Books for Trade: Van Rowel, Désiré, L’Internat des châtiments, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Réunies, 1933 illustrated by Carlo

Those of you who follow my blog regularly, may recall my referring to myself as a master of the incomplete. This is because i have to search far as wide to find books that are often unavailable at any price, this means I sometimes buy incomplete items so that I can record their existence,  before they disappear forever. It is true to say that many of these titles may now be available as eBooks, however despite the name they quite simply are not books at all.

The present title is such an example, and as the saying goes ” You cant judge a book by its cover”, that is especially pertinent to this book because it doesn’t have one! Yes sadly the colour illustrated cover is missing, I purchased it as it is with a black and white facsimile of the original cover, because there is not another copy on sale anywhere in the world.  Anything illustrated by Carlo is in high demand and sometimes collectors need to buy what is available, so as to have a copy until a better one  comes  along.  As I do not collect these titles I must take what I can get, which means I can share the result with you. If anyone can provide a  colour scan of the original cover, to enable me to complete the listing  I would be extremely grateful, and give them a mention.

UPDATE 21/03/20

Many thanks to Joe Zinnato of Eros Archives for the colour scan of the cover.

https://www.facebook.com/erosarchives/


Van Rowel, Désiré, L’Internat des châtiments, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, 1933. 22.8 x 14.3 cm Paperback, 218- (2) pages. Saint-Denis Imprimerie J. Dardaillon 47 , Boulvard Jules-Guesde. 10 illustrations by Carlo on white glossy paper. Lacking the front cover. Extremely rare in any condition and the 10 superb illustrations are present.





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Books for trade: DESERGY, René-Michel: Les Tyrans passionnels. Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, 1935, Illustrations by Carlo

Books for Trade: Van Rowel, Désiré, Le Château des cuisants souvenirs: Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies: 1934. Illustrated by Carlo

Books for Trade: Armand du Loup, La volupté du Fouet :- Éditions Prima : Paris 1938, 12  illustrations hors-texte de R. Fanny.

I originally listed this in February 2016, but have just discovered that the link is orphaned, no idea where its gone, but fortunately had all the images, so here it is again, and a welcome addition to my list of Editions Prima titles, this one is the most common of all the Prima flagellation titles, but it is a lovely book.


La volupté du Fouet:  Armand du Loup :- Éditions Prima : Paris 1938, 12 (sepia tone engraved plates)  illustrations hors-texte de R. Fanny. ( Etienne Le Rallic-1891/1968). In original printed marbled card covers, 255 pages, printed by L’Imprimiere Tassier October 1938.


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

Books for Trade: Vincennes, Gaston. L’Amour fouetté. Orné de douze illustrations hors-texte par Ch. Avalanche. Paris, Editions Prima,[vers1930?] . Couverture par Marilac

 

Special Edition: Grégor Yvan. Chair Sanglée ou les Voluptés fetichistes, Le Jardin D’eros,rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. (circa1935) Nombreuses illustration suggetives de Wighead.

I have waited a long time to list this, I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy from my good friends’ at Libreria Scarpignato in Rome. who agreed that the book is well travelled and worn, and indeed its boards are beaten, almost as though subjected to the kind of thrashing so artfully displayed in its contents, its front cover is taped and it is shaken , perhaps it had forgotten its safe word?  But despite all this it has survived, it has wonderful presence, it has weight and it a delight to hold, printed on heavy gloss paper, and illustrations that are out of this world. and so very rare.

Wighead is my favourite artist of this genre, I have been fortunate enough to have owned a small number of the original titles illustrated by this genius of decadent art who still remains unidentified. This listing is a first draft and I will add blow ups of some of the images a few at a time, this is for my benefit as I am sure the picture vultures will descend and claim the images as their own, and display them without context. This is a book, and in the first instance the images are displayed as they appear in the book, I have cropped some of the smaller images, which I use to act as spacers between, the pages, as anyone who reads any of my editorial commentary  will be aware, I just love a book that provides all the elements for its listing on my blog.



Grégor Yvan. Chair Sanglée ou les Voluptés fetichistes, Le Jardin D’eros, rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. (circa1935). In-8 (14 x 22.5 cm), 155 pages. Rebound with original colour illustrated cover preserved, frontispiece, 30 vignettes in-texte, 12 lettres de chapitre illustrées et 6 culs-de-lampe en noir par Wighead. La Couverture porte mention
« Nombreuses illustration suggetives de Wighead initiant aux secrets des passions les plus mystérieuses »; imprimerie spêciale du Jardin d’Eros. 120 boulevard de l’Hôpital, Paris.





