Books for trade: BRÉVANNES, Roland. – La Nudité de Lucy. Sceaux: Select Bibliothèque, 1920. illustrated by Tack

The Select-Bibliothèque was one of several publishing houses specializing in fetish material that flourished in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century. Like the others, notably Jean Fort’s ‘Orties Blanches’ series and the ‘Librairie Artistique et Editions Parisiennes Reunies’ of Paul Brenet, the books of the Select Bibliothèque were published openly. Occasionally a title would cross some mysterious line and be prosecuted, but in general, since there was no sex in the conventional sense, these publishers were left to their devices by the authorities.

Despite the openness of these books, the publisher of the Select Bibliothèque remains unknown, at least to this cataloguer. Paul Jérôme writes of Don Brennus Aléra as being “un (ou plusieurs) des pourvoyeurs de l’editeur parisien Massy…”(Dictionnaire des œuvres érotiques, Paris: Mercure de France,1971, p. 484). In fact, Massy was where the earliest books in the series were published. The almost anagramitic similarity of the names of the authors of most of the books – Bernard Valonnes,Don Brennus Aléra, Roland Brevannes – suggests a single hand at work, and one that spanned in excess of 30 years. And it might not be unreasonable to think that the author was also the publisher.

BRÉVANNES, Roland. – La Nudité de Lucy. Sceaux: Select Bibliothèque, 1920. In-16, 208 pp., 8 illustrations signed ‘Tack.’ Part of the series ‘Les Nuits rouges. This copy, rebound in cheap boards, original covers not preserved, otherwise surprisingly complete, the last page is pasted to the back board, text is complete, and all 8 illustrations by Tack are present and in very good condition. This is number 48 in the series, these titles are highly collectible, and are elusive because the cheap production quality reduces the likelihood of survival.





Original Cover (missing from the item listed ) image supplied courtesy of, Christophe Bier.


Bibliographical information reproduced with his permission from Patrick Kearney’s Scissors and Paste website

http://www.scissors-and-paste.net/pdf/Select_Bibliotheque.pdf

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Books for Trade: ALÉRA, Don Brennus. – Le Tour du monde d’un flagellant, d’après le journal intime du Baron de M***. – Massy (Seine-et-Oise.): Select Bibliothèque, 1906

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Books for trade: Slavy, Bob: Mrs. Goodwhip et son esclave, Collection des Orties Blanches [ Jean Fort ], Paris 1932.Illustrations by Léon Pierre.

Slavy, Bob Mrs. Goodwhip et son esclave, Collection des Orties Blanches [ Jean Fort ], Paris 1932.Illustrations by Léon Pierre. In original paper wraps printed on cover and spine in red and black,(23 x 15 cm) 289 pages, list of other titles facing the title page. In a limited edition of 1000 copies reserved for subscribers.16 héliogravures hors-text / 16 B&W illustrations tipped in.
Some foxing to front cover , wear to head and tail of spine with minor loss, see images, overall very good and rare with a complete set of illustrations.


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Books for Trade: Liane Lauré, , pseudonyme de Donville, G. Jacinthe ou Les Images du péché Aux Galants Passe-temps [ Jean Fort ] Illustrations by P.Beloti. Paris. 1934

Books for Trade: Icy, Jacques d’: Suzanne écuyère. Confidences et révélations de la belle Suzanne de X… Sa jeunesse et ses hauts faits dans deux mondes bien différents Collection des Orties Blanches, Paris 1923. Ilustrated by Louis Malteste

Louis (for Jules) Malteste. Born September 14, 1862 in Chartres (Eure-et-Loir) and died January 25, 1928 in Paris. French author, lithographer, designer and illustrator. “He was the brother of Henri Théodore Malteste, known as Malatesta [1870-1920]. He lived and worked in Paris, where he exhibited in 1897 at the Salon des Cent, in 1902 at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. the humorous press: The Butter Plate , The Black Cat , I know everything , Readings for all , Who reads laughs , etc. He created posters and postcards. ” He was also published in the journal La Plume in 1897. Malteste used the pseudonym Jacques d’Icy for writing sadomasochistic texts. Illustrator of many books.

Icy, Jacques d’: Suzanne écuyère. Confidences et révélations de la belle Suzanne de X… Sa jeunesse et ses hauts faits dans deux mondes bien différents. Collection des Orties Blanches, Paris 1923. 333 printed pages 1 frontispiece, 11 sanguine illustrations by Louis Malteste.  Catalogue at the end of the volume. In original Paper wraps over card covers, printed in red and black, cover and spine. original price of 50 francs on spine.


