Books for Trade: MERLIN [ Vol One Number 2], [Volume One Number 3],[ Volume Two number 1], [Volume Two number 2] , [Vol. 2, number 3] and [Volume Two, number 4.]

A rare opportunity to obtain 6 of the seven published editions of Merlin. including copies of Volume 2 number 1, complete with the publishers wrap around band, not previously seen by this author. My Thanks to Hans Streppel of the Netherlands for this rare and interesting find.


These Titles are available for Trade Only against my Paris Olympia Press Wants


Bibliographical description courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007. MERLIN Pages 75-78, including the item description (2.7.1)

MERLIN
The first issue of Merlin—initially subtitled A collection of Contemporary Writings was published in the Spring of 1952. It was edited by Alexander Trocchi, and published by his American girl friend Alice Jane Lougee. Five further issues under this editor/publisher combination would follow. The seventh and final issue was published by the Olympia Press, described in detail below. In view of the important connection between Merlin, its contributors and editorial personnel, and the Olympia Press, a brief summary of the non-Olympia issues is given. The names of contributors or the titles of works-in-progress are limited to those with known Olympia Press affiliations.


[Vol. 1, number 2, Autumn, 1952.]

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No. 2 [Vol. 1, number 2, Autumn, 1952.] Printed by Impr. de la S.A.I.B.E.L, Fontenay-aux-Roses (Seine). Contributions by Patrick Bowles (credited here as P. W. Bowles), Christopher Logue and Richard Seaver.

TWO COPIES: Both Very GOOD.


[Vol. 1, number 3, Winter 1952-53.]

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No. 3 [Vol. 1, number 3, Winter 1952-53.] Printed by Arrault et Cie, Tours. This issue is additionally described as a Revue Trimestrielle and Richard Seaver is credited as Advisory Editor and Director. Contributions by Samuel Beckett [extract from Watt], Austryn Wainhouse [extract from Hedyphagetica.] and Richard Seaver.

ONE COPY GOOD PLUS


[Vol. 2, number 1, Spring-Summer, 1953.]

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No. 4 [Vol. 2, number 1, Spring-Summer, 1953.] Printed by Arrault et Cie, Tours. As with the three preceding issues, the editorial offices of Merlin are based at Librairie Mistral, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5. In this issue, the subtitle A collection of Contemporary Writings is abandoned, but the description Revue Trimestrielle remains. Seaver maintains his post of Advisory Editor and Director, and the design and typography of the issue is credited to Walter G. Coleman. Whether he is any relation to John Coleman, author of The Enormous Bed (5.1.1) and The Itch (5.22.1) I am unable to say. Contributions by Jean Genet [extract from Journal du voleur], Christopher Logue [verse extracted from Wand and Quadrant], Henry Miller [extract, provided by the Olympia Press, from the proofs of Plexus. This is the first reference to a connection to the Olympia Press in Merlin.]

SIX COPIES ALL VERY GOOD NEAR FINE, 4 COPIES WITH COMPLETE PUBLISHERS WRAPAROUND BAND, ONE WITH PARTIAL BAND AND ONE WITHOUT.


[Vol. 2, number 2, Autumn 1953.]

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No. 5 [Vol. 2, number 2, Autumn 1953.] This issue was printed in Spain, and no printer is given.Seaver’s role in the proceedings become Assistant Editor & Editor. John Coleman is credited as Business Manager. The editorial address becomes 42, rue de Seine, Paris 6, which was the English Bookshop. The first advertisements for Collection Merlin and the Olympia Press appear in this issue. For Collection Merlin the titles listed are Beckett’s Watt and Logue’s Wand and Quandrant, with Hedyphagetica by Wainhouse and Molloy by Beckett To be published. The Olympia Press offers Justine by the marquis de Sade and Plexus by Henry Miller. Despite the editorial address for Merlin being on the rue de Seine, the address given for both Collection Merlin and the Olympia Press is 13, rue Jacob, Paris 6. Contributions by Logue, Beckett [extract from Molloy], Brassaï [i.e. Jules Halasz; four photographs, with a note by Seaver] and Wainhouse.

Two Copies One Very Good one only about good


[Vol. 2, number 3, Summer/Autumn 1954.]

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No. 6 [Vol. 2, number 3, Summer/Autumn 1954.] Printed by Impr. Richard, 24, rue Stéphenson, Paris 18. Seaver, Wainhouse, Bowles and W. Baird Bryant are listed as Associates, and John Stevenson is credited as Business Manager. The editorial address remains with the English Bookshop on rue de Seine. A full-page advertisement for Collection Merlin offers Beckettřs Watt, Logue’s Wand and Quadrant, Jean Genet’s The Thief‘s Journal and Wainhouse’s Hedyphagetica. Beckett’s Molloy is announced for Autumn publication. There is a half-page advertisement for the Olympia Press that offers no specific titles, but Books in English of lasting value. This is the last issue of Merlin to be published by Alice Jane Lougee. Contributions by Beckett [The End, translated by Seaver in collaboration with Beckett], Trocchi and Patrick Bowles.

