Book For Trade:THE LASCIVIOUS HYPOCRITE or the TRIUMPHS of VICE a Free Translation of Le Tartuffe Libertin. Done at Cythera by the Keeper of the Temple: MDCCXC

In an attempt to mix it up a little, I am listing some earlier clandestine titles in English, prior to returning to more Olympia duplicates and French erotica titles.


This Title is available for trade against any of my Paris Olympia Press wants


THE LASCIVIOUS HYPOCRITE or the TRIUMPHS of VICE a Free Translation of Le Tartuffe Libertin. Done at Cythera by the Keeper of the Temple: MDCCXC .

Title Page

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A very nice example of a rare clandestine publication. In extraordinarily good condition, near fine, with anonymous red card covers , half title, title page in red and black, 73 pages. The original French version sometimes accredited to the Marquis De Sade, was published around 1830 and condemned in 1845, there are few facts about the publication history and much room for discussion. On his very impressive blog Le Bibliomane Moderne, the editor discusses at length issues around the original French edition, and the inadequacies of bibliographical records.

Half Title

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So no surprise that this copy then has even less researchable material, I was pointed by another party in the direction of the Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen’s Pornography and the Law 1959 and 1964, a complete mess of pseudo science and psychobabble, which uses the book as an example of extreme pornography, and dedicates many pages to analysing the content with no reference at all to its publishing history, there are secondary references to it being published around 1930, the typography and title page design certainly appear earlier, however how that can be ascertained I am unsure, regardless this appears to be the first  English language edition, an entirely clandestine edition of uncertain provenance, in extraordinarily good condition.Private Case 977. LASCIVIOUS HYPOCRITE (The), or, The Triumphs of Vice. A Free translation of Le Tartuffe libertin. Cythera: By the Keeper of the Temple,1790. (Paris: ?1930.) 8vo. pp. 73. Original plain maroon wrappers preserved. Dawes Bequest. (13 June 1964.)

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