New into the Collection: THE GINGER MAN J. P. Donleavy, 1958 The Paris Olympia Press in dust-jacket with original flaps.

A major find for my collection, a very nice copy of the 58 Ginger Man with the original dust jacket flaps. As always the bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press 2007. The index number corresponds to the actual location of the description in the bibliography.

5.7.2 THE GINGER MAN J. P. Donleavy, 1958

[Within a green border of type ornament: ] J. P. DONLEAVY | THE | GINGER | MAN | (Paris edition) | THE TRAVELLERřS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border: ] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 384 pp. No signatures. 17.0 x 10.5 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [i,ii] blank. p. [1] THE | GINGER | MAN. p. [2] blank p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris | COPYRIGHT 1958. pp. 5-[382], text with, at the foot of p. [382] [rule] | Printed January 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France| Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1958.

Binding: Bound in green cloth boards, with red endpapers and with black paper labels on spine and front cover, printed in gold and white. Label on front cover measures 5.2 x 8.2 cm. and has a gold border decorated in black with the same type ornament used on the titlepage: [in gold: ] J. P. DONLEAVY | [in white: ] THE | GINGER MAN | [in gold: ] THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS.

Label on spine measures 5.0 x 2.4 cm. and is similarly decorated, but at top and bottom only: [in gold: ] DONLEAVY | [in white: ] THE | GINGER | MAN | [in gold: ] OLYMPIA. Upside-down on the front paste-down is an oblong paper label measuring 6 x 1.5 centimetres on which is printed, within a single-line frame, NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.K. OR U.S.A.. Centred to the right beside this, in larger type and still within the frame, is: FRS. 1.200. Two copies of this first issue have been noted, both having this label upside-down.


Issued in glossy white dustwrappers streaked in yellow and with coloured blot designs in dark blue, red and gray running into each other. Front of dustwrapper: [in white, each letter contained within an individual dark blue blot: ] THE | [in black upper-case script, each letter contained within an individual red blot: ] GINGER | [in black lower-case script, each letter contained within an individual gray blot: ] man [in black lettering: ] BY J . P. DONLEAVY – THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS. Spine of dustwrapper has a similar coloured blot design, but with one blot per colour: [In white, within a dark blue blot: ] THE | [in black upper-case script, contained within an indidividual red blot: ] GINGER | [in black lower-case script, contained within an individual gray blot:] man [in black lettering: ] BY J. P. DONLEAVY.

Original Flaps

On the front inside flap of the dustwrapper, and within a red border of type ornament, begins THE STORY OF THE GINGER MAN, an extended account of the how the novel came to be published in the first place and the litigation that was then in progress. This account is carried over to and concluded on the back inside flap. At the conclusion of the text is a red rule, followed by: [left justified:] NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND: | [centered:] Samuel Beckett | [in red:] Molloy | [in black on the next line and to the right:] 13/6 | [in red and centred:] WATT | [in black on the next line and to the right:] 15/- | [in black and centered:] Paul Ableman | [in red and centred:] I HEAR VOICES | [in black on the next line and to the right:] 15/-.

Notes: Maurice Girodias believed that he owned the English language rights to The Ginger Man, including those governing contracts for English editions outside France. Donleavyřs view of the situation was quite different, and thus was born one of the longest and most bitterly fought feuds in the history of publishing. This present edition of The Ginger Man was printed specifically by the Olympia Press to be imported into England to undermine the edition published there by Neville Spearman who had entered into a separate contract with Donleavy. Fearing possible legal action in England, Spearman, presumably with Donleavy’s agreement and co-operation, expurgated their edition of the book. For similar reasons, Girodias pruned his edition as well, but to a lesser degree. Unfortunately, he neglected to take into consideration the reputation his imprint had with the British Customs and Excise authorities.

Referring to an omission in the 1975 edition of this bibliography of the Olympia Press, a letter from Donleavyřs then secretary, Mrs. P. V. Epps, to the present author dated January 3rd 1977 stated: There is one edition of Mr. Donleavy’s book The Ginger Man which is absent from your handlist. However, this is understandable due to the fact that it was published in a limited hard cover 500 copy edition in 1956 [sic], and Mr. Girodias claimed that much of this edition was destroyed by the English Customs. It happens, however, to be a volume which Mr. Donleavy does not presently have, and he is attempting to obtain a copy.
By 1982, Donleavy had evidently located a copy, for on the 7th of May in that year his new secretary, Teresa Miln, wrote to Bernard Stone, a London bookseller: Mr. Donleavy did in the same post as your letter get such a copy, however he is still looking for the same cloth edition 1958 but with the dust jacket containing reference to litigation then being carried on. You will note the dust jacket you presently have has been cut on the fold over containing the legend on the inside cover, and the legend concerning The Ginger Man pasted onto the cover. This [is] because the previous legend might have been in contempt of court concerning the matter sub judice. There may only be a handful of such copies containing this wrapper, but Mr. Donleavy would much appreciate your keeping an eye out for it, and of course any other editions coming into your hands.
It is clear from these letters that when the Olympia Press first published this edition of The Ginger Man, the inner flaps of the dustwrapper contained some account of the ongoing court case between Girodias and Donleavy. Fearing, perhaps on legal advice, that publication of this information might be construed as contempt of court and/or hamper his case, Girodias had the flaps removed and substituted with others carrying less sensitive letterpress. These new flaps are on different paper to the dustwrapper, having a sort of rough, matt finish. Why a whole new batch of wrappers weren’t printed instead it is hard to say, but it may have been because of the expense of additional colour printing.
In December 1997, a copy of the first issue of this edition, with the original flaps, was offered for sale by Quill & Brush Books (P.O. Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848). A copy of the litigious text was, with great generosity, supplied to the compiler by Quill & Brush Books, and is here reproduced:

THE STORY OF THE GINGER MAN

The story of this remarkable and now famous book is an unusually complicated one. J. P. Donleavy submitted his manuscript to us four years ago, after it had been rejected by several British and American publishers because of its rather raw unconventionality, and because Donleavy definitely refused to leave out any of the rawness and unconventionality. We agreed to publish it provided that some amendments should be brought to the form and style of this novel ,an exuberant first book. This was done, and The Ginger Man appeared in Paris in 1955.
In December 1956, another edition of the book was published in London, unauthorized by us, and rather badly expurgated by the second publisher, as a protection against the implacable vigilance of British censorship. However, the job was so barbarously done that it resulted in the destruction of many of the genuine qualities of the book.
Litigation was initiated by us, and the London publisher adopted the following line of defence: a British Court could not admit the validity of the Donleavy- Olympia Press contract because its object was of an illegal nature, i.e. an obscene book; therefore, their own contract with the author, the second contract, was to be considered the only valid one, its object being a book (the same) dutifully maimed, shorn, and disencumbered from all Rabelaisian appendages.
The laws of Great Britain being what they are, our solicitors warned us in alarm that the line of defence adopted by our adversaries was far from futile; the grave accusation of obscenity, even unsupported, was to raise such echoes in a British Court that we were in danger of losing our case, however unjust such an outcome, however devious the methods of the Defendants.
Our first reaction was unmitigated fury; then we remembered that we had acquired a rather dark fame in England in the past few years as Continental publishers of the outlaw works of Jean Genet, of Henry Miller, of Samuel Beckett, of de Sade, and that we were known as the discoverers and champions of this magnificent masterpiece, Vladimir Nabokovřs Lolita. We reluctantly understood that our solicitors were right.
We were then struck by this major, illuminating discovery: why shouldn’t we withdraw the ladder from under the agile feet of our adversaries? The means were simple, and the prospect healthy: we would ourselves publish an edition of The Ginger Man for sale in England, under our contract also expurgated, but within the limits of reason, and with all due concern for the literary merit of the book.
And this volume is the result. If the London edition is free from the accusation of obscenity, then this edition also is; only we have kept in many sections and passages necessary for the balance, meaning and colour of the book, which the London publisher had suppressed for no discernible reason. And whatever expurgations we have been compelled to perform, we have tried to perform intelligently; we therefore presume that this edition of The Ginger Man deserves even more fully than the London one these comments of the British Press:
A triumph. Manchester Guardian. Sheer excess of horseplay, violence and vitamins. Observer. Has fire enough for a dozen books. Sunday Times. Remarkably authentic and Joycean. New Statesman. Comic dirty and delightful. The Listener, etc., etc.
Whether the British Customs did seize the shipment, as Donleavy states that Girodias claims, is problematical. Certainly, before about 1980 this edition of the novel was all but unknown, but about that year a considerable number of copies emerged almost simultaneously at London book fairs and similar functions. It is possible that the Customs sat on them until the dust settled, and then sold them secretly to a wholesaler who in turn filtered them out into the London book trade, but this seems unlikely. Nevertheless, somebody kept them under wraps for more than twenty years.

Replacement Flaps

The second state dustjacket is identical to the first except the inside flaps are cancels. The front inside flap carries, within a double-line frame, the outer line being heavier than the inner, a short unsigned note concerning The Ginger Man, and refers to the many cuts made in the Neville Spearman edition of the novel published in London. The present edition is admitted to having been cut as well, but much less so, and has therefore gained considerably in vigour and quality, and fully deserves the universal acclaim of the British Press. Brief plaudits are then quoted from reviews in The Manchester Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, &c. The back inside flap carries, within an identical border, advertisements for three other Olympia Press novels, Samuel Beckett’s Molloy and Watt, and Paul Ableman’s I Hear Voices, the first of which is priced at 13/6 and the other two at 15/- respectively, which are said to be DISTRBUTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM BY A. ZWEMMER LTD., |72 Charing Cross Road, | London WC2.

With the exception of the cancel flaps and the NOT TO BE SOLD… sticker, copies with the second state dustjacket are identical to copies with the first state dustjacket.

Also See

Books Wanted: Springtime in Paris, Theobald Lovelace, Ophelia Press Paris

New into the Collection: Naked Lunch in dust wrapper, with a story attached.

Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 9)

The last batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants (you could potentially have several of my books, for one of my wants)  or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.84.3 PLEASURES AND FOLLIES OF A GOOD-NATURED LIBERTINE [L’ANTI-JUSTINE] N.-E. Restif de La Bretonne, 1965

TC 84 1965

           TC 84 1965

Restif de La Bretonne | PLEASURES | AND FOLLIES | of a Good-Natured Libertine | being an English rendering of |L’ANTI-JUSTINE | done by | Pieralessandro Casavini | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 240 pp. Perfect bound. No signatures. 17.2 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [5] PLEASURES AND FOLLIES | OF | A GOOD-NATURED LIBERTINE. p.[6] FIRST PRINTING | DECEMBER 1956 | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press 1965. p. 7-8, Introduction. pp. 9-10, Preface. pp. 11-232, text. p. 233,THE END, reverse blank. pp. 235-238, Table of Contents. p. [239], blank. p. [240] [at bottom right of page:] GROU-RADENEZ, PARIS. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] Restif de La Bretonne | PLEASURES | AND FOLLIES | of a Good-Natured Libertine | being an English rendering of |L’ANTI-JUSTINE | done by | Pieralessandro Casavini | no 84 | THE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 84 [-] PLEASURES AND FOLLIES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18.

 One copy one Very Good 


5.86.1 BOTTOMS UP Jock Carroll, 1961

TC 86 1961
[Within a green border of type ornament:] JOCK CARROLL |BOTTOMS | UP | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 212 pp. 1.86-13*.868; double leaf, signed 13**-86, inserted between 13*-861 and 13*-862, and so round. 17.5 x 11.1 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] BOTTOMS UP. p.[4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie S.I.P., Montreuil (Seine), July 1961 | [rule] | Copyright © by Jock Carroll, 1961. | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1961.‘. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] This book is dedicated to the enjoyment of life. p. 7, Foreword, reverse blank. pp. 9-210, text. pp. [211-212] blank. Binding: Light olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] JOCK CARROLL | BOTTOMS | UP | no 86 | THE |TRAVEL-LERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 86 [-] BOTTOMS UP. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 15 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Notes: (1) A copy in an altered state is known with a rubber-stamped price increase: within a dark blue oblong frame: NEW PRICE | NF 18. Below the frame and equal to its width are two horizontal dark blue lines. (2) There is in Angus Carrollřs collection a copy of Bottoms Up that can reasonably be described as the first printing in second issue wrappers. In all respects it is internally the same as the edition described above. However, the inner border on the front cover is not edged in black as in the case of 5.86.1, and a price increase to NF 18 is printed on the back cover (not over-stamped). What may have happened is that Girodias had his usual number of copies run off, but only bound up a percentage of them for sale. Later, when these were exhausted, he had the remaining sheets bound in new wrappers, with an increase of price. The lack of the black edging to the border was probably a printer’s error. (3) The following information was provided by Angus Carroll, the son of the author: The heroine of Bottoms Up, Gloria Heaven, was based on Marilyn Monroe. Carroll, a photojournalist, had met Monroe on the set of the movie Niagara in 1952. Unable to get the book published in Canada or the US, Carroll turned to Girodias as a last resort. Unlike most North American publishers who thought it had too much sex in it, Girodias didnřt think it had enough. He asked Carroll to spice it up, which he did. In 1964, the book was re-released by Stein & Day in New York as The Shy Photographer. Falling for Marilyn, a book of photographs Carroll took of Monroe in 1952, appeared posthumously in 1996.

One Copy Very Good


5.88.1 THE SOFT MACHINE William Burroughs, 1961

Soft Machine front

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE | SOFT | MACHINE | THE TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

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Collation: 184 pp. 1.88-11.888; 12.884. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | SOFT MACHINE. p.[4] Jacket designed | by Brion Gysin | PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie S.I.P., Montreuil (Seine). June 1961 | [rule] | Copyright © by William S. Burroughs, 1961. | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1961. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[182], text. pp. [183-184] blank. Binding: Light olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE | SOFT | MACHINE | no 88 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 88 [-] THE SOFT MACHINE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 15 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. AND U.K..

Soft Machine Wrapper

Soft Machine Flaps

Issued in thin, matt-finished card dustjacket illustrated across front, spine and back with abstract black & white wash design by Bryon Gysin, with a 1 inch black border at the foot of whole design. [Frontwrapper; within the border:] [in white:] William Burroughs | [in red:] THE SOFT MACHINE. [Spine; within border:] [in red:] THE | SOFT |MACHINE. [Backwrapper; within border:] [in red:] the olympia press | PARIS. Inside front flap of dustjacket carries a short blurb about the novel and the price: New Francs : 15,00.. inside back flap has a list of other Olympia Press titles available. Notes: An altered state known with price increase to 18 NF rubber stamped over printed 15 NF price on back cover.

THIS COPY VERY GOOD/ VERY Good Wrapper and Book: Full description and extra


5.91.1 THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED William Burroughs, 1962

Ticket Front

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE TICKET | THAT | EXPLODED | THE TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

TC 91 1961

Collation: 184 pp. 91.14; 91.2-91.128. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE TICKET | THAT |EXPLODED .[4] ACKNOWLEDGMENT | The sections entitled In A Strange | Bed and The Black Fruit were | written in collaboration with | Michael Portman. | The design on p. 183 is by | Brion Gysin. | Other works by William Burroughs |published by The Olympia Press : | THE NAKED LUNCH : 1959. | THE SOFT MACHINE | First edition : 1961. | New revised and augmented | edition : February 1963. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Desgrandchamps, Paris, December 1962. | [rule] | Copyright by William Burroughs, 1962. | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1962.. pp. 7-[183], text. p. [184] blank Binding: Light olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE TICKET | THAT |EXPLODED | no 91 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 91 [-] THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. |NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K..

Ticket wrappers

Ticket Flaps

Issued in a glazed, thin card dustwrapper, illustrated across the front, spine and back with a monochrome photo collage [by Ian Sommerville], torn unevenly across the bottom to reveal a white field crossing the front wrapper, spine and back wrapper, on which are printed author, title and publisher. [Front cover; in red script:] the Ticket | that Exploded. | [typewritten in black:] BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS. [Spine; printed vertically up spine:] [typewritten in red:] THE TICKET THAT | EXPLODED | [typewritten in black:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS. [Back cover; typewritten in black:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS. Inside front flap carries a black & white photograph of Burroughs for its entire height over which is superimposed a white panel containing the first part of some notes concerning The Ticket that Exploded. This design is repeated on the inside back flap, where the photograph is tinted pink and the blurb concludes.

THIS COPY GOOD/ VERY Good Wrapper and Book: Full description and extra images on request

Another copy No dustwrapper Good Plus


5.89.1 STRADELLA James Sherwood, 1962

TC 89 Stradella

[Within a green border of type ornament:] JAMES SHERWOOD | STRADELLA | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 196 pp. 89.1-89.128; double leaf, 89.12*, inserted between 89.121 and 89.122 and so round. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-4] blank. p. [5] STRADELLA, reverse blank. p.[7] title, as above. p. [8] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie S.I.P., Montreuil, July 1962 | [rule] | Copyright © by James Sherwood, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p. 9-[193], text. pp. [194-196] blank. Binding: Light olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] JAMES SHERWOOD | STRADELLA | no 89 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 89 [-] STRADELLA. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.

3 Copies One Very Good 2 About good


5.93.1 MURDER VS. MURDER Jean Justice, 1964

TC 93

[Within a green border of type ornament:] JEAN JUSTICE |MURDER | VS. | MURDER | THE BRITISH LEGAL SYSTEM | AND | THE A.6 MURDER CASE | TRAVELLER’S COMPAN-ION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 160 pp. 1-108. 17.3 x 11.1 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] MURDER VS. MURDER. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by S.I.P. Montreuil (Seine), October 1964 | [rule] | Copyright © 1964 by the Olympia Press, Paris | Alls [sic] rights reserved in all countries.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] FOREWORD signed by the author, and dated London. July, 1964. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-14, PROLOGUE. pp. 15-159, text. p. [160] blank. Binding: Light olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] JEAN JUSTICE | MURDER | VS. | MURDER | THE BRITISH LEGAL SYSTEM | AND | THE A.6 MURDER CASE. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 93 [-] MURDER VS. MURDER. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 Fř.

 One copy Very Good. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.94.1 SEXTET J. Hume Parkinson, 1965

TC 94

J. HUME PARKINSON | SEXTET | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 208 pp. Perfect bound . [Sextet]-Sextet8. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: p. [1] SEXTET, reverse blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press 1965. p. [5] Dedicated to | the four biggest bitches | I have known  | and to the one or two | who possibly weren’t | Hume. p. [6] blank. pp. 7-207, text. p. [208] [at bottom right of page:] GROU-RADENEZ,PARIS

Binding: Light olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] J. HUME PARKINSON | SEXTET | no 94 | THE |TRAVELLER’S .COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 94 [-] SEXTET. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18. Notes: (1) Copies have been seen of a remainder state in which the publishers have covered the original price with an adhesive label lowering the price to 9 francs. (2) This novel was advertised in 1960 for scheduled publication in August of that year in the Ophelia Press series. (3) This novel was also advertised in a 1962 catalogue as being vol. 116 of the Othello Books series, scheduled for publication in July 1962.

2 Copies  Good 

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Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 8)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.70.1 TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE [THE DEBAUCHED HOSPODOR] [MEMOIRS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL] 1959 *

TC 70 1959

*[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | THE | DEBAUCHED | HOSPODAR | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

**[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | MEMOIRS | OF A YOUNG | RAKEHELL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 208 pp. 70.1-70.138. 17.4 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wover paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] TWO | NOVELS | BY |GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE. p. [4] This volume contains two novels | by Guillaume Apollinaire, translated | from the French, and previously | published by The Olympia Press | in two distinct volumes. They | are: THE DEBAUCHED HOS- |PODAR (p.7) and MEMOIRS | OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL |(p. 125). | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. p. [5] title, as in * above, reverse blank. p. 7-121, text. p. [122] blank. p. [123] title, as in ** above, reverse blank. pp. 125-204, text. p. [205] Printed May 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. pp. [206-208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] TWO | NOVELS | BY | GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE |no 70 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 70 [-] TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Reprints of translations published originally by the Olympia Press in separate volumes in 1953 (1.6 and 1.4, respectively).

