New into The Collection:AMOROUS EXPLOITS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL. Guillaume Apollinaire, The Olympia Press June1953

Possibly of no interest to anyone other than myself and a handful of other collectors, this was one I have waited a very long time to obtain a copy. I had always been puzzled by the rapid reissue of this title, first published in June 53, and immediately reissued in July 53, the latter being extremely common and this the first being very scarce indeed.

Once in hand the reason for the reissue appears to be the change of address of the publisher on the title page, why the price also disappears from the back cover between first and second issue I cannot guess. This information was always available in the bibliography but somehow I had missed it.

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.


1.4.1 AMOROUS EXPLOITS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL Guillaume Apollinaire, 1953

Title Page

GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | AMOROUS EXPLOITS | of | A YOUNG RAKEHELL | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 2 bis, rue des Ciseaux, Paris (6 e)

Collation: 120 pp. [1]-78, 84. 18.2 x 13.0 cm, all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

Contents: pp. [1-4] blank. p. [5] AMOROUS EXPLOITS |of | A YOUNG RAKEHELL, reverse blank. p. [7] title, as above. p. [8] [rule] | All rights reserved in all countries..p. [9], CHAPTER ONE, reverse blank. pp. [11]-20, text. p. [21] CHAPTER TWO, reverse blank. pp. [23]-29, text. p. [30] blank. p. [31] CHAPTER THREE, reverse blank. pp. [33]-37, text. p. [38] blank. p. [39] CHAPTER FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [41]-45, text. p. [46] blank. p. [47] CHAPTER FIVE, reverse [55] CHAPTER SIX, reverse blank. pp. [57]-63, text. p. [64] blank. p. [65].CHAPTER SEVEN, reverse blank. pp. [67]-75, text. p. [76] blank. p. [77] CHAPTER EIGHT, reverse blank. pp. [79]-84, text. p. [85] CHAPTER NINE, reverse blank. pp. [87]-95, text. p. [96] blank. p. [97] CHAPTER TEN, reverse blank. pp. [99]-103, text. p. [104] blank. p. [105] CHAPTER ELEVEN, reverse blank. pp. [107]-110, text. p. [111], THE END, reverse blank. p. [113] table of contents, reverse blank. p. [115] blank. pp. [49]-54, text. p. FINISHED PRINTED [sic]| JUNE 1953 | BY IMPRIMERIE RICHARD | 24, RUE STÉPHENSON, PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1953. pp. [116-120] blank.

Front Cover

Binding: Plain white wrappers trimmed flush with body of the book, under dark green dustjacket printed in black, with front wrapper framed by border of white, six-pointed stars. Front cover: GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE | [double rule in white, with thicker lower rule: ] Amorous Exploits | of | A YOUNG RAKEHELL [double rule in white, with thicker upper rule: ] THE OLYMPIA PRESS‘ .

Spine

Spine: [reading up spine; horizontally: ] THE | OLYMPIA | PRESS [reading vertically: ] Amorous Exploits of a Young Rakehell [-] GUILLAUME | APOLLINAIRE.

Back Cover

Back cover blank, except for bottom right: PRINTED IN FRANCE | PRICE : 1200 FRANCS.

Notes: A translation, reportedly by Richard Seaver, of Les Exploits d‘un jeune Don Juan, an erotic novel that was first published at Paris in 1905 or 1906 by Elias Gaucher. Although generally credited as an original work by Guillaume Apollinaire, it is actually a word-for-word translation by the poet of Kinder-Geilheit. Geständnisse eines Knaben (Berlin: 1891). For details of the German original, see Hugo Hayn and Alfred N. Gotendorf, Bibliotheca Germanorum Erotica & Curiosa (München: Georg Müller,1912-14) vol. 3, pp. 551,2.


Also see

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

Books Wanted:- MELTING [Dissolving] Travellers Companion Series No 59

 

Chairs et Dentelles E.Klem a Portfolio of 20 images. Or in this case 5 of the 20.

