Books for Trade: Lord Drialys, [Jean de Villiot], Clic ! Clac ! Précédé d’un conte “Home-Discipline”, Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens [ Charles Carrington ],Paris, 1907

That very rare ocurence on this site, a book without illustrations!, this one is here because I really like it, and I have long been a fan of the publications of Charles Carrington and especially the clandestine titles. Despite the lack of illustrations, (it was never issued as an illustrated edition), it is exceedingly rare and of interest to the serious erotic bibliophile.


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Lord Drialys, [Jean de Villiot], Clic ! Clac ! Précédé d’un conte “Home-Discipline”, Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens [ Charles Carrington ],Paris, 1907
Printed by, Alençon, Imprimerie Veuve Félix Guy et Cie, 342 pp, (18.5 x 13.5 cm.). Rebound in quarter vellum, on cross hatched boards, Original cover, including spine bound in. Very attractive spine design, with author in red, title in black and a design of two crossed flagellation whips at the base, would grace any bookshelf.

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Epigraph : Parmi les mots légers de rose fouettés / En est-il de plus tendres, de plus veloutés, / Que le joli mot f…e et nul ne le caresse ? / Croupe allourdit toujours le corps de la faunesse.

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Référence / Reference : Ouvrage absent des bibliothèques de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, du Kinsey Institute et de la British Library (No copy available in the libraries of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Kinsey Institute or the British Library)

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For more bibliographical information see:-

http://www.bibliocuriosa.com/index.php/Clic_!_Clac_!

See also

Books for Trade: Charles Sackville: Mr Howard Goes Yachting: London -Paris, Printed for Subscribers Only MCMVIII. (Carrington)

 

Books for Trade: Charles Sackville: Mr Howard Goes Yachting: London -Paris, Printed for Subscribers Only MCMVIII. (Carrington)

An extremely rare and fragile item, in its original paper covers, and barely holding together, just a single thread preventing the book from coming apart. Bur despite this an amazing rarity, an English language flagellation novel, with engraved plates in sanguine. Delighted to be able to share this with you


Unsure who artist is despite the Monogram on each illustration,  but I think possibly Leon Roze, anyone who knows the answer please notify me by posting a comment.


Charles Sackville: Mr Howard goes Yachting: And subjects to his voluptuous caprices with young ladies captured and imprisoned on board.  London -Paris MCMVIII. Printed for Subscribers Only. 158 pages, printed on Van Gelder Zonen , in a limited edition of 300 hundred copies, with six beautiful illustrations.

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Books for Trade: Jean de Villiot; Camille et Moi: La Flagellation à Travers le Monde, PARIS Charles Carrington; 1904

Books for Trade: Anon: The Modern Eveline, Or the adventures of a young lady of quality who was never found out. PARIS (New York), Printed For Distribution Amongst Private Subscribers 1904 (1930’s)

Books for Trade: Jean de Villiot; Camille et Moi: La Flagellation à Travers le Monde, PARIS Charles Carrington; 1904

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JEAN DE VILLIOT | La Flagellation à Travers le Monde | [fleuron] | Camille | et Moi | Vingt aquerelles de | MARTIN VAN MAELE | PARIS | CHARLES CARRINGTON, LIBRAIRE-ÉDITEUR | 13, Faubourg Montmartre, 13 |

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15.24cm. x 22.86cm. viii + 416pp. Title page printed in black and orange. All pages, including the title page, are surrounded by a decorative orange border. Chapter and tail pieces. Frontispiece + 20 illustrations in color by Martin van Maele. This copy rebound in red cloth, original covers preserved.

From the series La Flagellation à Travers le Monde. This work is a French translation of Frank and I: A Story of Flagellation in England [See notes to Mendes: 142]. This present edition retains the flagellation scenes but is expurgated of all the sexual descriptions.

