The Collection an Update:

Having suffered a stroke last year, I was forced to consider what would happen to my collection should I die. A serious enough issue, given tales of shark like dealers descending on the recently bereaved and picking off the prized items from remaining partners who have no idea of what to do with the books, and even less idea of the potential value.

This is especially true of erotica as there is an understandable embarrassment, attached to such material, especially illustrated books, and I have heard of  some such material being destroyed to avoid having to deal with it, and though this is perhaps the best disposal for modern pornography, this is less of a problem with my Paris Olympia Press collection as they are 99% without illustrations.

Having explored possible methods of disposal, I had been in negotiation with Bonhams of London with a view to the collection going to auction this June, when a combination of my own health issues and an extended family crisis prevented me from cataloguing the books, a task that Bonhams offered to cover, but I really wanted to complete myself.

So i find myself delaying the selling of the collection, and almost immediately other items turn up, within the past month or so, I have obtained a catalogue that I do not have a copy of, one of the missing Teaser magazines and a much improved copy of “The Castle of the end of Love”, a very hard to find Ophelia Press title.

I must admit to a sense of relief at still having the collection, as after so many decades of collecting the loss would be hard to take. It my be that I will reconsider next year, which gives me more time to locate the few missing items that would allow me to complete. Which also means that I will continue with this site, given that its sworn purpose is to assist with completing my Paris Olympia collection, something that is easy to forget, given that the vast majority of the books that I list are nothing to do with the Olympia Press at all.

So to give me a reason to carry on, please remember to look out for Paris Olympia material for me. And if you have any erotica (not photographic pornography please) that you want rid of then complete a contact form and I may be able to assist.

Below is an image of my Paris Olympia Press collection as of today. Coming soon recent finds and some very rare illustrated erotica.

 

 



CONTACT FORM

See Also

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

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

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

 

 

The Story of a Bookcase: The Paris Olympia Press Collection 02/10/2018

After a long break from the blog, I am back in action more because of circumstances than by plan, but determined to make the most of my enforced idleness, I am updating material related to the collection and still seeking the few items that I do not have. Alongside this I am gathering the rare and obscure and hopefully bizzare items from around the web, to keep the semi-literate amongst you amused.

So just to remind you that the dedicated purpose of this blog is to provide access to information and images from erotica of all types, for free and to people who might not otherwise ever have sight of these books. But the primary purpose is to complete this Paris Olympia Press collection, and now that I need so few book titles, i am very keen to find the ephemera, for example catalogues, flyers, communication on headed paper, busines cards or anything associated with The Paris Olympia Press. l regularly update on new material coming into the collection, and list items that I am looking for under Books Wanted.

Here is an image of the collection in its latest state, please keep looking, If you have an item that you think might be of interest please use the contact form to get in touch.

Books Wanted Ephemera: The Teasers.

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

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

New into The Collection: Olympia Press 1959 (Catalogue)

Another boost to my ceaseless pursuit of any and all Paris Olympia Press ephemera, such items are always welcome and although not for Trade or Sale, I will list them in full on the site and a PDF copy will be available to anyone who asks, free of charge.


The bibliographical description is 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 from the actual item which is part of my collection.


Any Questions please leave a comment


14.11.1 1959.  Olympia Press 1959.

Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Front Cover

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18.6 x 9.4 cm. pp. 28, incl. coloured wrappers illustrated with reproductions of Traveller’s Companion volumes against red and black backgrounds, and, on the front wrapper, a detail of a nude woman from a painting.

Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Open Covers

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 1 and 2

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 3 and 4

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 5 and 6

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 7 and 8

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 9 and 10

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 11 and 12

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 13 and 14

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 15 and 16

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 17 and 18

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 19 and 20

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 21 and 22

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 23 and 24

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 25 and 26

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 27 and 28

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Interior Illustrated with photos of Lawrence Durrell,William Burroughs, Vladimir Nabokov, Roger Casement & native entourage, judges in Casement trial, Aubrey Beardsley, and Henry Miller, together with reproductions of Olympia Press book covers, sculpture and art by Monet. Contains brief extracts or write-ups of The Black Book, Zazie or The Sex of Angels [sic], The Naked Lunch, Lolita, The Black Diaries, Under the Hill, The Gaudy Image, Our Lady of the Flowers, The White Paper, Teleny, Classical Hindu Erotology, Melting, My Life and Loves, The Fetish Crowd, Deva-Dasi, Juliette, 120 Days of Sodom, Sodom, Story of O, Sexus, Plexus and Nexus, Quiet Days in Clichy, The World of Sex, I Hear Voices, Houses of Joy, the Beckett trilogy, Watcher and the Watched, Pleasures and Follies, Two Novels by Guillaume Apollinaire and the Vicarion collections of beady songs and limericks. Notes: (1) Nexus was never published by the Olympia Press. (2) Zazie or The Sex of Angels was eventually issued under its original French title, Zazie dans le Metro.


