A recent find which I am pleased to be able to share with you, a wonderful erotic portfolio, by the original War of the Worlds artist, using the wonderful pseudonym of Henry Lemort, or Henry the dead, along with the suitably macabre monogram signature. (as above).
[CORREA, Henrique Alvim (1876-1930), under the pseudonym of:] LEMORT, Henry. Visions Erotiques. Mit einer Einleitung von Sig. von Eggh. Stück XI. Vienna: Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen, 1908.
In original portfolio in-4 (338 x 245 mm). 8 pp. uncut including title page and title list of illustratons in printed text and 20 free drawings in photomechanical reproductions, mounted on leaves of laid paper of a strong burgundy hue, attached by a cord of purple silk. On the first cover of the portfolio, label printed in black.
Following reproductions of erotic and satirical drawings of Alvim Correa, illustrator of Brazilian origin, published by CW Stern in Vienna (Austria) in 1908. Evoking the art and subtle trait of Félicien Rops. Alvim Correa was much more famous for his science-fiction illustrations, of which he was one of the masters, notably by his nightmarish visions accompanying the first French edition of. Wells ‘ War of the Worlds . The draw of this suite is not indicated. Bilder-Lexikon IV, 387-390.
I must admit to having posted all of these illustrations previously, but in the original edition, all the smaller illustrations, appear above text, and here they stand alone, I have linked the original listing at the base of this post.
Anon[ROGUES, Ernest.] Initiation Amoureuse, illustrated by Suzanne Ballivet. The Erotic Print Society 1994.
In original slipcase with book, constituting the first English translation, complete with 25 illustrations in colour 10 large illustrations on card (22 x19 cm) and 15 smaller illustrations on card (15 x 19). all in very good near fine condition. The text was published in 1934 under the title “Carnal Prelude”, and under the pseudonym of Robert Sermaise, the illustrated edition with the current title was issued clandestinely around 1950.
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]
Anyone interested in buying, can see items currently for sale on my eBay listing, linked below, I will be adding many more titles as I clear out my collection. Anyone interested in buying direct please complete a contact form.
DÉVERGONDAGES. [ROJAN, illustrator]. SPADDY (pseud. of Jean Gros).
Published by Aux dépens d’un amateur,, Bruxelles [Nice]:1948. Limited Edition of 234 copies on Vélin de Rives, this being copy no. 69, of a total edition of 250. Octavo (9 x 6 3/4 in.). 151, (3, blank) pp., In original white paper wraps, Uncut pages, 16 color lithographed plates, unsigned but, according to Pia and Dutel, after watercolors by Rojan, i.e. Feodor Stepanovich Rojankowsky (1891-1970).s. Rojan, a Russian émigré as celebrated for his many childrens book illustrations as he was for his erotic drawings, won the 1956 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations to John Langstaff’s Frog Went A-Courtin’. He was the sometime lover of French novelist and poet, Raymond Radiguet, and as an eroticist is perhaps best known for his illustrations to Radiguet’s Vers Libres. This edition was condemned four times between 1950-56 by the tribunal of the Seine; understandable as the title translates to “licentious behavior.” Dutel III, 1389; Pia 310-11; cf. Private Case 836.
Quite a spectacular item, unfortunately impossible to scan because of the binding, so my efforts at photography will have to suffice. I include the binding in this listing because it is a little different.
Les Filles de Loth et autres Poèmes Erotiques recueillis par le Vidame de Bozegy. [[EDMOND DARDENNE BERNARD]] (André Collot)] :Published by A Sodome, Imprimerie de la Genèse 1933. (1933) 1 volume in-4 (28,5 x 19 cm), broché, 257 pages.+ a supplementary poem bound in. 12 illustrations, lightly coloured in crayon Original edition of this collection of famous erotic poems. This book was hors-commerce and reserved for subscribers. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies this being numbered 123. Rebound in half maroon leather on marbled boards, with five raised bands, title and erotic motif in gilt stamped on spine, housed in a matching slipcase. Original covers preserved. Title in calligraphy on top of page block. A beautiful item that would enhance any collection.
Trois Filles de Leur Mère ( illus. Edouard CHIMOT )Pierre LouysPrivately Printed c.1950, Paris, 1950. Condition: Very Good. Edouard Chimot (illustrator). (Paris). ‘Au dépens d’un amateur pour ses amis exclusivement’. Dated 1897 but published c. 1950. In-4. 151pp. Illustrated anonymously by Edouard Chimot with 12 full-page highly erotic colour plates. Limited edition of 350 copies – . Unbound, as issued in printed wraps, card sleeve and slipcase (). Contents bright and spotless.The most infamous of Chimot-illustrated works, Pierre Louys’ pornographic text being accompanied by some of the artist’s most explicit coloured engravings.
This is one I have wanted to be able to list for ages, as I really like the illustrations, and I hope you do too.
Alfred de Musset, Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d’Excès Clandestine edition Published by Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l’époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950]
At the expense of the two hundred and fifty friends of the romantic era. S.d. [circa 1950] 1 volume in-4 (24.5 x 19 cm), in sheets , 44- (1) pages. 12 illustrations inset in color, 13/250 limited edition, not put on the market. The drawings are beautifully made. Reference: Dutel, Bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely in French between 1920 and 1970, n ° 1657 (which does not indicate any name of illustrator or publisher).Original paper cover over plain card wraps (some tearing to fine paper cover,see images), in sheets 44 pages and 12 coloured illustrations, complete.
Many Thanks to Antiquariat Ars Amandi from Berlin who provided the following information.
The edition is a publication by Kistemakers in Brussel, around 1880. For bibliographical reference you find it in Dutel, entre 1650 et 1880, in the appendix, no. 693bis. Best to you, Andreas Ars Amandi, Berlin
This one is for the bibliophiles (no illustrations), I am trying to identify the publisher and date. A previous owner has penciled in c 1900 on the ffep. Other than that there is nothing to indicate date, publisher or printer. It is a lovely little book nicely printed on good quality paper, bound in quarter green leather on marbled boards. Limited edition of 75 copies,11 x 16 c.m. 254 pp, with 2 page catalogue of other titles. The books listed are all very small print runs, and the heading Bibliotheque pour les curieux, does not offer any hits.
The only clue appears to be the printer or publishers device on the Title Page ÉTERNITÉ, under which is a small image of a winged helmet.
Another of my possibly incomplete editions, as it appears that there should be 10 illustration and this copy has nine. So anyone who has a scan of the missing illustration please contact me.
Guillaume, APOLLINAIRE: Les Onze Mille Verges : les amours d’un hospodar, Edité par Bruxelles (1942). 131pp. 26 x 17 c.m. A clandestine edition of this erotic classic, illustrated with nine explicit images tipped in in colour, and eight chapter drawings, several of which are explicitly homosexual. 141/500 numbered copies, very good, rebound in quarter leather on marbled boards. Spine with 4 raised bands and title and author in gilt. The edition was issued for “subscribers only”, Apollinaire published the work in 1907, a fictional story of the Romanian hospodar Prince Vibescu Mony, in which the author explores all aspects of sexuality. Dutel 2109