One copy Very good Plus


2.7.1 MERLIN No. 7 [Vol.2, number 4, Spring/Summer 1955]

Merlin 7 Olympia 1955

[On the left, at head of page in l.c. and large type:] merlin | [at left, below title and in small type:] revue trimestrielle | founded by Alice Jane Lougee | EDITORS [on the right, one name below the other:] Alexander Trocchi | Austryn Wainhouse | [on the left:] COMMITTEE [on the right, one name below the other:] PatrickBowles | W. Baird Bryant | Corneille | Robert Creeley | Ben Johnson | Richard Seaver | Shinkichi Tajiri | [on the left:] EDITORIAL ADDRESS [on the right:] The English Bookshop | 42, Rue de Seine, Paris-6e | [on the left:] PUBLISHER [on the right:] The Olympia Press | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris-6e | [in centre of page:] contents | [in two columns, each line separated after the page number by a continuous vertical rule:] Michel de M‘Uzan 233 THREE TALES | Pablo Neruda 242 TWENTY LOVE POEMS | Austryn Wainhouse 259 SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN | ENGINEERING AND REFLEXIONS UPON | AN EROTIC BOOK | Jaap Mooy [no page numbers] FOUR ILLUMINATIONS | Cleveland Moffett 274 PHEIDIPPIDES | Alain Clément 281 FRANCE AS SEEN BY THE GERMANS | Lennart Olson [no page numbers] FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS | Alister Kershaw 298 ALDINGTON’S CRITICS | Christopher Logue 301 GRAHAM’S NIGHTFISHING | Richard Gibson 303 CURZIO MALAPARTE : | THE VISION OF DEFEAT | [below Contents, and centered on columns above:] line drawings by WILLIAM PARKER| spring 1955 summer | [at foot of page, left:] MERLIN IS PRINTED IN FRANCE [at foot of page, right:] vol. 2 no. [in large type] 4

Collation: 80 pp. No signatures, but [1-5]8, with the numeration of the pages following on from previous issues of the periodical. Two double leaves on coated photographic paper (comprising photographs by Jaap Mooy and Lennart Olson) are inserted between pp. 260,261 & 276,277 and between pp. 292,293 & following p. 308. 24 x 15.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.

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Contents: p. [229], untitled note signed The Editors. p. [230], two half-page advertisements, the upper for two novels published by Plon and the lower for the Paris Review. p. [231], title, as above. p. [232], three advertisements, one across the top of the page for James Broughton’s An Almanac for Amorists, and the other two, side-by-side below, for, on the right, Sartre’s revue mensuelle Les Temps modernes and, on the left, for The English Bookshop. pp. 233-241,

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Three Tales by Michel de M’Uzan, translated by Philip Oxman. pp. 242-258, Twenty Love Poems by Pablo Neruda, translated by Patrick Bowles and Christopher Logue. pp. 259-273, Some Basic Principles Of Human Engineering And Reflexions Upon An Erotic Book by Austryn Wainhouse. pp. 274-280, Pheidippides by Cleveland Moffett. pp. 281-298, France as Seen by the Germans by Alain Clément. Clément’s piece is referred to at the head of p. 281 as Chronicles. pp. 298-308 are printed in two columns and a smaller typeface, and comprise three pieces described as Notes: Aldington‘s Critics by Alister Kershaw (pp. 298-301).  Graham‘s Nightfishing by Christopher Logue (pp. 301-303).  Curzio Malaparte: The Vision of Defeat by Richard Gibson (pp. 303-308). Drawings by William Parker appear on pp. 234, 243, 249, 258, 273, 274, & 280. Advertisements appear on pp. 299 (Les Editions de Minuit), 301 (Obelisk Press), 303 (Hedyphagetica, by Austryn Wainhouse), 304

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(Christopher Logues The Weekdream Sonnets, published by Jack Straw), 30(Collection Merlin/Olympia Press, and Samuel Beckett’s Molloy specifically) and 308 (Merlin).

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Binding: Printed card wrappers, with orange front and spine, spilling over to a 1-inch band on back. Remainder of back wrapper is white. Front cover: [centred at head in white l.c. large type:] merlin | [centred below title in smaller l.c. type:] the paris quarterly | [at foot, slightly to the left, and in orange within a thin white panel:] 75 c [space] 3/- [space] 250fr. [At foot and to the right, in orange within a larger and oblong white panel:] no [large] 4 | [small] vol 2.

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Spine: [at top of spine, reading down in widely-spaced white l.c.:] merlin. [At foot of spine, reading down in orange type within white panel:] 4/2. Back cover: [at foot and to the right of white section:] SOCIETE D’IMPRESSIONS PUBLICITAIRES | 75, Rue Alexis Pesnon  MONTREUIL | Tel. : AVR. 12-53.

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The inside front wrapper carries an advertisement for Merlin comprising lists of contributions promised for later issues and available back issues. The inside back wrapper carries two half-page advertisements, the uppermost for The Western Review, a literary quarterly published by the University of Iowa, and the lower for Lascaux, ou la Naissance de l‘art, an art book with text by Georges Bataille published by Albert Skira.