(Kinsey: 823.8 F828 F 1904. Bibliothèque Nationale: RES P-Y2-348. The Satyrical Drawings of Martin van Maele, Cythera Press, 1970)

Description from the Eroticabibliophile: LINK

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LINKS:

Jean de Villiot. La Tradition de la Garde. Charles Carrington

Ovide. Les Amours. J Chevrel,

Books for Trade:LA FLAGELLATION A TRAVERS LE MONDE: Jean de Villiot. La Tradition de la Garde. Charles Carrington. PARIS 1907

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Unusual for me, but this time not a clandestine publication, rather an openly published title on the theme of flagellation, such titles were seldom if ever banned and although produced by the premier pornographer  Charles Carrington, the print and publication details of these books did not require concealment. Carrington produced huge numbers of very expensive books, ranging from reprints of classic “Galants” to pseudo scientific sex books and pseudo historical and even the works of Oscar Wilde. Most of Carrington’s openly published titles were lavish productions on expensive paper and in limited editions, such as the title here, which is rather wonderfully illustrated by Leon Roze. It has the added luxury of supplying all of its own decorations for my listing.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


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In original card covers printed in red and black, 209 pages, illustrated, by Leon Roze, published in a limited edition of 750 copies this being number 461.


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Books for Trade: Anon: The Modern Eveline, Or the adventures of a young lady of quality who was never found out. PARIS (New York), Printed For Distribution Amongst Private Subscribers 1904 (1930’s)

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First American Edition. Turn of the 20th century erotic adaptation by notorious publisher Charles Carrington of a ca.1840 galante novel, Evelina, that, according to Mendes, was explicitly sexed-up by one of Carrington’s staff hacks; most definitely not by John S. Farmer, as some have surmised. The edition under notice, containing the full text to the Carrington three-volume edition, was issued in the early 1930s by the Miller Brothers who were part of New York City’s clandestine erotica scene along with Sam Roth, Esar Levine, and Ben Rebhuhn. The illustrations to this edition possess a stylish vintage charm. Kinsey Library 823.7 E93 1900. Cf. Mendes 161. Cf. Straight, Erotica Bibliophile Carrington Checklist 168. 2 vols, 8vo, 322, 222pp, 10 b&w explicit plates.


Any bibliographical information would be gratefully received.

This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press  wants.


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Nunnery Tales

Books for Trade :Memoirs of a Russian Princess. Gleaned from her secret diary,Compiled, noted and arranged by Pasha, Katoumbah. Erotik Biblion Society Paris (New York?)

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Another in my list of clandestine erotica in English, and another illustrated copy, for this one we may have information, to identify printer and publisher, this copy is undated but has the attributes of the true first edition according to bibliocuriosa (link below), however somewhat confusingly gives the information:- Peter Mendes indicates that the first edition was printed in Brussels by Edouard Maheu for Charles Carrington and, probably, Edward Avery in London (note 49-A). At the same time there is a reference to: An exact reprint of earlier edition with the same imprint which was probably published by Geo. Brussel.” Source: Kinsey Institute. The title page of the true first edition is printed in red and black, as is this copy. Well another confusing tangle to unravel, such is the nature of clandestine publications. Here for your information and enjoyment, are the 6 (not 5) illustrations, signed I.Voronoff,  and a sample of cul-de-lamps and printer devices that I am so fond of.

Bibliocuriosa: Memoirs of a Russian Princess


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DESCRIPTION: Bound in dark purple boards with , Black label on spine with gilt bands and title in gilt.

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Contents:3 blank endpapers, half title, verso blank facing blank, verso Frontispiece (with tissue guard, with location of illustration in the book typed on), Title Page, verso blank, limitation, verso decoration (of a rose), pages 7 – 168 text, NOTE TO Page 164, verso decoration (of a rose), pages 172-175 text to NOTE, verso blank, 3 blank endpapers. complete with 6 illustrations.

Many of the pages are uncut. Decorated throughout with the cul-de-lamps and printer devices displayed on this page.

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As always this title is available for exchange against any of my Paris Olympia Press Wants


Any Questions or information please leave a comment on this post or complete a contact form

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Clandestine Erotica: Some thoughts on Clandestine/Defiant Literature and the battle against Censorship

At the risk of setting myself up as an expert, which I most certainly am not, I want to put some context around what to me has been and still is an absolutely fascinating area in the history of publishing. I make the distinction between clandestine publications which most heavy end erotica was for centuries, as it was the pornography of its time, and has only become erotica with the passage of time, offering a thinly veiled respectability to those interested in its content. The risk associated with the publication of such material was enormous in from the 18th century through to  the late 20th century and arguably not entirely risk free today,


Jean Marie Goulemot

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Forbidden Texts Polity Press 1994


Defiant literature as I have called it, is a later phenomena where publishers such as Girodias at The Olympia Press, and to a lesser degree his Father Jack Kahane, founder of the Obelisk Press, and their French counterpart Eric Losfeld a contemporary and friend of Girodias, published material with their name attached and the address of their business and said “here I am come and get me”, and come they did. Although Losfeld published a large number of clandestine titles, and I suspect, but cannot prove that Kahane put out a small number, to the best of my knowledge Girodias published all of his titles openly but not without subterfuge.


