Books for Sale: Vergerie, Jean, La Clinique des cauchemars, R. Ballani, (Collection de l’Églantine), 1937. Illustré par Sadie-Mazo..

 

 

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With this title, the author switches illustrators, to the mysterious Sadie-Mazo, this is a significant improvement in the style and content of the illustrations. This copy also has the original duo-tone cover/frontis.


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Vergerie, Jean, La Clinique des cauchemars, R. Ballani, (Collection de l’Églantine), 1937. Illustré par Sadie-Mazo. In original publishers card covers printed in red and black, 222 numbered pages, (23 x14 c.m), printed 20th March 1937, by Imprimerie Ragoneaux 33 rue Pixerecourt, Paris. Contents complete, including duo-tone frontis/cover, and 8 full page mono illustrations on glossy paper. (Note, 4 of the illustrations have  been roughly torn out, but are present and the images are undamaged. Exceedingly rare item.


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Books for Trade:Bernard Montorgeuil, Vier Donnerstage Editions Bel-Rose Rotterdam.n.d (1970)

Books for Sale: 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.


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Books for Sale: RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, Nicolas Edme (RETIF DE LA BRETONNE): LA DUCHESSE OU LA FEMME SYLPHIDE . Edité par Aux dépens de quelques bibliophiles, s.d. (1948), 1948

A rather beautiful and rare clandestine title, very little research material on this one, and the only other copy that I can locate is one for sale elsewhere, in which the description is a mass of confusing detail, leaving unclear which part of the small limitation the book in question belongs to, however from that listing it appears that the sanguine illustrations are without the so called artists remarks, therefore it is not in the smaller limitations and therefore must be, a copy from the general run. A detail of the limitation page would have clarified this matter. Dutel lists it at No. 1441, in his  “Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français entre 1920 et 1970”. No credit as to artist or publisher.

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LA DUCHESSE OU LA FEMME SYLPHIDE
RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, Nicolas Edme (RETIF DE LA BRETONNE).
Edité par Aux dépens de quelques bibliophiles, s.d. (1948).

Rebound in luxury boards, in red leather over marbled boards, author, title and erotic motif in gilt on spine, binding is stamped (signed) in gilt “N. Corréaud”. The original covers are bound in. 122 +2 pages, + 4 plates refused for the the edition, + limitation page. (23.5 x 28.5 in binding) This copy being  number 38 in the limitation 21-50, containing 20 colour illustration (one of these in text) and 24 in sanguine including the 4 refused, all of which bear the artists remarque, a small illustration embellishing each of the sanguine plates. There is some rubbing to the binding at the front edge. some minor spotting at the endpapers, and light finger marking on illustration pages.

All the main illustration are in facing pairs each pair being one in sanguine and one in colour of the same scene. However listed here as individual, one above the other. The scans were achieved with a Czur overhead scanner which allows for open book scanning, with software that corrects curvature and separates facing pages, I would not be able to present the book without this device as it is too large for flatbed scanning.


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Books for Trade: Special Edition, L’Anti-Justine ou les delices de l’amour. Nouvelle edition entierement revue et corrigee, etablie pour la premiere fois sur le texte original de 1798. Precede d’une notice bibliographique par Helpey [d. i. L. Perceau.]



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LA DUCHESSE OU LA FEMME SYLPHIDE
RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, Nicolas Edme (RETIF DE LA BRETONNE).
Edité par Aux dépens de quelques bibliophiles, s.d. (1948).

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