6 COPIES, 5 VERY GOOD NEAR FINE, ONE VERY GOOD.

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Books for Trade: Ophelia Press Paris

New into The Collection: Olympia Press 1959 (Catalogue)

Another boost to my ceaseless pursuit of any and all Paris Olympia Press ephemera, such items are always welcome and although not for Trade or Sale, I will list them in full on the site and a PDF copy will be available to anyone who asks, free of charge.


The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press. Liverpool University Press 2007, the index number is the actual location of the description in the bibliography. The images are from the actual item which is part of my collection.


Any Questions please leave a comment


14.11.1 1959.  Olympia Press 1959.

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18.6 x 9.4 cm. pp. 28, incl. coloured wrappers illustrated with reproductions of Traveller’s Companion volumes against red and black backgrounds, and, on the front wrapper, a detail of a nude woman from a painting.

Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Open Covers

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 13 and 14

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Olympia Press catalogue 1959 Pages 17 and 18

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Interior Illustrated with photos of Lawrence Durrell,William Burroughs, Vladimir Nabokov, Roger Casement & native entourage, judges in Casement trial, Aubrey Beardsley, and Henry Miller, together with reproductions of Olympia Press book covers, sculpture and art by Monet. Contains brief extracts or write-ups of The Black Book, Zazie or The Sex of Angels [sic], The Naked Lunch, Lolita, The Black Diaries, Under the Hill, The Gaudy Image, Our Lady of the Flowers, The White Paper, Teleny, Classical Hindu Erotology, Melting, My Life and Loves, The Fetish Crowd, Deva-Dasi, Juliette, 120 Days of Sodom, Sodom, Story of O, Sexus, Plexus and Nexus, Quiet Days in Clichy, The World of Sex, I Hear Voices, Houses of Joy, the Beckett trilogy, Watcher and the Watched, Pleasures and Follies, Two Novels by Guillaume Apollinaire and the Vicarion collections of beady songs and limericks. Notes: (1) Nexus was never published by the Olympia Press. (2) Zazie or The Sex of Angels was eventually issued under its original French title, Zazie dans le Metro.


PDF copy available on request, just leave a comment and I will email you a copy FREE

SEE ALSO (LINKS)

Ophelia Catalogue 1959

Olympia catalogue 1957

Olympia Catalogue 1956

Olympia Press Pamphlet 1966


New into the Collection: Olympia Books 1957 (Catalogue)

Another pamphlet style catalogue from the Paris Olympia Press, reproduced here in full, and as part of the collection not available for trade, however anyone wanting a PDF copy of this item, please leave a comment on this blog and I will send you a copy by e-mail.


Any questions? just ask: Leave a comment on this or any other blog or page and I will get back to you, in strictest confidence


As always the bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press: The Liverpool University Press 2007. The index number is the location of the description in the bibliography.


14.5.1 1957. – Olympia Books 1957.

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17.5 x 9.2 cm. 24-page pamphlet, inclusive of illustrated wrappers. Illustrated with photos of Miller and Nabokov, photos by Brassaï, and reproduc-tions of artwork by Crannach, Cocteau, Ingres, erotic Hindu sculpture, &c. Included is a brief extract from Henry Miller’s The World of Sex, and short promotional notices of a number of Olympia Press publications, one of which reprints an extract from a Time magazine piece (dated March 18th 1957) on Lolita. A price list and order form includes assorted titles of the Traveller’s Companion series from no. 7 to no. 51. In addition, a number of the earlier Olympia titles by Sade, Miller, Apollinaire, &c. are listed, together with Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring and Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and vols. 1-4 of Frank Harris’s My Life and Loves, none of which were Olympia Press titles.


Olympia Books 1957 Open Covers

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Olympia Books 1957 Pages 15 and 16

Books 57 15 + 16


Olympia Books 1957 Pages 17 and 18

Books 57 17 + 18


Olympia Books 1957 Pages 19 and 20

Books 57 19 + 20


Olympia Books 1957 Pages 21 and 22Books 57 21 + 22


Note: I have deliberately darkened the contrast on pages 19 and 20 to make the red text more legible. As stated at the top of the page, anyone wanting a PDF copy of this catalogue please leave a comment and I will forward a copy to you via email or DropBox

Books for Trade: List. Traveller’s Companion Series duplicates (Part 7)

The latest batch of my Traveller’s Companion duplicates, as always available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants or any other rare or interesting items of erotica that might enhance the listing. All images are of actual books from my personal collection. The bibliographical description is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, The Liverpool University Press. 2007, Index Numbers (example 4.41.1 are the actual location of the description in the bibliography)


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS BY POSTING A COMMENT.


