Books for Trade: Lady Impéria, Les Égarements d’un Asservi. No publisher. No date but Editions d’Antin (c 1936)

Another title from the “Vidal” stable of of bookshops and publishers, which was composed of,- Les éditions du Couvre-feu : éditions d’Antin, éditions du Chevet, édition Curio, éditions Georges de Cayla, éditions Idéal, éditions de Minuit, éditions Richepanse & Le Jardin d’Eros.

It appears common for Editions d’Antin titles to be issued as clandestine, some without even printer details, as this copy. The single identifying factor, is the calligraphic motif on all the covers, it could be an L or a Z or even a stylised whip? This publishers or printers mark is sometimes the only way to  link a title to an originator.

As this is not an illustrated title it is relatively easy to list, with only a little research, it is  of interest to the serious erotic bibliophile, because it is a clandestine title that does not appear to have been identified as such in the major bibliographies.  For bibliographic information see. Les éditions du couvre-feu, Christophe Bier, editions Astarte 2013.


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Lady Impéria, Les Égarements  d’un Asservi. No publisher. No date but Editions d’Antin (c 1936). In 8 (14.3 x 22.7 cm) 179 pp. In original beige card covers printed in black and red, original price of 60 Francs on cover and spine, which also has author and title printed in black, plain back cover. Light rubbing to front cover otherwise amazingly well preserved and complete, a very good copy of a very rare title.


 

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bibliographic Information and synopsis, courtesy of Christophe Bier

 


I have taken the liberty of attempting to translate the synopsis from the French (Image above), Any mistakes are mine alone and I offer apologies in advance , both to Christophe and anyone taking the trouble to read this.

(The title roughly translates as ” The Errors of a Slave”)

“”The financier Robert Brot-Gillières, bearer of the Legion of Honor, gravitates around the perverse masseuses and the flogging houses. In search of new thrills, he lets himself be manhandled by two ordinary women, Mrs. Voulay and her fifteen-year-old niece. Mathilde, They understand the financial gain they can derive from him, by treating him as a slave. Changed by his masochism, the man becomes extremely unpleasant to his wife. Intrigued by this change of character, Simone, her daughter-in-law, refers to Miss Diana, a professor of physical culture who commences to initiate him into Sapphism and fantasies of flagellation. After having dismissed the two greedy battleaxes, the Professor confuses the masochist by delivering him to two masked flagellants … Simone and her mother! “Unmask” added Madame Brot-Gillières with scathing irony, “the voluptuous Robert will not need to look for sensations elsewhere: he will have his whippers at home!” “


Anyone prepared to offer a more accurate translation, please do so by completing a contact form, your name will only be used if you so wish.

Comments always welcome and are positively encouraged as are “Likes”

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Books for TRADE: E.KLEM A Portfolio of a suite of seven (of 10) original images from “L’Éducatrice Passionée” Editions D’Antin 1937 plus a suite of 6? (of 10) illustrations for L’amoureuse Discipline Editions D’Antin 1938

Books For Trade: Jim Galding. A Genoux Esclave. Les Editions du Couvre-Feu. 8 Rue de Tracy, Paris, s.d. [1935]

Books for trade: Alfred de Musset, Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d’Excès, Clandestine edition Published by Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l’époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950]

 

 

This is one I have wanted to be able to list for ages, as I really like the illustrations, and I hope you do too.

Alfred de Musset, Gamiani ou Deux Nuits d’Excès Clandestine edition Published by Aux dépens des deux cent cinquante amis de l’époque romantique. S.d. [vers 1950]
At the expense of the two hundred and fifty friends of the romantic era. S.d. [circa 1950] 1 volume in-4 (24.5 x 19 cm), in sheets , 44- (1) pages. 12 illustrations inset in color, 13/250 limited edition, not put on the market. The drawings are beautifully made. Reference: Dutel, Bibliography of erotic works published clandestinely in French between 1920 and 1970, n ° 1657 (which does not indicate any name of illustrator or publisher).Original paper cover over plain card wraps (some tearing to fine paper cover,see images), in sheets 44 pages and 12 coloured illustrations, complete.

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Books for Trade: Alfred de Musset,Gamiani ou une nuit d’excès. Fac-similé de l’édition de Paris, 1833. Introduction by Jacques Duprilot.

Books for Trade: GAMIANI , edite par une groupe des bibliophiles [S.I., n.p., n.d. c.1948].?


Books for Trade: Pierre Louys. Dialogues ou Petites scenes amoureuses.Lorient [i.e., Paris]: Les Editions sous le Manteau, 1943

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First of a selection of recent acquisitions, amusing myself whilst I try to prepare my collection for auction, which is a very tedious and time consuming exercise. Enjoy!