Continuing my fascination with this artist, I purchased this incomplete set last year on e-bay, happy to do so for the wonderful original lithographs, but also because of the original case for them, which I hoped might contain some evidence of the publisher, alas this was not so. The seller had dated them around 1940, which is too late.

Given the subject matter I suspect that this is work for the Diana Slip lingerie range which places it from between 1933-1938. The publisher may well be one of the Vidal group, but this portfolio does not appear within the bibliography. The artist was producing erotic work for Editions d’Antin, and Diana Slip is named as the author of “Princesse Cravache”, also illustrated by this artist and published by d’Antin.

Eugene Klementieff, was a famous artist/ designer, illustrator who used the signature, E.Klem, or just E.K, or sometimes no signature for his erotic works, however his style is so distinctive that it is not usually too hard to identify his work.

So to the images, sadly only 5 of the 20 called for, they are not uncommon on the web, but are often only reproduced in black and white, therefore I hope you enjoy them in their glorious colour versions. If anyone has images of the other lithographs in the set (colour), I would be very happy to add them to this listing.

See Also

Books for Trade: Maindouce, La Belle Polissonne ou le Délicieux Écart : Les Editions du Couvre-Feu, 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris (2e) n.d (1934)

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

Books for Trade: My Most Beautiful Nights of Love: by Mademoiselle Suzy Paris 1938.

UPDATE 11-05-17. Not happy with the quality of the images on-line so I have re-scanned at 600dpi, hopefully they will show up better, as they are much clearer in reality.

My favourite kind of book , a mystery title, I say this because although claimed as an Editions D’antin title in “Les Editions du Couvre-Feu”by Chrotphe Bier, (Editions Astarte  2014). The book itself appears only to credit Editions D’Antin as the printer rather than the publisher. This is further complicated by the short list of other books “Sold in the Library” (detail below), which lists titles published by The Obelisk Press and Librarie Astra as well as English versions of Vidal House titles. This can be explained as the lists literally being of titles sold by certain retail outlets rather than being published by them.


Cover of the French Language Edition

My Most beautiful Nights 1938_0010

The other part of the mystery is the artist behind the illustrations, although unsigned they of outstanding quality and i am tempted to compare them to the work of E.Klem, and having compared them to illustrations from other titled Odeurs du Femmes I am now convinced these are unsigned KLEM , illustrations. In an e-mail communication earlier today Christophe Bier, came to the same conclusion.

And now to the book


FROM A BOOKLOVER’S SPECIAL SHELF-ILLUSTRATED

MY MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS OF LOVE

BY MADEMOISELLE SUZY

-PARIS-

This edition is reserved exclusively for subscribers.

PRINTED ON THE PRESSES OF THE IMPRIMERIE SPECIALE DES EDITIONS D’ANTIN-17 RUE D’ANTIN PARIS IN THE YEAR MCMXXXVIII

In original covers printed in black and red , 151 pages plus iii. With six beautifully executed, unsigned illustrations in colour tipped in.


COVER


Back


Spine


LIMITATION


THE ILLUSTRATIONS


OTHER TITLES

My Most beautiful Nights 1938_0007


My Most beautiful Nights 1938_0008



SEE ALSO

Books For Trade: Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu. 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

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

Books for Trade: : Serge de Fontanges.Voluptés Féminines.Le Jardin d’Éros , 6 rue de Tracy.Paris (2e) s.d (circa 1935)