5.61.1 THE WOMAN THING Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1958

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HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | WOMAN | THING | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 184 pp. M.1-11.M [sic]8; M.124. 17.6 x 11.3 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE | WOMAN THING, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press Paris, | France. pp. 7-181, text. p. [182] PRINTED AUGUST 1958 | BY IMPRIMERIE DE LA SEINE | PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1958 pp. [183-184] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | WOMAN THING | no 61 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 61 [-] THE WOMAN THING. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200. Notes: (1) An altered state in with the price NF 15 stamped over the original price is known, and the compiler has in his collection another altered state with a further price increase in the form of a black adhesive sticker printed in white: NEW PRICE | NF 18. (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. Copy used: Compiler’s collection. [136]

One Copy Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.61.2 WOMAN [THE WOMAN THING] Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1965

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HARRIET DAIMLER | WOMAN | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES |published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. M.1-M.128. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] WOMAN, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press Paris, | France | Copyright © [with a small 8 appended below copyright sign] by the Olympia Press, 1958, 1965. pp. 7-181, text. p. [182] PRINTED AUGUST 1958 | BY IMPRIMERIE DE LA SEINE | PARIS |NEW PRINTING BY IMPRIMERIE DU LION, PARIS 1965 |Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1958. pp. [183-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | WOMAN | no 61 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 61 [-] WOMAN. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 18.

3 Copies 2 Fine (one sealed) one very good.


5.62.1 TELENY Anonymous, 1958

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] * * * | TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS |[breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 208 pp. 62.1-62.138. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [i,ii] blank. p. [1] TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal. p. [2] [rule] All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p. [3] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [5,6] introductory note, signed The Olympia Press. pp. 7-203, text. p. [204] blank. p. [205] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] |Printed May 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1958. p. [206] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] * * * | TELENY | or | The Reverse of the Medal | no 62 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 62 [-] TELENY OR THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.
Notes: (1) Altered states have been seen on which the price has been covered with an adhesive label bearing a price increase: NEW PRICE | NF 18. An intermediate altered state is also known with a rubber-stamped price increase to NF 15. (2) The introductory note argues weakly that this novel is the work of Oscar Wilde; the circumstances of its circulation at London in manuscript in the early 1890’s suggest that Wilde may well have known of the novel, and made additions or corrections to it, but to assume that he was solely responsible for its composition is far from certain. (3) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère. (4) Teleny was originally published in 1893 in two volumes, printed by H.S. Nichols for Leonard Smithers. In the original MS. the setting of the novel was London, but for reasons that seem weak considering the clandestine nature of the printed edition, Smithers relocated the novel to Paris. All subsequent English editions, save one, stem from this version. In 1934, a French translation was published based on the original MS. so that the action returned to London, its proper place. Using this French text as a model, Winston Leyland prepared something closely approximating a definitive English version, which was published by Gay Sunshine Press in San Francisco in 1984.

3 Copies one Very Good +, One Very good (Overstamped Price) One only about Good. Extra images and full description on request


5.63.1 THE GAUDY IMAGE William Talsman [James M. Smith?], 1958

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] WILLIAM TALSMAN | THE | GAUDY | IMAGE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS |[breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 264 pp. 63.1-63.168; [63.17]4. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1] blank. [2] [rule] | Copyright by © William Talsman, 1958 . p. [3] THE | GAUDY IMAGE. p. [4] ACKNOWLEDGMENT | The line from the song which appears on pages 139, | 144, and 217 is from Going to the River by D. Bar- |tholomew and A. Domino, an Imperial Record (Com- |modore Music Corp.), 137-139 North Western Avenue, | Los Angeles 4, California.. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[260], text. p. [261] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed December 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958 pp. [262-264] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] WILLIAM TALSMAN | THE | GAUDY | IMAGE | no 63 |THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 63 [-] THE GAUDY IMAGE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: (1) An altered state is known with a rubber stamped price increase to NF 18 on the back wrapper, overprinting the original, printed price. (2) In his notes accompanying the extract from The Gaudy Image included in The Olympia Reader (New York: Grove Press, 1965, p. 405), Maurice Girodias indicates that William Talsman is a pseudonym. A slim volume of verse called Notes from the Underworld by William Talsman was published at New York by William-Frederick Press in 1961. It was copyrighted in the name of James M. Smith. An Olympia Press catalogue of the period indicates that this volume number of the Traveller’s Companion series was to have been a novel called The Porridge Tasters by Henry Crannach [Marilyn Meeske], but although completed it was never published because, presumably, Girodias felt it to be insufficiently erotic.

Four Copies, two Very Good  one Good Plus, one about good. Detailed description of condition and extra images on request.


5.65.1 CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY Swami Ram Krishnanada, 1958

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SWAMI | RAM KRISHNANADA | CLASSICAL | HINDU | EROTOLOGY |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7, Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Collation: 192 pp. 65.1-65.128. 17.4 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] CLASSICAL | HINDU |EROTOLOGY, reverse blank. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] COPYRIGHT © 1958 BY THE OLYMPIA PRESS, PARIS |[rule] | All rights reserved in all countries.. pp. [7-10], Contents. pp. 11-13, Introduction, unsigned p. 14, Translator‘s Note, dated Indore, 1957. pp. 15-18, Some Notes on Sanskrit Erotology. pp. 19-[187], text. p. [188] blank. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed October 1958 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1958. pp. [190-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] SWAMI | RAM KRISHNANADA | CLASSICAL | HINDU |EROTOLOGY | no 65 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 65 [-] CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.200.
Notes: (1) ŖThis new translation of the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana is based on the Hindi translation published by the Kama Shastra Society of Bombay, and on the English translation of 1885, and the later French translation of Isidore Liseux. This translation has been revised and corrected by Pandit Sitaram Anand, who closely followed the earlier notes of Pandit Bhugwantlal Indraji, and Shivram Parshuram Bhide. This is guaranteed a complete and unexpurgated version of the Kama Sutra of Vatsayana.  Indore, 1957. The translators‘ note, from p. [14]. (2) Known in an altered state with the price increased to N.F. 15 by a rubber stamp overprinting the original price.

