijon, but actually an American publication.


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See Also

Books for Trade: Anonymous, Amish Love, Florence Italy: Michael Angelino Press, n.d.[circa 1940’s] illustrated by Mahlon Blaine

Anon (Val Lewton). Three Times a Woman, Grushenka

Detail as per listing above, Rare title, complete with general wear. Item is sold as is, World wide postage included in price. Opportunity to purchase a rare erotica at bargain price. Request more detailed description prior to purchase if you wish.

£110.00

Books for Trade: 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


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.















see also

 

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Les_Amies_de_Lady_Chattieley

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Collection_des_Bouleaux_Blancs

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Extrait_de_Les_Amies_de_Lady_Chattieley

 

Books for Trade:Three volumes bound in one. 1/Yvan Kermor Silk Stockings: 2/ Georges de Chanrosey The Sweet Game of Love: 3/ Georges de Chanrosey, A Little Trottin: Librairie des Éditions Modernes n.d.

 

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.

£200.00

Books for Sale: Armand du Loup, La volupté du Fouet :- Éditions Prima : Paris 1938, 12  illustrations hors-texte de R. Fanny.

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,  (20 x 14 cm). Printed by L’Imprimiere Tassier October 1938. In original publishers green mottled covers, printed in black on cover and spine. Near Fine, uncut pages unread copy.


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Books for Trade: LA BEUQUE, Jean de; Miss Cravache ou Les Vierges Esclaves, Editions Prima, 44 rue Servan, Paris (Xie), n.d. [circa 1932], illustrations by Topfer, Jean de la Beque and Ely Costes.

Books for Trade: Vincennes, Gaston. L’Amour fouetté. Orné de douze illustrations hors-texte par Ch. Avalanche. Paris, Editions Prima,[vers1930?] . Couverture par Marilac

Books for Sale: Jean d’Ayeud. La Fesseuse Passionnée ou Les Voluptueses Fessés. La Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy, Paris,s.d. (circa 1935)

Another title from the “Vidal” stable of of bookshops and publishers, which was composed of,- Les éditions du Couvre-feu : éditions d’Antin, éditions du Chevet, édition Curio, éditions Georges de Cayla, éditions Idéal, éditions de Minuit, éditions Richepanse & Le Jardin d’Eros.

The challenge with presenting this title was in the illustrations which although described as red are in fact a pale pink colour,  I have had to play with the exposure setting to get the images to show up, my scans  are clearer than the originals. The illustrations are unsigned but remind me somewhat of Mahlon Blaine, any suggestions please complete a contact form.

Bibliographic description Christophe Bier Les éditions du Couvre-feu  Editions Astarte 2013


Jean d’Ayeud. La Fesseuse Passionnée ou Les Voluptueses Fessés.
La Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy, Paris,s.d. (circa 1935)
in -8 (14 x 22.5 cm) 297 p.p. Original cover, and spine printed in red, 16 illustrations hors-texte in red (unsigned) on glossy paper. Printed by Imprimerie Mestivier and Mayer, 25 rue de la Duée. Paris. Delicate item, with very thin printed cover, general wear to covers and to head and tail of spine(see images), all 16 illustrations are present, contents complete, overall Very Good. condition. NOTE:  black tape across top corner, no idea why, removable , but might do more harm than good.







See Also

Books For Trade: J.Van Styk. Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

Jean d’Ayeud. La Fesseuse Passionnée ou Les Voluptueses Fessés. La Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy, Paris,s.d. (circa 1935)

See detailed description above, price includes postage World Wide. Please feel free request any other information prior to purchase. At time of listing this is the only copy available world wide. Item is sold as is.

£250.00

Books for Sale:Anon;(Georges Joseph Grassal ) The Memoirs of Dolly Morton. Philadelphia: Society of Private Bibliophiles (Charles Carrington) n.p. (Paris) 1904.

