Montorgeuil or Montorgueil: What’s in a name UPDATE MAY 2017

 

Below is the text of a query I raised early last year and now I have a compelling answer from a well respected source, I have actually had the information since November last year, but as I was somewhat incapacitated at the time I missed it, mainly because it was sent via a Contact form that sat in my e-mail until a week or so ago, having found it I rather belatedly offered a response and requested the senders permission to publish it on this site, he responded and agreed that I could do so. It is very brief and self explanatory. J.B. Rund is the Publisher of Belier Press.

 From 1975 to 1986, Belier Press released 24 volumes of “Bizarre Comix”. These were reprints of bondage cartoon serials from the 1950s, sold via mail order by Irving Klaw. The artists included Eric Stanton, Gene (Eneg) Bilbrew, Jim, Ruiz and Mario. Each volume was devoted to a single artist and included 2 or 3 complete serials and introductions by publisher J.B. Rund which contained important historical information on the artists and Klaw’s business operations.

The Contact form:-

Name: J. B. Rund

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Comment: I was the Source of the Information about the so-called Bernard Montorgeuil and also the person who Sold the Original French Manuscripts, which I found in Paris 1969, to W. N. Schors, who, in turn, Sold them to Editions Bel-Rose (Hans Langerveld) in Rotterdam. All copies of the Edition were Signed by WNS using a Pseudonym that he, himself, Invented. Those works are Not earlier than the 1950’s or 60s.

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Well this either reopens the debate or closes it completely. For the contradictions that led to this , please read below which is the text of my original post, the primary questions remain unanswered, even though my suspicions appear confirmed.



MY ORIGINAL POST FROM 7th FEBRUARY 2016

With thanks to Camillemm, who brought this matter to my attention when I accidentally, misspelled the name several times in my first post on the the mysterious Montorg??il. Now whilst accepting that apparently no one knows who he/she?is, and at risk of stating the obvious, somebody does , if the signed editions produced by Editions Bel-Rose in 1970 are genuine then somebody presumably presented the books to the author/illustrator, so that they could sign them, and also negotiate matters around copyright and earnings from the books.

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This also places a certain credibility with the Bel-Rose editions, in that if they were really in contact with the person using the pseudonym, they were also aware of how to spell the name, and he/she was happy to sign the books with the same spelling.

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I have checked all of my Editions Bel-Rose, titles in both the French and German editions, and they all use the spelling above, and although the legibility of the signature differs they are generally clear enough to confirm that the e precedes the u in the spelling of the name and confirms the printed version as correct.

Is this a mistake, or  a scam of some kind, surely if the author, chooses to hide their identity, then they choose both the name and its spelling. This leaves me with a serious question, why does the spelling on auction records and later editions change?

AUCTION DESCRIPTION CHRISTIE’S 2014.

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[MONTORGUEIL, Bernard (dates unknown), pseudonym.] Four manuscript books with original drawings: Dressage, Une Brune piquante, Une Après-midi de Barbara, and Les Quat’ jeudis. France, 1920s-1930s.

 

Four works in four volumes, quarto (278 x 244 mm), comprising a total of 115 pages of manuscript text in black ink with initials and titles in red, and 59 full-page pencil drawings with touches of colour; or, vol. 1: 41pp of text and 29pp of drawings; vol. 2: 8pp text and 7pp of drawings; vol. 3: 27pp text and 12pp of drawings; vol. 4: 39pp of text and 11pp of drawings. (Occasional light soiling.) 20th-century cloth, respectively blue, green, maroon, and white, the spines titled in gilt (corners rubbed, light soiling).

 

ORIGINAL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS OF HIS MOST IMPORTANT WORKS BY ONE OF THE MASTERS OF SM EROTICA. Montorgueil’s work celebrates the dominant woman, his drawings showing tender young men as willing playthings in a dizzying variety of scenarios. The present manuscripts are the source for the Belrose edition of 1970, and the many subsequent reprints by Leroy which introduced Montorgueil to a much wider audience. Little is known of the author, whose work was produced between the wars, but began to circulate clandestinely in the 1950s. The Nordmann collection held a smaller group by this leading 20th century erotic illustrator (sold, Christie’s Paris, 14-15 December 2006, lot 382).