2 Copies both Very Good

7.65.2 CLASSICAL HINDU EROTOLOGY Swami Ram Krishnanada, [1965?]

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An undated reprint, identical with the first edition save for the border of type ornament on the titlepage, which is black rather than green, and the price on the back wrapper, which is: Francs : 18. This price is blocked out.

Print details are as 5.65.1

One Copy Fine


5.67.2 JUSTINE D.-A.-F. De Sade, 1963

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TC 67 Justine 1963

D. A. F. DE SADE |JUSTINE | OR | GOOD CONDUCT | WELL CHASTISED |BEING AN ENGLISH RENDERING OF | JUSTINE OU LES MALHEURS DE LA VERTU | DONE BY |PIERALESSANDRO CASAVINI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 336 pp. Perfect bound. [1]-218. 17.3 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] JUSTINE. p. [4] TRANSLATOR‘S NOTE. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] All rights reserved in all countries. pp. [7]-330, text. pp. [331-332] blank. pp. [333-334] A SHORT LIST OF | OLYMPIA PRESS TITLES. p. [335] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie du Lion, Paris. April 1963. | [rule] | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1963. | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1963. p.[336], blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] D. A. F. DE SADE | JUSTINE | OR | GOOD CONDUCT |WELL CHASTISED | no 67 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 67 [-] JUSTINE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 24 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K. Notes: With the exception of the price on the back wrapper and the new date, this edition is identical to the that of 1959, above, leading one to suppose that this is merely a photographic reprint with some very minor changes. The copy examined has suffered a printers blunder; the border of type ornament on the title page appears to have been printed upside down, so that the break in it that is usually occupied by the publishers address at the bottom of the page is, in this copy, at the top of the page. William Ashley reports that the copy in his collection is the same in this respect.

2 Copies both Good Plus


5.68.1 PLEXUS Henry Miller, 1959

TC 68 Plexus 1958

TC 68 Plexus 1959

[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 688 pp. No signatures, but [1-43]8. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on thin white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie du Lion, Paris. April 1959. | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1959. | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-683, text. pp. [684-688], blank.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | no 68 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION |SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 68 [-] PLEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 3.000 | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.

One Copy Very Good

5.68.2 PLEXUS Henry Miller, 1962

TC 68 Plexus 1962

TC 68 Plexus 1962

[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 688 pp. No signatures, but [1-43]8. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on thin white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1,2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, 1962 |PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris | Octobre 1962 | Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1962. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [7]-683, text. pp. [684-688] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK TWO | PLEXUS | Complete and Unabridged | no 68 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 68 [-] PLEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K.. Copy used:

Two Copies Very Good, full description of condition and extra images on request.


5.69.1 THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED Thomas Peachum [Philip Oxman], 1959

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TC 69 Watcher

[Within a green border of type ornament:] THOMAS PEACHUM | THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5

Collation: 288 pp. 69.1-69.188. 17.4 x11.0 cm. Printed on white wove paper. 174x110mm. 69.1-69.188. 144 leaves. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: p. [1] THE WATCHER | AND | THE WATCHED. P. [2] blank. p. [3] title, as above. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. pp. 5-[286], text. p. [287] Printed May 1959 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France| Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1959. P. [288] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of the book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] THOMAS PEACHUM| THE | WATCHER | AND THE | WATCHED |no 69 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 69 [-] THE WATCHER AND THE WATCHED. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1.500. Notes: Originally published in June 1954 as volume 9 of the Atlantic Library series.

One Copy Very Good Plus


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New into the Collection: More Curious Books and Amusements (catalogue) Summer and Autumn 1956

For your information and pursuing my fixation on the ephemeral items produced by the press, please find reproduced in full the Paris Olympia Press catalogue for Summer and Autumn 1956. Bibliographical description courtesy of Patrick Kearney , The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, The index Number, is the actual location of the description in the bibliography. The images are of the actual pamphlet from my personal collection.


