Books for Trade: Jim Galding; Gitanes Dominatrices ou Les Voluptes Infernales; Le Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy Paris (2e)n.d.(1935).

 

Facsimile of Original Cover

Another major player in the 1930’s flagellation market, along with Orties Blanches, were Les Editions Couvre-Feu, followed by Le Jardin d’Eros, distinctly different in that the contents and illustrations were more twisted and aimed at torture and humiliation, unlike the titles issued by Editions Prima, which always seem to have smiling faces , no matter what act of depravity is taking place, the characters in these editions seem to be taking it a bit more seriously. I have extensive listings of titles  from Vidal house imprints I will attempt to update the links to make it easier to group them. This is one of my Rescued Books. Lacking original cover and one of the illustrations both of which are present in facsimile, in this listing but physically absent from the actual book.

Books for Trade: Jim Galding; Gitanes Dominatrices ou Les Voluptes Infernales; Le Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy Paris (2e)n.d.(1935).11of12, extraordinary illustrations in colour by an unsigned artist, who is clearly the same artist who illustrated “La Fesseuse Passionnée”, linked below . This copy rebound in sturdy practical boards. original covers not retained. 239 pp, text complete and overall condition good plus, lacking one of the illustrations, a facsimile of which is provided in the listing. Limited Edition.

The description below is by Christophe Bier, from the marvelous “Les Éditions du Couvre-Feu”, published by editions Astarte in 2013, where it can be found on page 143


Sample Text

Facsimile of missing image

See Also

Books For Trade: Jim Galding. Au Royaume du Fouet ou les Maitresses Impitoyables; Les Éditions du Chevet. 31 rue du Caire Paris. s.d. [1937]

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

Books for Trade: Jean d’Ayeud. La Fesseuse Passionnée ou Les Voluptueses Fessés. La Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy, Paris,s.d. (circa 1935)

 

 

Update 10/06/20

I am embarking on a short list, of titles which are all , what I refer to as rescued books, this is because although the general condition is at best Fair to Good, they are such rare titles that their importance outweighs any consideration of condition.

This also provides a useful reminder that these are real books and not just pictures lifted from the web. All new listings will at some point switch from Books for Trade to Books for Sale, as I am now able to take direct payment via PayPal, which enables me to cut out the middle men, and offer substantial discounts. I will list books firstly as a bibliographical exercise, edited for the best visual presentation, but when upgraded to “For Sale”I will insert a detailed description of all faults, defects and any missing illustrations, along with a link to a PDF of images, which anyone can download.

I have a very large number of books to list, as well as revisions on legacy titles which are still in my possession. Look out for and also search “Books for Sale”, if you are interested in purchasing anything please ask. My direct sales offer a significant discount over third party sales platforms. In future only modern (post 1965) books will be listed on my eBay account, as I do not want modern books on this site. I am not sending any books to auction for the foreseeable future on any platform.

Books for Trade: Anon R. de B.);Voluptueux Souvenirs ou Le Souper des douze. Pour la bibliothèque des “Disciples d’Éros” [Maurice Duflou],Romainville(Paris) n.d. (1927), Illustrator : Achille Devéria.

I am embarking on a short list, of titles which are all , what I refer to as rescued books, this is because although the general condition is at best Fair to Good, they are such rare titles that their importance outweighs any consideration of condition.


R. de B. Voluptueux souvenirs ou Le Souper des douze. Pour la bibliothèque des “Disciples d’Éros” [Maurice Duflou],  Romainville. [Paris]1927. Contents 143 pp ,Rebound in red boards. Original frontcover, preserved. 12 B&W inset illustrations by Achille Devéria,  reproduced in half-print and drawn in bistre on coated paper. Specifications : In-4 ecu. Book reserved for subscribers only and not for the trade. Edition limited to only 350 copies, this one being no 215/350, on paper Pur Fil Lafuma.

Notes : This work was written to accompany two series of engravings by Devéria: The Five Senses and The Seven Deadly Sins .




 














Books for Trade: Alfred de Musset,Gamiani ou une nuit d’excès. Fac-similé de l’édition de Paris, 1833. Introduction by Jacques Duprilot.

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

 

Site Update: Coming Next

Strange Times indeed, it is good to be back and be in the challenging situation of deciding what to do next. I have a very large number of rare and beautiful books to post on the site and will do so at my usual sedate pace, much of the joy for me is in the research.

