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]

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[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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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.


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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.


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CAT 56 Pages 15 and 16

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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.

One Copy Good +


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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