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Books for Trade: Jacques D’Icy: Monsieur Paulette et ses épouses. Recueil véridique et documenté d’incursions à Montmartre dans un certain monde où la flagellation est hautement en honneur illustrated by Louis Malteste, Orties Blanches Paris 1922

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Books for trade: Special Edition: Anon;Récits de la Villa Brigitte. Fessées Gaillardes et Authentiques racontées par les membres du club sainte Brigitte, Bibliothèque des Deux Hémisphères [ Jean Fort ], collection Cressida, s.d. [1911?]. 2 Volumes,16 colour plates (unsigned).

 

 

A very rare clandestine publication from Jean Fort, something of a bibliographical mystery, and not much information out there, I am unable to locate a copy in any library, or any history of this title being auctioned. It may simply be that I do not have adequate reference material, but I am asking for any information anyone has about this title. This edition is a great rarity and even more so with a suite of 16 original illustrations. It is likely that the illustrations are “extra” to the book and may have been commissioned by the original owner, they appear contemporary with the book. Cannot establish this for certain unless another copy turns up with these illustrations.

The appears to be some surface debate about which came first, this edition provisionally dated 1911, although it is not actually dated at all, despite someone having penciled 1911 at the foot of the title page, or the clandestine Carrington  English edition dated 1910, which claims to have been translated from the French.

This French edition makes no similar claim to have been translated from the English, so given the confusion (deliberate) created by clandestine publishers, the debate about the chronology may simply be a matter of bibliographers pride.

I hope to be able to provide an update soon, in the meantime enjoy this rarity.

Récits de la Villa Brigitte. Fessées Gaillardes et Authentiques racontées par les membres du club sainte Brigitte, Bibliothèque des Deux Hémisphères [ Jean Fort ], collection Cressida, s.d. [1911?]. 2 Volumes in original neutral paper covers. Title of each volume on spine, pp 139, 155+ table. (19 x 12 cm).16 colour plates (unsigned) tipped in, each plate (excepting the first) are indexed against the appropriate volume, i.e. VB 1, VB 2, along with the page number the image is paired with. The illustrations are more explicit than the usual flagellation themes.

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Originally published as: Tales of Villa Brigitte. Translated from the French by M. A. Oxon, London & Melbourne [Paris], H.-J. Vicar, Sons and Co [ Charles Carrington ], 1910. About the translator, the catalog of the Kinsey Institute indicates: “Identification of translator with Moses William Stainton, who used the same pseudonym is uncertain.”

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Books for Trade: Au bord du lit. Stances: Alexandre de Vérineau, [d.i. Louis Perceau]. Published by Erotopolis, à l’Enseigne des Bacchantes [d.i. Paris, Maurice Duflou], 1927 Illustrées de onze eaux-fortes originales par Lucas. O [d.i. |Luc Lafnet|]:

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Books for trade: Van Rod, Aimé, Le Dominateur ou L’École des vierges, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, v. 1933, Illustrated by Carlo

Another oddity, purchased blind from a dubious web site, however turns out to be quite an interesting item. It is an original edition, lacking a title page, but with 11 of the 12 illustrations hand coloured. I rather like it and I hope you do.

Van Rod, Aimé, Le Dominateur ou L’École des vierges, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, v. 1933. Rebound in brown boards, author and title pasted on label on the spine.  22 x 14 cm, 219 pp. Original cover bound in, but lacking title page. Cover illustration and12 illustrations ( 11 hand coloured, 1 on plain paper tipped in) All by Carlo.  Numerous chapter headings and cul de lamps. Overall condition is good plus.



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Books for Trade: Van Rowel, Désiré, Le Château des cuisants souvenirs: Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies: 1934. Illustrated by Carlo

Books or Trade: Mac Clyde, Alan, La Madone du cuir verni, Librairie artistique et Parisienne Reunies, 1937.

 

Books for Trade: Edith Kindler. Esclavage ou L’Agonie sous le fouet, traduit de l’anglais par Alan Mac Clyde, Librairie Générale, Paris 1932.Illustrations by Carlo.

Esclavage ou L’Agonie sous le fouet, traduit de l’anglais par Alan Mac Clyde, Librairie Générale, Paris 1932.Illustrations by Carlo.
243 pages + 4 pages adverts.In original pale blue card covers with cover illustration by Carlo. This copy is only about Good, with wear and marking to covers, it is however very rare in such a complete state, with 27 Illustrations (23 by Carlo).


