Books for Trade: (Volume 3 only)Donatien Alphonse François, marquis de SADE (1740-1814). Histoire de Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertu illustrée de 44 gravures sur acier. En Hollande: 1797 [Bruxelles: vers 1865]. 4 volumes. 

Yet another departure for me, as this is an odd volume, worthy of recording here because of the rarity of the illustrations. This volume is number 3 of a 4 volume set dated 1797, but actually printed in 1865. Bound in quarter  red leather on mottled boards, 354 pages (9.5 x 14.5 cm), with a frontispiece and 10 full page illustrations by Acier. Any other information on this edition would be most welcome.

Donatien Alphonse François, marquis de SADE (1740-1814). Histoire de Justine ou Les Malheurs de la vertu illustrée de 44 gravures sur acier. En Hollande: 1797 [Bruxelles: vers 1865]. vol 3 of 4 volumes.





See Also

Books for Trade: Special Edition, L’Anti-Justine ou les delices de l’amour. Nouvelle edition entierement revue et corrigee, etablie pour la premiere fois sur le texte original de 1798. Precede d’une notice bibliographique par Helpey [d. i. L. Perceau.]

Books for Trade: Anon ,The English Academy, Mihaly Von Zichy, The Erotic Print Society 2000.

This is by far the most recent publication I have ever listed on this blog, however as recent as the story “The English Academy ” may be, the sumptuous illustrations are from the end of the 1800’s not the 1900’s. The text claims to be from a hand written (in French) manuscript found in a box of of such material, found somewhere in France and eventually translated into English, the text apparently matches the beautiful illustrations it appears with. Whatever the truth of this tale, it gives me an excuse to post the images, and I hope you like them.


Anon ,The English Academy, Mihaly Von Zichy, The Erotic Print Society 2000.

 



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: COMTESSE DE J… [Johannes GROS] – T. Mertens CONFESSIONS LIBERTINES. Orné de huit eaux-fortes de T. Mertens. Partout et nulle part [Imprimerie Darantière, Dijon, 1931]

 

Books For Trade (Facsimilie)MOI, POUPÉE. Texte et eaux-fortes d’une Jeune fille à la page.A l’enseigne “des petites vertus”, s.d. (1930). [Maurice Duflou, Darantière imprimeur] –

Before anyone gets too carried away, this is a facsimilie, here because I dont expect ever to have the original, and it allows me to share the images, which in this case, consist of some of the original illustrations supplemented by  hand retouched (badly) colour pornographic photographs. This  item, although a lump of a book, with individual taped in page sections, with copied text pasted in, is somehow quite an appealing object in its own right, and as close as I (or you) are ever likely to get to the original.

I have shamelessly stolen the text of an old book sellers description as the only useful bibliographical information I can find, please bear in mind that it does not describe my copy which has no mention of any publisher or place, and appears to be a partial text ending on page number 75, apparently mid-sentence. Still as usual I am sharing this because I like it. I have done my best with the image scans, and mine are a slight improvement on the ones in the book.

One more thing, I have seen copies of this for sale that look very much like my copy, but purporting to be original, also referencing Rojan as the illustrator, i am happy to say that if they are talking about the same illustrations as this volume, they are not the work of Rojan. My copy  has age and is clearly a facsimilie, I believe of a pirate copy of the original title, anyone with any comments or information please utilise a  contact form.

 

 (DESCRIPTION OF THE ORIGINAL)

Johannes GROS, aussi un temps attribué à Renée DUNAN] – P. BELOTTI, illustrateur (?)
MOI, POUPÉE. Texte et eaux-fortes d’une Jeune fille à la page.
A l’enseigne “des petites vertus”, s.d. (1930). [Maurice Duflou, Darantière imprimeur] – 
Clandestine erotic published by Maurice Duflou and illustrated 9 beautiful free etchings attributed to P. Belotti. Rarity among rarities! [Johannes GROS, also a time attributed to Renée DUNAN] – P. BELOTTI, illustrator (?) ME, DOLL. Text and etchings of a girl on the page. At the sign “small virtues”, nd (1930). [Maurice Duflou, Darantière printer] 1 volume in-8 (19.5 x 14.5 cm), paperback, 255- (1) pages. 1 etching in frontispiece and 8 etchings inset. Good copy as published. Some slight foxing in places. Solid broaching. Gray-blue paper cover printed in pink-red on the first dish (title and floret), on the back we read the title ” Neither Dutel (who simply quotes them) nor the other bibliographers (Alexandrian, Pauvert, Kearney) evoke the illustrations that adorn this volume. We believe we recognize as author of these pretty free etchings P. BELOTTI who illustrated at the same time several erotic works published clandestinely (Jacinthe or the images of sin). Reference: Dutel, 2003 – Volume that was missing from the main collections of clandestine erotic books (Nordmann, etc.)

