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

This one is the real thing and appears to be the very first title issued in the numbered series. furthermore it is currently listed live for sale on eBay. Link at the bottom of this listing


Details courtesy of Patrick Kearney at his Scissors and Paste site

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

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.

The numbered titles in the series were in a small 8vo – closer to 16mo – format, and began publication in 1907. However, there were also a handful of earlier titles, in a larger octavo format and on better paper, which were not numbered. I’ve only seen one of these [in a private collection in Hamburg]. These were also published circa 1907. It is probable that the unnumbered titles, being on better paper, proved to be uneconomical prompting the publisher to change to a smaller format and cheaper paper soon thereafter. Note also that only of a few of the Select Bibliothèque titles went into second printings, and so the Catalogues or ‘Tarifs’ which appeared in the front of each volume are usually incomplete, some titles being missing. I’ve only ever seen one title that the Select Bibliothèque itself reprinted, and that too was in Hamburg.

There were three different illustrators. The first of these was ‘Tack’, who was a better artist than his successors, but old fashioned. The others were ‘Esbey’ and ‘Selby’, who were rather naïve but who had better imaginations than ‘Tack’. It is Interesting that this series is so cohesive in concept and production, from 1907 through 1939 when it probably ceased.

 

. The details given are of the originals, I have no idea when the facsimiles were produced.


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1. 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. In-16, 242 pp. The illustrations aren’t signed, but resemble those by ‘Tack’ to be found in later works in the series. (Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P- Y2- 373. – 843.8 A37 t7 1906.)

Don Brennus Alera: le Tour du Monde d’un Flagellant (D’apres le journal intime du Baron de M***; Select Bibliotheque 1906, pp 238 + table, rebound in marbled boards, original covers bound in, Illustrated cover in Green and black, 5 full page plates. Early scarce flagellation novel, for some unknown reason highly collectible. Rebound in marbled boards, original covers bound in, a number of leaves removed after table of contents (adverts?), text complete about good.

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Don Brennus Alera: le Tour du Monde d’un Flagellant; Select Bibliotheque 1906

See Also

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

 

BDSM Dressage:VALLONES, Bernard. – La Dressage de la Maid-Esclave. (Traduit de l’anglais.) Tome 2. Harnais, corsets et coiffures.

Before we proceed, I must  confess that this title and the partner volume to follow are facsimile copies, and therefore not listed as books to trade. For reasons unknown I have a dislike of this series of books (Select Bibliotheque), however they are very collectible and phenomenally expensive. As a sub purpose of this site is to offer images to everyone that would be otherwise unobtainable or very expensive, I am sharing the rather strange images from these, as facsimile they are likely of better quality than many you might find in an original copy, illustrations are also often missing from these titles, as they were very cheap productions.


Details courtesy of Patrick Kearney at his Scissors and Paste site

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

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.

The numbered titles in the series were in a small 8vo – closer to 16mo – format, and began publication in 1907. However, there were also a handful of earlier titles, in a larger octavo format and on better paper, which were not numbered. I’ve only seen one of these [in a private collection in Hamburg]. These were also published circa 1907. It is probable that the unnumbered titles, being on better paper, proved to be uneconomical prompting the publisher to change to a smaller format and cheaper paper soon thereafter. Note also that only of a few of the Select Bibliothèque titles went into second printings, and so the Catalogues or ‘Tarifs’ which appeared in the front of each volume are usually incomplete, some titles being missing. I’ve only ever seen one title that the Select Bibliothèque itself reprinted, and that too was in Hamburg.

There were three different illustrators. The first of these was ‘Tack’, who was a better artist than his successors, but old fashioned. The others were ‘Esbey’ and ‘Selby’, who were rather naïve but who had better imaginations than ‘Tack’. It is Interesting that this series is so cohesive in concept and production, from 1907 through 1939 when it probably ceased.

 

. The details given are of the originals, I have no idea when the facsimiles were produced.


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VALLONES, Bernard. – La Dressage de la Maid-Esclave. (Traduit de l’anglais.) Tome 2. Harnais, corsets et coiffures. Sceaux: Impr.-édition Select-Bibliothèque, 1930,pp 161 in-16.
Orné de 10 illustrations hors-texte d’ESBEY. Sélect-Bibliothèque, Sceaux (Seine), 1930, volume 63. In-12 broché, 12,2 x 18,2 cm. 178 pp. Couv. illustrée par ESBEY.

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See also

Books for Trade: J. Van Styk; Les Cruelles Frénésies de Van den Rook; Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, Paris,n.d. [1938]

 

 

BDSM Dressage: VALONNES, Bernard [Roland BREVANNES] LE DRESSAGE DE LA MAID-ESCLAVE. Tome I : Corsets et chaussures.