AUCTION DESCRIPTION :Christie’s Paris, 14-15 December 2006, lot 382

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[MONTORGUEIL, Bernard (nom réel et dates inconnus)]. Manuscrits et dessins libres originaux de 5 récits. [Vers 1930]

In-4 (266 x 212 mm). 60 pages de texte calligraphié à l’encre noire avec initiales en rouge, 48 dessins dont 2 à double page et 46 à pleine page, à la mine de plomb, certains avec rehauts aux crayons de couleurs, sur vélin d’Arches cartonné. Détail des 5 récits: 1) Dans la Maison des Amazones, Seize images d’étranges plaisirs: titre calligraphié à l’encre rouge et noire, 16pp. de texte avec initiale rouge et 16 dessins ; 2) L’Accusation: titre au crayon rehaussé de couleur, 13pp. de texte et 5 dessins ; 3) Équivalences: titre à la mine de plomb, 7 dessins dont un à double page ; 4) De la pénétration psychologique en matière d’éducation: titre au crayon rehaussé de couleur, 16pp. de texte et 9 dessins ; 5) L’Invertie convertie: titre au crayon rehaussé de couleur, 15pp. de texte et 11 dessins dont un à double page.

Reliure signée Honegger en maroquin mauve, premier plat et dos ornés de mosaïques géométriques de maroquin rouge, noir, brun et bleu marine ainsi que de trois disques de box chair ; dos lisse, titre à la chinoise, décor à l’identique, doublures et gardes de crêpe noir à résille, tête dorée, non rogné (dos un peu passé).

EXCEPTIONNEL ENSEMBLE MANUSCRIT avec 48 superbes dessins érotiques au fini parfait de ce maître de l’illustration sado-masochiste, Bernard Montorgueil, dont toute l’oeuvre célèbre la femme dominatrice dressant les hommes. Dans les présents dessins, l’auteur de Dressage et d’Une Brune piquante, transforme de jeunes hommes tendres et graciles en objets de luxure pour des femmes vêtues d’ahurissantes combinaisons fétichistes.

La plus grande discrétion entoure Bernard Montorgueil. Son oeuvre commença à circuler sous le manteau dans les années cinquante, mais elle semble plutôt dater de l’entre deux guerres. On connaît au moins quatre séries de dessins accompagnés de textes calligraphiés. Bernard Montorgueil se situe au tout premier rang des illustrateurs érotiques du XXe siècle.

The worrying theme of giving provenance of works from the 1930’s apparently without supporting evidence continues, and I will try to pursue at a later date. The matter of the name and its spelling is my main concern at  the moment. As despite the fact that the Bel-Rose editions have a variant spelling and are signed, and that at least in the latter (date wise) of the two auctions these editions are referenced, then how come they missed the spelling of the name?

Certainly it is unsurprising that the manuscript and illustrations purchased at the 2006 auction which ultimately provide the material  for the 3 éditions Astarté volumes carry the same spelling as the auction listing, the spelling that continues throughout the books despite surprisingly, reproducing an image, as I have done of a signed Editions Bel-Rose  limitations page, without referring to the different spelling.

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I will continue to pursue this interesting puzzle and anyone who would like to contribute would be most welcome. It could be, that I am missing something, but I cannot see any reference to anything “signed” in either of the auction descriptions. So are the Bel-Rose editions the real thing, are the two lots by the same hand, and why did no one pick up on the anomaly?

What started  as a query on an Englishman’s spelling of an unusual , French name, now makes me wonder why so many French speakers are having the same problems with what to them should be second nature.

See LINKS:-

Bernard Montorgeuil, Vier Donnerstage

Bernard Montorgeuil, Barbara,

Books for Trade: Cruelle Despote, Gregor Yvan, Les Editions du Chevet 1936

Very rare title in the classic flagellation series produced by the Vidal empire in the 1930’s, including works illustrated by Wighead and E. Klem, this is by a lesser artist but of interest in its own right.  With a colour cover illustration and 6 illustrations in text by Vera Petroff .

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See Also

Books for Trade: Jim Galding: Reitpeitschen un Küsse (Die Orgie der Dominas) Eros Publishing Hamburg n.d. (1980?) illustrated by Wighead, being a German translation of L’Orgie Dominatrice (1934)

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

Books For Trade: Grégor Yvan. :LA PRINCESSE SONIA, ses bottes, son esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu . 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1932]

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

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CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE ON my eBay.

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Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously.


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


A rare fragile and altogether beautiful item, in original covers with exquisite illustrations by Wighead. I have done my best with the photographs, and my apologies for any deficiencies.


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 J.Van Styk. :Épouvantes Voluptueuses. Le Jardin d’Eros. 6 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935] In Original paper wraps with cover illustration in colour by Wighead, frontispiece and 8 illustrations hors-texte in black by Wighead on papier couche. 191 p.p. Printed by . Imprimerie nouvelle 121, rue de Monument,Champigny -sur-Marne.


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


See also Links:

DU LOUP, ARMAND – La Volupté du Fouet

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris

Books for Trade:Bernard Montorgeuil, DRESSUR,Die Gärten der lustvollen Freuden, Volume 3 Editions Bel-Rose Rotterdam.n.d (1970)

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THIS TITLE CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE ON MY eBay listing.