My Copy

 

The Illustrations

 



See also

Books For Trade: [ROJAN] — RADIGUET, RAYMOND (1903-1923). VERS LIBRES. NOGENT: AU PANIER FLEURI, [PARIS VERS 1937].

Books for Trade: COMTESSE DE J… [Johannes GROS] – T. Mertens CONFESSIONS LIBERTINES. Orné de huit eaux-fortes de T. Mertens. Partout et nulle part [Imprimerie Darantière, Dijon, 1931]

 

Books for Trade: Lord Drialys, [Jean de Villiot], Clic ! Clac ! Précédé d’un conte “Home-Discipline”, Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens [ Charles Carrington ],Paris, 1907

That very rare ocurence on this site, a book without illustrations!, this one is here because I really like it, and I have long been a fan of the publications of Charles Carrington and especially the clandestine titles. Despite the lack of illustrations, (it was never issued as an illustrated edition), it is exceedingly rare and of interest to the serious erotic bibliophile.


title page

Lord Drialys, [Jean de Villiot], Clic ! Clac ! Précédé d’un conte “Home-Discipline”, Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens [ Charles Carrington ],Paris, 1907
Printed by, Alençon, Imprimerie Veuve Félix Guy et Cie, 342 pp, (18.5 x 13.5 cm.). Rebound in quarter vellum, on cross hatched boards, Original cover, including spine bound in. Very attractive spine design, with author in red, title in black and a design of two crossed flagellation whips at the base, would grace any bookshelf.

Binding

Epigraph : Parmi les mots légers de rose fouettés / En est-il de plus tendres, de plus veloutés, / Que le joli mot f…e et nul ne le caresse ? / Croupe allourdit toujours le corps de la faunesse.

Original cover

Référence / Reference : Ouvrage absent des bibliothèques de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, du Kinsey Institute et de la British Library (No copy available in the libraries of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Kinsey Institute or the British Library)

Original back cover and spine (bound in)

 


Back cover adverts

 


Table of contents

 


For more bibliographical information see:-

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Clic_!_Clac_!

See also

Books for Trade: Charles Sackville: Mr Howard Goes Yachting: London -Paris, Printed for Subscribers Only MCMVIII. (Carrington)

 

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

A large volume which presented some scanning challenges, pleased that it appears to have worked out OK, Enjoy the outrageous illustrations in glorious colour.

 Alfred de Musset,Gamiani ou une nuit d’excès.  Éditions Slatkine, 1980. Gamiani ou une nuit d’excès. Fac-similé de l’édition de Paris, 1833. Introduction by Jacques Duprilot

4 °. 26 x 35cm, XI, 26 pp. And | 12 erotic color plates |. Orig. Card covers with cover illustration. After nearly 150 years, this is the first complete facsimile print after the original edition. Earlier editions (1926) printed only the text in facsimile; the plates were copied and reprinted (Pia 531). Here one of the few copies with the illustrations in color. Preceding is a detailed and good introduction to the origin and history of the work of J. Duprilot.


See also

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

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: James Grunert: James Grunert- Ein Roman aus Berlin W – Mit 6 Photos, nach Aquarellen von E.Satori. Privatdruck Budapest 1921

Another German language title, which is a rare enough occurence on this blog, apparently first published around 1900, this appears in various editions, but I cannot locate another matching this copy, there is a listing for a 1932 edition Pivately Printed Budapest,  on-line, with claims to being profusely illustrated, without saying how many illustrations or by whom. The illustrations in this copy are small and pasted in on card, one of them is very familiar, having featured in Kearneys, History of Erotic Literature. I have done my best to present the illustrations as clearly as possible, I hope you enjoy them.