Before we proceed, I must  confess that this title and the partner volume to follow are facsimile copies, and therefore not listed as books to trade. For reasons unknown I have a dislike of this series of books (Select Bibliotheque), however they are very collectible and phenomenally expensive. As a sub purpose of this site is to offer images to everyone that would be otherwise unobtainable or very expensive, I am sharing the rather strange images from these, as facsimile they are likely of better quality than many you might find in an original copy, illustrations are also often missing from these titles, as they were very cheap productions.


Details courtesy of Patrick Kearney at his Scissors and Paste site

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

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.

The numbered titles in the series were in a small 8vo – closer to 16mo – format, and began publication in 1907. However, there were also a handful of earlier titles, in a larger octavo format and on better paper, which were not numbered. I’ve only seen one of these [in a private collection in Hamburg]. These were also published circa 1907. It is probable that the unnumbered titles, being on better paper, proved to be uneconomical prompting the publisher to change to a smaller format and cheaper paper soon thereafter. Note also that only of a few of the Select Bibliothèque titles went into second printings, and so the Catalogues or ‘Tarifs’ which appeared in the front of each volume are usually incomplete, some titles being missing. I’ve only ever seen one title that the Select Bibliothèque itself reprinted, and that too was in Hamburg.

There were three different illustrators. The first of these was ‘Tack’, who was a better artist than his successors, but old fashioned. The others were ‘Esbey’ and ‘Selby’, who were rather naïve but who had better imaginations than ‘Tack’. It is Interesting that this series is so cohesive in concept and production, from 1907 through 1939 when it probably ceased.

 

. The details given are of the originals, I have no idea when the facsimiles were produced.


Cover

VALONNES, Bernard [Roland BREVANNES] LE DRESSAGE DE LA MAID-ESCLAVE. Tome I : Corsets et chaussures
Orné de 10 illustrations hors-texte d’ESBEY. Sélect-Bibliothèque, Sceaux (Seine), 1930, volume 63. In-12 broché, 12,2 x 18,2 cm. 178 pp. Couv. illustrée par ESBEY.

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See also

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

 

Books for Trade: BLACKEYES, Sadie (Pierre Mac Orlan) Petite Dactylo. Roman. Suivi de: Les belles clientes de M. Brozen; et du: Maitre d’Ecole; avec un choix de lettres concernant les faits curieux touchant la flagellaton des Misses et des Femmes. Published by Paris, Collection des Orties Blanches, 1933

 

I previously listed an earlier edition of this, which was altogether a more elaborate production, however there is one illustration in this edition that was different to the other so you get to see it again.

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BLACKEYES, Sadie (Pierre Mac Orlan) Petite Dactylo. Roman. Suivi de: Les belles clientes de M. Brozen; et du: Maitre d’Ecole; avec un choix de lettres concernant les faits curieux touchant la flagellaton des Misses et des Femmes.
Published by Paris, Collection des Orties Blanches, 1933

 

gr. in-8vo, 286 p., with 8 illustrations by G. Smit, original brochure. Under the feminine pseudonym of Sadie . Sadie Blackeyes was Pierre Dumarchey, that is to say Pierre Mac Orlan


The Illustrations


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


This book live for sale on eBay

Petite Dactylo

See Also

Books for Trade:Daisy Lennox: Le Pensionnat de Madame Clerval; Collection des Orties Blanches 1933

 

Books for Trade: Van Rod, Aimé: Les Humiliations de Miss Madge; Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ].Paris 1912.

 

A very long time since I listed one of these, and I had thought that I had listed this one, but I cannot locate it on the blog, so here it is now. A flagellation novel from 1912, decorated with a cover by Del Giglio and period illustrations by C. Helsey. A bit battered and worn but complete.


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Van Rod, Aimé: Les Humiliations de Miss Madge; Édition Parisienne [ Roberts & Dardaillon ].Paris 1912. pp 192, Printer : Saint-Denis, Imprimerie H. Bouillant, 47, boulevard de Chateaudun. Illustrated cover,M Del Giglio, .  8 B&W illustrations,  C., Helsey,


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Any Information or questions regarding this title please complete a contact form.


This book Live for sale eBay

Le Humiliations de Miss Madge

see Also

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 for TRADE: E.KLEM A Portfolio of a suite of seven (of 10) original images from “L’Éducatrice Passionée” Editions D’Antin 1937 plus a suite of 6? (of 10) illustrations for L’amoureuse Discipline Editions D’Antin 1938

Well I seem to have become a cataloguer of the incomplete, and here again I offer partial sets of illustrations for books I do not posses, but the illustrations I do. These are a recent auction acquisition, where they were described as 13 illustrations by E.Klem for books by Jim Galding, and that much at least appears to be correct, however the lot was further described as a complete set for “L’Éducatrice Passionée” Editions D’Antin 1937 and 3 illustrations for L’amoureuse Discipline Editions D’Antin 1938. Having checked my trusty bibliography;- Les Editions du Couvre-Feu. Christophe Bier Editions Astarte 2013, I can confirm that only 7 of the illustrations belong to L’Éducatrice Passionée, as the bilblo displays all 10, and I have previously listed 8 of the 10 in

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

By Combining this new listing and the listing above you will be able to have all 10 illustrations for this title.