2 copies one Very Good + one Very Good


5.70.2 TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE [THE DEBAUCHED HOSPODOR] [MEMOIRS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL] 1962

TC 70 1962

*[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | THE | DEBAUCHED | HOSPODAR | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

**[Within a green border of type ornament:] GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | MEMOIRS | OF A YOUNG | RAKEHELL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 192 pp. 70.1-70.128. 17.4 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] TWO | NOVELS | BY |GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE. p. [4] This volume contains two novels | by Guillaume Apollinaire, translat-| ed from the French, and previously | published by The Olympia Press | in two distinct volumes. They are: | THE DEBAUCHED HOSPO-| DAR (p.7) and MEMOIRS OF | A YOUNG RAKEHELL (p. 115). | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | COPYRIGHT © BY THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS, 1959, 1962. p. [5] title, as in * above, reverse blank. p. 7-114, text. p. [115] title, as in ** above, reverse blank. pp. 117-[190], text. p. [191] Printed in October 1962 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1962. p. [192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] TWO | NOVELS | BY | GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE |no 70 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 70 [-] TWO NOVELS BY GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K..

3 copies: One Copy Very Good,+ One copy Very Good, One copy poor, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.73.1 THE FETISH CROWD Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1959

TC 73 1959

*[Within a green border of type ornament:] [breaking top of border:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | PAULA | THE | PIQUÔSE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking bottom of border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5e

**[Within a green border of type ornament:] [breaking top of border:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | DUKE | COSIMO | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking bottom of border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

***[Within a green border of type ornament:] [breaking top of border:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED | COMPANION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking bottom of border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 456 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-288, 294. 17.4 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] A TRILOGY : | PAULA |THE | PIQUÔSE | DUKE | COSIMO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED | COMPANION. p. [4] blank. p. [5] title, as * above, reverse blank. pp. 7-177, text of Paula the Piquôse. p. [178] blank. p. [1] title, as ** above. p. [2] blank. pp. 3-131, text of Duke Cosimo. p. [132] blank. p. [1] title, as *** above. p. [2] blank. p. [3] PART ONE | A CRUMBLING FACADE. p. [4] blank. pp. 5-66, part one of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [67] PART TWO | I HAVE COME BACK. p. [68] blank. pp. 69-143, part two of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [144] [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press  Paris 59 | Printed in France by Imp. G. Frère-Paris  Dépôt légal no 26336 – 2e trimestre 1959. pp. [145,6] blank.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | FETISH | CROWD | a Trilogy | no 73 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 73 [-] THE FETISH CROWD. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs 2.400 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Issued in a mustard dustjacket, with an semi-abstract design of people in white silhouette standing on an uneven white base spreading round the upper half of the front and back panels, and spine. Superimposed over this motif on the front panel is a drawing of a mustached, bemedalled and monocled military figure with a cloak hanging off the left shoulder. To the right of this figure, and occupying a break in the silhouetted figures is: AKBAR DEL PIOMBO, lettered in black, each word enclosed within its own uneven white block. Below the uneven white base supporting the silhouettes is the following, in ornate, uneven black letters: THE FETISH | CROWD. Spine lettered in black; from top to bottom: [in horizontal caps:] AKBAR | DEL | PIOMBO. [In vertical caps reading up the spine:] THE FETISH CROWD.[In horizontal caps:] THE | OLYMPIA PRESS. The back panel has, centered at its foot in black caps: OLYMPIA PRESS. The front inside flap carries a short list of books published by The Olympia Press, a warning that none of the books may be sent to the United States or Great Britain and the address of the company. The back inside flat is blank. Notes: As must be evident, this is a re-issue of three of Akbar del Piombo’s earlier novels respectively, Who Pushed Paula, Cosimo‘s Wife and The Traveller‘s Companion under new titles, and retaining separate paginations. These paginations are quite different from the original printings, and whether they are taken from later reprints unknown to the compiler or original to this one-volume collection is not known.

2 Copies both only Good, Extra images and full description on request


5.73.2 THE FETISH CROWD Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1965

TC 73 1965

*AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | PAULA | THE | PIQUÔSE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

**AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | DUKE | COSIMO | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

***AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED |COMPANION | THE TRAVEL-LER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 456 pp. [1]-288, 294. 17.4 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] title, as in * above. p. [4] OTHER WORKS BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS | PUBLISHED BY OLYMPIA PRESS: | THE SOFT MACHINE | THE TICKET THAT EXPLODED. p. [5] THE FETISH CROWD | A TRILOGY : | PAULA | THE | PIQUÔSE | DUKE | COSIMO | THE | DOUBLE-BELLIED | COMPANION. p. [6] blank. pp. 7-177, text of Paula the Piquôse. p. [178] blank. p. [1] title, as in ** above. p. [2] blank. pp. 3-131, text of Duke Cosimo. p. [132] blank. p. [1] title, as in *** above. p. [2] blank. p. [3] PART ONE | A CRUMBLING FACADE. p. [4] blank. pp. 5-66, part one of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [67] PART TWO | I HAVE COME BACK. p. [68] blank. pp. 69-143, part two of The Double-Bellied Companion. p. [144], Printed by Imprimerie Croutzet, Paris, June 1965. | Dépôt légal 2e trimestre 1959 (No 26336), 2e trimestre 1965. pp. [145,6] blank Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | FETISH | CROWD | Three novels | no 73 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 73 [-] THE FETISH CROWD. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 30.
Notes: (1) The unfortunate reference to William Burroughs on p. [4] in the volume’s first section actually a printer’s or editor’s blunder has led to speculation that Burroughs and Akbar del Piombo are one and the same, a notion that reportedly failed to amuse either men. (2) A copy of this book in Mr William Ashley’s collection, in an altered state, has an adhesive sticker on the back wrapper with a change of price indicated thus: OLYMPIA PRESS | [rule] | 18 FRANCS.

 One Very Good copy . Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.75.2 HOUSES OF JOY Wu Wu Meng [Sinclair Beiles], 1965

TC 75 1965

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WU WU MENG |HOUSES | OF | JOY | THE TRAVEL-LER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [border broken, but address missing] Collation: 240 pp. HOUSES OF JOY [1] – HOUSES OF JOY 158. 17.5 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] HOUSES | OF | JOY, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Printed in France |by S.I.P., Montreuil, December 1958 | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958. | New printing by Imprimerie Grou-Radenez, | July 1965. | Copyright © by The Olympia Press, 1958, 1965. p. 7, Introductory Note, reverse blank. pp. 9-238, text. p. [239-240] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] WU WU MENG | HOUSES | OF | JOY | no 75 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 75 [-] HOUSES OF JOY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs: 18.

One Copy Very Good, with OP 9 Francs Sticker full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.76.1 THE NAKED LUNCH William Burroughs, 1959

TC 76 Naked Lunch           Title Page

TC 76 Naked Lunch

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE | NAKED | LUNCH | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 232 pp. 76.1-76.148; 76.154. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

TC 76 The Naked Lunch                 Cover

TC 76 The Naked Lunch
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Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | NAKED | LUNCH, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by William Burroughs, 1959. p. 7-[226], text. p. [227] Printed by S.I.P., Montreuil, France, in July 1959 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1959. pp. [228-232] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] WILLIAM BURROUGHS | THE | NAKED | LUNCH | no 76 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 76 [-] THE NAKED LUNCH. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K.. Issued in a white dustjacket, with a series of small black abstract designs in rows is printed horizontally across the front and back covers. [Frontover; within a purple panel running vertically the height of the book and occupying a little less than half its width, in white caps:] WILLIAM | BURROUGHS [within the purple panel, in gold caps:] THE | NAKED | LUNCH. [Spine; horizontally at bottom, in black:] THE | OLYMPIA |PRESS [vertically, in purple:] THE NAKED LUNCH [Vertically, in black:] WILLIAM | BURROUGHS. Inside flaps of dustjacket carry a B&W photograph of Burroughs, followed by a brief history of the book and some critical comments by John Ciardi extracted from an article he wrote for The Saturday Review (June 27th 1959). Notes: (1) The copy examined was in alatered state with the price of 1500 Francs overprinted with a rubber-stamp indicating a price increase to 18 NF.

TC 76 The Naked Lunch                    Back

TC 76 The Naked Lunch
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(2) Five thousand copies were printed of this first edition, but the dustjacket wasn’t issued until some months after the book’s initial release, and was never used on subsequent reprints. A number of collectors and dealers have reported that the dustjackets are ill-fitting, suggesting that they were poorly designed. The standard bibliography of William Burroughs mentions the existence of a planned special edition, for which two sets of unbound sheets were held back. The edition was never published, but the two sets of sheets survive, one in a private collection and the other in the Burroughs Archive. (See, Joe Maynard & Barry Miles, William S. Burroughs, A Bibliography, 1953-73, Charlottsvile: University Press of Virginia, 1978, entry no. A.2a.)

One Copy Very Good + minor creasing and marking to back cover see images above. (No Dust Jacket)

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New into the Collection: Naked Lunch


5.77.1 THE BLACK BOOK Lawrence Durrell, 1959

TC 77 1959 DJ

[Within a green border of type ornament:] LAWRENCE DURRELL | THE | BLACK | BOOK | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 304 pp. 77.1-77.198. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | BLACK | BOOK. p.[4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | First published by The Obelisk Press, Paris, 1938. | Copyright 1938 and 1959 by Lawrence Durrell. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Mos gus yod na | Khyl so od tung.ŗ | (Tibetan Proverb.) | Where there is veneration, | Even a dog’s tooth emits light. p. 7-9, Introduction by the author. p. [10] blank. p. [11] BOOK ONE, reverse blank. pp. 13-123, text of Book One. p. [124] blank. p. [125] BOOK TWO, reverse blank. pp. 127-215, text of Book Two. p. [216] blank. p. [217] BOOK THREE, reverse blank. pp. 219-301, text of Book Three. p. [302] blank. p. [303] Printed by S.I.P., Montreuil, France, in July 1959 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1959. p. [304] blank.