This one was an enormous challenge, and is listed here as a first draft, a clandestine reissue of a title published by Carrington in 1899, this edition profusely illustrated, the earlier edition as far as I can ascertain was not illustrated. I have attempted to make sense of the Mendes bibliographical,information only to find it confusing and uninformative, from reading his notes on this edition, it is obvious that he has not seen the 1899 edition. He states that Carrington “lost his nerve” and decided to go clandestine on the 1904 edition but does not speculate as to why? My theory is that the illustrations are the reason, if Mendes is correct, the in text illustrations in the 1904 edition are lifted from ” Le Beau Negre” (1902) (Carrington) , which I haven’t seen, but from modern day reportage, appears to have been a critique of the slave trade in the southern United States, which presumably gave Carrington a ready supply of flagellation material. The inclusion of these illustrations in the 1904 Dolly Morton along with the additional 10 engraved illustrations, in what is a pornographic novel is pushing the limits a bit., to say the least, especially when you look at Dola’s head and tail pieces to the rather sanctimonious introduction, which surely cannot have appeared in “Le Beau Negre”. I would like to know exactly which of the decorative illustrations (engraved plates aside), appear in both of the books in question.

Because of the fine paper, the binding and the scarcity and value of this book, I am only presenting “open book” scans, so no flattened images.

Updated with additional photographic images of full page illustrations 03/03/20

I await some further developments in consultation with a fellow bibliophile, and will update this post as and when i find anything new to share.

Updated following communication with Patrick Kearney  Feb-March 2020.

My comments plain text Patrick’s in italic, the “Peter” referred to is Peter Mendes.

Steve, hi :

I just spoke to Peter about your edition of “Dolly Morton.” He has actually
seen the first edition, but didn’t describe it because it wasn’t clandestine.
Textually it is identical to the 1904 edition.

The reason Carrington published the second (1904) edition secretly was
because he was beginning to have problems with the law, and was on the
verge of doing a runner to Bruxelles. The illustrations were not a problem
however since, as you note, they had been used earlier for an openly
published edition of a different work on a related subject.

Carrington’s French translation of “Dolly Morton” was published openly
because he cut out the sex scenes. The flagellation scenes were retained
as they were less of a problem for the law, which in itself is a perversity
to my mind.

Best wishes

Pat

Thanks for that Pat, partially answers my question, but does not confirm
that the 1899 edition was unillustrated, which I believe to be the case.
And from a listing I found of Le Beau Negre there were no hors- texte,
which means the 10 hors- texte in 1904 Mémoires were commissioned for that edition.

Dear Steve :

I’m not sure that the original edition of Dolly Morton did have
illustrations. The Dawes copy in the Private Case has none,
and no others in captivity that I’ve been able to locate do either.
Library catalogues *usually* indicate the presence of plates or
illustrations, although rarely go to the trouble of counting them.
Incidentally, the only copy of the first edition in any major UK
research library is held by the BL.

I do agree, though, that if the illustrations to “Le Beau negre”
were all in-text, the 10 hors-texte in the 1904 Dolly Morton
were very likely done specially for that edition.

Best wishes

Pat

Many thanks Pat
That answers my questions, and I shall update the blog with yours
and Peter’s information.
I’m still curious about “Le Beau Negre“, I missed a copy just a
few weeks back, I cannot quite understand what the content would be,
as Carrington had already covered Dolly Morton in the desexed
version “En Virginie”. Yet if the story line was close enough for
the en texte illustrations to be transposable, was it just a rehash of Dolly Morton?

Dear Steve :

I rather doubt that the two books — “Beau negre” and “D. Morton” — are
related, except thematically. The former is by Hector France, the “Musk,
Hashish & Blood” man, while the latter of course is ascribed to Grassal.
Carrington seemed interested in flagellation works, but whether from his
own fancies or those of his customers I am unable to say. Perhaps a
combination of the two? Slavery and a Civil War fought to suppress it
seem ready-made subjects for novels about the domination of women
and so it’s not surprising that Carrington’s hacks used the topic. Hector
France is dismissed rather briskly by Wikipedia as an “auteur de
nombreux récits à caractère érotique” with no further biographical
information save for his dates (1837-1908) and a short-title list of his
works. His best known book, “Musk, Hashish and Blood” seems famous
mainly because of its title, which is certainly piquant. It appears to be a
translation of a work called “Sous le burnous” (1886).