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Books for Trade: Jean Martinet, Venez ici, qu’on vous fouette ! : Paris Éditions Prima (1938?)

Books or Trade: Mac Clyde, Alan, La Madone du cuir verni, Librairie artistique et Parisienne Reunies, 1937.

Mac Clyde, Alan, La Madone du cuir verni, Librairie artistique et Parisienne Reunies, 1937. 8vo. Illustrated by Carlo. Illustrated cover by Carlo.263 pp (23 x 14 cm) Printed by Dardaillon et Dagniaux 11/37. First edition in original illustrated cover with six full page illustrations on glossy paper. About good. general wear to covers.


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Books for Trade: Désiré Van Rowel, Joues Cramoisies, Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies, Paris, 1935. Illustrations by Carlo.

Books for Trade: Van Rowel, Désiré, Le Château des cuisants souvenirs: Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne réunies: 1934. Illustrated by Carlo

Books for Trade: Pierre Dumarchey( Pierre de Jusange), La Comtesse au Fouet, Belle et Terrible. Jean Fort Paris 1911

A classic fem-Dom novel and a very rare one.

Pierre Dumarchey( Pierre de Jusange), La Comtesse au Fouet, Belle et Terrible. Jean Fort Paris 1911. Cover and six plates by Ludovic Riezer, rebound in quarter leather over marbled boards, Spine with four raised bands, Author,title and decorations in gilt. Original cover including spine bound in. 251 pp, 20.5 x 14 c.m.









Books for Trade: Liane Lauré, , pseudonyme de Donville, G. Jacinthe ou Les Images du péché Aux Galants Passe-temps [ Jean Fort ] Illustrations by P.Beloti. Paris. 1934

Books for Trade: Andre Vergereau, Mademoiselle Cinglade, Editions Prima n.d. (1936) illustrated by Marilac (Mario Laboccetta).

 

 

I must admit to having posted these illustrations before, primarily because I was interested in making comparisons between this artist, Marilac and Wighead. At the time I did not have a copy of this book and Christophe Bier was kind enough to send me a set of illustrations. Now I actually have a copy am listing the volume, This title for me represents one of the very best illustrated books in the genre, I still favour Wighead, who although remaining a mystery, provided significantly more material. Marilac despite notes elsewhere claiming him as unknown, is in fact Mario Laboccetta, a respected artist in the 20’s who appears to have had a very brief foray into the world of flagellation. The only other title I am aware of by him in this genre is the cover of another Editions Prima title, Gaston Vicennes, L’Amour Fouetté, which I have previously listed and which is also linked at the bottom of this page.


Andre Vergereau, Mademoiselle Cinglade, Editions Prima n.d. (1936) illustrated by Marilac (Mario Laboccetta)
12 illustrations out of text of Marilac. Editions Prima, 44 rue Servan, Paris. 14 x 20 cm. 252 pp. 2 ff.n.ch. Cover with flaps illustrated by Marilac.


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Books for Trade: Vincennes, Gaston. L’Amour fouetté. Orné de douze illustrations hors-texte par Ch. Avalanche. Paris, Editions Prima,[vers1930?] . Couverture par Marilac

Books For Trade: Special Edition: Editions Prima. Paris 1930’s. Flagellation (Spanking) Novels Illustrated by “Herric” and another?

 

Books for Trade: Liane Lauré, , pseudonyme de Donville, G. Jacinthe ou Les Images du péché Aux Galants Passe-temps [ Jean Fort ] Illustrations by P.Beloti. Paris. 1934

Liane Lauré, , pseudonyme de Donville, G. Jacinthe ou Les Images du péché Aux Galants Passe-temps [ Jean Fort ]. Illustrations by P.Beloti. Paris. 1934. In original cream wraps printed in red and black on cover and spine, original price of 70 Francs. 281 pp and 15 B&W illustrations.Limited edition on vergé antique Holland paper. Catalogue at the beginning of the volume. 17 x 24 cm. In very good condition

Reference: Bécourt 41: Sentenced by the Criminal Court of the Seine 10th Chamber October 10, 1950; convicted by the Criminal Court of the Seine 17th Chamber on 25 November 1953 and by the Court of Appeal of Paris 10th Chamber on 9 June 1954.

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Books for Trade: Liane de Lauris: L’Education Cherubin; Collection des Orties Blanches 1934

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