TC 77 1959
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] LAWRENCE DURRELL | THE | BLACK | BOOK | no 77 THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 77 [-] THE BLACK BOOK. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K.. Issued in a black dustjacket, with an abstract painting on the front in red and purple. [Frontover; in white caps:] LAWRENCE DURRELL [in black caps outlined in white:] THE | BLACK | BOOK [in white caps:] OLYMPIA PRESS. [Spine, all in white caps; horizontally at bottom:] THE | OLYMPIA | PRESS [vertically:] THE BLACK BOOK [horizontally:] LAWRENCE |DURRELL. Inside flaps of dustjacket carry a B&W photograph of Durrell, followed by a brief history of the book and some critical comments by T. S. Eliot, Cyril Connolly and Henry Miller, and a short catalogue of other Olympia Press titles. Notes: First published at Paris in 1938 by The Obelisk Press, as part of the Seurat Series.

 3 Copies one in DW, Very Good . 2 Printed covers Very Good. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.78.2 THE THIEF’S JOURNAL Jean Genet, [1962?]

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[Within a black border of type ornament:] JEAN GENET | THE | THIEFS | JOURNAL | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 296 pp. [1]-188; 194. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | THIEFS | JOURNAL. p. [4] blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Published in agreement with the Librairie Gallimard. | [short history of book; see notes to 7.78.1 for text] | [rule] | Copyright 1954 by B. Frechtman | and The Olympia Press, Paris. p. [7-8], Foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre. p. [9]-291, text. p. [292] blank. p. [293] Printed July 1959 by Imp. Moderne du Lion | 75, Rue des Plantes – Paris 14e |Dépôt Légal 2e trimestre 1954 et 3e trimestre 1959. pp. [294-296], blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] JEAN GENET | THE | THIEF’S | JOURNAL | no 78 |Foreword by | JEAN-PAUL SARTRE | Translated from the French by | BERNARD FRECHTMAN | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES’. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 78 [-] THE THIEF‘S JOURNAL. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 francs | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K.

2 Copies Very Good Near Fine

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Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 7)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.61.1 THE WOMAN THING Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1958

TC 61 The Woman Thing

TC 61 The Woman Thing

HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | WOMAN | THING | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 184 pp. M.1-11.M [sic]8; M.124. 17.6 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | WOMAN THING, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press Paris, | France. pp. 7-181, text. p. [182] PRINTED AUGUST 1958 | BY IMPRIMERIE DE LA SEINE | PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1958 pp. [183-184] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | WOMAN THING | no 61 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 61 [-] THE WOMAN THING. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) An altered state in with the price NF 15 stamped over the original price is known, and the compiler has in his collection another altered state with a further price increase in the form of a black adhesive sticker printed in white: NEW PRICE | NF 18. (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. Copy used: Compiler’s collection. [136]

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.61.2 WOMAN [THE WOMAN THING] Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1965

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HARRIET DAIMLER | WOMAN | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. M.1-M.128. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] WOMAN, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press Paris, | France | Copyright © [with a small 8 appended below copyright sign] by the Olympia Press, 1958, 1965. pp. 7-181, text. p. [182] PRINTED AUGUST 1958 | BY IMPRIMERIE DE LA SEINE | PARIS |NEW PRINTING BY IMPRIMERIE DU LION, PARIS 1965 |Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1958. pp. [183-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | WOMAN | no 61 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 61 [-] WOMAN. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18.

3 Copies 2 Fine (one sealed) one very good.


5.62.1 TELENY Anonymous, 1958

TC 62 Teleny

TC 62 Teleny

[Within a green border of type ornament:] * * * | TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS |[breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 208 pp. 62.1-62.138. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [i,ii] blank. p. [1] TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal. p. [2] [rule] All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [5,6] introductory note, signed The Olympia Press. pp. 7-203, text. p. [204] blank. p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed May 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1958. p. [206] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] * * * | TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal | no 62 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 62 [-] TELENY OR THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.
Notes: (1) Altered states have been seen on which the price has been covered with an adhesive label bearing a price increase: NEW PRICE | NF 18. An intermediate altered state is also known with a rubber-stamped price increase to NF 15. (2) The introductory note argues weakly that this novel is the work of Oscar Wilde; the circumstances of its circulation at London in manuscript in the early 1890’s suggest that Wilde may well have known of the novel, and made additions or corrections to it, but to assume that he was solely responsible for its composition is far from certain. (3) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (4) Teleny was originally published in 1893 in two volumes, printed by H.S. Nichols for Leonard Smithers. In the original MS. the setting of the novel was London, but for reasons that seem weak considering the clandestine nature of the printed edition, Smithers relocated the novel to Paris. All subsequent English editions, save one, stem from this version. In 1934, a French translation was published based on the original MS. so that the action returned to London, its proper place. Using this French text as a model, Winston Leyland prepared something closely approximating a definitive English version, which was published by Gay Sunshine Press in San Francisco in 1984.

3 Copies one Very Good +, One Very good (Overstamped Price) One only about Good. Extra images and full description on request


5.63.1 THE GAUDY IMAGE William Talsman [James M. Smith?], 1958

TC 63 The Gaudy Image

TC 63 The Gaudy Image

[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM TALSMAN | THE | GAUDY | IMAGE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS |[breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 264 pp. 63.1-63.168; [63.17]4. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1] blank. [2] [rule] | Copyright by © William Talsman, 1958 . p. [3] THE | GAUDY IMAGE. p. [4] ACKNOWLEDGMENT | The line from the song which appears on pages 139, | 144, and 217 is from Going to the River by D. Bar- |tholomew and A. Domino, an Imperial Record (Com- |modore Music Corp.), 137-139 North Western Avenue, | Los Angeles 4, California.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[260], text. p. [261] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed December 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958 pp. [262-264] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] WILLIAM TALSMAN | THE | GAUDY | IMAGE | no 63 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 63 [-] THE GAUDY IMAGE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: (1) An altered state is known with a rubber stamped price increase to NF 18 on the back wrapper, overprinting the original, printed price. (2) In his notes accompanying the extract from The Gaudy Image included in The Olympia Reader (New York: Grove Press, 1965, p. 405), Maurice Girodias indicates that William Talsman is a pseudonym. A slim volume of verse called Notes from the Underworld by William Talsman was published at New York by William-Frederick Press in 1961. It was copyrighted in the name of James M. Smith. An Olympia Press catalogue of the period indicates that this volume number of the Traveller’s Companion series was to have been a novel called The Porridge Tasters by Henry Crannach [Marilyn Meeske], but although completed it was never published because, presumably, Girodias felt it to be insufficiently erotic.

Four Copies, two Very Good  one Good Plus, one about good. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.65.1 CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY Swami Ram Krishnanada, 1958

TC 65 1958

TC 65 1958

SWAMI | RAM KRISHNANADA | CLASSICAL | HINDU | EROTOLOGY |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. 65.1-65.128. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] CLASSICAL | HINDU |EROTOLOGY, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] COPYRIGHT © 1958 BY THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS |[rule] | All rights reserved in all countries.. pp. [7-10], Contents. pp. 11-13, Introduction, unsigned p. 14, Translator‘s Note, dated Indore, 1957. pp. 15-18, Some Notes on Sanskrit Erotology. pp. 19-[187], text. p. [188] blank. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed October 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958. pp. [190-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] SWAMI | RAM KRISHNANADA | CLASSICAL | HINDU |EROTOLOGY | no 65 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 65 [-] CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.
Notes: (1) ŖThis new translation of the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana is based on the Hindi translation published by the Kama Shastra Society of Bombay, and on the English translation of 1885, and the later French translation of Isidore Liseux. This translation has been revised and corrected by Pandit Sitaram Anand, who closely followed the earlier notes of Pandit Bhugwantlal Indraji, and Shivram Parshuram Bhide. This is guaranteed a complete and unexpurgated version of the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana.  Indore, 1957. The translators‘ note, from p. [14]. (2) Known in an altered state with the price increased to N.F. 15 by a rubber stamp overprinting the original price.

2 Copies both Very Good

7.65.2 CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY Swami Ram Krishnanada, [1965?]

TC 65 (1965?)

TC 65 (1965?)

An undated reprint, identical with the first edition save for the border of type ornament on the titlepage, which is black rather than green, and the price on the back wrapper, which is: Francs : 18. This price is blocked out.

Print details are as 5.65.1

One Copy Fine


5.67.2 JUSTINE D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1963

TC 67 Justine 1963

TC 67 Justine 1963

D. A. F. DE SADE |JUSTINE | OR | GOOD CONDUCT | WELL CHASTISED |BEING AN ENGLISH RENDERING OF | JUSTINE OU LES MALHEURS DE LA VERTU | DONE BY |PIERALESSANDRO CASAVINI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 336 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-218. 17.3 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JUSTINE. p. [4] TRANSLATOR‘S NOTE. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] All rights reserved in all countries. pp. [7]-330, text. pp. [331-332] blank. pp. [333-334] A SHORT LIST OF | OLYMPIA PRESS TITLES. p. [335] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie du Lion, Paris. April 1963. | [rule] | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1963. | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1963. p.[336], blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | JUSTINE | OR | GOOD CONDUCT |WELL CHASTISED | no 67 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 67 [-] JUSTINE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 24 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K. Notes: With the exception of the price on the back wrapper and the new date, this edition is identical to the that of 1959, above, leading one to suppose that this is merely a photographic reprint with some very minor changes. The copy examined has suffered a printers blunder; the border of type ornament on the title page appears to have been printed upside down, so that the break in it that is usually occupied by the publishers address at the bottom of the page is, in this copy, at the top of the page. William Ashley reports that the copy in his collection is the same in this respect.

2 Copies both Good Plus


5.68.1 PLEXUS Henry Miller, 1959

TC 68 Plexus 1958

TC 68 Plexus 1959

[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 688 pp. No signatures, but [1-43]8. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on thin white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie du Lion, Paris. April 1959. | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1959. | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-683, text. pp. [684-688], blank.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | no 68 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 68 [-] PLEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 3.000 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.