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

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

Cover illustration

Book Cover

Spine

Title Page

The Illustrations

See Also

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

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

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

Books Wanted: Titles from The Odyssey Library Copenhagen.1963 (May 2017) Update

Back on to my favourite topic , which is the really rare titles. Something of a peripheral item, the books published or allegedly published, constitute an attempt by Maurice Girodias to avoid the attention of the French authorities, by shifting some of his editions to a Copenhagen printer. As Pat Kearney notes:-“Right up to the end, the French police were snapping at Girodias’s heels, and one of his last publishing efforts in Paris was to have six novels printed in Copenhagen, a desperate attempt to evade the authorities at home and launch a new series called The Odyssey Library. Despite the fact that censorship had been abolished in Denmark  not to mention the fact the books were in English the Danish authorities were somehow persuaded by their French counterparts to halt the operation. Most of these novels were later reprinted in New York by the Olympia Press, but copies of the Danish originals, which are amongst the scarcest of the books that Girodias published, do emerge from time to time.” (Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press. Liverpool University Press 2007) Index Numbers are the actual location of the description in the bibliography.

Now for the first time I have the 4 known titles in my possession at the same time, quite an event, well for me at least, this post gives all the available information on the titles in the series from Pat Kearney’s description below, we know that Whores, Queers and Others was prepared for publication in this series , as the later NY printing carries the distinctive Odyssey Library title page, as for Sextet no one seems to have any idea whether or not it was actually produced other than as the last title in the Paris Traveller’s Companion series.

So go on someone tell me that you have copies of either, photographic evidence will be required, and you would be welcome to donate them to my collection.

Scream my Darling Scream Angela Pearson , Odyssey Library, Copenhagen, 1963

Scream my Darling Scream Angela Pearson , Odyssey Library, Copenhagen, 1963


The Odyssey Library In order of series number.

Flesh Raffle 12.1

Lessons in Love 12.2

[Whores, Queers, and Others] 12.3

Scream, My Darling, Scream 12.4

My Mother Taught Me 12.5

[Sextet] 12.6

 BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS


12.1.1 FLESH RAFFLE Jim Dobbs, 1963

Flesh Raffle Odyssey Library 1963_0004

[Within a black, highly ornamental frame comprising on each side statues on plinths and surmounted by mythological, tailed figures, the whole resting on a base decorated florally and at its centre a cameo:] [three typographic fig leafs] FLESH | RAFFLE by | jim dobbs [two typographic fig leafs] | 1 | THE ODYSSEY LIBRARY

Collation: 196 pp. No signatures, but [1-11]8, [12]10. The final signature has an additional double leaf, inserted. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3], [three typographic fig leafs] FLESH | RAFFLE by | jim dobbs [two typographic fig leafs], reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6], Printed in Denmark | June 1963 by Behrndt Offset. Copyright by the Odyssey Library | © 1963. All rights of reproduction in all countries strictly re- | served. Any infringement of copyright will be prosecuted. pp. 7-196, text.

Flesh Raffle Odyssey Library 1963_0001

Binding: Matt dark red wrappers, trimmed flush with the book. The front wrapper reproduces the titlepage, except for the following differences. The ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title, author, &c. are given is in black.  The typographic fig leaves are dark red.  The title, author, series number and publisher are in white.

Flesh Raffle Odyssey Library 1963_0003

[Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the title and author lettered in black down spine:] FLESH RAFFLE by Jim Dobbs.

Flesh Raffle Odyssey Library 1963_0002

[Backwrapper; at foot, lettered in white within a solid black panel:] U.S. dollars 3,60 or equivalent in other currencies. [Printed in small black type at bottom right of backwrapper and at 90° to price panel:] Printed in Denmark | BEHRNDT OFFSET Notes: This is probably the original edition of a novel called Hot Lottery credited to the same author and advertised by the Olympia Press in New York about 1967 as volume 215 of the Traveller’s Companion Series. A comparison of the two books, however, has not yet been undertaken because a copy of the supposed American reprint has not been located. Other books appearing under this pseudonym from other publishers in the United States include In Lust and War (1969) and Island Lust (1969). A third novel, Chateau Venus, was published by the Olympia Press in New York in 1968.