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This being the third book and my fourth post on Montorgeuil, I am sticking with the spelling as it appears on the editions we are viewing.

My interest in Montorgeuil is twofold, first because of the apparent mystery around his identity, and secondly how myth would have us believe that here was someone operating clandestinely , possibly in the 1930’s and providing works exclusively for wealthy collectors. I am not convinced of this story, and certainly there is no published material prior to 1970, when Editions Bel-Rose in Rotterdam produced two identical four volume editions,one in German of the series ” Die Gärten der lustvollen Freuden ” or the French version “Les jardins des delices des supplices”, therse are rather lovely books in limited editions on fine paper, printed on only one side, and in most cases signed.

Having explored the spelling of the name and having established via communication with Camillemm and Christophe Bier, that the spelling as it appears on the Bel-Rose editions both printed and signed, is not typically French either in sound or meaning. The only other progress I have made regarding the name is that it does appear to have a place in the Catalan language, and that there is a rue Montorgeuil in Paris. As interesting as this may be it takes no further forward with who the artist illustrator was and whether or not his work was in circulation prior to 1970.

As i find being provocative quite productive, I want to explore a theory that appears to have some as yet unstated  support, it has been suggested to me that Montorgreuil, (apparently regardless of spelling) is a fake, and interestingly only this week I purchased the last missing title from my Bel-Rose, French editions, from a book-dealer who has gone so far as to state as much, perhaps he has been reading this blog? I will not name him because that would not be fair, however given that I have paid for the book I feel at liberty to quote his description of it.

1 volume 6 feuillets dont 1planche en frontispice et 1faux-titre illustré, puis folioté de 1 à 40 (= 80 pages dont 40 de texte: verso vierge), 2 feuillets; 26 planches dont 1 double. Bon état (pâles rousseurs en tranche de tête). Reproduction en fac-similé du manuscrit autographe de Bernard MONTORGEUIL (souvent orthographié MONTORGUEIL), pseudonyme collectif de W. N. Schors, libraire et éditeur d’ouvrages érotiques, ou d’auteurs restés anonymes (notice B.N.F), illustré de 28 lithographies érotiques (masochisme masculin) de l’auteur. 3è des 4 tomes de la série (après “Les Quat’jeudis” (1er) et “Barbara” (2è), et suivi de “Une Brune piquante”),.tiré à 500 exemplaires; exemplaire justifié n°265, numéroté et signé par l’auteur, bien complet des 28 planches. Livres Reliure éditeur pleine toile verte, titre doré sur le plat et au dos, ornés d’une fleur dorée.

For those who do not read French, the interesting bit is the suggestion that the name Montorgeuil or Montorgueil, is a collective pseudonym fabricated by Schors the publishers of Bel-Rose, I have no idea where the information to support this idea comes from but I must admit that I think it is most likely correct. But how do we verify this?, however it is one thing to fabricate the name, but to go on to fabricate the signature and to sell the books as signed by the author/illustrator, surely that is more than mischief.

Then,  what of the widely circulated information, including auction records that indicate that this Montorgueil, was one of the greatest artists of the genre in the last century, and that his work was clandestinely circulated in the 1930’s and 1950’s, one has to ask under what name?, if the identity was invented in the late 1960’s for publication in 1970, what was the artist called prior to that? and how can anyone have verified the authenticity of the manuscripts and artwork. A bit of a chicken and egg scenario, which came first the artwork or the name? Also a small matter of due diligence requires resolution on the part of the auction house.


Well I am hoping that someone can fill in the gaps and put me right if I am wrong. Because the most important thing is that the artwork although completely twisted is stunning and very funny, I would dearly love to read the text in English. As for the detective work, I guess the biggest part of the puzzle for me now, is who the artist was, as if they really were producing work in the 1930’s they are undoubtedly deceased, whereas if  they did not do the illustrations until the 1960’s they might very well be alive.



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Bernard Montorgeuil, Dressur, Die Gärten der lustvollen Freuden, Volume 3 Editions Bel-Rose Rotterdam.n.d (1970) . 80, pages in a signed limited edition of 1000, copies with 26 + 1 double full page plates.


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

See Links:

Bernard Montorgeuil, Vier Donnerstage

Bernard Montorgeuil, Barbara,

Montorgeuil or Montorgueil: What’s in a name?

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

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Much to my dismay I do not posses any of the original éditions d’Antin, titles that are illustrated by Klem, or E.K, or E.Klem, I do however now own this rather lovely suite of 8 illustrations, taken from “L’Éducatrice Passionée”, which belong to the book of the same name published in 1937.

NOW FOR SALE ON MY eBay listing.