One Copy Very Good

5.68.2 PLEXUS Henry Miller, 1962

TC 68 Plexus 1962

TC 68 Plexus 1962

[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 688 pp. No signatures, but [1-43]8. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on thin white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, 1962 |PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris | Octobre 1962 | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1962. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [7]-683, text. pp. [684-688] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | Complete and Unabridged | no 68 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 68 [-] PLEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Copy used:

Two Copies Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.69.1 THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED Thomas Peachum [Philip Oxman], 1959

TC 69 Watcher

TC 69 Watcher

[Within a green border of type ornament:] THOMAS PEACHUM | THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 288 pp. 69.1-69.188. 17.4 x11.0 cm. Printed on white wove paper. 174x110mm. 69.1-69.188. 144 leaves. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: p. [1] THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED. P. [2] blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. pp. 5-[286], text. p. [287] Printed May 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France| Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. P. [288] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] THOMAS PEACHUM| THE | WATCHER | AND THE | WATCHED |no 69 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 69 [-] THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Originally published in June 1954 as volume 9 of the Atlantic Library series.

One Copy Very Good Plus


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New into the Collection: More Curious Books and Amusements (catalogue) Summer and Autumn 1956

For your information and pursuing my fixation on the ephemeral items produced by the press, please find reproduced in full the Paris Olympia Press catalogue for Summer and Autumn 1956. Bibliographical description courtesy of Patrick Kearney , The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, The index Number, is the actual location of the description in the bibliography. The images are of the actual pamphlet from my personal collection.


1956 Cover

    1956 Cover

14.4.1 1956 (August). – More Curious Books and Amusements. 18.4 x 9.1 cm. 20-page pamphlet, inclusive of wrappers illustrated with a detail from a slightly odd painting of about 1595 by an unknown artist, allegedly showing Gabrielle d’Estrée, the mistress of Henry IV of France, having her nipple tweaked by her sister. Illustrated with photos of Genet, the eyes of four of Olympia’s pseudonymous authors, Humphrey Richardson [Michel Gall], Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], Ataullah Mardaan, who remains unknown, and Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington]. There are also photos by Brassaï, and some anonymous line drawings which may be the work of Norman Rubington. Included is a one-page editorial (signed The Olympia Press) on censorship, and brief promotional notes on selected Traveller’s Companion titles, and others. The inside back wrapper carries three limericks extracted from Count Palmiro Vicarion’s Book of Limericks. A price list and order form includes assorted titles of the Traveller’s Companion series from no. 7 to no. 32. In addition, a number of the earlier Olympia titles by Sade, Miller, Apollinaire, &c. are listed, together with Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring and Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and vols. 1-4 of Frank Harris’s My Life and Loves, none of which were Olympia Press titles.


Cat 56 Open Covers

                   Cat 56 Open Covers


Cat 56 Pages 1 and 2

                  Cat 56 Pages 1 and 2


CAT 56 Pages 3 and 4

                 CAT 56 Pages 3 and 4


CAT 56 Pages 5 and 6

                  CAT 56 Pages 5 and 6


CAT 56 Pages 7 and 8

                 CAT 56 Pages 7 and 8


CAT 56 Pages 9 and 10

                CAT 56 Pages 9 and 10


CAT 56 Pages 11 and 12

                CAT 56 Pages 11 and 12


CAT 56 Pages 13 and 14

                 CAT 56 Pages 13 and 14


CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16

                 CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16


CAT 56 Pages 17 and 18

              CAT 56 Pages 17 and 18


Unlike other items in my For Trade or For Sale section, items listed as in the collection or New into the Collection are not available. However if you would like a full size PDF version, please leave a comment on this blog, so that I can forward a copy to you via e-mail

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Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 6)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.51.1 THE WHITE PAPER Anonymous [Jean Cocteau?], 1957

TC 51 The (A) White Paper

TC 51 The (A) White Paper

ANONYMOUS | THE | WHITE | PAPER | With a Preface and Illustrations | by | JEAN COCTEAU | de l‘Académie Française | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, Rue Saint-Séverin – Paris-5

Collation: 104 pp. 1-10,[11],12,[13]4. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [i-iv] blank. p. [1] THE | WHITE PAPER, reverse blank. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 5-9, Preface, signed by Jean Cocteau. p. [10] blank. pp. 11-46, text. p. [47] illustration. pp. 48-58, text. p. [59] illustration. pp. 60-68, text. p. [69] illustration. pp. 70-84, text. p. [85] illustration. pp. 86-88, text. p. [89] illustration. pp. 90-[94], text. p. [95] PRINTED | IN PARIS, | JULY 1957, | BY IMPRIMERIE MAZARINE, | FOR | THE OLYMPIA PRESS. | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1957 | [rule] | Printed in France. pp. [96-100] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] [three evenly spaced five-pointed black stars] | A [sic] | WHITE | PAPER | With a Preface | and illustrations by | JEAN COCTEAU | no 51 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 51 [-] A [sic] WHITE PAPER. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.

Notes: (1) The translation is by Austryn Wainhouse, as revealed in a letter from Mr. Wainhouse to the compiler dated February 29th 1992. In addition to the five full-page illustrations indicated above in the collation, there are four in-text illustrations which appear on pp. 17, [25], 35, [77]. (2) A copy in the collection of Mr William Ashley is in an altered state with a black sticker over the original price indicating a price increase to NF 18. Mr Steve Mullins of London, reports a copy in an altered state with the price overstamped NF18. (3) The original edition of Le Livre blanc was published at Paris in 1928 by Maurice Sachs and Jacques Bonjean, in an edition of just twenty-one copies. No author’s name was given. Two years later, an edition with seventeen illustrations credited to Cocteau was published, but the text remained anonymous. (4) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.52.2 JULIETTE Vol. I D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1962

TC 52 Juliette Vol 1 1962

TC 52 Juliette Vol 1 1962

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavini, | in five volumes. | VOLUME ONE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 288 pp. 52.1-52.188. 17.5 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] .JULIETTE.. p. [4] .All rights relative to this English version | of \Juliette. are reserved by the Publishers. | Copyright c by The Olympia Press, 1962.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[285] text. p. [286] blank. p. [287] .PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris. July 1962. | [rule] | Depot legal : 3e trimestre 1962.. p. [288] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] .D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME ONE | no 52 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES.. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] .52 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE.. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] .18 N. F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Notes: .Pierelessandro Casavini. is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

2 Copies both Very Good, Extra images and full description on request


5.53.1 JULIETTE Vol. II D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1959

TC 53 Juliette Vol 2 1959

TC 53 Juliette Vol 2 1959

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN•ALDONSE•FRANÇOIS | MARQUIS DE SADE |THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by |Pieralessandro Casavini, | in five volumes. | VOLUME TWO |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 272 pp. 53.1-52.178. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, France 1959. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[268] text. p. [269] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1959. pp. [270-272] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME TWO | no 53 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 53 * * [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

Two Copies one Very Good one Good Plus. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.54.1 JULIETTE Vol. III D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1960

TC54 Juliette Vol 3 1960

TC54 Juliette Vol 3 1960

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavini, | in six volumes. | VOLUME THREE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 184 pp. 1-108, 114, 128. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] [rule] |Copyright © by The Olympia Press, 1960, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-182 text. p. [183] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1960 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1960. p. [184] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME THREE | no 54 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 54 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 15 N. F. | Francs : 1.500 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U. S. A. OR U.K.. Notes: (1) Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse. (2) A later issue of this volume in Mr. William Ashley’s collection is identical in all respects to the one here described, save for the following differences: the border is in black rather than green. The price information on the backwrapper is given as: Francs : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K..  It is perfect bound and some of the signatures of the original 1960 printing are redundantly preserved.

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.55.1 JULIETTE Vol. IV D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1960

TC 55 Juliette Vol 4 1960

TC 55 Juliette Vol 4 1960

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN•ALDONSE•FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE |THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by |Pieralessandro Casavini, | in six volumes. | VOLUME FOUR |THETRAVELLERřS COMPANION | SERIES | published by | [breaking the border:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 208 pp. Perfect bound and signatures irregular; those in brackets are inferred. [Juliette-*]4; Juliette-1  Juliette-416; [Juliette-516]; [Juliette-64]; Juliette-716. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1960.p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[202] text. p. [203] blank. p. [204] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Georges Frère, Tourcoing (Nord), June 1960 | [rule] | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1960. pp. [205-208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME FOUR | no 55 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 55 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] NF : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U. S. A. OR U.K.. Notes: (1) Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse. (2) An altered state in known with a price increase stamped over the existing price. The stamp, which is dark blue, comprises a box containing NEW PRICE | NF 18. Below the box are two lines intended to overprint the old price.

4 copies 2 very good 2 Good. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.56.1 JULIETTE Vol. V D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1961

TC 56 Juliette Vol 5 1961

TC 56 Juliette Vol 5 1961

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavini, | in six volumes. | VOLUME FIVE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | [breaking the border:] THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 212 pp. Perfect bound; no signatures. 17.5 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imp. G. FRÈRE, Tourcoing, April 1961. | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1961 | Dépôt légal : 2eme trimestre 1961. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[212] text. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME FIVE | no 56 | THE | TRAVELLERřS COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 56 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] NF : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U. S. A. AND U.K.. Notes: Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

Two Copies about GOOD. Full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.57.1 JULIETTE Vol. VI D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1964

TC 57 Juliette Vol 6 1964

TC 57 Juliette Vol 6 1964

[Within a green border of type ornament:] DONATIEN-ALDONSE-FRANÇOIS, | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE STORY OF | JULIETTE | OR VICE | AMPLY REWARDED | being a English rendering | from the French by | Pieralessandro Casavino [sic] & John Crombie, | in seven volumes. | VOLUME SIX | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 204 pp. [1]-128; 136. 17.4 x 10.8 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JULIETTE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press, Paris, France, 1964. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-201 text. pp. [202-204] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE STORY | OF | JULIETTE | VOLUME SIX | no 57 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 57 [-] THE STORY OF JULIETTE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 F | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U. S. A. & U.K..
Notes: (1) No printing details furnished in the book. (2) Pierelessandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse; John Crombie is not a pseudonym. (3) In a letter to the present writer dated January 11th 1976, Mr. Wainhouse stated that he was involved in translating only the first five volumes of Juliette. This was later corroborated in a letter dated March 17th 1986 from John Crombie who acknowledged that contrary to what the title page has to say he was the sole translator of volume six of Juliette; Mr Wainhouse’s labours on this ambitious project concluded with volume five, and it was initially thought that the balance of the book could be contained within a single volume which Mr Crombie was commissioned to translate. However, it became apparent that two further volumes would be required to complete the enterprise, and for contractual reasons now forgotten by Mr Crombie the name of Pieralessandro Casavini was retained on the first of these. The reprint of the Olympia Press translation of Juliette published at New York by Grove Press seems to have abandoned Mr Crombie’s volumes in favour of a totally new translation by Wainhouse.