12.2.1 LESSONS IN LOVE Marjorie Cartwright, 1963

[Within a black, highly ornamental frame comprising on each side statues on plinths and surmounted by mythological, tailed figures, the whole resting on a base decorated florally and at its centre a cameo:] LESSONS IN | LOVE by Marjorie | Cartwright [two typographic fig leafs] | 2 | THE ODYSSEY LIBRARY

Collation: 244 pp. No signatures, but [1-14]8, [15]10. The final signature has an additional double leaf, inserted. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3], LESSONS IN | LOVE by Marjorie | Cartwright [two typographic fig leafs], reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6], Printed in Denmark | June 1963 by Behrndt Offset. Copyright by the Odyssey Library | © 1963. All rights of reproduction in all countries strictly re- | served. Any infringement of copyright will be prosecuted. pp. 7-241, text. pp. [242-244] blank.

Binding: Matt dark red wrappers, trimmed flush with the book. The front wrapper reproduces the title page, except for the following differences. The ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title,ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title, author, &c. are given is in black.  The typographic fig leaves are dark red. The title, author, series number and publisher are in white.

[Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the title and author lettered in black down spine:] LESSONS IN LOVE by Marjorie Cartwright.

[Backwrapper; at foot, lettered in white within a solid black panel:] U.S. dollars 3,60 or equivalent in other currencies. [Printed in small black type at bottom right of backwrapper and at 90° to price panel:] Printed in Denmark | BEHRNDT OFFSET. Notes: Reprinted under the title Rape of the Statue by the Olympia Press in New York in 1968 as no. 104 of the Ophelia Press imprint.


12.3.1 WHORES, QUEERS, AND OTHERS (2 vols.) Philip Barrows [Daniel R. Tuite] Note: No copy known. Existence implied from catalogs and the missing series number 3. Published later by the New York Olympia Press, with a title page in the same Baroque style as the Danish series. It is possible this book was never published in the Odyssey Library series, but first (and only) released by the New York Olympia Press.


12.4.1 SCREAM, MY DARLING, SCREAM Angela Pearson [John Millington-Ward], 1963

Scream my Darling Scream Angela Pearson , Odyssey Library, Copenhagen, 1963

Scream my Darling Scream Angela Pearson , Odyssey Library, Copenhagen, 1963

[Within a black, highly ornamental frame comprising on each side statues on plinths and surmounted by mythological, tailed figures, the whole resting on a base decorated florally and at its centre a cameo:] [two typographic fig leafs] SCREAM, | MY DARLING, | SCREAM ! by | Angela Pearson | 4 | THE ODYSSEY LIBRARY

Collation: 196 pp. No signatures, but [1-11]8, [12]10. The final signature has an additional double leaf, inserted. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3], [two typographic fig leafs] SCREAM,| MY DARLING, | SCREAM ! by | angela pearson,

Scream Title Page

Scream Title Page

reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6], Printed in Denmark | June 1963 by Behrndt Offset. Copyright by the Odyssey Library | © 1963. All rights of reproduction in all countries strictly re- | served. Any infringement of copyright will be prosecuted. pp. 7-195, text. p. [196] blank. Binding: Matt dark red wrappers, trimmed flush with the book. The front wrapper reproduces the titlepage, except for the following differences. The ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title, author, &c. are given is in black.  The typographic fig leaves are dark red.  The title, author, series number and publisher are in white. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the title and author lettered in black down spine:] SCREAM, MY DARLING, SCREAM ! by angela pearson.

 Scream spine view

Scream spine view

[Backwrapper; at foot, lettered in white within a solid black panel:] U.S. dollars 3,60 or equivalent in other currencies. [Printed in small black type at bottom right of backwrapper and at 90° to price panel:] Printed in Denmark | BEHRNDT OFFSET.