1956 Cover

    1956 Cover

14.4.1 1956 (August). – More Curious Books and Amusements. 18.4 x 9.1 cm. 20-page pamphlet, inclusive of wrappers illustrated with a detail from a slightly odd painting of about 1595 by an unknown artist, allegedly showing Gabrielle d’Estrée, the mistress of Henry IV of France, having her nipple tweaked by her sister. Illustrated with photos of Genet, the eyes of four of Olympia’s pseudonymous authors, Humphrey Richardson [Michel Gall], Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], Ataullah Mardaan, who remains unknown, and Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington]. There are also photos by Brassaï, and some anonymous line drawings which may be the work of Norman Rubington. Included is a one-page editorial (signed The Olympia Press) on censorship, and brief promotional notes on selected Traveller’s Companion titles, and others. The inside back wrapper carries three limericks extracted from Count Palmiro Vicarion’s Book of Limericks. A price list and order form includes assorted titles of the Traveller’s Companion series from no. 7 to no. 32. In addition, a number of the earlier Olympia titles by Sade, Miller, Apollinaire, &c. are listed, together with Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring and Lady Chatterley‘s Lover and vols. 1-4 of Frank Harris’s My Life and Loves, none of which were Olympia Press titles.


Cat 56 Open Covers

                   Cat 56 Open Covers


Cat 56 Pages 1 and 2

                  Cat 56 Pages 1 and 2


CAT 56 Pages 3 and 4

                 CAT 56 Pages 3 and 4


CAT 56 Pages 5 and 6

                  CAT 56 Pages 5 and 6


CAT 56 Pages 7 and 8

                 CAT 56 Pages 7 and 8


CAT 56 Pages 9 and 10

                CAT 56 Pages 9 and 10


CAT 56 Pages 11 and 12

                CAT 56 Pages 11 and 12


CAT 56 Pages 13 and 14

                 CAT 56 Pages 13 and 14


CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16

                 CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16


CAT 56 Pages 17 and 18

              CAT 56 Pages 17 and 18


Unlike other items in my For Trade or For Sale section, items listed as in the collection or New into the Collection are not available. However if you would like a full size PDF version, please leave a comment on this blog, so that I can forward a copy to you via e-mail

Similar items always wanted.

Books for Trade: List, Traveller’s Companion Duplicates (Part 4)

Part 4 of what feels like a never ending list of duplicates. As always the layout is; Title and edition, Image, bibliographical description, followed by number of copies available, with a brief note on condition, ( full details of description and extra images on request). The bibliographical detail is courtesy of Patrick Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press, Liverpool University Press 2007, and the index numbers (Example 5.31.1.) are the location of the description in the actual bibliography.


5.31.1 KAMA HOURI Ataullah Mardaan [pseud.], 1956

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ATAULLAH MARDAAN | KAMA HOURI | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 31.1-31.616. 17.8 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] KAMA HOURI. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. [7-8] Foreword. pp. 9-181, text. p. [182] blank. pp. [183-188] catalogue, with promotional blurbs, of vols. 7 & 8, 13, 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series, together with Count Palmiro Vicarion’s collections of limericks and bawdy ballads, Henry Miller’s Quiet Days in Clichy and Plexus, and Nabokov’s Lolita. p. [189] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1956 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956 pp. [190-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] ATAULLAH MARDAAN | KAMA | HOURI | no 31 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 31 [-] KAMA HOURI. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900.

3 Copies, 2 Very Good, one about Good, extra images and full description on request.


5.32.1 PLEASURE THIEVES Harriet Daimler and Henry Crannach [Iris Owens and Marilyn Meeske], 1956

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HARRIET DAIMLER | and HENRY CRANNACH | THE |PLEASURE | THIEVES | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 32.1-32.516, 32.68. 17.9 x 11.4 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | PLEASURE |THIEVES. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-[174], text. p. [175] list of vols. 7,8, 15-32 of The Traveller‘s Companion Series. p. [176] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed July 1956 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1956.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover: within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | and HENRY CRANNACH | THE|PLEASURE | THIEVES | no 32 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 32 [-] THE PLEASURE THIEVES. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 900. Notes: The catalogue on p. [175] carries a box number address: The Olympia Press, B.P. 82.06 Paris 6, France.

One copy about Good


5.34.1 COSIMO’S WIFE Akbar del Piombo [Norman Rubington], 1957

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AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | COSIMO’S | WIFE | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 176 pp. 1.34-5.3416, 6.348. 17.7 x 10.9 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] COSIMO’S | WIFE. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] two quotations, reverse blank. pp. 9-175, text. p. [176] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed March 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 1er trimestre 1957.
Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] AKBAR DEL PIOMBO | COSIMO’S | WIFE | no 34 | THE |TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 34 [-] COSIMO‘S WIFE. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: (1) An altered state where the price of the book, 900 Francs as originally printed on the back cover, has been overprinted with a broad black band and the increased price printed above. (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.Copy used: Compiler’s collection. [109]

3 Copies 1 Very Good 2 about Good, extra images and detailed description on request


5.35.1 THE WANTONS Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1957

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE | WANTONS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 1.35-6.3516. 17.6 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE | WANTONS. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-185, text. p. [186] blank. p. [187] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France |Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957 pp. [188-192] blank. Printed on white wove paper. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE | WANTONS | no 35 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 35 [-] THE WANTONS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: An altered state where the price of the book, 900 Francs as originally printed on the back cover, has been overprinted with a broad black band and the increased price printed above.