As those who follow the site will be aware, I have for many years been swapping and selling books, sometimes direct and other times as on eBay or Catawiki. With pretty much immediate effect, or as soon as I can work out how to add the button to my posts, I will be offering certain books for sale direct on the site via my long established PayPal account.

I am only able to make the site viable because I am prepared to purchase incomplete or sometimes damaged copies, alongside some very fine copies which I have been lucky enough to hunt down. Recently, followers have started to engage and contribute with information to complete and compliment my listings, this is really pleasing as it makes the site work as a collectors forum, which was always my primary ambition.

As for the collection, my Paris Olympia Press books, I still have them and resist the temptation of selling them, without them the site would lose its heart and I might well lose heart myself. 40 years of collecting cannot be paid for in cash terms, and although they will have to be sold at some point in time, I cannot let them go unless it as as a complete collection and to a good home.

Please do ask questions about the books and the collection, About 90% of the books listed are no longer in my possession, but the blog is a permanent record of their existence and there for anyone to enjoy for whatever reason may motivate them. I still seek ephemeral material and a couple of variant titles for my Paris Olympia collection and I am always pleased to be offered material for, or answer question about the collection.

I have a number of books already listed which I intend to list for sale on the site. I appear to be having some conflicts between Classic and Block editing on my WordPress platform. I prefer Classic because that is the established format for the site and I am familiar with it, but it appears that if I inset a payment button it switches everything to Block! Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks for your interest and support Steve M.

Books for Trade: Anon (Gustav Droz), Un été à la Campagne, A Mitylene n.p (Paris) n.d (1920) (Briffaut). Illustrations by Van Troizem ( Van Maele )

Back at last and with an interesting and puzzling edition, which has little in the way of background material to research, there are a few auction records, but as yet I have not found a record of a copy with all the illustrations. The information I can offer is lifted from  : Martin Van Maele:  An Illustrated Bibliographical Checklist by S. A. Perry which is available on line and linked at the base of the page.

The present copy is, as often is the case with my books, incomplete, having 10 of the 12 illustrations called for, consisting of the frontispiece and 9 engraved plates, as always I request your assistance with ” filling the gaps”, so if anyone has copy of the illustrations required to complete the set, I would be happy to post them on this listing and credit the donor.

Update. 01/06/2020. My thanks to Kyle Strom,  for directing me to Luc Binet’s: “Martin Van Maele: ou le diable se cache dans les détails (catalogue raisonné)”, and especially for providing a copy of an image missing from the present volume.


An image I had thought might me the mysterious 12th plate, turned out to be listed in an auction of yet another clandestine edition from 1905 with the artist credited as Fredillo. I am cautious about such matters as I am aware of at least one other title where Van Maele illustrations had been accredited to Fredillo. To avoid confusion I will return to this under a separate post.

Despite the grand claim to be published as part of the series,I cannot locate any other titles in this series by this publisher and given that Mitylene is an ancient archaeological site on Lesbos, we have the ingredients that identify this as a clandestine publication .In this case the publisher is Georges Briffaut, who used the Mitylene location with a number of other descriptors as his clandestine cover, for a small number of titles. With thanks again to S.A Perry, I can offer the following information:- The Leonhardt copy contains a frontispiece + 10 engravings, the Faur copy contains 10 of the 12 etchings, and the Perceau copy contains 11 of the 12 engravings. From the cover: Nouvelle entref illustrée de douze plances hors–texte à l’eau–forte de A. Van Troizem . Briffaut previously published a unique edition in Paris in 1910. Square 8vo. 222pp. Printed on Japon Impérial paper with 41 original watercolors, full page and in-text, by Van Maele. Carrington published an English translation in 1901 titled Correspondence Between Two Young Parisian Ladies . Poulet–Malassis originally published this title in 1868 [although possibly earlier according to Pia 704]

In my opinion the illustrations here, owe a significant debt to those produced by Avril for the 1905 Clandestine Hirsch edition. Listed elsewhere on this site and linked below.

Un été à la Campagne LE CHEFS-D’ŒUVRES DE LA LITÉRATURE GALANTE | [rule] | CORRESPONDANCE | DE DEUX JEUNES PARISIENNES | RECUEILLIE PAR | UN AUTEUR À MODE | [decoration] | À MITYLÈNE | CHEZ LES LIBRAIRIES ASSOCIÉS (Briffaut) [1920] 8vo. (19.3 x 14.2 cm). 186 pp. 10 of 12 hors-texte etchings done in black by Van Troizem, (Martin van Maele). In original publishers card covers printed in red and black, general wear to covers , contents loose and shaken, the illustrations originally tipped in and indexed with roman numerals are now loose.