1 Copy Very Good + , Extra images and details of condition on request.


5.59.1 DISSOLVING Tim Harrack, 1958

TC 59 Dissolving 1958

TC 59 Dissolving 1958

[Within a green border of type ornament:] TIM HARRACK |DISSOLVING | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Severin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. 59.1 – 59.128. 17.6 x 11.1 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] DISSOLVING. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[187] text. p. [188] blank. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed March 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1958. pp. [190-192] blank.Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] TIM HARRACK | DISSOLVING | no 59 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 59 [-] DISSOLVING. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

2 Copies one Near Fine one Very Good Plus. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.60.1 I HEAR VOICES Paul Ableman, 1957

TC 60 I Hear Voices

TC 60 I Hear Voices

[Within a green border of type ornament:] PAUL ABLEMAN |I | HEAR | VOICES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 224 pp. No signatures, but [1-14]8. 17.3 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] I | HEAR | VOICES, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris | COPYRIGHT 1958. p. [7] Until, gentlemen, you decide | further what my occupation is, you | may as well announce me as com- | forting 35 whirlpools below sound. | A Schizophrenic. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-[219] text. p. [220] blank. p. [221] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed December 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1957 pp. [222-224] blank. Binding: bound in green cloth boards, with red endpapers and with black paper labels on spine and front cover, printed in gold and white. Label on front cover measures 5.2 x 8.2 cm. and has a gold border decorated in black with the same type ornament used on the titlepage: [in gold] PAUL ABLEMAN | [in white] I HEAR VOICES | [in gold] THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS. Label on spine measures 5.0 x 2.4 cm. and is similarly decorated, but at top and bottom only: [in gold] ABLEMAN | [in white] I | HEAR | VOICES | [in gold] OLYMPIA. Published in a matt, grey-blue dustjacket with an abstract design on the front in red, black, yellow, white and orange. The author’s name, title of the book and publisher on spine and front of wrapper in black and white. The inside flaps of the dustjacket contain an anonymous review of synopsis of the novel, together with advertisments for Molloy and Watt, two books by Samuel Beckett also published by the Olympia Press. At the bottom of the back inside flap of the dustjacket is printed the information that book was distributed in the United Kingdom by Zwemmer, a well-known art bookshop in London’s Charing Cross Road. Notes: As yet unkown in the conventional green-wrappered Traveller’s Companion format; indeed, its number within the series is not to be found in the book, but is taken from Olympia advertisments where it is listed as number 60 of the series. No price appears on any copies that have been examined, but Olympia Press catalogues list it variously at 15 and 18 NF.

2 Copies both very good

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Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 5)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


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5.41.1 A GALLERY OF NUDES J. Hume Parkinson [pseud.], 1957

TC 41 A gallery of Nudes

TC 41 A Gallery of Nudes

J. HUME PARKINSON | A | GALLERY | OF NUDES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by| THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6

Collation: 192 pp. 41.1-41.616. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] A | GALLERY | OF NUDES. p. [4] To my friend | SMITH | without the benefit of whose exhaustive information | and diligent research | this highbrow survey of our lower nature | might have remained an idle project | J.H.P. p.[5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. 7-[192], text, with printing details at foot of p. [192]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957 Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HUME PARKINSON | A | GALLERY | OF NUDES | no 41 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 41 [-] A GALLERY OF NUDES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) Advertised in 1957 Olympia Press catalogue as being by J. Hugo Parkinson.(2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.42.1 DEVA-DASI Ataullah Mardaan [pseud.], 1957

TC 42 Deva-Dasi

TC 42 Deva-Dasi

ATAULLAH MARDAAN | DEVA-DASI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6

Collation: 176 pp. 42.1-42.516, [42.6]8. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] DEVA-DASI. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] list of contents, reverse blank. p. [9] note by author, reverse blank. p. [11] PART ONE: | THE DEVA-DASI, reverse blank. p. [13] I | Birth of a Dasi, reverse blank. pp. 15-46, text. p. [47] II | The Bride, reverse blank. pp. 49-66, text. p. [67] III | Apprenticeship, reverse blank. pp. 69-86, text. p. [87] IV |The Service, reverse blank. pp. 89-109, text. p. [110] blank. p. [111] PART TWO: | THE WAY TO KAILASA, reverse blank. p. [113] I | Laxshami‘s story, reverse blank. pp. 115-144, text. p. [145] II | Menakram‘s story, reverse blank. pp. 147-153, text. p. [154] blank. p. [155] III | The Senyasi‘s story, reverse blank. pp. 157-172, text. p. [173] IV | The Discovery, reverse blank. pp. 175-[176], text, with printing details at foot of p. [176]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover: within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ATAULLAH MARDAAN | DEVA-DASI | no 42 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 42 [-] DEVA-DASI. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse, designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

2 Copies one Very Good, One only about Good, Extra images and full description on request


5.43.1 THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1957

 TC 43 The Traveller's Companion

TC 43                         The Traveller’s Companion

AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | TRAVELLER’S | COMPANION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6

Collation: 192 pp. 1.43-6.4316. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | TRAVELLER’S |COMPANION. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] PART ONE | A CRUMBLING FACADE, reverse blank. pp. 9-89, text. p. [90] blank. p. [91] PART TWO | I HAVE COME BACK, reverse blank. pp. 93-188, text. pp. [189-190] blank. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. p. [192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | THE | TRAVELLER’S | COMPANION | no 43 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 43 [-] THE TRAVELLER‘S COMPANION. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy Good Plus. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.44.3 THE STORY OF O Pauline Reage [Anne Desclos], 1965

TC. 44 The Story of O

TC. 44 The Story of O

PAULINE REAGE | THE STORY | OF O | With an Essay |by Jean Paulhan | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 rue Saint Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 216 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-138, 144. 17.5 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE STORY | OF O, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright © by The Olympia Press 1965. pp. 7-196, text of The Story of O. p. [197] JEAN PAULHAN |A SLAVES REVOLT | An Essay on | The Story of O, reverse blank. pp. 199-214, text of A Slaves‘ Revolt. p. [215] blank. p. [216] GROU-RADENEZ, PARIS. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] PAULINE REAGE | THE STORY | OF O | With an Essay by | Jean Paulhan | no 44 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 44 [-] THE STORY OF O [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs18

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.45.1 SEEDS OF THE RAINBOW Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson] 1957

 TC45 Seeds of the Rainbow

T.C. 45

ROBERT DESMOND | SEEDS | OF THE | RAINBOW | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 45.1-44.128. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SEEDS | OF THE | RAINBOW. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] With fondest love, my darling |Teddie, and with humility this book | is dedicated to you, who never left | my side during the typing of it. | R.D. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-181, text. p. [182] blank. p. [183] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed May 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. pp. [184-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ROBERT DESMOND | SEEDS | OF THE | RAINBOW | no 45 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 45 [-] THE SEEDS OF THE RAINBOW. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

One Copy VERY GOOD +. Extra Images and full description of condition on request.


5.46.1 SIN FOR BREAKFAST Hamilton Drake [Mason Hoffenberg], 1957

TC. 46 Sin for Breakfast

TC. 46 Sin for Breakfast

HAMILTON DRAKE | SIN | FOR | BREAKFAST | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 46.1-46.516, 46.68. 17.5 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SIN | FOR | BREAKFAST. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[176],text, with printing details at foot of p. [176]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed May 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HAMILTON DRAKE | SIN | FOR | BREAKFAST | no 46 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 46 [-] SIN FOR BREAKFAST. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: Prosecuted on April 7th, 1960 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

One copy about GOOD. Full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.47.2 THE WORLD OF SEX Henry Miller, 1959

 TC. 47 The World of Sex 1959

TC. 47

[Within a green border of type decoration:] HENRY MILLER |THE WORLD | OF SEX | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 128 pp. [1-16]4. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper watermarked Bellegarde. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE WORLD | OF SEX. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] Copyright by Henri [sic] Miller, 1959. p. [7] facsimile of p. 5 of original edition. . p. [8] blank. pp. 9-10, Preface. pp. 11-20, text. p. [21] facsimile of p. 13 of original edition. pp. 22-42, text. p. [43] facsimile of p. 25 of original edition. pp. 44-46, text. p. [47] facsimile of p. 28 of original edition. pp. 48-54, text. p. [55] facsimile of p. 31 of original edition. pp. 56-70, text. p. [71] facsimile of p. 42 of original edition. pp. 72-76, text. p. [77] facsimile of p. 46 of original edition. pp. 78-91, text. pp. [92,93] facsimiles of pp. 59 & 60 of original edition. pp. 94-108, text. p. [109] facsimile of p. 73 of original edition. pp. 110-[125], text. p. p. [126] blank. p [127] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed April 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. p. [128] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE WORLD | OF SEX | no 47 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 47 [-] THE WORLD OF SEX. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) A copy of this edition in the collection of Mr William Ashley has an errata slip pasted to p. [1]. Measuring 50 x 100 cm., this slip, which is printed in black on a light green background, reads as follows: ERRATA | PAGE 14: lines 4 and 5 should be transposed to lines | 4 and 5 page 15. | PAGE 32: 9th line from bottom: read riffling instead | of rifling. | PAGE 43: 12th line: substitute from for after. | PAGE 45: 6th line from bottom: substitute he for be. | PAGE 110: 12th line: substitute that for thay. Subsequent Olympia Press editions of this book , while textually identical, are reset and the errors corrected. However, as will be seen another error found its way in with the spelling of the authors first name as Henri in the copyright notice. (2) The first edition of The World of Sex was privately published in 1941 by Ben Abramson and distributed through his Argus Bookshop in Chicago. It was designed and printed by Nat Roth, who ran a printing company called Aries Press.