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Dialogues ou Petites scenes amoureuses, Pierre. Lorient [i.e., Paris]: Les Editions sous le Manteau, 1943., 1943. Quarto. 19.5 x 25.5 c.m. 124, [2] pp. With twelve full-page erotic illustrations,  inset black, very free drawings attributed to Jean Berque, plus numerous vignettes in text on a rose background.  Each text page has a rose-colored decorative border. Loose sheets, in light brown paper wrapper, partially discolored. Together in plain paper slipcase. A very good copy. One of 150 copies on Rives paper out of a total edition of 153 copies

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Books for Trade: Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]

Books for Trade: Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]

 

 

Having apparently wasted a significant amount of cash on a new scanner, which claimed to be a book scanner, I find myself using my 12 year old Canon Lide 110 yet again as it is much easier to use and causes less harm to the books than the new model.

Also having had a major clear out on eBay, I am sadly coming to the conclusion that eBay is not really a valid outlet for auctions, unless you want to give the books away, I did however make enough to buy the above mentioned scanner (bad decision) and this wonderfully rare title listed below.


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Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Quatrains érotiques. Sans lieu, Aux dépens d’un Amateur pour le profit des quelques autres [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]. Grand in-8. 77 pp. et 20 planches avec eaux-fortes en deux couleurs,et une autre suite en noir avec des croquis d’artistes. Broché, couverture recouverte en peluche verte avec vignette imprimée en argent. Un des 280 exemplaires numérotés sur ‘vélin d’Arches’ (en total 308). L’artiste « inconnu » est Berthommé Saint-André (selon Dutel). Les eaux-fortes sont d’un caractère très libre et réaliste. Le texte imprimé en vert/noir avec 4 dessins et culs-de-lampe érotiques. Cette édition, manifiquement illustrée, se trouve rarement dans le commerce. Les catalogues pour curiosa de Drouot et Simonson ne répertorie aucun exemplaire ; seul la vente « Pierre Louys » chez Drouot 1994 mentionne ce titre.Dutel 2198. Pia 1118. Monod 7425

 

Louys, Pierre. Pibrac. Erotic quatrains. Without place, At the expense of an Amateur for the benefit of the few others [i.e. Paris, Télin?], 1933 [1934]. Large in-8. 77 pp. and 20 plates with etchings in two colors and another suite in black with artists sketches . Paperback, cover covered in green plush with embossed in silver. One of the 280 copies numbered on ‘vellum of Arches’ (in total 308). The artist “unknown” is Berthommé Saint-André (according to Dutel). The etchings are of a very free and of realistic character. The text printed in green / black with 4 drawings and erotic lamp-ends. This edition, manifestly illustrated, is rarely found in the trade. The catalogs for curiosa of Drouot and Simonson does not list any specimens; only the sale “Pierre Louys” at Drouot 1994 mentions this title.  Dutel 2198. Pia 1118. Monod 7425



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Books for Trade: GAMIANI , edite par une groupe des bibliophiles [S.I., n.p., n.d. c.1948].?

 

Books for Trade: Anon: ‎Voluptés par une convaincue‎ .”Mon livre secret” Sans date, circa 1938.

Another clandestine title and a very odd one, the only reference I can find for this one is a brief listing of another copy as follows lists it as  ‎a numbered edition with 10 illustrations inserted, which this one also has, with a date of 1938 and referenced at Dutel 2642. It may well be that the illustrations are tipped in in other copies , but in mine they are pasted in over text, you can lift the image to read the text, but this is the first time I have found this odd practice. The illustrations are well executed and possibly controversial, I would have guessed this as a post war production, but bow to Mr Dutel’s superior knowledge. Could almost be an Isou- Losfeld.

So as always if anyone can shed any more light, do complete a contact form. On which subject the first image appears to have an exposure problem (in more than one way) not my doing that is how it looks and all the images are flat scanned, with no exposure adjustment.


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Voluptés par une convaincue‎ .”Mon livre secret” Sans date, circa 1938.  pp 157, with 10 explicit illustrations pasted in over text, Number 83/250. In original French wraps with grubby pale blue paper jacket printed in black. (Dutel 2642)

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Books for Trade: -M.Belobeck, Saisi par le Debauche n.d n.p [1958 , Paris?] Clandestine (Losfeld

Book Clearance eBay Live.

An ongoing list of titles, for sale on  reading material which I know is a downer for you lot as it means no pictures. However moving this stuff allows me to purchase all the books with pictures which you get to see FREE. There are a lot of US Oylmpia titles, which I do not collect, but someone must. And a number of Paris Olympia titles which I will feed in a few at a time. Anyway take a look, sorry to interrupt your freeloading, or should I say free downloading behaviour.

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Books for Trade: LE LIBERTINAGE du RETROUSSE; G. Donville (text) and Cheri Hérouard (illustrations) Published by Aux Galants Passe-temps, 1937

A fragile item purchased cheaply on eBay, worth the money for the illustrations alone, strictly speaking not a flagellation novel but an erotic Lesbian romance, beautifully illustrated by Herric with images of gorgeous girls attired in ribbons and lace and silken underclothes.


Any Questions please leave a comment


More than happy for you to copy images, but please have the courtesy to reference this site if you post them elsewhere.


LE LIBERTINAGE DU RETROUSSE PAR : G. DONVILLE  Aux Galants Passe-temps, 1937 

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In original printed paper wraps (red and black), over plain card covers. Number 733 of a limited edition of 2000 copies, adorned with 16 heliogravures by “Herric” Cheri Hérouard. 252 pp.