As for L’amoureuse Discipline Editions D’Antin 1938, the bibliography only displays 7 of the 10 called for and I appear to have 4 of that set and 2 orphaned images that sit outside that seven, as all the other E.Klem titles listed in the bibliography, display all illustrations against their titles, I have take the somewhat unscientific , step of assuming that my two orphaned images belong to L’amoureuse Discipline. I hope that is clear, any dissenting voices please put me on the right track, or forever hold your peace. (tempted by the double- entendre)

Anyway enough of that and on to the only thing you lot are interested in which is free images. Please note that my scans have enhanced exposure and are much sharper and clearer than the originals, also as an experiment I have scanned these at 600 dpi which means that if you click on the image you are likely to require a much bigger computer to view the enlarged image.



A Portfolio with cover and a suite of seven of ten images from “L’Éducatrice Passionée” Editions D’Antin 1937


The Illustrations


Cover and Suite of 6? (of 10) illustrations for L’amoureuse Discipline Editions D’Antin 1938


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

See Also:

Épouvantes Voluptueuses.

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

An extremely rare and fragile item, in its original paper covers, and barely holding together, just a single thread preventing the book from coming apart. Bur despite this an amazing rarity, an English language flagellation novel, with engraved plates in sanguine. Delighted to be able to share this with you


Unsure who artist is despite the Monogram on each illustration,  but I think possibly Leon Roze, anyone who knows the answer please notify me by posting a comment.


Charles Sackville: Mr Howard goes Yachting: And subjects to his voluptuous caprices with young ladies captured and imprisoned on board.  London -Paris MCMVIII. Printed for Subscribers Only. 158 pages, printed on Van Gelder Zonen , in a limited edition of 300 hundred copies, with six beautiful illustrations.

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The Illustrations



Please also see

Books for Trade: Jean de Villiot; Camille et Moi: La Flagellation à Travers le Monde, PARIS Charles Carrington; 1904

Books for Trade: Anon: The Modern Eveline, Or the adventures of a young lady of quality who was never found out. PARIS (New York), Printed For Distribution Amongst Private Subscribers 1904 (1930’s)

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)

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This is an unusually late edition for me, undated, but close to 1980, judging by other titles issued by this press. This title and its illustrations are exceedingly rare, in the original French edition, published in 1936 by Éditions Curio. I did not know that this edition existed but stumbled across it. The original illustrations were in colour and from the appearance of the ones in this edition they were taken from the colour plates , I have played with the exposure of my scans and they are an improvement over the ones in the book.


Listed here for your enjoyment with the cover illustration in colour and 6 full page illustrations in monochrome, all by the incomparable Wighead. The author Jim Galding remains unidentified.


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


Jim Galding: Unter dem Hintern einer Frau

.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)

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

See also Link

STYKA, J., [pseud.} – Cruelles Frénésies

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)

For further information about the imprint see Link:

Bibliocuriosa Jim Galding


Books for Trade: Diana Slip, Lingeries Libertines, No 1 September 1933. 9 Rue Richepanse Paris

Having stated quite clearly in my past post that I would be henceforth focusing on my Paris Olympia Press collection, unless of course something really interesting comes along, well something did!

This took an age to scan in but it was a pleasure, this extremely rare and rather lovely lingerie catalogue, is the first in Lingeries Libertines series, although I have no idea how many were actually produced. In part this item interests me because of the association, with the Vidal publishing and fashion empire, and in particular connections to editions Couvre-Feu et al. But although I have no idea which images belong to which photographer I know some are Brassai, and therefore there is a link to my Paris Olympia Press collection as Henry Millers ” Quiet days in Clichy” which, although published in 1956, is illustrated with Brassai photographs from the 1930’s.

Before I forget to mention this is an actual magazine in my collection, and it is available for trade against my ever-diminishing Paris Olympia Press wants, so find me some items that can be located under my Books Wanted listings and you could own the real thing.

So here for your enjoyment are the entire contents of this beautiful photographic memoir of the decadent  1930’s, “The Golden Age of Erotica”



See Also

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

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)

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

Email:

Website:

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.

Time: November 7, 2016 at 11:29 am
IP Address:
Contact Form URL: https://parisolympiapress.com/contact-form/
Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.

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.

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).

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

Lot Description

[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,