 Scream Back Cover

Scream Back Cover

Published later by the New York Olympia Press


12.5.1 MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME: Tor Kung. [Jean Mclean and Jack Gilbert], 1963

My Mother Taught Me 1963 Title Page

[Within a black, highly ornamental frame comprising on each side statues on plinths and surmounted by mythological, tailed figures, the whole resting on a base decorated florally and at its centre a cameo:] MY MOTHER | TAUGHT ME | by Tor Kung [two typographic fig leafs] | 5 | THE ODYSSEY LIBRARY

Collation: 200 pp. No signatures, but [1-12]8, [13]4. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3], MY MOTHER| TAUGHT ME | by tor kung [two typographic fig leafs], reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6], Printed in Denmark | June 1963 by Behrndt Offset. Copyright by the Odyssey Library | © 1963. All rights of reproduction in all countries strictly re- | served. Any infringement of copyright will be prosecuted. pp. 7-198, text. pp. [199-200] blank.

My Mother Cover

Binding: Matt dark red wrappers, trimmed flush with the book. The front wrapper reproduces the titlepage, except for the following differences. The ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title, author, &c. are given is in black.  The typographic fig leaves are dark red.  The title, author, series number and publisher are in white.

My Mother spine

[Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the title and author lettered in black down spine:] MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME by Tor Kung.

My Mother Back

[Backwrapper; at foot, lettered in white within a solid black panel:] U.S. dollars 3,60 or equivalent in other currencies. [Printed in small black type at bottom right of backwrapper and at 90° to price panel:] Printed in Denmark | BEHRNDT OFFSET. Note: Published later by the New York Olympia Press.


12.6.1 SEXTET J.Hume Parkinson 1963

Note: No copy known. Existence implied from catalogues and the missing series number 6. Published in 1965 in the Traveller’s Companion Series, Number 94 (5.94)


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New into the Collection: Lessons in Love,Marjorie Cartwright, Odyssey Library Copenhagen 1963

One that i was beginning to wonder if i would ever see a copy but here it is and very welcome too, many thanks to my new contact Jacques, who improved my collection with three boxes of books, even if nearly 100 were New York Olympia titles, this one did appear in the New York series but here is the real thing.

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.


12.2.1 LESSONS IN LOVE Marjorie Cartwright, 1963

[Within a black, highly ornamental frame comprising on each side statues on plinths and surmounted by mythological, tailed figures, the whole resting on a base decorated florally and at its centre a cameo:] LESSONS IN | LOVE by Marjorie | Cartwright [two typographic fig leafs] | 2 | THE ODYSSEY LIBRARY

Collation: 244 pp. No signatures, but [1-14]8, [15]10. The final signature has an additional double leaf, inserted. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3], LESSONS IN | LOVE by Marjorie | Cartwright [two typographic fig leafs], reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6], Printed in Denmark | June 1963 by Behrndt Offset. Copyright by the Odyssey Library | © 1963. All rights of reproduction in all countries strictly re- | served. Any infringement of copyright will be prosecuted. pp. 7-241, text. pp. [242-244] blank.

 

Binding: Matt dark red wrappers, trimmed flush with the book. The front wrapper reproduces the title page, except for the following differences. The ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title,ornamental border is in white.  The central panel where the title, author, &c. are given is in black.  The typographic fig leaves are dark red. The title, author, series number and publisher are in white.

[Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the title and author lettered in black down spine:] LESSONS IN LOVE by Marjorie Cartwright.

[Backwrapper; at foot, lettered in white within a solid black panel:] U.S. dollars 3,60 or equivalent in other currencies. [Printed in small black type at bottom right of backwrapper and at 90° to price panel:] Printed in Denmark | BEHRNDT OFFSET. Notes: Reprinted under the title Rape of the Statue by the Olympia Press in New York in 1968 as no. 104 of the Ophelia Press imprint.

Keen to find other copies of this title and any others in the series.

Hello all.

