Books for Trade: Jean GUYOT: LEÇONS D’AMOUR, Published by S.G.E.P. [Toulouse, Francis Flores, 1959]

Another title I am pleased to be able to list having listed a number of others by the same publisher previously, another clandestine mystery unveiled.


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Jean GUYOT : LEÇONS D’AMOUR; S.G.E.P. [Toulouse, Francis Flores, 1959] 1 volume in-8 (19 x 14 cm), paperback, 157 pages and 10 free illustrations in fine sheets printed in sepia. Cover printed in red and black. Excellent condition. Full of required illustrations that are often missing. ORIGINAL EDITION. Volume published in the late 1950s in Toulouse by Francis Flores. Leçons d’amour finishes on page 112. Followed by, Des Panonceaux au Trottoir.

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Also see

Books for Trade:L’Aquarium des Voluptés, Jean Mouille, Edité par sans nom [Francis Flores, Toulouse], 1955

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

 

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)

Its been a long time since I listed a Clandestine Losfeld, and one that I had not seen before, the artist is familiar, in that he did the illustrations for another Clandestine Losfeld – “L’ Envoutement”, which is listed elsewhere on this blog, as is another non Losfeld title by the same author Isidore Isou.

A classic clandestine production, I particularly like the reference to the book being produced in a cemetery. Quite apt for a book with such a strong anti-clerical theme.

As always my thanks to Pat Kearney for permission to use his bibliographical information.


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[ISOU, Isidore] Hervé Lavenue. Les Vices de l’ange. n.p., n.d. [c. 1958.] 8vo. pp. 122. Twelve illustrations by Géro . [Dutel, 2605.] Prosecuted in February 1961.


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See Also

Books for Trade: .XXX [VIAUD, Anselme Louis.] L’ENVOUTEMENT. n.p. n.d (Losfeld) [c. 1959

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

 

Books for Trade: Au bord du lit. Stances: Alexandre de Vérineau, [d.i. Louis Perceau]. Published by Erotopolis, à l’Enseigne des Bacchantes [d.i. Paris, Maurice Duflou], 1927 Illustrées de onze eaux-fortes originales par Lucas. O [d.i. |Luc Lafnet|]:


Sometimes you just get lucky, and I did with this one, I have been considering purchasing this for a long time, but had been put off by the description which stated that two of the eleven plates called for had been excised, leaving nine, eventually I thought I would make an offer on it because nine plates sounded OK and the book is very rare. My plan was to list it here and make my usual plea (nearly always ignored) for anyone who has a copy to get in touch and copy scans of the missing plates.

Well the book arrived and I opened it and it is very nice indeed, I noticed immediately that the plates are fixed in the book in a strange fashion, with just stubs instead of a full double leaf, this could of , I suppose given the impression that pages had been cut out, but more to the point when I counted the plates there were 11, of this I was certain because I ran out of fingers when I counted and had to utilise an extra digit to make the eleven (don’t ask).

A clandestine publication but completely revealed as the title above gives evidence to.


Re-bound in marbled boards in quarter leather, spine with title , author and date in  gilt. with original card covers preserved.

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Au bord du lit. Stances.: Vérineau, Alexandre de [d.i. Louis Perceau].

Illustrées de onze eaux-fortes originales par Lucas. O [d.i. |Luc Lafnet|].

Published by Erotopolis, à l’Enseigne des Bacchantes [d.i. Paris, Maurice Duflou], 1927.,

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39 pages and | 11 plates with original etchings. One of 350 numbered copies (total of 360), which were not in the trade. Rare work, which, through the pseudonyms used, only betrayed the true authorship and origin of connoisseurs. Luc Lafnet, also under pseudonym, created the 11 erotic representations.

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See also

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

Books for Trade: LES SONNETS LUXURIEUX DU DIVIN ARÉTIN., Pour un Groupe de Bibliophiles. n.d.n.p

 

Books for Trade: Les Paillards, Dede Lamoureux Edité par sans nom [Francis Flores, Toulouse]

It is a long time since I listed one of these, but as I am painfully aware, that all but a very small number of viewers, have no real, interest in The Paris Olympia Press, here is a small present as advance warning the the site will increasingly gravitate to the full details of my collection and away from other material, unless I get anything very interesting to list that is.


A clandestine publication, in a limited edition, numbered 406/500, no date, no publisher but beyond any reasonable doubt, Frances Flores. 199 pp, with Title page and five explicit erotic illustration, in a spectrum of colours, by an unsigned artist.  Some of the illustrations are identical (barring colouration) to illustrations offered in L’Aquarium des Voluptés, another Flores title dated around 1955, therefore no reason to suspect that this title is far from the same date.


