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.

 

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 Bequque 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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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 Trade: Walter Flog. Cinglants Châtiments,Cover and 12 superb engraved plates by Herric. Éditions Prima (1932)

Books for Trade: Matée par le Fouet: Jean Martinet, . Cover and 12 , superb engraved plates by Herric .Éditions Prima, {1930 }

Books for Trade: Jean Martinet, Venez ici, qu’on vous fouette ! : Paris Éditions Prima (1938?)

Books for Trade: Andre Vergereau, Mademoiselle Cinglade, Editions Prima n.d. (1936) illustrated by Marilac (Mario Laboccetta).

Books for trade: BRÉVANNES, Roland. – La Nudité de Lucy. Sceaux: Select Bibliothèque, 1920. illustrated by Tack

The Select-Bibliothèque was one of several publishing houses specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. Like the others, notably Jean Fort’s ‘Orties Blanches’ series and the ‘Librairie Artistique et Editions Parisiennes Reunies’ of Paul Brenet, the books of the Select Bibliothèque were published openly. Occasionally a title would cross some mysterious line and be prosecuted, but in general, since there was no sex in the conventional sense, these publishers were left to their devices by the authorities.

Despite the openness of these books, the publisher of the Select Bibliothèque remains unknown, at least to this cataloguer. Paul Jérôme writes of Don Brennus Aléra as being “un (ou plusieurs) des pourvoyeurs de l’editeur parisien Massy…”(Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, Paris: Mercure de France,1971, p. 484). In fact, Massy was where the earliest books in the series were published. The almost anagramitic similarity of the names of the authors of most of the books – Bernard Valonnes,Don Brennus Aléra, Roland Brevannes – suggests a single hand at work, and one that spanned in excess of 30 years. And it might not be unreasonable to think that the author was also the publisher.

BRÉVANNES, Roland. – La Nudité de Lucy. Sceaux: Select Bibliothèque, 1920. In-16, 208 pp., 8 illustrations signed ‘Tack.’ Part of the series ‘Les Nuits rouges. This copy, rebound in cheap boards, original covers not preserved, otherwise surprisingly complete, the last page is pasted to the back board, text is complete, and all 8 illustrations by Tack are present and in very good condition. This is number 48 in the series, these titles are highly collectible, and are elusive because the cheap production quality reduces the likelihood of survival.





Original Cover (missing from the item listed ) image supplied courtesy of, Christophe Bier.


Bibliographical information reproduced with his permission from Patrick Kearney’s Scissors and Paste website

http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/pdf/Select_Bibliotheque.pdf

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Books for Trade: ALÉRA, Don Brennus. – Le Tour du monde d’un flagellant, d’après le journal intime du Baron de M***. – Massy (Seine-et-Oise.): Select Bibliothèque, 1906

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Parisolympiapress.com: Update 05/02/2020

Still suffering from shock at our departure from the EU, I rather liked being a European, and dislike Brexit and it supporters intensely. That aside I am pondering the future of this blog, for unrelated reasons.

I have been running this site for nearly 5 years, and its sworn purpose was to assist in completing my Paris Olympia Press collection, which it did in a limited way, but I am very much aware that there is very little interest in the actual books, and even less in the Paris Olympia Press.

The secondary purpose of the site was to provide free access to information about rare erotica, and give full access to all the illustrations, working on the principle that the vast majority of people will never have access to such art,  because it is in the main hard to find and expensive and book-dealers seldom give access to the full set of illustrations prior to purchase, some even deliberately neglect to give the number of illustrations, which is usually an indicator that some are missing.

All of the books listed on this site are or have been in my possession, they are all real books,  that I have purchased with my own money, I do not keep many books other than my Paris Olympia collection, which may soon be sold. Every thing I sell I use the income to buy more books, or I have been doing this so far. I love running this blog and it has kept me amused and interested since I launched it despite having long absences due to, originally work, and subsequently ill health.

I have become aware that significant numbers of visitors are using my images for commercial purposes, which I do not have a particular problem with, other than the fact that they are not crediting this site for the images. I am pondering about how to make the site pay for itself, and considering, a number of options, including restricting access to members, charging a download fee, or even watermarking my images. Other options could be to offer advertising space, possibly to book dealers or book search engines.

All of the above, have little appeal to me,I rather like the idea of being an outsider and I enjoy sharing my passion. Going mainstream is something I am reluctant to do, but the alternative may be to give up completely and shut down the site. In the 5 years I have been running, I have had 97,800 visitors and 1,017,000, views, I have only 68 followers.

Not such great figures for 5 years, but this is without any other social media links, largely created by word of mouth. This site comes up on a large number of searches, and I like to think,  provides more real information, about the books and their contents than pretty much anyone else out there. Mostly without a lot of waffle, although I do have my moments.

I have probably exceeded the attention span of most of my visitors with this missive,(no pictures), but I want your input, and invite you to complete the contact form below.

Should I remain an outsider and keep blowing my pension on books for everyone to see for free? should I go commercial? open up to restricted access or members? should I try allowing advertising? or should I just quit?