Warmest regards

Patrick

My warmest thanks to Pat Kearney, for his advice and for his permission to post it.


Anon;(Georges Joseph Grassal ) The Memoirs of Dolly Morton. Philadelphia: Society of Private Bibliophiles (Charles Carrington) n.p. (Paris) 1904.
8vo. 303pp. Title page framed in red. 10 half-tone steel engravings and numerous text illustrations (mainly head and tail pieces). by George Dola. Printed on smooth wove paper. Issued for subscribers in an extremely small edition of 100 copies at a cost in 1904 of £3,3.0. (Three guineas).

The engravings are signed G.D. [i.e. G. Dola]. The text illustrations were first used in Carrington’s Le Beau Negre, published in 1902 [Mendes: 160-A]. The author has been falsely attributed to Hugues Rebell [Georges Grassal] and/or Jean de Villiot, which is actually a collective name/pseudonym. It has been suggested that the author is Hector France [Mendes: 160-A]. Carrington published the French translation clandestinely as En Virginie in 1901, which retains the flagellation scenes but expurgates all the sexual descriptions.  This work was also published by Jean Fort under his imprint Collection des Orties Blanches in c.1917 as Dolly Morton with author as Donovan Kipps, illustrated with 7 plates Louis Malteste; and again as The Memoirs of Dolly Morton in c.1928, which is a reprint of Carrington’s En Virginie.

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for detail about this title and author see:-

http://www.alexislykiard.com/translations/memoires_of_dolly_morton.htm

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Books for Trade: Jean de Villiot; Camille et Moi: La Flagellation à Travers le Monde, PARIS Charles Carrington; 1904

The Memoirs of Dolly Morton

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Books for Sale: LA BEUQUE, Jean de; Miss Cravache ou Les Vierges Esclaves, Editions Prima, 44 rue Servan, Paris (Xie), n.d. [circa 1932], illustrations by Topfer, Jean de la Beque and Ely Costes.

Every now and then a book comes along that has everything right about it, this is one such book. Not necessarily because of condition, but because the object itself is aesthetically pleasing, I have had  number of titles produced by Editions Prima, and have  been impressed by the quality of the books, both in structure and content. Despite this it is difficult obtain a  list of titles produced by the press. They appear to have been quite prolific, producing pulp novels in their Editions Gauloise series and  other esoteric titles.I have not been able to locate a definitive list of the flagellation novels.

Matters are made more complex by the list of titles by this author in the front of this volume, none of which are Editions Prima titles. They are all either Amateur-Biblio or Librairie Générale titles, this is possibly explained by this title apparently being a reissue of the same title produced in 1930 by Librairie Générale , I have not had site of that edition, but from the limited material  available on line it looks to be of a much poorer quality than this edition. If this copy is a piracy it is a very expensive one. If anyone can explain this anomaly please complete a contact form.

I have decided to lay this one out in book form, so that the page decorations can be seen in situ, rather than just cropping out the illustrations, I have used only images in the book to construct this listing, it always make me happy when a book provides all of the content required to decorate a listing. Enjoy!

Synopsis

First episode of the adventures of Betty, alias Miss Cravache, daughter of an American businessman installed in Corrèze, with a strong and eccentric character. With the help of her butler and stable master, she took a liking to the domination and training of impressionable young girls, including her niece, whom she treated like a bitch. 


LA BEUQUE, Jean de SMIT; Miss Cravache ou Les Vierges Esclaves, Editions Prima, 44 rue Servan, Paris (Xie), n.d. [circa 1932], illustrations by Topfer, Jean de la Beque and Ely Costes. In original illustrated cover on textured cream card printed in black and red with a red vignette by  Ely Costes. Adorned with 12 inset heliogravures in sepia, on loose sheets including a frontispiece by Topfer [Gaston SMIT) and 4 inset illustrations, decorated caps and chapter ends by Jean de La Beuque and Ely Costes. . In-8 softcover, 14.3 x 22.7 cm. 223 pp. In excellent condition. Reissue, in all respects, of a novel published by the Librairie Générale in 1930. It was belatedly condemned in 1953 by the Seine court.

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