One of the most frequently reissued erotica titles, Mendes (Clandestine Erotic fiction in English 1800-1930) Lists 8 editions between 1897 and the 1930’s, this edition does not appear to be any of them, as I cannot locate any reference to the illustrations, that this edition contains and quite strikingly so as they are well executed and printed in red. But I do expect that this is also a 1930’s edition.
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Rebound in Red Boards, with title in gilt on the spine, 97 pages with 5 full page illustrations in Red, undated but C:1930’s.
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A rather interesting oddity, a collection of explicitly erotic short stories, embellished with six unsigned line drawings. Unable to say whether this Erotica Biblion Society is the same as the Erotica Biblion Society of London and New York, the former city having been excluded from this publication. Also unable to find any bibliographical reference to this title, the supposed date is provided by the person I obtained the title from. The book is nicely produced and a good quality print job, on fine paper, the illustrations, have some similarity to those for “Nunnery Tales”, but are not really close enough to confirm with any certainty that they are by the same artist.
Any bibliographical information would be gratefully received.
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Another clandestine gem with all the usual trickery and misinformation, even more complicated if you pursue its possible origin under a variety of French editions, This copy despite its fake publication date of 1902 (1935) is still a rare and interesting item, with illustrated endpapers and five full page illustrations by Le Roy. Making this one of those rare items of English Erotica with illustrations.
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Nunnery Tales, by T.N.R with illustrations by Le Roy. The Royal Press, London-Paris 1902 (1935)
Description: Bound in grey boards with title author and publishers details in gilt on the spine.
Illustrated end Papers.
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.
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,
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.