An ongoing list of titles, for sale on reading material which I know is a downer for you lot as it means no pictures. However moving this stuff allows me to purchase all the books with pictures which you get to see FREE. There are a lot of US Oylmpia titles, which I do not collect, but someone must. And a number of Paris Olympia titles which I will feed in a few at a time. Anyway take a look, sorry to interrupt your freeloading, or should I say free downloading behaviour.
UPDATE 11-05-17. Not happy with the quality of the images on-line so I have re-scanned at 600dpi, hopefully they will show up better, as they are much clearer in reality.
My favourite kind of book , a mystery title, I say this because although claimed as an Editions D’antin title in “Les Editions du Couvre-Feu”by Chrotphe Bier, (Editions Astarte 2014). The book itself appears only to credit Editions D’Antin as the printer rather than the publisher. This is further complicated by the short list of other books “Sold in the Library” (detail below), which lists titles published by The Obelisk Press and Librarie Astra as well as English versions of Vidal House titles. This can be explained as the lists literally being of titles sold by certain retail outlets rather than being published by them.
Cover of the French Language Edition
The other part of the mystery is the artist behind the illustrations, although unsigned they of outstanding quality and i am tempted to compare them to the work of E.Klem, and having compared them to illustrations from other titled Odeurs du Femmes I am now convinced these are unsigned KLEM , illustrations. In an e-mail communication earlier today Christophe Bier, came to the same conclusion.
And now to the book
FROM A BOOKLOVER’S SPECIAL SHELF-ILLUSTRATED–
MY MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS OF LOVE–
BY MADEMOISELLE SUZY
This edition is reserved exclusively for subscribers.
PRINTED ON THE PRESSES OF THE IMPRIMERIE SPECIALE DES EDITIONS D’ANTIN-17 RUE D’ANTIN PARIS IN THE YEAR MCMXXXVIII
In original covers printed in black and red , 151 pages plus iii. With six beautifully executed, unsigned illustrations in colour tipped in.
A wonderful example of clandestine Americana, a very strange item, large paperback format, the wrappers and pages have an almost rag like feel, and the production is, I think deliberately rustic, in line with the theme of the title.
I Cannot find another copy anywhere at the moment, and the only bibliographical information, comes from Roland Trenary’s “Mahlon Blaine One-Eyed Visionary”, Grounded Outlet Kingston 2014.
I would dearly like to find out more about the history of this title, however it is available for trade against my Paris Olympia press wants.
Adventures in a Puritan Cult
Artwork on front and spine by Mahlon Blaine in his woodcut style and the five full page illustrations are half tone reproductions of his paintings.
Contents: 2 blank endpapers, half title “Adventures in a Puritan Cult”, verso blank, frontispiece, title page, verso blank, pages 7-264 text, blank end paper.
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