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See Also

Books for Trade:L’Aquarium des Voluptés, Jean Mouille, Edité par sans nom [Francis Flores, Toulouse], 1955

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

Books for Trade: O.J.B. Les Débordements de Michou, Bruxelles 1956.[Toulouse, Francis Flores] (1956)

Chairs et Dentelles E.Klem a Portfolio of 20 images. Or in this case 5 of the 20.

Continuing my fascination with this artist, I purchased this incomplete set last year on e-bay, happy to do so for the wonderful original lithographs, but also because of the original case for them, which I hoped might contain some evidence of the publisher, alas this was not so. The seller had dated them around 1940, which is too late.

Given the subject matter I suspect that this is work for the Diana Slip lingerie range which places it from between 1933-1938. The publisher may well be one of the Vidal group, but this portfolio does not appear within the bibliography. The artist was producing erotic work for Editions d’Antin, and Diana Slip is named as the author of “Princesse Cravache”, also illustrated by this artist and published by d’Antin.

Eugene Klementieff, was a famous artist/ designer, illustrator who used the signature, E.Klem, or just E.K, or sometimes no signature for his erotic works, however his style is so distinctive that it is not usually too hard to identify his work.

So to the images, sadly only 5 of the 20 called for, they are not uncommon on the web, but are often only reproduced in black and white, therefore I hope you enjoy them in their glorious colour versions. If anyone has images of the other lithographs in the set (colour), I would be very happy to add them to this listing.

See Also

Books for Trade: Maindouce, La Belle Polissonne ou le Délicieux Écart : Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris (2e) n.d (1934)

Books for Trade: G.Maindouce,Sous La Jupe: Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris n.d (1933)

Books for Trade: My Most Beautiful Nights of Love: by Mademoiselle Suzy Paris 1938.

UPDATE 11-05-17. Not happy with the quality of the images on-line so I have re-scanned at 600dpi, hopefully they will show up better, as they are much clearer in reality.

My favourite kind of book , a mystery title, I say this because although claimed as an Editions D’antin title in “Les Editions du Couvre-Feu”by Chrotphe Bier, (Editions Astarte  2014). The book itself appears only to credit Editions D’Antin as the printer rather than the publisher. This is further complicated by the short list of other books “Sold in the Library” (detail below), which lists titles published by The Obelisk Press and Librarie Astra as well as English versions of Vidal House titles. This can be explained as the lists literally being of titles sold by certain retail outlets rather than being published by them.


Cover of the French Language Edition

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The other part of the mystery is the artist behind the illustrations, although unsigned they of outstanding quality and i am tempted to compare them to the work of E.Klem, and having compared them to illustrations from other titled Odeurs du Femmes I am now convinced these are unsigned KLEM , illustrations. In an e-mail communication earlier today Christophe Bier, came to the same conclusion.

And now to the book


FROM A BOOKLOVER’S SPECIAL SHELF-ILLUSTRATED

MY MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS OF LOVE

BY MADEMOISELLE SUZY

-PARIS-

This edition is reserved exclusively for subscribers.

PRINTED ON THE PRESSES OF THE IMPRIMERIE SPECIALE DES EDITIONS D’ANTIN-17 RUE D’ANTIN PARIS IN THE YEAR MCMXXXVIII

In original covers printed in black and red , 151 pages plus iii. With six beautifully executed, unsigned illustrations in colour tipped in.


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SEE ALSO

Books For Trade: Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu. 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

Books for TRADE: A Portfolio of a suite of eight images from “L’Éducatrice Passionée” Comba-Borel Publishing n.d. C 1980

Books for Trade: : Serge de Fontanges.Voluptés Féminines.Le Jardin d’Éros , 6 rue de Tracy.Paris (2e) s.d (circa 1935)

Books clearance on eBay weekly update: Week Commencing 26th June

 Hopefully this will link you to my current batch of eBay listings. .

Having enjoyed a good degree of success with my Olympia Press, Essex House and Editions Prima titles, I am periodically adding new items to my eBay listings to keep the numbers on offer at a good level, generally all of the items are scarce and in some cases very rare indeed . 

Most of  the other items I am listing on eBay, already  appear on this site, and  occasionally I list some real rarities, such as some of the extremely rare French flagellation books. These titles are priced for rarity, as any attempt to locate other copies will prove.

So take a look

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Another Bibliographical Mystery: FUKWEL (Alphonse Momas) (NOT) Grandes & Petites Filles (ACTUALLY) FRUIT VERTS. Amsterdam 1933 (Paris?) (Losfeld?)