PDF copy available on request, just leave a comment and I will email you a copy FREE

SEE ALSO (LINKS)

Ophelia Catalogue 1959

Olympia catalogue 1957

Olympia Catalogue 1956

Olympia Press Pamphlet 1966


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)


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS BY POSTING A COMMENT.


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

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*[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

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*[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

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*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

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[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

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[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.

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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.

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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)

FOR further discussion points on the dust jacket debate follow the link.

New into the Collection: Naked Lunch


5.77.1 THE BLACK BOOK Lawrence Durrell, 1959

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[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.

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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

To View Earlier Listings click the link below

Traveller’s Companion Series List 7

New into the Collection: A List of Ophelia Press Titles and Others 1959 (Catalogue)

Another scarce and fragile item in the ephemera department, it is noticeable that this is a much more meagre offering than some of the quite elaborate and lavishly presented Paris Olympia catalogues, ironically this very simple fact makes it less likely to have survived, so a very welcome addition to the collection. Presented here in full because as part of the collection it is not available to trade or for sale, but I will copy a PDF version on request.


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The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press 2007. The index number is the actual location of the description in the bibliography.


14.9.1 1959.  A List of Ophelia Press Titles and Others.

Ophelia 59 Cover

18.5 x 9.6 cm. 16 pp. incl. plain, typographical wrappers. Contains brief extracts and write-ups of Sexus, Plexus and Nexus (T.C. 39, T.C. 68 & T.C. 72; 3,000 francs apiece).  The Watcher and the Watched (T.C. 69, 1,500 francs).  Terror (1,200 francs).  Iniquity (1,200 francs). The Whipping Post (1,500 francs).  The Whipping Club (1,200 francs).  I‘m For Hire (1,200 francs).  Abandon (1,200 francs).  Without Shame (1,200 francs).  The She-Devils (1,500 francs).  The Gilded Lily (1,200 francs).  Springtime in Paree [sic] (1,200 francs).  The Castle of the End of Love (1,200 francs).  My Life and Loves vol. V (T.C. 10, 1,200 francs).  Count Palmiro Vicarion‘s Book of Limericks and Book of Bawdy Ballads (600 francs apiece).  Lust (1,200 francs).  The House of Borgia Vol. 2 (1,200 francs).  The Fetish Crowd (T.C. 73. Announced for publication July 1959. 2,400 francs.)  The Ordeal of the Rod (1,200 francs). Pages [13,14] are taken up with priced catalogue, and p. [15] carries ordering instructions. Backpage  p. [16]  is blank. Notes: (1) Nexus was never published by the Olympia Press, and T.C. 72 never allocated a title to replace it. (2) I‘m for Hire, listed also in the catalogue section as an Ophelia Press title, never appeared under that imprint. (3) Springtime in Paree appeared as Springtime in Paris.


ophelia 59 Open Covers


Ophelia 59 Pages 1 and 2


Ophelia 59 Pages 3 and 4


Ophelia 59 Pages 5 and 6


Ophelia 59 Pages 7 and 8



Ophelia 59 Pages 9 and 10


Ophelia 59 Pages 11 and 12


PDF copy available free on request.

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

Similar items always wanted.

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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Traveller’s Companion Series List 5

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: Olympia Press New York, Winter 68-69. The Olympia Press Invites You To An Orgy Of Beautiful Books.

Especially to mark the 4th of July, please see for your information and delectation, a copy of the very first catalogue of titles issued by the New York incarnation of the Olympia Press. With cover art by Kasoundra, designed by George Ramos, a 30 page list of titles old and new, reproduced here in full, with the added sweetener of a copy of the order form.

This item as with all my books for trade is available to trade against any of my Olympia Press wants, or other rare items of erotica that would compliment this site.

Enjoy.


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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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