One copy GOOD + but ink marked and abrasions to back (price erased)


5.36.1 OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS Jean Genet, 1957

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JEAN GENET | OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS | Translated from the French | by Bernard Frechtman | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 272 pp. 36.1-36.816, 36.98. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1] OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS. p. [2] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All right reserved by The Olympia Press Paris France. p.[3] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [5] note on the text, p. [6] dedication: Were it not for Maurice Pilorge, | whose death keeps poisoning my life, | I would never have written this book.| I dedicate it to his memory.| J.G. pp. 7-266, text. pp. [267,268] blank. p. [269] PRINTED IN FRANCE |[rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. pp. [270-272] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] JEAN GENET | OUR LADY | OF THE FLOWERS | Translated from the French | by Bernard Frechtman | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | no 36 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 36 [-] OUR LADY OF THE FLOWERS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200.
Notes: (1) Mr William Ashley reports a copy in his collection identical to the one here described, except for the price on the back wrapper which gives: 18 francs | NOT TO BE SOLD IN | THE U.S.A. OR U.K., which would constitute a second issue. (2) Our Lady of the Flowers (Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs) was published in a limited edition for subscribers by L’Arbalète of Lyons in 1943. A trade edition, revised by the author, was published by Gallimard in 1951. An English translation, based on
the Arbalète text was published by the Éditions Morihien in 1949. The present version, which follows the now standard Gallimard text, has been revised and corrected. Like the former, it is unabridged and unexpurgated.  Note on the text, from p. [5]. (The original French text was published jointly in 1943 by Paul Morihien and Robert Denoël.) (2) Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

3 Copies 2 Good + with the 1200 Francs price on back cover and one Very Good with 18 Francs on back cover (same print dates)


5.37.1 THE HOUSE OF BORGIA Marcus Van Heller [John Stevenson], 1957

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MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE HOUSE | OF | BORGIA |THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 8, Rue de Nesle, Paris 6 Collation: 192 pp. 1.37-6.3716. 17.5 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE HOUSE | OF |BORGIA  p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | All rights reserved by The Olympia Press, Paris, France. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. pp. 7-190, text. p. [191] PRINTED IN FRANCE | [rule] | Printed April 1957 by S.I.P., Montreuil, France | Dépôt légal : 2e trimestre 1957. p. [192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] MARCUS VAN HELLER | THE HOUSE | OF | BORGIA |no 37 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 37 [-] THE HOUSE OF BORGIA [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] Francs : 1200. Notes: Suppressed on May 14th, 1959 under the decree of May 1939 (article 14 of the law of July 29th 1881 sur la liberté de la presse), designed to combat politically and morally offensive périodiques et ouvrages de provenance étrangère.

2 Copies about Good extra images and full description of condition on request.


5.39.1 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1957

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HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | 7, rue St-Séverin, Paris 5 | Former edition by | THE OBELISK PRESS – PARIS Collation: 640 pp. [1-20]16. 17.2 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] New printing by | IMPRIMERIE MODERNE | DU LION, | PARIS | achevé d‘imprimer Juin 1957 | [rule] | dépôt légal – 2e trimestre 1957. p. [5] title, as above. p. [6] FIRST PUBLISHED AUGUST 1949 | Also by Henry Miller:| TROPIC OF CAPRICORN | TROPIC OF CANCER | BLACK SPRING | MAX AND THE WHITE PHAGOCYTES | PUBLISHED BY | SOCIÉTÉ DřEXPLOITATION DES ÉDITIONS DU CHÊNE | 4, RUE DE LA PAIX, PARIS, JULY 1950. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | MUST NOT BE IMPORTED INTO ENGLAND OR THE U.S.A. p. [7] VOLUME ONE, reverse blank. pp. [9]-127, text of Volume One. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text of Volume Two. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text of Volume Three. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543. p. [544] blank. p. [545] VOLUME FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text of Volume Five. pp. [635,6] blank. p. [637] PRINTED IN FRANCE | BY S.O.P.A.C. | 26, RUE CLAVEL, 26, A PARIS | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1950 | No d’édition : 294. pp. [638-640] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right:] Not to be sold in the U.S.A. or U.K. | Francs : 2.400.
Notes: Sexus was first published in August 1949 by Maurice Girodias for his company Les Editions du Chêne, under the revived Obelisk Press imprint that had been originally started by his father, Jack Kahane, in the early 1930’s. In December 1950, the French Minister of the Interior prohibited the book from being printed or sold in France in any language. The present edition would seem to comprise almost entirely of a re-issue of the unused sheets of a reprint published before the December ban by Les Editions du Chêne/Obelisk Press in July 1950, and printed for them on India Paper by S.O.P.A.C., 26 rue Clavel, Paris. According to the information on p. [4], the Olympia Press edition here under notice is a new printing by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris dated June 1957.However, it seems likely that Impr. Moderne du Lion’s contribution was confined to new preliminaries and wrappers.

2 Copies One Fine, one Good +


5.39.3 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1960

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 640 pp. Statement of signatures as for F39.1. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Printed in France by Imprimerie du Lion, |November 1960, | © Copyright by The Olympia Press, 1960. |Dépôt légal : 4e trimestre 1960.ř p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] VOLUME ONE, reverse blank. pp. [9]-127, text of Volume One. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text of Volume Two. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text of Volume Three. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543, text of Volume Four. p. [544] blank. p. [545] Volume Five, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text of Volume Five. pp. [635-640] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; Within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N. F. | NOT TO BE SOLD |IN U.S.A. & U.K.