Link to  Libreria Scarpignato

http://www.libreriascarpignato.net/

see also

Books for Trade: STYKA, J., [pseud.} – Cruelles Frénésies. Paris: Les Editions du Crépuscule (Losfeld) [1958] Illustrated by WIGHEAD

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

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

 

 

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

Another title from the “Vidal” stable of of bookshops and publishers, which was composed of,- Les éditions du Couvre-feu : éditions d’Antin, éditions du Chevet, édition Curio, éditions Georges de Cayla, éditions Idéal, éditions de Minuit, éditions Richepanse & Le Jardin d’Eros.

The challenge with presenting this title was in the illustrations which although described as red are in fact a pale pink colour,  I have had to play with the exposure setting to get the images to show up, my scans  are clearer than the originals. The illustrations are unsigned but remind me somewhat of Mahlon Blaine, any suggestions please complete a contact form.

Bibliographic description Christophe Bier Les éditions du Couvre-feu  Editions Astarte 2013


Jean d’Ayeud. La Fesseuse Passionnée ou Les Voluptueses Fessés.
La Jardin d’Eros, 6 rue de Tracy, Paris,s.d. (circa 1935)
in -8 (14 x 22.5 cm) 297 p.p. Original cover, and spine printed in red, 16 illustrations hors-texte in red (unsigned) on glossy paper. Printed by Imprimerie Mestivier and Mayer, 25 rue de la Duée. Paris. Delicate item, with very thin printed cover, general wear to covers and to head and tail of spine(see images), all 16 illustrations are present, contents complete, overall Very Good. condition. NOTE:  black tape across top corner, no idea why, removable , but might do more harm than good.







See Also

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

Random Images: Domina

As it is now taking me such a long time to put together a listing for a book, I have decided to post random images from books, that I have that will never be listed here in full. This, the first of a series , unless I get bored with the idea. I am not even going to tell you where the image is from or who it is by, I might not even know who the image is by!

These images are from various titles dealing with the history of erotica, in various languages, or  just odd things I have lying around.

If anyone knows where the image is from or who it is by, please leave a comment or complete a contact form. Your name will not be published unless you so wish.


Domina



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

 

Every now and then a book comes along that has everything right about it, this is one such book. Not necessarily because of condition, but because the object itself is aesthetically pleasing, I have had  number of titles produced by Editions Prima, and have  been impressed by the quality of the books, both in structure and content. Despite this it is difficult obtain a  list of titles produced by the press. They appear to have been quite prolific, producing pulp novels in their Editions Gauloise series and  other esoteric titles.I have not been able to locate a definitive list of the flagellation novels.

Matters are made more complex by the list of titles by this author in the front of this volume, none of which are Editions Prima titles. They are all either Amateur-Biblio or Librairie Générale titles, this is possibly explained by this title apparently being a reissue of the same title produced in 1930 by Librairie Générale , I have not had site of that edition, but from the limited material  available on line it looks to be of a much poorer quality than this edition. If this copy is a piracy it is a very expensive one. If anyone can explain this anomaly please complete a contact form.

I have decided to lay this one out in book form, so that the page decorations can be seen in situ, rather than just cropping out the illustrations, I have used only images in the book to construct this listing, it always make me happy when a book provides all of the content required to decorate a listing. Enjoy!

Synopsis

First episode of the adventures of Betty, alias Miss Cravache, daughter of an American businessman installed in Corrèze, with a strong and eccentric character. With the help of her butler and stable master, she took a liking to the domination and training of impressionable young girls, including her niece, whom she treated like a bitch. 


LA BEUQUE, Jean de SMIT; Miss Cravache ou Les Vierges Esclaves, Editions Prima, 44 rue Servan, Paris (Xie), n.d. [circa 1932], illustrations by Topfer, Jean de la Beque and Ely Costes. In original illustrated cover on textured cream card printed in black and red with a red vignette by  Ely Costes. Adorned with 12 inset heliogravures in sepia, on loose sheets including a frontispiece by Topfer [Gaston SMIT) and 4 inset illustrations, decorated caps and chapter ends by Jean de La Beuque and Ely Costes. . In-8 softcover, 14.3 x 22.7 cm. 223 pp. In excellent condition. Reissue, in all respects, of a novel published by the Librairie Générale in 1930. It was belatedly condemned in 1953 by the Seine court.

