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



A very nice clandestine erotica from the 1930’s.

Jacqueline de Lansay (Johanes Gros), Les délices libertines. Roman inédit. Moncontour, au bonheur des dames. n.d. [Maurice Duflou, circa 1935]. 149 pp, (15×22 cm), In original, pale blue card covers printed in blue, tile page in red and black. Nice print job, decorated chapter headings and capitals, erotic vignettes as chapter endings. First edition of this erotic novel, published under the pseudonym Jacqueline de Lansay, illustrated with 14 signed free etchings of the monogram DD. Copy on English laid out luxury (n ° 84/400).  Dutel, 1358. [Attributes: First Edition]


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Books for Trade: Les Jeux du Plaisir et de la Volupté par une Femme du Monde, avec 16 illustrations.ANONYME [Johannes GROS] Published by Paris, Au boudoir secret.1906 [i.e. circa 1936]

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Books for Trade: Anon: ‎Voluptés par une convaincue‎ .”Mon livre secret” Sans date, circa 1938.

Another clandestine title and a very odd one, the only reference I can find for this one is a brief listing of another copy as follows lists it as  ‎a numbered edition with 10 illustrations inserted, which this one also has, with a date of 1938 and referenced at Dutel 2642. It may well be that the illustrations are tipped in in other copies , but in mine they are pasted in over text, you can lift the image to read the text, but this is the first time I have found this odd practice. The illustrations are well executed and possibly controversial, I would have guessed this as a post war production, but bow to Mr Dutel’s superior knowledge. Could almost be an Isou- Losfeld.

So as always if anyone can shed any more light, do complete a contact form. On which subject the first image appears to have an exposure problem (in more than one way) not my doing that is how it looks and all the images are flat scanned, with no exposure adjustment.


‎Voluptés par une convaincue‎

Voluptés par une convaincue‎ .”Mon livre secret” Sans date, circa 1938.  pp 157, with 10 explicit illustrations pasted in over text, Number 83/250. In original French wraps with grubby pale blue paper jacket printed in black. (Dutel 2642)


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Books for Trade: -M.Belobeck, Saisi par le Debauche n.d n.p [1958 , Paris?] Clandestine (Losfeld

Books for Trade: Nunnery Tales, by T.N.R with illustrations by Le Roy. The Royal Press, London-Paris 1902 (1935) (Dugdale)


Revisiting an old listing to link back to missing images and to other Clandestine titles in English.

This book is going to auction along with around 50 other titles. All clandestine publications mainly French but some English.

Nunnery Tales, by T.N.R with illustrations by Le Roy. The Royal Press, London-Paris 1902 (1935)

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Description: Bound in grey boards which are worn at edges  and have some markings. With title author and publishers details in gilt on the spine.

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CONTENTS: Illustrated  End Papers-Blank ffep, Title Page (verso blank) Half title (verso blank) Limitation Page(Verso blank)  399 pages of text,blank end page,Illustrated End Papers (repeat of front). Illustrated with 5 full page erotic prints by Le Roy, and decorated throughout with cul-de-lamps.


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The Erotica Bibliophile offers the following bibliographical information as part of a list of titles produced by William Dugdale.

NUNNERY TALES: Or Cruising under False Colours: A Tale of Love and Lust. London: Printed for the Booksellers,

[1866, 1867, 1868]

8vo. 3 volumes. 134pp., 128pp., 137pp. 24 colored lithographs.
Original edition. Later published c.1888, probably in Amsterdam by Brancart/Van Crombrugge. Another edition was published in 1899 Paris for the Erotica Biblion Society. A U.S. clandestine reprint was issued ‘By T.N.R. Lond-Paris, Royal Press, 1902’ [New York, c.1935] on laid paper. Not in the British Library.
(Ashbee: Vol.3, p.152.  Mendes: 26-A and 26-B)