Books for trade: DÉVERGONDAGES. [ROJAN, illustrator]. SPADDY (pseud. of Jean Gros).Published by Aux dépens d’un amateur,, Bruxelles [Nice] 1948

 

DÉVERGONDAGES.
[ROJAN, illustrator]. SPADDY (pseud. of Jean Gros).

Published by Aux dépens d’un amateur,, Bruxelles [Nice]:1948. Limited Edition of 234 copies on Vélin de Rives, this being copy no. 69, of a total edition of 250. Octavo (9 x 6 3/4 in.). 151, (3, blank) pp., In original white paper wraps, Uncut pages, 16 color lithographed plates, unsigned but, according to Pia and Dutel, after watercolors by Rojan, i.e. Feodor Stepanovich Rojankowsky (1891-1970).s. Rojan, a Russian émigré as celebrated for his many childrens book illustrations as he was for his erotic drawings, won the 1956 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations to John Langstaff’s Frog Went A-Courtin’. He was the sometime lover of French novelist and poet, Raymond Radiguet, and as an eroticist is perhaps best known for his illustrations to Radiguet’s Vers Libres. This edition was condemned four times between 1950-56 by the tribunal of the Seine; understandable as the title translates to “licentious behavior.” Dutel III, 1389; Pia 310-11; cf. Private Case 836.

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Books for Trade:Wanda de S…, Françoise; ou Les Plaisirs du mariage. Aux Allées des Roses n.d (1937)

I feel that I have been neglecting you all, but with clearing books out for eBay, and getting other items ready for auction I have been somewhat preoccupied. But here is a little treat for all of you and from my favourite period, the pre-WW 2 decade. This is a very nice Clandestine title with some debate about the illustrator, who it is proposed is either Rojan or T.Mertens, I must say I am not convinced of Rojan, but as I have no idea who T. Mertens is what do I know? Any guidance on this would be appreciated.



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Wanda de S.
Françoise ou Les Plaisirs du mariage
In original card cover with printed in blue, pp.225, 10 heliogravures on copper hors-texte on vellum. Original edition of a clandestine pornographic novel, published about 1937 and printed on the presses of Darantière, Dijon, under a fanciful name (Dutel, 1605). In a circulation of 600 copies reserved for the numbered subscribers to the composter. Copy No. 380, on vellum. Some attribute the free compositions to Rojan, the illustrator of Spring Idyll, or T. Mertens.

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See also the title below is live at auction.

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/13663631

And on this site

Books for Trade: Diana Slip, Lingeries Libertines, No 1 September 1933. 9 Rue Richepanse Paris

Books For Trade: [ROJAN] — RADIGUET, RAYMOND (1903-1923). VERS LIBRES. NOGENT: AU PANIER FLEURI, [PARIS VERS 1937].

Vers Libres Rojan 1937

Previously listed in brief I am this time posting many more (but not all) of the illustrations, if anyone wants the missing illustrations you will need to ask by posting a comment or completing a Contact form.


NOTE: I have darkened the contrast on the images to make them more easily visible on the web page.


THIS TITLE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR TRADE


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Vers Libres Rojan 1937

Item Description: Vers Libres Clandestine Publication, Nogent: au panier fleuri, [Paris vers [1937],. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Rojan (illustrator). 2nd Edition. In original illustrated wraps, in a limited edition of 145/250, the very rare and desirable 1937 second printing which is augmented with 4 extra illustrations (32 in total) and an extra 3 poems not presented in the first edition c1935. Altogether a very nice clean copy of a rare and desirable title, all illustrations are clean and bright. An item of interest to the serious erotic bibliophile. Happy to provide further information and images on request.

Vers Libres Rojan 1937

[ROJAN] — RADIGUET, Raymond (1903-1923). Vers Libres. Nogent: au panier fleuri, [Paris vers 1937]. In-4 (277 x 190 mm). 32 illustrations libres de Rojankovsky, dit Rojan, coloriées au pochoir. Seconde édition, augmentée de quatre illustrations par rapport à l’originale publiée vers 1935

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Any questions please ask, any information about the publisher would be most welcome.


Books For Trade: Special Feature: Raymond Radiguet. Vers Libres. Illustrated by Rojan 1937

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Item Description: Vers Libres Clandestine Publication, Nogent: au panier fleuri, [Paris vers 1937], 1937. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Rojan (illustrator). 2nd Edition. In original illustrated wraps, which have minor splitting at head of spine, in a limited edition of 145/250, the very rare and desirable 1937 second printing which is augmented with 4 extra illustrations (32 in total) and an extra 3 poems not presented in the first edition c1935. Altogether a very nice clean copy of a rare and desirable title, all illustrations are clean and bright. An item of interest to the serious erotic bibliophile. Happy to provide further information and images on request.

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[ROJAN] — RADIGUET, Raymond (1903-1923). Vers Libres. Nogent: au panier fleuri, [Paris vers 1937]. In-4 (277 x 190 mm). 32 illustrations libres de Rojankovsky, dit Rojan, coloriées au pochoir. Seconde édition, augmentée de quatre illustrations par rapport à l’originale publiée vers 1935

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