The leaflet with this rather beautiful set claims that it is a complete set of 8 , and for the purposes of this publication that can be said to be correct, however there were 10 illustrations in the suite accompanying the book. As always there appears to be a lack of information, and I can find nothing about  the publisher Comba-Borel. The images on display here are about twice the size of the original illustrations, and they were too large to fit on the platen of my scanner, so they perched across the top quite nicely, and I am pleased with the result, which is just as well because I can do nothing else to improve the images, they do come up slightly brighter than the originals and I hope you enjoy them.


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The Illustrations

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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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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 for Trade:Bernard Montorgeuil, Une Brune Piquante, Volume 4 Les jardins des delices des supplices: Editions Bel-Rose Rotterdam.1970

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As the final part in my, Editions Bel-Rose series I am listing a French edition, the French edition differs from the German, in two ways, it is printed in calligraphic text from the manuscript, and is in a smaller limitation of only 500 copies as opposed to the German version of 1000. which is printed in a standard typeface.

I have also been challenged on my spelling of the surname, and interestingly the Bel-Rose editions are all spelled MONTORGEUIL, and the éditions Astarté titles MONTORGUEIL, which the Christie’s auction record below also confirms (the E and U transposed.), given that the Bel-Rose editions were signed, and the signature appears to support MontorgEUil, I shall default to that spelling.

It is interesting to note that despite the many coloured versions that appear in various editions, that the originals were largely mono coloured with just traces of colouration as described below.

From the auction record of the Christies sale of 2014 from the collection of Tony Fekete:

Lot Description

[MONTORGUEIL, Bernard (dates unknown), pseudonym.] Four manuscript books with original drawings: Dressage, Une Brune piquante, Une Après-midi de Barbara, and Les Quat’ jeudis. France, 1920s-1930s.

Four works in four volumes, quarto (278 x 244 mm), comprising a total of 115 pages of manuscript text in black ink with initials and titles in red, and 59 full-page pencil drawings with touches of colour; or, vol. 1: 41pp of text and 29pp of drawings; vol. 2: 8pp text and 7pp of drawings; vol. 3: 27pp text and 12pp of drawings; vol. 4: 39pp of text and 11pp of drawings. (Occasional light soiling.) 20th-century cloth, respectively blue, green, maroon, and white, the spines titled in gilt (corners rubbed, light soiling).

ORIGINAL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS OF HIS MOST IMPORTANT WORKS BY ONE OF THE MASTERS OF SM EROTICA. Montorgueil’s work celebrates the dominant woman, his drawings showing tender young men as willing playthings in a dizzying variety of scenarios. The present manuscripts are the source for the Belrose edition of 1970, and the many subsequent reprints by Leroy which introduced Montorgueil to a much wider audience. Little is known of the author, whose work was produced between the wars, but began to circulate clandestinely in the 1950s. The Nordmann collection held a smaller group by this leading 20th century erotic illustrator (sold, Christie’s Paris, 14-15 December 2006, lot 382).


 

The original illustrations are likely best sampled from the éditions Astarté publications “Dans la Maison des Amazones” 2007 and “Le Chevalet de Madame de Brandes” 2008, complimented by the third volume “Montorgueil” “Cahiers d’ébauches”2010, the latter which contains copies of many of the rough sketches. It is my intention to seek permission to reproduce the images from these titles, but whether or not consent will be given remains to be seen.

So this post is another in a series about the mysterious Montorgeuil, by no means unique, because there are a number of blogs dedicated to this author. I shall of course as always post the illustrations, but my theme is really around the books, and I would be very interested to have any contribution that evidences Montorgeuil, prior to 1970, and especially interested for any information regarding “Sinistre Editions S.A”, a Publisher who apparently published the series in English in the 1980’s.

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Bernard Montorgeuil: Une Brune Piquante, Volume 4 Les jardins des delices des supplices: Editions Bel-Rose Rotterdam.1970. Unpaginated with 7 full page illustrations (1 double page and 5 single pages)


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NOTE THIS COPY IS CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE ON MY eBay LISTING

See also Links:-

Bernard Montorgeuil, Vier Donnerstage

Bernard Montorgeuil, Barbara, Volume 2

Bernard Montorgeuil, DRESSUR,Die Gärten der lustvollen Freuden, Volume 3

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

Book Clearance eBay

Books for Trade:Jean de Villiot; Le Fouet à Londres, Charles Carrington Paris 1906

Le Fouet a Londres

Jean de Villiot Le Fouet à Londres, Charles Carrington , Paris 1906. In the series “La Flagellation à travers le Monde”. In original paper wraps printed in red and black , with back cover illustrated by Martin van Maele, which is repeated as the frontispiece , these represent the only illustrations in the book. 218 pages + table. A good copy, covers slightly grubby see images.


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See also Link:

Camille et Moi: La Flagellation à Travers le Monde, PARIS

Memoirs of a Russian Princess