Essay Writer

Paris and the Expatriates


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[ed. FEHSENFELD, Martha Dow and OVERBECK, Lois More] BECKETT, Samuel

The Letters of Smauel Beckett 1929-1940

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

8vo, pp. 782. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

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[trans. RIGNAUT, Homer] SAINE, Uc

The Legend Of Ermengarde

Paris: Edward Titus, 1929

8vo, pp. 16. Original plain stiff paper wrappers, housed in a dustwrapper printed in red and black to front panel. Top edge cut, others uncut. Small ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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GENET, Jean

The Gutter In The Sky

Philadelphia: André Levy, 1955

Large 8vo, pp. 256. Original tan boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Line drawing of Genet by Jean Cocteau in gilt to front panel. Illustrated... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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FRAENKEL, Michael

The Genesis of the Tropic of Cancer

London: Village Press, 1973

Tall 8vo, pp. 24. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First UK edition. First published in the US by Bern Porter in 1946.

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[MILLER, Henry] ed. PERLES, Alfred

The Booster, Christmas Special

Paris: P.p., 1937


Small 8vo, pp. 48. Original green stiff paper wrappers, printed in black to front and rear panels.



First edition.

In 1937, and for reasons best known to himself, the head of the American Country Club of France entrusted its house journal to the editorial control of Alfred Perlès, encouraging him to bring in his literary friends and turn it into 'something really good'. Perlès took him at his word. Henry Miller, William Saroyan and Lawrence Durrell were installed as Literary Editors, which was a solid start, but alarm bells must have started to ring when Michael Fraenkel opened the Department of Metaphysics and Metempsychosis, and Walter Lowenfels was appointed to the key position of Head of Butter News. The newly conceived organ was relaunched in September 1937 and followed a less than predictable orbit before crashing to earth seven issues later in April, 1939. (It was lucky to get to seven: when Durrell published a piece about an old man being fucked to death by Eskimo Nell, the name of the magazine was changed to Delta at the insistence of a management understandably fearing legal action.)

This is the third issue, which bears the seasonal title 'The Tri-Lingual Womb Number'. It features contributions from Gerald Durrell (Death), Henry Miller (How to Lead the Podiatric Life) and Perlès (Limbs Ancient and Modern), as well as Saroyan, Raymond Queneau and Anais Nin.

A scarce survivor, and a bizarre literary side street.


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[Olympia Press] DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 301. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First issue of the two Olympia Press versions issued by Maurice Girodias.
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DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Obelisk, 1938

Octavo, pp. 260. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
No. 1 in the Villa Seurat series, established by Henry Miller and Laurence and Nancy Durrell as an imprint of the Obelisk... [more]

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[Olympia Press] DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 301. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First issue of the two Olympia Press versions issued by Maurice Girodias.
First published by Girodias' father Jack Kahane... [more]

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[ed. BOYLE, Kay] CARNEVALI, Emanuel

The Autobiography of Emanuel Carnevali

New York: Horizon Press, N.d. [1967]

Large 8vo., pp. 264. Original white boards, lettered in blind on front panel and in black on spine.

First edition.


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[Olympia Press]SHERWOOD, James

Stradella

Paris: Olympia Press, 1962

12mo, pp.193. Original stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

First edition. No.89 in the Traveller's Companion series.

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ALDINGTON, Richard

Stepping Heavenward

Florence: G. Orioli, 1931

8vo, pp. 125. Original yellow three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on grey to spine. Printed dustwrapper. Leading and lower edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Olympia Press] O'CONNOR, Philip

Steiner's Tour

Paris: Olympia Press, 1960

8vo, pp. 170. Original green stiff paper wrappers. Pictorial dustwrapper.

First edition.
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[pseud.] DIKES, Mickey

Sarabande For A Bitch

Paris: Olympia Press, 1956

12mo, pp. 208. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

First edition. No. 28 in the Traveller's Companion series.


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CUTTER, Nicholas

Rogue Women

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955

8vo, pp.161. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

First edition. No. 15 in the Traveller's Companion series.

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DUNNING, Ralph Cheever

Rococo

Paris: Black Manikin Press, 1926

Tall 8vo, pp. 22. Original blue-grey three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt to cream spine. Title label to front panel. Edges... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLER, Henry

Plexus

Paris: Olympia Press 1953

2 vols. 8vos, pp. 342 and 348. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First English-language edition, preceded only by the French translation published by Corrêa a year before in an edition of just ... [more]

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[Literary Periodical] ed. JOHNS, Richard

Pagany: A Native Quarterly,

New York: Richard Johns, 1931

Perfect bound 8vo, grey stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

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[Literary Periodical] ed. JOHNS, Richard

Pagany: A Native Quarterly,

New York: Richard Johns, 1931

Perfect bound 8vo, cream stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

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