Sorry to have been absent for so long, an unfortunate combination of serious illness and having to do other stuff, I hope to start blogging again in the very near future, and still have other items to post. Best wishes Steve

Books clearance on eBay weekly update: Week Commencing 26th June

 Hopefully this will link you to my current batch of eBay listings. .

Having enjoyed a good degree of success with my Olympia Press, Essex House and Editions Prima titles, I am periodically adding new items to my eBay listings to keep the numbers on offer at a good level, generally all of the items are scarce and in some cases very rare indeed . 

Most of  the other items I am listing on eBay, already  appear on this site, and  occasionally I list some real rarities, such as some of the extremely rare French flagellation books. These titles are priced for rarity, as any attempt to locate other copies will prove.

So take a look

Book Clearance eBay

Books For Trade: Essex House, North Hollywood California 1968-1969 (Updated Post June 2016)

These titles have been listed for sale on my eBay for some time now, and a number of them have gone, there are still some very rare titles listed for sale.


A short-lived (1968-1969) Los Angeles publishing imprint, a subsidiary of Milton Luros’s Parliament News, Inc, specializing in highbrow erotica. Many Essex House novelists were young serious writers (several of them poets), and some used scenarios drawn from sf and fantasy, including future Dystopias, as settings for their pornography. About half the 42 titles published by Essex House were sf/fantasy; they included novels by Philip José Farmer, Richard E Geis, David Meltzer (perhaps the most distinguished), Michael Perkins (1942-    ) and Hank Stine (see Jean Marie Stine), of which a number were ambitious, some literary, and most somewhat joyless – even emetic – and redolent of 1960s radicalism. The unusual aspirations of this imprint are generally attributed to its young editor, Brian Kirby, who also edited the pornographic books of the sister imprint, Brandon House. [PN]

further reading

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SF Essex House


ANDERSON, (JERRY):Trans. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Trans Anderson Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 176. Original.wrappers.– First edition.


BRADBROOK, (GARY):Get It On! North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House,

Get it OnBradbrook Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160. Original pictorial wrappers.-First Edition.


BUKOWSKI, (CHARLES): Notes of a Dirty Old Man. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House,

Noted of a Dirty Old Man Bukowski Essex House

[Milton Luros]1969. 8vo. pp. 255. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


DALLAS, (PAUL V.). :Binding with Briars. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House,

Binding With Briars Dallas Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo.pp. 263. With a Postscript by Hilary E. Holt. Original wrappers.


DEDEAUX, (P.N.). :Tender Buns. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House

Tender Buns Dedeaux Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 192. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


DEDEAUX, (P.N.). :The Nothing Things. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House

The Nothing Things Dedeaux Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 160. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


DOYLE, (KIRBY) :Happiness Bastard. North Hollywood,CA.: Essex House

Happiness Bastard Kirby Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo.pp. 206. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


FARMER, (PHILIP JOSÉ) :A Feast Unknown. Vol. IX of the Memoirs of Lord Grandrith. Edited by Philip José Farmer. [With a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.]North Hollywood: Essex House, 1969.

A Feast Unknown Farmer Essex House

8vo. pp. 286. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


FARMER, (PHILIP JOSÉ) :The Image of the Beast. An Exorcism Ritual 1. North Hollywood: Essex House.

The Image of the Beast Farmer Essex House

8vo. pp. 255. [With a postscript by Theodore Sturgeon.] Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


FARMER, (PHILIP JOSÉ):. Blown. An Exorcism Ritual 2. North Hollywood: Essex House.

Blown Farmer Essex House

8vo. pp. 208. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


GALLION, (JANE.):Biker. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Biker Gallion Essex House

8vo. pp.159. Original pictorial wrappers.– First Edition.


GEIS, (RICHARD E.):Ravished. [With a Postscript by HarlanEllison.] North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Ravished Geis Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 255. Series no.0113. Original wrappers.