The Illustrations












Martin Van Maele: An Illustrated Bibliographical Checklist by S. A. Perry

Books for Trade: Gustave D [DROZ, Gustave, attributed to.] Un Été à la campagne. Correspondance de deux jeunes Parisiennes.Recueillie par un auteur a la mode Paris.1905: Illustrated by AVRIL, Paul: No Publisher [by E. Kapp for C. Hirsch]

Books for Trade: Ovide. Les Amours. J Chevrel, Libraire. Paris. MCMXIII

Books for Trade: Anon (Val Lewton). Three Times a Woman, Grushenka: The Story of a Russian Serf Girl Compiled from Contemporary Documents in the Russian Police Files and Private Archives of Russian Libraries. Published by Nafkah Press, Paris and New York, 1933.

Something of an oddity, an elaborate clandestine title produced in America, but the story purporting to be Russian in origin and the book production to be French,when in fact it is an elaborate hoax by written by B-movie mogul Val Lewton, producer of the 1942 version of Cat People and the following year’s I Walked with a Zombie


Three Times a Woman, Grushenka: The Story of a Russian Serf Girl Compiled from Contemporary Documents in the Russian Police Files and Private Archives of Russian Libraries Published by Nafkah Press, Paris and New York, 1933. 252 pp, seven sexually explicit black and white plates signed Kyu. In original publishers card covers, printed back and front in elobarate textual design in purple on white. This copy with too many flaws to list, but is complete both in text and illustrations.Claims to be one of 800 copies printed in Dijon, but actually an American publication.


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See Also

Books for Trade: Anonymous, Amish Love, Florence Italy: Michael Angelino Press, n.d.[circa 1940’s] illustrated by Mahlon Blaine

 

Books for Trade: Georges de Chanrosay: Les Amies de Lady Chattieley, Seule relation authentique des exploits scandaleux d’un club fameux dont tout Paris a parlé.   Éditions Modernes,(Collection des Bouleaux Blancs). Paris. nd. c1935


Georges de Chanrosay, also spelled Chanrosey, is the pseudonym of an author, probably French,  who published sadomasochistic stories at Éditions du Vert-Logis , and Éditions Modernes , which became M. Dauchy, F Schmid, editors in the 1940s .

Georges de Chanrosay: Les Amies de Lady Chattieley, Seule relation authentique des exploits scandaleux d’un club fameux dont tout Paris a parlé .  Éditions Modernes,(Collection des Bouleaux Blancs). Paris. nd. c1935. 22.8 x 14.3 cm. Paperback, cover printed in red and black, 12 illustrations by W.Floger (pseudonym of Édouard Bernard), on white glossy paper. Very good condition. Uncommon or even rare work.
Author : Chanrosay, Georges de [written Georges de Chanrosey on the title page]

Reference. Sentenced by the criminal court of the Seine 10th chamber on May 8, 1950 then by the Paris court of appeal 10th chamber on October 27, 1953; condemned by the Seine Criminal Court, 17th Chamber, October 14, 1953.















see also

 

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Les_Amies_de_Lady_Chattieley

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Collection_des_Bouleaux_Blancs

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Extrait_de_Les_Amies_de_Lady_Chattieley

 

Books for Trade:Three volumes bound in one. 1/Yvan Kermor Silk Stockings: 2/ Georges de Chanrosey The Sweet Game of Love: 3/ Georges de Chanrosey, A Little Trottin: Librairie des Éditions Modernes n.d.

 

Georges de Chanrosay: Les Amies de Lady Chattieley 1935

See description in listing above, Condition is very good + a beautiful clean collectors quality copy. Extra images on request. Seller reserves the right to maintain a permanent record of this title on this site, post sale. Extremely Rare. No other copy of this title world wide at time of listing. Price includes postage worldwide.

£200.00

Books for Trade: Octave Mirbeau The Diary of a Lady’s Maid . Paris: Charles Carrington, 1903. illustrations by Emile Mas, engraved by Eugène Dété.

Another Carrington title that doesn’t, qualify as erotica in the strictest sense, it is however, a  great rarity and particularly interesting in its  association context.

Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French novelist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, journalist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde with highly transgressive novels that explored violence, abuse and psychological detachment. His work has been translated into thirty languages.