2 Copies ,One Very Good +, one Good +


5.39.4 SEXUS Henry Miller, 1962

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HENRY MILLER |THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border and in green type:] 7 rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 640 pp. Statement of signatures as for F39.1. 17.3 x 11.0 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed in India paper. Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION. p. [4] THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | a trilogy | includes : |BOOK ONE : SEXUS | BOOK TWO : PLEXUS | BOOK THREE : NEXUS | Copyright © by the Olympia Press, 1962 |PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Moderne du Lion, Paris | ©[sic] September, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p. [5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] VOLUME ONE. reverse blank pp. [9]-127, text. p. [128] blank. p. [129] VOLUME TWO, reverse blank. pp. [131]-194, text. p. [195] VOLUME THREE, reverse blank. pp. [197]-339, text. p. [340] blank. p. [341] VOLUME FOUR, reverse blank. pp. [343]-543, text. p. [544] blank. p. [545] VOLUME FIVE, reverse blank. pp. [547]-634, text. pp. [635-640] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HENRY MILLER | THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION | BOOK ONE | SEXUS | Complete and unabridged | no 39 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; Within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 39 [-] SEXUS. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 30 N.F | NOT TO BE SOLD |IN U.S.A. & U.K.

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5.40.2 THE NEW ORGANIZATION [THE ORGANIZATION] Harriet Daimler [Iris Owens], 1962

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[Within a green border of type ornament:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE NEW | ORGANIZATION | THE TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES | published by | THE OLYMPIA PRESS | [breaking the border:] 7 Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris 5 Collation: 192 pp. Perfect bound. 40.1-40.616. 17.4 x 99 cm., all edges trimmed. Printed on white wove paper.
Contents: pp. [1-2] blank. p. [3] THE NEW | ORGANIZATION. p. [4] PRINTED IN FRANCE | by Imprimerie Studium, Paris, July 1962 | [rule] | Copyright by The Olympia Press, Paris, 1962 | Dépôt légal : 3e trimestre 1962. p.[5] title, as above, reverse blank. p. [7] Prologue-Dialogue. | THREE IN AN ILLUSIOMAT AUTOMOBILE | The Three: Clarissa, Lorenzo, Althea.. p. [8] blank. pp. 9-25, text. p. [26] blank. p. [27] FIRST AND SECOND DIALOGUE. | FIVE IN A DEFACTIFIED HOUSE |The five : Clarissa, Lorenzo, Althea, Ferdinand, | Midont. | THE DRAMAGUISE | Clarissa : Madame de Saint-Ange | Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea : Eugénie | Ferdinand : le Chevalier. p. [28] blank. pp. 29-41, text. p. [42] blank. p. 43 DIALOGUE THE THIRD. | FIVE IN A REALOMYTH LUXURIOUS BOUDOIR | Clarissa: Madame de Saint Ange | Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea: Eugénie | Ferdinand and Midont: Onlookers. p. [44] blank. pp. 45-58, text. p. 59 THE REDRAMAGUISING OF DIALOGUE THE THIRD. | IN THE SAME DEFACTIFIED BOUDOIR. p. [60] blank. pp. 61-117, text. p. 118 DIALOGUE THE FOURTH. | FOUR ON THE DEFACTIFIED BED | Clarissa: Madame de Saint-Ange |Lorenzo: Dolmancé | Althea: Eugénie | Ferdinand: le Chevalier. pp. 119-139, text. p. [140] blank. p. 141 DIALOGUE THE FIFTH. | EVERBODY DEFACTIFYING | Clarissa, Althea, Lorenzo, Midont, Ferdinand; with the introduction of Sabrina Kishman and Sheldon Push.p. [142] blank pp. 143-185, text. p. [186] blank. p. [187] Printed in France | IMPRIMERIE STUDIUM |PARISř. pp. [188-192] blank. Binding: Olive-green wrappers, printed in black, and trimmed flush with body of book. [Front cover; within a frame of two borders, the outer consisting of fine linked chain of type device in black, and the inner a thin band of white edged in black:] HARRIET DAIMLER | THE | NEW | ORGANIZATION | no 40 | THE | TRAVELLER’S COMPANION | SERIES. [Spine; within a white, black-edged panel, the series no. in horizontal digits at bottom and title lettered vertically up spine:] 40 [-] THE NEW ORGANIZATION. [Back cover, at bottom right-hand corner:] 18 N.F. | NOT TO BE SOLD | IN U.S.A. & U.K. Notes: Prosecuted on March 11th, 1963 under article 14 of a law passed on 16th July 1949 concerning the manner in which books, periodicals, &c. of an erotic character, could be sold, displayed and advertised.

6 copies 4 Fine 2 Very good, 2 copies have a Green OLYMPIA PRESS Over price sticker 9 FRANCS

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