GEIS, (RICHARD E.):Raw Meat. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex  House

Raw Meat Geis Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 224. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


LAMONT, (GIL):Roach. North Hollywood, Calif.: EssexHouse

Roach Lamont Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 172.Original pictorial wrappers, reproducing a picture by Egon Schiels. – First Edition


MACPHERSON, (MICHAEL):Abducted. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Abducted Macpherson Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 176.Original pictorial wrappers – First edition


MARlOWE ,(ALAN.S):Over Easy. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

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[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 208.Original pictorial wrappers – First edition


MELTZER, (DAVID):Orf. North Hollywood, Calif.:Essex House

Orf Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp160. Original wrappers.With a postscript by Stephen Bellon First Edition.


MELTZER, (DAVID):The Agency. North Hollywood, Calif.:Essex House

The Agency Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp160. Original wrappers. Vol. One of The Agency Trilogy.– First Edition.


MELTZER, (DAVID):The Agent. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

The Agent Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 160. With a Postscript by Norman Spinrad. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Vol. Two of The Agency Trilogy.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Lovely. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Lovely Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 159. With a Postscript by Frank. M. Robinson. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Book 1 of the Brain Plant series.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Healer. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Healer Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 176. With a Postscript by Jack Hirschman. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Book 2 of the Brain Plant series.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Out. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Out Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 192. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Book 3 of the Brain Plant series.


MELTZER, (DAVID):How Many Blocks in the Pile?. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

How Many Blocks in the Pile Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 160. With a postscriptby Norman Spinrad. Original wrappers.


MELTZER, (DAVID):The Martyr. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

The Martyr Meltzer Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 176. With a postscript by Frank M. Robinson. Original wrappers.– First Edition.


MELTZER, (DAVID):Glue Factory. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Glue Factory Meltzer essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 192. First Edition.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL) :Blue Movie. North Hollywood, Calif: Essex House

Blue Movie Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 176. Original wrappers.– First edition. Signed presentation copy.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL): Down Here. North Hollywood, Calif. Essex House

Down Here Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp.159. Original wrappers.– First edition.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL): Estelle. The Second Half of a Double Feature. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Estelle Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160. Original wrappers.– First edition. A sequel to Blue Movie.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL) : Evil Companions. North Hollywood,Calif.: Essex House

Evil CompanionsPerkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo.pp. 176. Original wrappers.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL): Queen of Heat. North Hollywood, Calif. Essex House

Queen of Heat Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp.160. Original wrappers.– First edition. Signed presentation copy.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL):Terminus. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Terminus Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160.Original wrappers.– First edition.


PERKINS, (MICHAEL):Whacking Off. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Whacking Off Perkins Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 160. Original wrappers.– First edition.


PORTER, (GIL): Coupled. North Hollywood, Calif. Essex House

Coupled Porter Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1968. 8vo. pp. 208.Original wrappers.– First edition. With a Postscript by Jack Hirschman.


RAMIREZ, (ALICE LOUISE): The Geek. North Hollywood, Essex House

The Geek Ramirez Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo. pp. 190. With a Postscript by Philip José Farmer. Original wrappers.– First Edition. Dedicated to Harlan Ellison, Norman Spinrad and Hank Stine. Publisher’s file copy, with embossed stamp on front wrapper reading ‘Not For Sale.Office Copy.’


STINE, (HANK):Thrill City. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

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[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 159. Original wrappers.-First edition


STINE, (HANK):Season of the Witch. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

Season of the Witch Stine Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 224 With a Postscript by Harlan Ellison. Original wrappers.-First edition


TOLEDANO, (HENRY):The Bitter Seed. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

The Bitter seed Toledano Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 350. Original wrappers. With a Postscript by Philip José Farmer.-First edition.


TOLEDANO, (HENRY):A Sort of Justice. North Hollywood, Calif.: Essex House

A Sort Of Justice Tolenado Essex House

[Milton Luros], 1969. 8vo.pp. 272. Original illustrated wrapper.-First edition.


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