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see also

 

Books for Trade: Vincennes, Gaston. L’Amour fouetté. Orné de douze illustrations hors-texte par Ch. Avalanche. Paris, Editions Prima,[vers1930?] . Couverture par Marilac

Books for Trade: Walter Flog. Cinglants Châtiments,Cover and 12 superb engraved plates by Herric. Éditions Prima (1932)

Books for Trade: Matée par le Fouet: Jean Martinet, . Cover and 12 , superb engraved plates by Herric .Éditions Prima, {1930 }

Books for Trade: Jean Martinet, Venez ici, qu’on vous fouette ! : Paris Éditions Prima (1938?)

Books for Trade: Andre Vergereau, Mademoiselle Cinglade, Editions Prima n.d. (1936) illustrated by Marilac (Mario Laboccetta).

Books for trade: BRÉVANNES, Roland. – La Nudité de Lucy. Sceaux: Select Bibliothèque, 1920. illustrated by Tack

The Select-Bibliothèque was one of several publishing houses specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. Like the others, notably Jean Fort’s ‘Orties Blanches’ series and the ‘Librairie Artistique et Editions Parisiennes Reunies’ of Paul Brenet, the books of the Select Bibliothèque were published openly. Occasionally a title would cross some mysterious line and be prosecuted, but in general, since there was no sex in the conventional sense, these publishers were left to their devices by the authorities.

Despite the openness of these books, the publisher of the Select Bibliothèque remains unknown, at least to this cataloguer. Paul Jérôme writes of Don Brennus Aléra as being “un (ou plusieurs) des pourvoyeurs de l’editeur parisien Massy…”(Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, Paris: Mercure de France,1971, p. 484). In fact, Massy was where the earliest books in the series were published. The almost anagramitic similarity of the names of the authors of most of the books – Bernard Valonnes,Don Brennus Aléra, Roland Brevannes – suggests a single hand at work, and one that spanned in excess of 30 years. And it might not be unreasonable to think that the author was also the publisher.

BRÉVANNES, Roland. – La Nudité de Lucy. Sceaux: Select Bibliothèque, 1920. In-16, 208 pp., 8 illustrations signed ‘Tack.’ Part of the series ‘Les Nuits rouges. This copy, rebound in cheap boards, original covers not preserved, otherwise surprisingly complete, the last page is pasted to the back board, text is complete, and all 8 illustrations by Tack are present and in very good condition. This is number 48 in the series, these titles are highly collectible, and are elusive because the cheap production quality reduces the likelihood of survival.





Original Cover (missing from the item listed ) image supplied courtesy of, Christophe Bier.


Bibliographical information reproduced with his permission from Patrick Kearney’s Scissors and Paste website

http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/pdf/Select_Bibliotheque.pdf

see also

 

Books for Trade: ALÉRA, Don Brennus. – Le Tour du monde d’un flagellant, d’après le journal intime du Baron de M***. – Massy (Seine-et-Oise.): Select Bibliothèque, 1906

Books Currently for Sale.

Books for Trade: Icy, Jacques d’: Suzanne écuyère. Confidences et révélations de la belle Suzanne de X… Sa jeunesse et ses hauts faits dans deux mondes bien différents Collection des Orties Blanches, Paris 1923. Ilustrated by Louis Malteste

Louis (for Jules) Malteste. Born September 14, 1862 in Chartres (Eure-et-Loir) and died January 25, 1928 in Paris. French author, lithographer, designer and illustrator. “He was the brother of Henri Théodore Malteste, known as Malatesta [1870-1920]. He lived and worked in Paris, where he exhibited in 1897 at the Salon des Cent, in 1902 at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. the humorous press: The Butter Plate , The Black Cat , I know everything , Readings for all , Who reads laughs , etc. He created posters and postcards. ” He was also published in the journal La Plume in 1897. Malteste used the pseudonym Jacques d’Icy for writing sadomasochistic texts. Illustrator of many books.

Icy, Jacques d’: Suzanne écuyère. Confidences et révélations de la belle Suzanne de X… Sa jeunesse et ses hauts faits dans deux mondes bien différents. Collection des Orties Blanches, Paris 1923. 333 printed pages 1 frontispiece, 11 sanguine illustrations by Louis Malteste.  Catalogue at the end of the volume. In original Paper wraps over card covers, printed in red and black, cover and spine. original price of 50 francs on spine.


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See Also

Books for Trade: Jacques D’Icy: Monsieur Paulette et ses épouses. Recueil véridique et documenté d’incursions à Montmartre dans un certain monde où la flagellation est hautement en honneur illustrated by Louis Malteste, Orties Blanches Paris 1922

Books Currently for Sale.