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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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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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.

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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.


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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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Any Questions or information about this title please leave a comment or complete a contact form.

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LES SONNETS LUXURIEUX DU DIVIN ARÉTIN.

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

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A late clandestine production of the famous Sonnets by Pietro Arentino. Rather an odd thing, oblong shape and in sheets with the illustrations tipped in, the text portion is printed on Papier d’Auvergne a la Cuve. and has some foxing pages are not numbered, there is a frontispiece (shown above) a 5 page introduction about “Aretin”, and the 16 sonnets. Unfortunately there are only 15 plates, so one missing, but a fun thing to share anyway. If anyone has a copy of the missing illustration perhaps they might like to contribute a copy to complete the listing.


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Books clearance on eBay weekly update: Week Commencing 29th February

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

As part of my New Years resolution, I am clearing out books that I do not want, in part to make more space for other books, but also to raise my budget for older titles to list on the site. To this end I am listing some items on eBay. Only a small number will have appeared on this site, and these consist mainly of my Olympia Press duplicates , which very few of my visitors take any notice of because they do not have pictures , only words.

As my Paris Olympia Press collection is nearly complete , it is time to clear out all the duplicates and there are around 200 of them using valuable shelf space, so time for them to go. Please be aware that many of these books are worn and used, they are mainly from the very early years of my collecting and were the first copies I could locate, and as with all serious collections, they have been upgraded and replaced over the years. Despite condition they are mostly very hard to find and the listed copies represent a good opportunity to start a collection without breaking the bank. The descriptions are honest and books realistically priced.

Most of  the other items I am listing on eBay, would not appear on this site, either because they are too new, or I am not sure quite what they are. But occasionally I list some real rarities.

So take a look

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Books for Trade: Anon; Caresses…or The Intimate Memoires of Jacqueline R. n.p. n.d ( Editions d’Antin? 1937?)

This one potentially is only of interest to me as it has no illustrations, but does belong within the Vidal group, of editions Couvre-Feu at al. Although this title has no publisher, printer or date details, and therefore is effectively a clandestine edition. The French version appears to be one of the more common titles from this publisher, but this the English edition appears quite rare.


This copy has the page preceding the title page cut out, the half title is present, and the person I purchased it from speculated that it might have been an illustration, but as there is no reference to any frontispiece in the French edition I doubt that this is the case. It could of course been the publishers detail and a decision was taken to excise it. If anyone else has a copy of this edition I would be curious to know what the missing page contains.


The bibliographical information below is from “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”, published by éditions Astarté ,2013 where it can be found on page 150.

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Anon; Caresses………..or The Intimate Memoires of Jacqueline R. n.p. n.d ( Editions d’Antin? 1937?), with an preface by Serge de Fontanges, in original French wraps over plain card covers, prited in red and black, Price of 150 Frs on spine,  201 uncut pages, text within a red box on each page. Appears to be a rather well written story of lesbian sexual encounters, and may well have been anonymised, because of its explicit content.


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G.Maindouce,Sous La Jupe

Renée Camera [Renée Dunan], Sans Pudeur,

Books for Trade: Les chansons secrètes de Bilitis, nouvellement traduites sur le manuscrit de la Justinienne, suivies de “ Les filles de Loth”, “La femme à barbe ” de Guy de Maupassant,“ L’étudiant et la grisette” pièce en un acte de Henry Monnier,“ Le compendium érotique”,“ La ballade mythologique”—Aux dépens d’un amateur et des souscripteurs, Saint-Félicien-en-Vivarais, 1946,

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A rather special item, and an interesting one to list, as it is full of decorations and cul-de-lampe’s, that I love to use to decorate the listing. In its original sleeve with an illustrated cover in sheets with 12 (actually 13, one being duplicated) and an absolute plethora of pink penises.


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Les chansons secrètes de Bilitis, nouvellement traduites sur le manuscrit de la Justinienne, suivies de “Les filles de Loth”, “La femme à barbe” de Guy de Maupassant,“L’étudiant et la grisette” pièce en un acte de Henry Monnier,“Le compendium érotique”,“La ballade mythologique”—Aux dépens d’un amateur et des souscripteurs, Saint-Félicien-en-Vivarais, 1946,107 pages, 16 x 24cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. 12 illustrations  en hors textes et culs-de-lampe de Jean Jouy

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

Post Update: Anon;Florilèges de la volupté ou Les Voluptés d’une vicieuse.1955 Losfeld

In my recent post regarding this title I complained, about the quality of the images in the book, and the attendant difficulties with scanning and improving the images. I asked if anyone knew who the illustrators were. And for once I actually got a response, for the moment I will just list copies of some the colour illustrations that were copied to illustrate the book. At a late date I will update the original listing with the names of the illustrators that have been identified, by a fellow bibliophile who provided the images below and who wishes to remain nameless.

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Click the link below to see the images as they appear in the book

If anyone else has copies of the original images it might be fun to do a comparative listing.

Anon;Florilèges de la volupté ou Les Voluptés d’une vicieuse. Au petit Cénacle, 1936 (Paris) 1955 Losfeld

Books for Trade: Anon(Attributed to Stanilas de Rhodes) The Autobiography of a Flea.Printed for the Erotica Biblion Society of London and New York 1901 (1926)

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This one previously unlisted, because it is shaped like a small house brick and very difficult to scan, plus I don’t like the images. But it is a clandestine title and it is going to auction, so I best list it while I still have it,I have  never seen another copy. I strongly suspect that the illustrations are copied from a much earlier edition. Ancient pornography with a very strong anti-clerical theme.

LINK: Clandestine Erotica: Some thoughts on Clandestine/Defiant Literature and the battle against Censorship


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Anon(Attributed to Stanilas de Rhodes) The Autobiography of a Flea.Printed for the Erotica Biblion Society of London and New York 1901 (1926) In original green boards (which are marked and worn, in quarter leather, spine (worn at edges head and base of spine) title in gilt. 274 pages with 14 crudely executed full page illustrations, on glossy paper. Conforms to Note at end of Mendes( 1E). Very compact book, covers are about good with contents very good (stitching visible between pages 96-97) Still a rare edition complete with the illustrations and head and tailpieces.

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Memoirs of a Russian Princess

FLOSSIE, a Venus of Fifteen, By One who new this Charming Goddess and Worshipped at her Shrine