Here we go again, having disposed of all of nearly all my Losfeld Clandestine titles it appears that I may have stumbled upon another.

If the above title has caused some confusion, allow me to clarify. The book in question has the cover as below.

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But as you can see, again below, the contents differ.

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The only constant factor is the name Fukwell, which is one of several pseudonyms used by Alphonse Momas, one of the most prolific pornographers of the last century.

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The actual book we are dealing with has a total of 127 pages, 110 of which appear to constitute the main text of the Fruit Verts, the remainder is entitled ” EXAMEN SUBI PAR MADEMOISELLE FLORA” which appears to be to be a poetic dialogue. this section also contains the only bound in illustration in the book.

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My good friend Pat Kearney lists various editions of both of the titles:

Fruits verts, par Fuckwell. Paris-Bruxelles [Paris: printed by Chas. Renaudie for Duringe], 1902. 8vo. Two volumes, pp. [iv]+134, [iv]+129. British Library: P.C.15.aa.35.

Fruits verts, par Fuckwell. Paris-Bruxelles, 1902. 8vo. Two volumes, pp. 268.

Fruits verts, par Fuckwell. Paris-Bruxelles [c. 1920]. 8vo. pp. 244.

Fruits verts, par Fukwell [sic]. [c. 1920] 8vo.

Petites et grandes filles, par Le Nismois. 8vo.

Cited in a clandestine catalogue, and probably published at Amsterdam by Auguste Brancart about 1891.

Petites et grandes filles, par Fuckwell. Londres-Paris [Rotterdam: Bergé, c. 1893.] 8vo. pp. 248. British Library: P.C.15.aa.34.

Petites et grandes filles, par Fukwell. Paris-Londres [Paris, c. 1924]. 8vo. pp. 216.

Petites et grandes filles. [Paris:] En Souvenir d’Isidore Liseux, 1924 [Eric Losfeld, c. 1955]. 8vo. pp. 137.

[Petites et grandes filles] Pot Pourri, [par] J. Le Nismois. Paris: Editions de Poèle, Square du Champs de Mars, 1949 [Eric Losfeld, c. 1955]. 8vo. 66 ff.

An English translation of Petites et grandes filles, as Green Girls, was printed at Paris in 1899 by Renaudie for Duringe and Leonard Smithers. A modern reprint of this was published at New York by Grove Press in 1971.

You will note that none of the above are entitled Grandes & Petites Filles, as the first two title words are reversed in the original, in addition there is no record of an Amsterdam 1933 edition. Having raised these questions with Pat Kearney, his sage advise is thet this hotch potch is most likely a Losfeld Clandestine title, and therefore probably dates around the mid 1950’s.

For more details and other titles by this author please follow this link to Pat Kearneys page:-

Notes Towards a Bibliography
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Alphonse Momas

Just to complicate things even more my copy has an extra 8 illustrations tipped in, a suite of six small monochrome images and 2 slightly larger illustrations in blue. I am reasonably confident that none of these belong to the book, but as I have no idea what they do belong to I am copying them here for your enjoyment.

ORPHANED ILLUSTRATIONS.

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See also LINKS:

Losfeld lists

Books clearance on eBay weekly update: Week Commencing 13th June

 Hopefully this will link you to my current batch of eBay listings. .

Having already traded many of my Paris Olympia Press duplicates, I am the completely unexpected situation of having inherited another near complete collection, so commencing this week I shall be listing collection quality duplicates on eBay, these will not be cheap but will compare favorably, to current market prices. I shall also use this as an opportunity to do a full bibliographical description of each title on this site.

Most of  the other items I am listing on eBay, already  appear on this site, and  occasionally I list some real rarities, such as some of the extremely rare French flagellation books. These titles are priced for rarity, as any attempt to locate other copies will prove.

So take a look

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Books for Trade: Mirabeau: Le Rideau Levé ou L’Éducation de Laure. Editions de La Plume 1953

Strikingly similar to the clandestine edition published by Losfeld in 1950, this is a more elaborately decorated , openly published edition, it has the same illustration set as the Losfeld, they differ only that there are fewer only 8 in this edition, they are also slightly enlarged and in red as opposed to blue.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


 Le Rideau Levé ou L’Éducation de Laure

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8vo. pp. 172. Eight erotic plates, in red. Limited to 258 copies on ‘beau velin,’ numbered 1 to 250 and lettered A to H. This copy No 108 . Fine uncut pages unread copy, all illustrations present.Printed 3rd June 1953 by Editions de La Plume Paris.

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See also LINK:

LES SONNETS LUXURIEUX DU DIVIN ARÉTIN.