 

 

 

 

Books for trade: Special Edition: Anon;Récits de la Villa Brigitte. Fessées Gaillardes et Authentiques racontées par les membres du club sainte Brigitte, Bibliothèque des Deux Hémisphères [ Jean Fort ], collection Cressida, s.d. [1911?]. 2 Volumes,16 colour plates (unsigned).

 

 

A very rare clandestine publication from Jean Fort, something of a bibliographical mystery, and not much information out there, I am unable to locate a copy in any library, or any history of this title being auctioned. It may simply be that I do not have adequate reference material, but I am asking for any information anyone has about this title. This edition is a great rarity and even more so with a suite of 16 original illustrations. It is likely that the illustrations are “extra” to the book and may have been commissioned by the original owner, they appear contemporary with the book. Cannot establish this for certain unless another copy turns up with these illustrations.

The appears to be some surface debate about which came first, this edition provisionally dated 1911, although it is not actually dated at all, despite someone having penciled 1911 at the foot of the title page, or the clandestine Carrington  English edition dated 1910, which claims to have been translated from the French.

This French edition makes no similar claim to have been translated from the English, so given the confusion (deliberate) created by clandestine publishers, the debate about the chronology may simply be a matter of bibliographers pride.

I hope to be able to provide an update soon, in the meantime enjoy this rarity.

Récits de la Villa Brigitte. Fessées Gaillardes et Authentiques racontées par les membres du club sainte Brigitte, Bibliothèque des Deux Hémisphères [ Jean Fort ], collection Cressida, s.d. [1911?]. 2 Volumes in original neutral paper covers. Title of each volume on spine, pp 139, 155+ table. (19 x 12 cm).16 colour plates (unsigned) tipped in, each plate (excepting the first) are indexed against the appropriate volume, i.e. VB 1, VB 2, along with the page number the image is paired with. The illustrations are more explicit than the usual flagellation themes.

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Originally published as: Tales of Villa Brigitte. Translated from the French by M. A. Oxon, London & Melbourne [Paris], H.-J. Vicar, Sons and Co [ Charles Carrington ], 1910. About the translator, the catalog of the Kinsey Institute indicates: “Identification of translator with Moses William Stainton, who used the same pseudonym is uncertain.”

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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|]:

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Books for Trade: Jacqueline de Lansay (Johanes Gros), Les délices libertines. Roman inédit. Moncontour, au bonheur des dames. n.d. [Maurice Duflou, circa 1935].

 

 

A very nice clandestine erotica from the 1930’s.

Jacqueline de Lansay (Johanes Gros), Les délices libertines. Roman inédit. Moncontour, au bonheur des dames. n.d. [Maurice Duflou, circa 1935]. 149 pp, (15×22 cm), In original, pale blue card covers printed in blue, tile page in red and black. Nice print job, decorated chapter headings and capitals, erotic vignettes as chapter endings. First edition of this erotic novel, published under the pseudonym Jacqueline de Lansay, illustrated with 14 signed free etchings of the monogram DD. Copy on English laid out luxury (n ° 84/400).  Dutel, 1358. [Attributes: First Edition]

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Books for Trade: Les Jeux du Plaisir et de la Volupté par une Femme du Monde, avec 16 illustrations.ANONYME [Johannes GROS] Published by Paris, Au boudoir secret.1906 [i.e. circa 1936]

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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.

Esclavage ou L’Agonie sous le fouet, traduit de l’anglais par Alan Mac Clyde, Librairie Générale, Paris 1932.Illustrations by Carlo.
243 pages + 4 pages adverts.In original pale blue card covers with cover illustration by Carlo. This copy is only about Good, with wear and marking to covers, it is however very rare in such a complete state, with 27 Illustrations (23 by Carlo).


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Books for Trade: Jean Martinet, Venez ici, qu’on vous fouette ! : Paris Éditions Prima (1938?)

Books or Trade: Mac Clyde, Alan, La Madone du cuir verni, Librairie artistique et Parisienne Reunies, 1937.

Mac Clyde, Alan, La Madone du cuir verni, Librairie artistique et Parisienne Reunies, 1937. 8vo. Illustrated by Carlo. Illustrated cover by Carlo.263 pp (23 x 14 cm) Printed by Dardaillon et Dagniaux 11/37. First edition in original illustrated cover with six full page illustrations on glossy paper. About good. general wear to covers.


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

Books for Trade: Van Rowel, Désiré, Le Château des cuisants souvenirs: Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies: 1934. Illustrated by Carlo

Books for Trade:[MAC ORLAN, Pierre] BLACKEYES, Sadie; MALTESTE, Louis.Quinze Ans, Collection des Orties Blanches, 1922

Quinze Ans Roman sur la discipline familiale suivi de quelques lettres sur les châtiments corporels dans l éducation des jeunes filles et de Sonia ou la Belle Etudiante
MAC ORLAN, Pierre] BLACKEYES, Sadie & MALTESTE, Louis (illustrations)Collection des Orties Blanches, 1922. Couverture souple. Condition: Assez bon. 2ème Édition. Orné de 10 illustrations hors-texte en noir sur papier couché de Louis MALTESTE. Collection des Orties Blanches, 39 rue Chabrol, Paris, s.d. [1922]. In-8 broché, 13,2 x 20,5 cm. 201 pp.












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

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

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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

 

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