3 Copies all about Good, Extra images and details of condition on request.


5.49.2 THE BEDROOM PHILOSPHERS [LA PHILOSOPHIE DANS LE BOUDOIR] D.-A.-F. de Sade, 1960

 TC 49 The Bedroom Philosophers 1960

TC 49 1960

DONATIEN • ALDONSE • FRANÇOIS | MARQUIS DE SADE | THE | BEDROOM | PHILOSOPHERS | Being an English Rendering of | La Philosophie dans le Boudoir | done by | Pieralessandro Casavini | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the frame:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 224 pp. Perfect bound; no signatures. 17.6 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

Contents: p. [1] THE BEDROOM | PHILOSOPHERSř. p. [2] All rights relative to this English version of | La Philosophie dans le Boudoir are reserved in all countries. | Copyright ©1957 and 1960 by The Olympia Press. | PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | by Imprimerie Georges Frère, Tourcoing, Nord, in May 1960 | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1960. p. [3] title, as above. pp. [4-5] dedication, TO LIBERTINES. p. [6] blank. pp. 7-[224], text. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D.A.F. DE SADE | THE | BEDROOM | PHILOSOPHERS | no 49 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 49 [-] THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHERS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] NF : 15 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A & U.K.

2 Copies Very Good.


5.50.1 THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM [LES 120 JOURNÉES DE SODOME] D.-A.-F. de Sade, 1957

 TC 50 The 120 Days of Sodom Vol.1 1957

TC 50 Vol.1 1957

 TC 50 120 Days of Sodom Vol 2 1957

TC 50 Vol 2 1957

TC 50 120 Days of Sodom Vol 3 1957

TC 50 Vol 3 1957

[Vol. I:] D.A.F DE SADE | THE 120 DAYS | OF SODOM |OR | The Romance of the School | for Libertinage | Being an English Rendering of | [in bold:] Les 120 Journées de Sodome | done by Pieralessandro Casavini, | with an Essay by Georges Bataille. | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, rue de Nesle – Paris 6e [Vols. II, III:] D. A. F. DE SADE | THE 120 DAYS | OF SODOM | or | The Romance of the School | for Libertinage |Being an English Rendering of | [in bold:] Les 120 Journées de Sodome | done by Pieralessandro Casavini, | with an Essay by Georges Bataille. | VOLUME II [VOLUME III] | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, Rue St-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: Vol. I: 192 pp. *50.1-*50.128. – Vol. II: 208 pp. **50.1-**50.138. – Vol. III: 224 pp. ***50.1-***50.148. 17.2 x 11.0 cm. All edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: Vol. I  pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. p. [4] TRANSLATOR‘S NOTE | The present edition of Les 120 Journées de Sodome | is the first complete and integral rendering to be | presented in English, and follows Justine and The | Bedroom Philosophers in the uniform edition of the Marquis de Sade’s complete works published by | The Olympia Press. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] All rights reserved in all countries by | The Olympia Press.pp. 7-10, publisher’s note. pp. 11-38, On Reading Sade, by Georges Bataille. pp. 39-[192], text, with printing details at the foot of p. [192]: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e [sic] trimestre 1957. Vol. II  pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. p. [4] translator’s note, as for vol. I. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] notice of copyright, as for vol. I. pp. 7-203, text. p. [204] blank. p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal :3e trimestre 1957. pp. [206-208] blank. Vol. III  pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. p. [4] translator’s note, as for vols. I & II. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] notice of copyright, as for vols. I & II. pp. 7-[224], text, with printing details, which are the same as for vol. II, at the foot of p. [224] Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D.A.F. DE SADE | THE | 120 DAYS OF | SODOM | or : The Romance of | The School for Libertinage | ―VOLUME I‖ [―  II‖, ―  III‖] | no 50 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 50 [-] * * SADE‘S THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs 3.600 for the 3 volumes | Must not be sold separately.. Notes: (1) The title page of volume I of this edition is a puzzle; it makes no mention of a volume number, nor does it indicate that it’s part of the Traveller’s Companion series. Even odder is the fact that the company’s address, as given, is for earlier premises and does not match that of volumes II and III. The notion that it is merely a reproduction of the title page of the earlier, pre-Traveller’s Companion edition of The 120 Days of Sodom published by the Olympia Press, which in general terms it resembles, is quickly dispelled by a comparison of the two, which indicates they are typographically quite different. (2) Pierressandro Casavini is the pseudonym of Austryn Wainhouse.

One 3 volume set all Very Good + and an odd copy of Volume 2 same edition also Very Good +

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Traveller’s Companion Duplicates (Part 4)

Books for Trade: List, Traveller’s Companion Duplicates (Part 4)

Part 4 of what feels like a never ending list of duplicates. As always the layout is; Title and edition, Image, bibliographical description, followed by number of copies available, with a brief note on condition, ( full details of description and extra images on request). The bibliographical detail is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, and the index numbers (Example 5.31.1.) are the location of the description in the actual bibliography.


5.31.1 KAMA HOURI Ataullah Mardaan [pseud.], 1956

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ATAULLAH MARDAAN | KAMA HOURI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 31.1-31.616. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] KAMA HOURI. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [7-8] Foreword. pp. 9-181, text. p. [182] blank. pp. [183-188] catalogue, with promotional blurbs, of vols. 7 & 8, 13, 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, together with Count Palmiro Vicarion’s collections of limericks and bawdy ballads, Henry Miller’s Quiet Days in Clichy and Plexus, and Nabokov’s Lolita. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1956 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956 pp. [190-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ATAULLAH MARDAAN | KAMA | HOURI | no 31 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 31 [-] KAMA HOURI. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.

3 Copies, 2 Very Good, one about Good, extra images and full description on request.


5.32.1 PLEASURE THIEVES Harriet Daimler and Henry Crannach [Iris Owens and Marilyn Meeske], 1956

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HARRIET DAIMLER | and HENRY CRANNACH | THE |PLEASURE | THIEVES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 32.1-32.516, 32.68. 17.9 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | PLEASURE |THIEVES. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[174], text. p. [175] list of vols. 7,8, 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. p. [176] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1956 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover: within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | and HENRY CRANNACH | THE|PLEASURE | THIEVES | no 32 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 32 [-] THE PLEASURE THIEVES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: The catalogue on p. [175] carries a box number address: The Olympia Press, B.P. 82.06 Paris 6, France.

One copy about Good


5.34.1 COSIMO’S WIFE Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1957

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | COSIMO’S | WIFE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 1.34-5.3416, 6.348. 17.7 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] COSIMO’S | WIFE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] two quotations, reverse blank. pp. 9-175, text. p. [176] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed March 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1957.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | COSIMO’S | WIFE | no 34 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 34 [-] COSIMO‘S WIFE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: (1) An altered state where the price of the book, 900 Francs as originally printed on the back cover, has been overprinted with a broad black band and the increased price printed above. (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.Copy used: Compiler’s collection. [109]

3 Copies 1 Very Good 2 about Good, extra images and detailed description on request


5.35.1 THE WANTONS Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1957

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE | WANTONS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 1.35-6.3516. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | WANTONS. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-185, text. p. [186] blank. p. [187] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957 pp. [188-192] blank. Printed on white wove paper. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE | WANTONS | no 35 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 35 [-] THE WANTONS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: An altered state where the price of the book, 900 Francs as originally printed on the back cover, has been overprinted with a broad black band and the increased price printed above.

One copy GOOD + but ink marked and abrasions to back (price erased)


5.36.1 OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS Jean Genet, 1957

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JEAN GENET | OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS | Translated from the French | by Bernard Frechtman | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 272 pp. 36.1-36.816, 36.98. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1] OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS. p. [2] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p.[3] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [5] note on the text, p. [6] dedication: Were it not for Maurice Pilorge, | whose death keeps poisoning my life, | I would never have written this book.| I dedicate it to his memory.| J.G. pp. 7-266, text. pp. [267,268] blank. p. [269] PRINTED IN FRANCE |[rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. pp. [270-272] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] JEAN GENET | OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS | Translated from the French | by Bernard Frechtman | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | no 36 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 36 [-] OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200.
Notes: (1) Mr William Ashley reports a copy in his collection identical to the one here described, except for the price on the back wrapper which gives: 18 francs | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K., which would constitute a second issue. (2) Our Lady of the Flowers (Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs) was published in a limited edition for subscribers by L’Arbalète of Lyons in 1943. A trade edition, revised by the author, was published by Gallimard in 1951. An English translation, based on
the Arbalète text was published by the Éditions Morihien in 1949. The present version, which follows the now standard Gallimard text, has been revised and corrected. Like the former, it is unabridged and unexpurgated.  Note on the text, from p. [5]. (The original French text was published jointly in 1943 by Paul Morihien and Robert Denoël.) (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

3 Copies 2 Good + with the 1200 Francs price on back cover and one Very Good with 18 Francs on back cover (same print dates)


5.37.1 THE HOUSE OF BORGIA Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1957

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE HOUSE | OF | BORGIA |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 1.37-6.3716. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE HOUSE | OF |BORGIA  p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-190, text. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. p. [192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE HOUSE | OF | BORGIA |no 37 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 37 [-] THE HOUSE OF BORGIA [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

2 Copies about Good extra images and full description of condition on request.


5.39.1 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1957

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HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, rue St-Séverin, Paris 5 | Former edition by | THE OBELISK PRESS – PARIS Collation: 640 pp. [1-20]16. 17.2 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] New printing by | IMPRIMERIE MODERNE | DU LION, | PARIS | achevé d‘imprimer Juin 1957 | [rule] | dépôt légal – 2e trimestre 1957. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] FIRST PUBLISHED AUGUST 1949 | Also by Henry Miller:| TROPIC OF CAPRICORN | TROPIC OF CANCER | BLACK SPRING | MAX AND THE WHITE PHAGOCYTES | PUBLISHED BY | SOCIÉTÉ DřEXPLOITATION DES ÉDITIONS DU CHÊNE | 4, RUE DE LA PAIX, PARIS, JULY 1950. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | MUST NOT BE IMPORTED INTO ENGLAND OR THE U.S.A. p. [7] VOLUME ONE, reverse blank. pp. [9]-127, text of Volume One. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text of Volume Two. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text of Volume Three. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543. p. [544] blank. p. [545] VOLUME FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text of Volume Five. pp. [635,6] blank. p. [637] PRINTED IN FRANCE | BY S.O.P.A.C. | 26, RUE CLAVEL, 26, A PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1950 | No d’édition : 294. pp. [638-640] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right:] Not to be sold in the U.S.A. or U.K. | Francs : 2.400.
Notes: Sexus was first published in August 1949 by Maurice Girodias for his company Les Editions du Chêne, under the revived Obelisk Press imprint that had been originally started by his father, Jack Kahane, in the early 1930’s. In December 1950, the French Minister of the Interior prohibited the book from being printed or sold in France in any language. The present edition would seem to comprise almost entirely of a re-issue of the unused sheets of a reprint published before the December ban by Les Editions du Chêne/Obelisk Press in July 1950, and printed for them on India Paper by S.O.P.A.C., 26 rue Clavel, Paris. According to the information on p. [4], the Olympia Press edition here under notice is a new printing by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris dated June 1957.However, it seems likely that Impr. Moderne du Lion’s contribution was confined to new preliminaries and wrappers.