James Grunert: James Grunert- Ein Roman aus Berlin W – Mit 6 Photos, nach Aquarellen von E.Satori. Privatdruck Budapest 1921

James Grunert: A Novel from Berlin
Published by Privately Printed, Budapest, 1921 EXAMPLE 84/500. with 6 photos after watercolors by E. Satori.214 pp (13.5 x 19.5cm)
In original cloth patterned boards, with title on oval blue paper sticker affixed to front cover.(significant fading to spine edge) the illustrations are small, measuring 8 x 11 cm and are pasted onto blue card inserts.

This book was printed in a one-time edition of just 500 machine-numbered examplaries as a manuscript. Only subscribers are given, and are exclusively intended for a circle of readers interested in science and may neither be sold nor lent or passed on in any way whatsoever.



see also

Books for Trade: Journal d’un Fille de Firme. Anon. Clandestine publication c. 1950?

Books for Trade: ‎[Berthommé – Saint-André (Louis-André)]‎ ‎Ma vie secrète.‎ ‎Londres (Paris), s.n. (Marcel Seheur), 1885 (1932)

 

Books for Trade: ‎[Berthommé – Saint-André (Louis-André)]‎ ‎Ma vie secrète.‎ ‎Londres (Paris), s.n. (Marcel Seheur), 1885 (1932)

Another little gem, a clandestine title from the 1930’s a French edition of My Secret Life , originally published in English probably by Brancart in 1890, the first French edition appeared in 1923 this was parts of volume one and two, of the English edition, published by Maurice Duflou, this was turned into three illustrated volumes for the current listing. The full version of the English text was finally translated into French by Mathias Pauvert, and published by Stock in 1994.

I am fairly confident that this is the first time all of the illustrations and headings and tailpieces have all been displayed in one go, not without controversial elements, I hope you enjoy them.


Volume 1

Anon: –  ‎Ma vie secrète.‎ Londres (Paris), s.n. (Marcel Seheur), 1885 (1932); 3 volumes in original pink card, illustrated covers with, half titles, titles and frontispieces for each volume; continuous pagination, pp 403, 26 free lithographs inset, watercolor stenciled and brush, many drawings, headers and free lamp-ends drawn in bistre, drawing repeated in the three covers drawn in bistre, by the painter Berthommé-Saint-André.

Frontis


Tile Page

Chapter One


Chapter Two



Chapter Three


Chapter Four



Chapter Five



Chapter Six



Chapter Seven



Chapter Eight



Volume 2


Frontis


Title Page

Chapter Nine



Chapter Ten



Chapter Eleven



Chapter 12



Chapter Thirteen



Chapter Fourteen



Chapter Fifteen



 

Volume 3


Frontis


Title Page

Chapter Sixteen



Chapter Seventeen



Chapter Eighteen



Chapter Nineteen



Chapter 20



Chapter Twenty One



Chapter Twenty Two



Chapter Twenty Three



Limitation




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]

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

 

Books for Trade: HUGUES, Clovis: ODE A VENUS. ODE AU VAGIN. Poème inédit. Domrémy, A l’Enseigne de la Pucelle, s.d. (vers 1933) [Paris, Maurice Duflou]

 

 

Yet another stunning example from the golden age of erotica, a clandestine title from Duflou, with input from Perceau. This presented scanning problems, as the book is rebound with original covers bound in, so it was not always possible to get the images flat on the scanner bed, unfortunately there is not much to be done about this.

The book is interesting on a number of counts, as yet again this is a Briffaut publication which appears to have variant editions in the same limitations, in this case my copy has colour illustrations, all other copies I have traced have the illustrations in black only, I had a similar experience with my Briffaut copy of L’Anti Justine.

The most interesting point for me however is the anonymous illustrator of this title, which I believe to be the mysterious “Wighead”, I would welcome any comments on this possibility.

And for those among you that have an interest in books rather than just images, this copy has some damp staining in the guttering, and I would welcome any information on the possibility of treating this.


Cover


Title Page

HUGUES, Clovis: ODE A VENUS. ODE AU VAGIN. Poème inédit.Domrémy,

A l’Enseigne de la Pucelle, s.d. (vers 1933) [Paris, Maurice Duflou]

1 volume in-8 (22 x 16.5 cm), paperback, 69- (1) pages. 10 photo-gravures inset in colour. Cream cover printed in red and black with two initials for the letters Q and V. The cover modestly bears the title Ode to Venus while the title page clearly indicates Ode to Vagina. Rebound copy with original covers bound in.