Colette Colligan

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A Publishers Paradise Massachusetts 2014



Early clandestine publishing has a complex and by design, difficult to follow history, although if you attempt to read any of this material, as with modern pornography, once the peak of erotic interest has been reached it becomes unreadable, however many early clandestine books had another purpose, many were anti religious tracts or slanders against the state or crown, where even if not actually naming an individual, to those who could read in those times (not that many) the central characters carrying out the acts of debauchery were clearly identifiable. Understandably the target of such ridicule, who were powerful individuals were intent on exacting revenge, should the opportunity allow, and punishments for those caught were extreme, I can’t imagine being imprisoned has ever been much fun, but the thought of an 18th century prison, defies comprehension for the modern mind

Punishment for publishers of such books in the 18th and 19th centuries,if they ever got out of prison, could range from having all of their books seized and destroyed, to having the right to print anything removed, as in many countries the activity had been licensed, in recognition of the pen being mightier than the sword. Banishment was not an uncommon punishment, this might just be from a City and its environs, an area of a country, and if you were not a citizen the country itself. A frightening prospect  for most, and in many cases the end of their career and livelihood, others however shrugged their shoulders and moved on and became publishing nomads shifting around Europe in search of more liberal attitudes to their activities, but never really safe from the long reach of their historical subjects of ridicule.


Patrick Kearney

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As a result of the risks, many devious strategies developed to avoid detection, this ranges from having your books printed in another country, a common practice, to concealing the identity of the publisher behind a mesh of misinformation on the title page of the books, with comically constructed fake details of location , name and date, a practice that continued up until the 1960’s, for many of these books there is still no certainty who produced them or even where they were produced.


John Calder

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The Garden of Eros Alma 2013


As for the Defiant publications, these were much more  clearly a battle against state interference in controlling what could or could not be read by you or I, Kahane, Girodias and Losfeld all believed in their right to publish, and your right to decide whether or not to read, they saw state censorship as an invasion of the rights of the individual and produced amongst the smut and the porn, or whatever you prefer to call it, some of the finest avant-garde literature produced in the last century, as well as historical works never before available in English, I defy anyone to name any other publisher with a list as impressive as Girodias.


John Baxter

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A Pound of Paper Doubleday 2002


Within this post and fairly randomly are examples of books you really should read if you are genuinely interested in this area of publishing, there are many many more titles but you can find your own way, and within each of these are references to other books which you can pursue at your leisure, the selection above provides a nice mix of old and new.


Anyone requiring any more suggestions or wishing to make any please leave a comment or complete a contact form.

Books for Trade: Prospectus/sales Pamphlet. Au-Dela des Portes . Charles Carrington , Paris 1903

Truly worthy of the title “You don’t see many of those about nowadays”, a scarce and fragile, printed on tissue thin paper, but with Carrington’s usual flair for the ostentatious, decorated with cul-de lamps, 8 page (inc covers) side stapled pamphlet.

Advertising:  Au-Dela des Portes, by E Stuart Phelps, with a 5 page prospectus of this title, followed by the imitation and price for this title, and on the back page an advertisement for “Le Pharaon”, “Pan Michael”, and amazingly to both myself and Patrick Kearney “Ben-Hur”. The last resulted in a very strange series of communications between myself and Pat about the American Gun Lobby, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Munroe and the Olympia Press, You had to be there.



For you Charles Carrington Collectors out there I would happily accept an item of Paris Olympia Press ephemera in exchange for this little gem also watch these pages for Carrington titles in the coming days. And for you picture hunters who wonder what the big deal is, see if you can find another one.

Any Questions please leave a comment


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A PDF copy is available free on request.