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Paris and the Expatriates


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[Obelisk Press] PRESTON, William

Journal In Mexico

Paris: N.p. [Obelisk Press], N.d. [?1931]

Large 8vo., pp. 40. 2 pp. note on the career of William Preston bound in to preliminaries (present in all copies examined). Rebound in leather, original pale blue paper wrappers bound... [more]

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£950.00

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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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£475.00

3653

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MILLER, Henry and FRAENKEL, Michael

Hamlet

Santurce, Puerto Rico: Carrefour, 1939

Small 8vo, pp. 230. Original stiff paper wrappers, printed in red and black to front panel. Original glassine wrapper.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£395.00

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BROWN, Bob

Globe-Gliding

Diessen: Roving Eye Press, 1930

Small 8vo, pp. 151. Original brown stiff paper wrappers, lettered in gilt to front panel.

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

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£395.00

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[Obelisk Press] ANDERSON, Robin

Four Schools

Paris: Obelisk Press, 1935

Small 8vo, pp. 118. Original red stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

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

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£375.00

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MILLER, Henry

Money and How It Gets That Way

Paris: Booster Publications, 1938

Small 8vo, pp. 64. Original black stiff paper wrappers, lettered in gilt to front panel. Partly unopened.

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

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£325.00

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BECKETT, Samuel

Waiting for Godot

London: Faber, 1956


8vo, pp. 94. Original yellow boards, lettered in red to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of the author to rear panel.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£300.00

3690

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RIDING, Laura

Four Unposted Letters to Catherine

Paris: Hours Press, N.d. [1930]

Small 8vo, pp. 51. Original illustrated boards. Ownership bookplate laid in.

First edition. No. 125 of 200 copies SIGNED BY THE... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£295.00

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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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3689

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[illus. LE BRETON, Constant] KESSEL, Joseph

L'Equipage

Paris: NRF, 1925

4to, pp. 185. Blue heavy board three-quarter binding, title and author in gilt to red goat leather banded spine. Wrappers and preliminaries bound in. Marbled ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[JOYCE, James] ed. ROTH, Samuel

Two Worlds

New York: At the Sign of the Mocki-Grisball, 1925-6


Small 4tos, lettered in red and black to front panels and spines. Original black slipcases.



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£250.00

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CARROLL, Jock

Bottoms Up

Paris: Olympia Press, 1961

Small 8vo, pp. 210. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front and rear panels and spine. New price printed faintly to rear panel.

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

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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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SPEAR, Thelma

First Fruits

Paris: Edward Titus, 1927

12mo, pp. 34. Original cream marbled stiff paper wrappers, green title label to front panel, title label to spine. Edges rough cut.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£250.00

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COCTEAU, Jean

Le Mystère Laïc

Paris: Editions des Quatres Chemins 1928

Small 8vo, pp. 81. Original stiff paper wrappers and glassine jacket.

First edition. Copy no. 650 of a not especially limited edition of 3000 copies, but a superior example.

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£225.00

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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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£200.00

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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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[FRAENKEL, Michael and LOWENFELS, Walter] ANONYMOUS

Anonymous

Paris: Carrefour Editions, N.d. [1930]

12mo, pp. 29. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers.

First edition of Fraenkel's first book, and the first publication of the ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

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