This volume contains a note on the author signed Jean Tiretta, the facsimile of the last page of the manuscript signed Klau-Vizuq, the Ode to Vagina, a notice on the Ode to Piron Priory by Helpey (Louis Perceau) , Ode to Priapus and The Seven Beatitudes.

With regard to Clovis Hugues (1851-1907), Aristide Briand wrote: “There were in him Beranger, Camille Desmoulins and Tartarin of Tarascon”. In other words: communard, freemason, socialist, poet; it was all this in turn and at once. The Ode to the Vagina dates from 1906. One knows nothing about the illustrator of this beautiful edition out of the presses of Maurice Duflou.Reference: Dutel, Bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely in French between 1920 and 1970, no. 2078.


Sample Text

 


The Illustrations



Any questions or information about this title please complete a contact form

See also (reference other titles illustrated by Wighead)

Books for Trade: Jim Galding: Unter dem Hintern einer Frau Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of “Sous la Croupe Feminine” (1936)

The Search for Wighead, a comparison of artists and publishers.

Also type Wighead into my searchbar.

See also (for reference to Briffaut)

Books for Trade: Special Edition, L’Anti-Justine ou les delices de l’amour. Nouvelle edition entierement revue et corrigee, etablie pour la premiere fois sur le texte original de 1798. Precede d’une notice bibliographique par Helpey [d. i. L. Perceau.]

 

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]

 

 

Having apparently wasted a significant amount of cash on a new scanner, which claimed to be a book scanner, I find myself using my 12 year old Canon Lide 110 yet again as it is much easier to use and causes less harm to the books than the new model.

Also having had a major clear out on eBay, I am sadly coming to the conclusion that eBay is not really a valid outlet for auctions, unless you want to give the books away, I did however make enough to buy the above mentioned scanner (bad decision) and this wonderfully rare title listed below.


Cover


Title Page

Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]. Grand in-8. 77 pp. et 20 planches avec eaux-fortes en deux couleurs,et une autre suite en noir avec des croquis d’artistes. Broché, couverture recouverte en peluche verte avec vignette imprimée en argent. Un des 280 exemplaires numérotés sur ‘vélin d’Arches’ (en total 308). L’artiste « inconnu » est Berthommé Saint-André (selon Dutel). Les eaux-fortes sont d’un caractère très libre et réaliste. Le texte imprimé en vert/noir avec 4 dessins et culs-de-lampe érotiques. Cette édition, manifiquement illustrée, se trouve rarement dans le commerce. Les catalogues pour curiosa de Drouot et Simonson ne répertorie aucun exemplaire ; seul la vente « Pierre Louys » chez Drouot 1994 mentionne ce titre.Dutel 2198. Pia 1118. Monod 7425

 

Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Erotic quatrains. Without place, At the expense of an Amateur for the benefit of the few others [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]. Large in-8. 77 pp. and 20 plates with etchings in two colors and another suite in black with artists sketches . Paperback, cover covered in green plush with embossed in silver. One of the 280 copies numbered on ‘vellum of Arches’ (in total 308). The artist “unknown” is Berthommé Saint-André (according to Dutel). The etchings are of a very free and of realistic character. The text printed in green / black with 4 drawings and erotic lamp-ends. This edition, manifestly illustrated, is rarely found in the trade. The catalogs for curiosa of Drouot and Simonson does not list any specimens; only the sale “Pierre Louys” at Drouot 1994 mentions this title.  Dutel 2198. Pia 1118. Monod 7425



Limitation


The Illustrations



Any questions or information about this title please complete a contact form.


See Also

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

 

Books for Trade: Anon [GROS, Johannes]: – Cydalise ou le péché dans le miroir; Illustré de huit eaux-fortes de T. Mertens. S. l. n. d. (1930)

Another clandestine title from the golden era of the 1930’s, and another illustrated by T. Mertens, whom I can still find nothing about. Also no idea about the publisher of this one, information on line is very scarce and this appears to be an extremely rare title. From the illustrations you can see why. In an effort to avoid messing with exposure, I scanned these in at 600 dpi, and I am happy with the result, the illustrations are exquisite and now among my favourites, I hope you enjoy them.


Cover


Title Page

[GROS, Johannes] – Cydalise ou le péché dans le miroir.
Illustré de huit eaux-fortes de T. Mertens. S. l. n. d..
In-8, 228 pp., 8 fig. Édition originale publiée au début des années 1930.


Sample Text


Frontis


Any Information or questions about this book please complete a contact form.


See also

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,