2 Copies One Fine, one Good +


5.39.3 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1960

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 640 pp. Statement of signatures as for F39.1. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Printed in France by Imprimerie du Lion, |November 1960, | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1960. |Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1960.ř p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] VOLUME ONE, reverse blank. pp. [9]-127, text of Volume One. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text of Volume Two. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text of Volume Three. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543, text of Volume Four. p. [544] blank. p. [545] Volume Five, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text of Volume Five. pp. [635-640] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; Within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N. F. | NOT TO BE SOLD |IN U.S.A. & U.K.

2 Copies ,One Very Good +, one Good +


5.39.4 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1962

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border and in green type:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 640 pp. Statement of signatures as for F39.1. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed in India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, 1962 |PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris | ©[sic] September, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] VOLUME ONE. reverse blank pp. [9]-127, text. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543, text. p. [544] blank. p. [545] VOLUME FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text. pp. [635-640] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; Within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N.F | NOT TO BE SOLD |IN U.S.A. & U.K.

One Copy Good +


5.40.2 THE NEW ORGANIZATION [THE ORGANIZATION] Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1962

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE NEW | ORGANIZATION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 192 pp. Perfect bound. 40.1-40.616. 17.4 x 99 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE NEW | ORGANIZATION. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Studium, Paris, July 1962 | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] Prologue-Dialogue. | THREE IN AN ILLUSIOMAT AUTOMOBILE | The Three: Clarissa, Lorenzo, Althea.. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-25, text. p. [26] blank. p. [27] FIRST AND SECOND DIALOGUE. | FIVE IN A DEFACTIFIED HOUSE |The five : Clarissa, Lorenzo, Althea, Ferdinand, | Midont. | THE DRAMAGUISE | Clarissa : Madame de Saint-Ange | Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea : Eugénie | Ferdinand : le Chevalier. p. [28] blank. pp. 29-41, text. p. [42] blank. p. 43 DIALOGUE THE THIRD. | FIVE IN A REALOMYTH LUXURIOUS BOUDOIR | Clarissa: Madame de Saint Ange | Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea: Eugénie | Ferdinand and Midont: Onlookers. p. [44] blank. pp. 45-58, text. p. 59 THE REDRAMAGUISING OF DIALOGUE THE THIRD. | IN THE SAME DEFACTIFIED BOUDOIR. p. [60] blank. pp. 61-117, text. p. 118 DIALOGUE THE FOURTH. | FOUR ON THE DEFACTIFIED BED | Clarissa: Madame de Saint-Ange |Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea: Eugénie | Ferdinand: le Chevalier. pp. 119-139, text. p. [140] blank. p. 141 DIALOGUE THE FIFTH. | EVERBODY DEFACTIFYING | Clarissa, Althea, Lorenzo, Midont, Ferdinand; with the introduction of Sabrina Kishman and Sheldon Push.p. [142] blank pp. 143-185, text. p. [186] blank. p. [187] Printed in France | IMPRIMERIE STUDIUM |PARISř. pp. [188-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | NEW | ORGANIZATION | no 40 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 40 [-] THE NEW ORGANIZATION. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K. Notes: Prosecuted on March 11th, 1963 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

6 copies 4 Fine 2 Very good, 2 copies have a Green OLYMPIA PRESS Over price sticker 9 FRANCS

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Traveller’s Companion Series List 3

Books for Trade: List, Traveller’s Companion Series (Part 3)

.The continuing saga of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as with other listings, bibliographical detail courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007. The numerical index (example 5.23.1, is the location of the description in the bibliography.

Each listing is:- title, image (actual book), bibliographical description, followed by number of copies available, and brief note on condition. Extra images and full description of condition on request.


5.23.1 ROMAN ORGY Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1956

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | ROMAN | ORGY | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 23.1-23.616, 23.78. 17.6 x 11.2 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] ROMAN | ORGY. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[207], text. p. [208] catalogue listing vols. 1, 4-29 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series and Lolita, with printing details at foot of page: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED APRIL 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1956. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | ROMAN | ORGY | no 23 | THE | TRAVELLERS COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 23 [-] ROMAN ORGY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

One Copy about good, extra images and detailed description on request.


5.24.1 HEAVEN, HELL AND THE WHORE Robert Desmond [Robert Desmond Thompson] 1956

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ROBERT DESMOND | HEAVEN, | HELL | AND | THE WHORE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 256 pp. 24.1-24.816. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] HEAVEN, | HELL | AND | THE WHORE. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above. p. [6] Dedicated to my dear Teddie, without whose help this | book would have been written much more quickly. pp. 7-251, text. pp. [252-256] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1, 4-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine, with printing details at foot of p. [256]: PRINTED JUNE 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1956. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ROBERT DESMOND | HEAVEN | HELL | AND | THE WHORE | no 24 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 24 [-] HEAVEN HELL AND THE WHORE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.
Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

2 copies , one very good, one fair, extra images and detailed description of condition on request.


5.25.1 THONGS Carmencita de las Lunas [Alexander Trocchi] 1956

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CARMENCITA DE LAS LUNAS | THONGS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris VIe Collation: 192 pp. [1]-616. Signatures printed with the series no. and title at the foot of the left-hand side of the leaf and a number at the foot of the right-hand side, save the first, which is signed with the series no. and title only. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THONGS. p. [4] [rule] |All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia | Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-184, text. pp. [185,186] blank. pp. 187-189 catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1-25 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. p. [190] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Imprimerie Spéciale des Éditions The Olympia Press | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. pp. [191,2] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] CARMENCITA DE LAS LUNAS | THONGS | no 25 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 25 [-] THONGS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Mr Steve Mullins reports a copy of Thongs in his collection which has no printer information or dates, but… appears to be the genuine article. Perhaps a later reprint by Girodias. (2) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (3) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

One copy Very Good.Extra images and detailed description of condition on request.


5.26.1 WHO PUSHED PAULA? Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1956

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | WHO | PUSHED | PAULA | ? |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 192 pp. 26.1-26.616. 17.5 x 11.2 cm.., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] WHO | PUSHED | PAULA | ?ř. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[187], text,Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | WHO | PUSHED | PAULA | ? |no 26 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 26 [-] WHO PUSHED PAULA?[Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) In an advertising flyer dated January 1956, in the collection of Angus Carroll, the author of Who Pushed Paula? is given as ‘Albert Gravesend.’ (2) The compiler has a second copy of this edition which presents considerable bibliographical challenges. The collation is eccentric, comprising twelve gatherings of eight leaves apiece, unsigned save the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th which are designated 26.2 through 26.6 respectively. These signatures fall on the same pages as the copy under notice, but with no obvious relevance to the stitching of the gatherings. In addition there are two blank cancel leaves, out of sequence of the pagination, the first preceding p. [1] and the other following p. [192], in the manner of endpapers. The book is also noticeably larger, measuring 18.0 x 11.4 cm. In all other respects, the book is the same. (3) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (4) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised. with printing details at foot of p. [187]: [rule] | PRINTED FEBRUARY 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956 pp. [188-191] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine . p. [192] blank.

One copy Poor very worn, but complete.


5.27.1 SKIRTS Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1956

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | SKIRTS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 27.1-27.616, 27.78. 17.7 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SKIRTS. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-200, text. pp. [201-204] catalogue, with short descriptive notes, of vols. 1, 4-27 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, and of Lolita and Justine . p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED MARCH 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1956. pp. [206-208] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | SKIRTS | no 27 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 27 [-] SKIRTS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

3 copies 1 Fine, 2 Very Good, extra images and detailed description on request.


5.28.1 SARABANDE FOR A BITCH Mickey Dikes [pseud.], 1956

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MICKEY DIKES | SARABANDE | FOR | A BITCH | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6e Collation: 208 pp. 28.1-28.616, 28.78. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] SARABANDE | FOR | A BITCH. p. [4] catalogue listing vols. 1, 4-29 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series and Lolita. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] [rule] | All right reserved in all countries by The Olympia Press, Paris, France pp. 7-208, text with, at foot of p. [208], printing details: PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED APRIL 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, SEINE, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1956. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MICKEY DIKES | SARABANDE | FOR | A BITCH | no 28 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 28 [-] SARABANDE FOR A BITCH. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: (1) Suppressed on December 10th, 1956 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (2) Prosecuted on July 11th. 1958 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

3 copies 2 very good, 1 good. Extra images and detailed description of condition on request.


5.30.1 CRUEL LIPS Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1956

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MARCUS [reduced] VAN HELLER | CRUEL LIPS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 30.1-30.616. 18.0 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] CRUEL LIPSř. p. [4] [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] catalogue of vols. 7 and 8, and 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. pp. 7-190, text. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | PRINTED JULY 1956 BY S.I.P., MONTREUIL, FRANCE | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956. p. [192] blank.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | CRUEL | LIPS | no 30 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 30 [-] CRUEL LIPS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: The catalogue on p. [6] gives a box number address: The Olympia Press, B.P. 82.06 Paris 6, France.

2 Copies both Very Good


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