Aux Galants Passe-temps, 1937. Couverture rigide rempliee.Edition originale. Grand in-8 de 16,5 cms  x 25,5 cms, relié, 252pages. Illustré et complet de ses 16 hors-texte en héliogravure par Herric [Hérouard]. Edition originale d’un roman érotique publié Aux Galants Passe-Temps ,Jean Fort en 1937. Classique du second rayon libertin, célébrant les amours lesbiennes et les fragrances féminines, contant l’initiation voluptueuse d’une jeune orpheline par sa tante lesbienne. Fétichisme des dessous féminins : jupons, gaines, culottes fendues, jarretières, etc. Hérouard, reconnu pour ses illustrations dans les revues de charme, était le dessinateur idéal de ce roman léger.

 


The illustrations are some of the finest I have seen, and although low on sexual content they are truly erotic as a result, I suspect that the low level spanking content is a (transparent) cover for the Lesbian theme of this book, where from the illustrations at least all participants appear to be young ladies, even though sometimes thinly disguised as young men.


Enjoy the beautiful illustrations.


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Books for Trade: Anon; Caresses…or The Intimate Memoires of Jacqueline R. n.p. n.d ( Editions d’Antin? 1937?)

This one potentially is only of interest to me as it has no illustrations, but does belong within the Vidal group, of editions Couvre-Feu at al. Although this title has no publisher, printer or date details, and therefore is effectively a clandestine edition. The French version appears to be one of the more common titles from this publisher, but this the English edition appears quite rare.


This copy has the page preceding the title page cut out, the half title is present, and the person I purchased it from speculated that it might have been an illustration, but as there is no reference to any frontispiece in the French edition I doubt that this is the case. It could of course been the publishers detail and a decision was taken to excise it. If anyone else has a copy of this edition I would be curious to know what the missing page contains.


The bibliographical information below is from “Les éditions du Couvre-Feu”, published by éditions Astarté ,2013 where it can be found on page 150.

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Anon; Caresses………..or The Intimate Memoires of Jacqueline R. n.p. n.d ( Editions d’Antin? 1937?), with an preface by Serge de Fontanges, in original French wraps over plain card covers, prited in red and black, Price of 150 Frs on spine,  201 uncut pages, text within a red box on each page. Appears to be a rather well written story of lesbian sexual encounters, and may well have been anonymised, because of its explicit content.


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G.Maindouce,Sous La Jupe

Renée Camera [Renée Dunan], Sans Pudeur,

Books for Trade: Les chansons secrètes de Bilitis, nouvellement traduites sur le manuscrit de la Justinienne, suivies de “ Les filles de Loth”, “La femme à barbe ” de Guy de Maupassant,“ L’étudiant et la grisette” pièce en un acte de Henry Monnier,“ Le compendium érotique”,“ La ballade mythologique”—Aux dépens d’un amateur et des souscripteurs, Saint-Félicien-en-Vivarais, 1946,

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A rather special item, and an interesting one to list, as it is full of decorations and cul-de-lampe’s, that I love to use to decorate the listing. In its original sleeve with an illustrated cover in sheets with 12 (actually 13, one being duplicated) and an absolute plethora of pink penises.


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Les chansons secrètes de Bilitis, nouvellement traduites sur le manuscrit de la Justinienne, suivies de “Les filles de Loth”, “La femme à barbe” de Guy de Maupassant,“L’étudiant et la grisette” pièce en un acte de Henry Monnier,“Le compendium érotique”,“La ballade mythologique”—Aux dépens d’un amateur et des souscripteurs, Saint-Félicien-en-Vivarais, 1946,107 pages, 16 x 24cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. 12 illustrations  en hors textes et culs-de-lampe de Jean Jouy

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NOUS DEUX – simples papiers du tiroir secrets, par Nelly et Jean,

Books for Trade: Janine Peyrin: Luxure et Souffrance, Roman de Mouers. Clandestine Publication n.p n.d (1950)

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Back to detailing some of my 1950’s clandestine titles, most of which, are illustrated, sadly the quality of many of the illustrations is poor, with no real artistic merit, this applies to many of the clandestine Losfeld titles, as well as some others, like this title which are apparently not Losfeld productions. Some titles already listed such as the three “Flores” productions, are clearly intended to have a cartoon like quality, which I think is their saving grace. Many of the others are just poorly executed, and I am listing them primarily because they are rare and no one else is going to do it.


This title is available for trade against my Paris Olympia Press wants.


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Janine Peyrin: Luxure et Souffrance, Roman de Mouers. In original printed paper wraps, navy blue text on cream background 1 large volume in-8 (26 x 17 cm), in sheets, 119 pages, 8 illustrations laid in, on glossy paper and numerous cul-de-lamps all of an explicit erotic content. No information available to identify publisher or author. Reference: Dutel, bibliography of erotic works published illegally between 1920 and 1970 . Condemned in 1954.

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Moineau de Paris