His two most noted novels are,  ” Le Jardin des supplices” (Torture Garden (1899) and “Le Journal d’une femme de chambre” (Diary of a Chambermaid) (1900), the present volume is the first English translation of  Le Journal d’une femme de chambre, published by Charles Carrington in 1903 entitled “The Diary of a Lady’s Maid”.

For further information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diary_of_a_Chambermaid_(novel)


Octave Mirbeau The Diary of a Lady’s Maid . Paris: Charles Carrington, 1903.
12 illustrations by Emile Mas, engraved by Eugène Dété. Rebound in publishers boards,original covers preserved. 20cm. viii + 504pp. Printed on fine paper. decorated with numerous chapter heading and endings, and capitals, From the library of Gershon Legman with a dedication signed by Charles Carrington to the engraver Eugène Dété.


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Dedication Charles Carrington.


Ownership Gershon Legman


Sample Text






see also

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Gershon_Legman

Books for Trade: Weird Women;

Books for Trade: La Beuque, Jean de: Femmes et Corsaires, Amateur-Biblio, Paris,1931. Illustrations by G. Topfer.

Jean de La Beuque is probably the pseudonym of a French author who published sadomasochistic accounts from 1926 to 1930. The accounts published after 1931 are either re-editions of his texts or an unfinished work, completed by Alan Mac Clyde . The introductions to some publications contain notes from editors or Mac Clyde regarding La Beuque’s illness, recovery and death. Editions of texts published under the name of La Beuque in the 1950s are possibly texts previously published under a different title, unless the editor has contented himself with using the pseudonym of La Beuque for texts of a contemporary author.(some of these are written as La Beucque)

See Link :http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/La_Beuque,_Jean_de

An interesting theory but more likely is I suspect that Mac Clyde was La Bueque, and killed this pseudonym off, for some reason, he did after all also write as Juana La Paz and Jane Spanking! and goodness knows who else?


La Beuque, Jean de: Femmes et corsaires, Amateur-Biblio,2 Ru Guisarde Paris (V1e),1931. Illustrations by G. Topfer.245 pages 14.5 x 23 cm.Imp primerie Le Moil & Pascaly, 88, Cours de Vincennes, Paris, 25 octobre 1931.  In original Illustrated cover, 6 B&W illustrations on loose sheets. Very good condition previously taped at head and tail of spine, pages uncut, general aging to papers, Poor quality original production, with the exception of the loose illustrations which are on unusually thick glossy paper.

Reprint of the same title published by the same press in 1926, Kinsey (843.8 L12 f3 1926), hold a copy of the original edition but it is without illustrations, whether this is because they are absent, or this was an un-illustrated edition is not mentioned.






See Also

Books for Trade: LA BEUQUE, Jean de; Miss Cravache ou Les Vierges Esclaves, Editions Prima, 44 rue Servan, Paris (Xie), n.d. [circa 1932], illustrations by Topfer, Jean de la Beque and Ely Costes.


Books for trade: VERGERIE, Jean, pseud. – Histoire de Priska. Éditions de la Hippogriffe (Losfeld) [c. 1955]

No one knows today who was behind the pseudonym Jean Vergerie. He is the author of 7 works published by Editions Balland in their Collection Eglantine between 1935 and 1938. The original editions were openly published, unlike this one,  published clandestinely by Eric Losfeld in the mid-1950s. The original editions were also illustrated, and are now pretty much impossible to find. Anyone who has copies of the originals, who would like to donate images, please get in touch via a contact form.

Bibliocuriosa Collection de l’Églantine

These novels are all, without exception, erotic sado-masochistic tales of the worst or the best kind, depending on whether or not to consider Jean Vergerie as the worthy descendant of the Marquis de Sade in the twentieth century. Violence, torture, hellish machinery, monstrous, realistic or fantasized tales, everything is there to make these works the symbols of a literature apart in the production of this period.


VERGERIE, Jean, pseud. – Histoire de Priska. Éditions de la Hippogriffe [c. 1955]. 4to. pp. 154+(3).Pink cover printed in black. Copy in very good condition, light spotting to leading edge of front cover, rag paper. A reprint of L’Enfer des voluptés by Jean Vergerie, published by Collection de l’Eglantine, Boulogne-sur-Seine, 1937. The Losfeld reprint was Prosecuted in July 1962. – Bibliothèque Nationale: 8-Y2-90000(1264) Dutel 1702. (Rare)











Books for Trade: Mac Clyde, Alan, Dressage, Editions du Chinois (Eric Losfeld), 1950