Erotica

We have in stock many more erotica titles than are listed here, and are particularly strong on titles published in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century: Olympia Press, Pall Mall Press, Palladium Publications, Librairie Astra, Erotica Biblion Society, and many more besides, including French-language imprints. If you would like to send us a wants list, you can do so at the contact page.


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[CROWLEY, Aleister] ANONYMOUS

White Stains

Amsterdam: Leonard Smithers, 1898

Small 4to, pp. 131. Printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. Uncut in original cream wrappers.

First edition. 100 copies. This copy out of series and in original wrappers.
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£9,500.00

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[pseud. DESCLOS, Anne Cécile] RÉAGE, Pauline

Histoire d'O

Sceaux: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1954

8vo, pp. 245. Original printed yellow wrappers. Later protective slipcase.

First edition, one of 600 numbered copies of which... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£1,250.00

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[?pseud.] COMBOURG, Marie

Journal Intime D'Une Provenciale

London-Calcutta-Melbourne [Paris]: Philéas Fogg [Eric Losfeld], N.d. [c. 1956]

8vo, unpaginated [pp. 90]. Illustrated wrappers. French text.

First edition. Stated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£500.00

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[pseud. ROBBE-GRILLET, Catherine] de BERG, Jean

The Image

New York: Grove Press, 1966

8vo, pp. 143. Original off-white boards, lettered in black on spine.

First US edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE: 'Pour... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£495.00

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[EROTICA] [illus. BEARDSLEY, Aubrey] ARISTOPHANES

The Lysistrata Of Aristophanes:

Paris: Privately Printed [?Vendôme Press], 1931

Large 8vo, pp. 61. Loose signatures laid in to stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red on front panel and spine. Unopened. Card... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£325.00

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[Erotica] [Various]

A Collection Of Typed Erotica:

N.p.: N.p., N.d. [c. 1950s]

Four 8vo exercise books, pp. 133, 76, 109 and 61, three in boards, the other in stiff paper wrappers.

A collection of typed erotica,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£275.00

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[ARAGON, Louis] ANONYMOUS

Irène

Paris: Chez L'Auteur [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1952

8vo, pp. 108. Variant binding: blue stiff paper wrappers, white title label on front panel. Fifth (blank) leaf missing, as in all copies. French text.

Second... [more]

£250.00

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[pseud. BATAILLE, Georges] AUCH, Lord

Histoire De L'Oeil

Paris: Burgos [Jean-Jacques Pauvert] 1941 [1951]

Octavo, pp. 127. French text. Original grey paper wrappers, lettered in red on front panel only.

Number 238 of 500 stated copies (although 2,000 are thought to have... [more]

£175.00

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BELLMER, Hans

Les Dessins De Hans Bellmer

Paris: Denoel, 1966

4to, pp. 109. Original mauve boards, blindstamped on spine. Slipcase with title label to front panel.

First trade edition, preceded by 130... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£150.00

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[Olympia Press] de SADE, D.A.F.

Justine

Paris: Olympia Press, 1953

Small 8vo, pp. 330. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, printed in black.

First English-language edition -- and, after Henry Miller's... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£150.00

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[pseud. MAC ORLAN, Pierre] BLACKEYES, Sadie

Petite Dactylo

Paris: Collection des Orties Blanches, 1933

8vo, pp. 287. Original grey paper wrappers, printed in red and black on front panel and spine. Uncut,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£145.00

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DONVILLE, G. [Illus. HEROUARD, Charles]

Le Libertinage Du Retroussé

Paris: Aux Galants Passe-Temps, 1937

8vo, pp. 252. Rebound in red boards lettered in gilt on spine, original wrappers bound in.

First edition. French text. No. 495 of 2000 copies.
Lesbian spanking novel from the stable of Jean Fort, the clandestine publisher of mostly sado-masochistic erotica. Fort was active in P

£125.00

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RIPSTON, Rowena

Children, For Shame!

Paris: Vendome Press, 1949

8vo, pp. 283. Original illustrated paper wrappers, lettered in red and white to front panel, and black to spine.

First edition.

£125.00

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DONVILLE, G. [Illus. HEROUARD, Charles]

Les Confidences De Chérubin

Paris: Aux Galants Passe-Temps, 1939

8vo, pp. 229. Rebound in red boards lettered in gilt on spine, half-title, index and page of advertisements bound in.

Second edition. French text. No. 1316 of 2225 copies.
Lesbian spanking novel from the stable of Jean Fort, the clandestine publisher of mostly sado-masochistic

£100.00

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[pseud. RUBINGTON, Norman] del PIOMBO, Akbar

Cosimo's Wife

Paris: Olympia Press, 1957

12mo, pp.175. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black. On rear panel, original price (Francs: 900) blacked out and new price... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£85.00

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[MARIEL, Pierre] ANONYMOUS

L'Amour Et La Magie

Paris: Editions Prima, 1936

Large octavo, pp. 447. French text. Original pictorial paper wrappers.

Second edition, the first published by Les Editions Georges-Anquetil in 1926 in an edition of just one hundred... [more]

£85.00

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[intro. RICE, Anne] KLEIN, Kelly

Under World

New York: Knopf, 1995

4to, unpaginated. Photographic illustrated boards, black spine lettered in silver. Dustjacket.

First edition.
Man Ray, Helmut Newton,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£80.00

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[Olympia Press] [trans. TROCCHI, Alexander] APOLLINAIRE, Guillau

The Debauched Hospodar

Paris: Olympia Press, 1953

Small 8vo, pp. 157. Original blue stiff paper wrappers, printed in black.

A translation by Alexander Trocchi (using the pseudonym 'Oscar ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£75.00

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