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  • UNIQUE COPY OF RARE BELTRAN MASSES ILLUSTRATED WORK
    Triomphe de la mort. by ANNUNZIO, Gabriele d’. MASSES, Beltran.
    ANNUNZIO, Gabriele d’. MASSES, Beltran.
    Triomphe de la mort.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Boxed glassine wrapped volume, total height 14 inches. 60 numbered copies were printed on velin d'Arches and 13 lettered. This copy is an 'Exemplaire imprime specialement pour un collaborateaur'.With 12 colour plates by BELTRAN MASSES, in 2 states, colour and monochrome. Our photographs are somewhat washed out and don't show the dark richness of the actual plates.The wooden box is leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe this was the publisher's copy. The box is slightly rubbed but in excellent condition and fully functioning. The glassine wrapper has some tears and has been crudely repaired.There is some foxing, particularly to the preliminaries.A unique copy of a very scarce volume.

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  • SUPERB COPY WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR INSCRIBED
    Le Train de 8 h. 47 by COURTELINE, GEORGES
    COURTELINE, GEORGES
    Le Train de 8 h. 47

    Paris: Chez Sylvian Sauvage, 1927. Half morocco, 9.5 inches tall. with raised bands and fine gilt tooling with onlays, gilt top edge. This is example V of XX lettered 'examplaires de collaboration'. With splendid illustrations by Andre Dignimont including an original watercolour signed and inscribed to Pierre Macorlan, the celebrated french novelist and songwriter.

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  • ONE OF 7 EXAMPLES WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR IN FULL MOROCCO
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent. by CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent.

    aris, Emile Hazan, 1930. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A striking binding with 3 wide gilt raised bands and fine gilt designs to the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. On 'Japon Imperial'. From a limited edition of 833, one of only 7 examples with an original watercolour, this being number 6. Dignimont's wonderful illustrations are in 2 states. In pristine condition housed in a slightly worn slip case.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Heptameron by NAVARRE, Margaret, Queen of
    NAVARRE, Margaret, Queen of
    The Heptameron

    London: The Society of English Bibliophilists, 1894. 5 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very neat half morocco of generous proportions with gilt raised bands, tooling and top edge. One of 312 copies on hand made paper. The 73 full page plates by Freudenberg printed on Japanese paper and mounted. 150 head and tail pieces by Dunker. Bookplates. A pristine set of this splendid edition.

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  • RARE EROTICA IN SUPERB CALF BINDING
    An Essay on Woman. by WILKES, John.
    WILKES, John.
    An Essay on Woman.

    London: Privately Printed, 1871. Full straight grain calf, 8.75 inches tall. A superb copy of this notorious item of erotica. With wide gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels, boards, dentelles and all edges. Printed in black and red, reportedly in a deluxe edition of 250. The extraordinary Wilkes, member of the Knights of St. Francis of Wycombe, also known as the Hellfire Club, wrote this pornographic poem dedicated to the courtier Fanny Murray entitled "An Essay on Woman" as a parody of Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man". Having been outlawed in 1769 he became Lord Mayor of London in 1774!

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  • DECADENT NOVEL IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Les Amours du Chevalier de Faublas. by LOUVET DE COUVRAY, Jean-Baptiste
    LOUVET DE COUVRAY, Jean-Baptiste
    Les Amours du Chevalier de Faublas.

    Paris: Chez Ambroise Tardieu, 1821. 4 volume set, 8 inches tall. A delightful full mottled calf by Bayntun of Bath with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. A wide gilt roll frames the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Decorated with 8 engravings by Alexandre-Marie Colin, a student of Girodet. Slight rubbing to the edges and some light foxing. An exceptional set of this licentious novel.

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  • RARE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Oeuvres Libres: Les Amies Femmes by VERLAINE, Paul. Louis Berthommé-Saint-André, (Illustrator)
    VERLAINE, Paul. Louis Berthommé-Saint-André, (Illustrator)
    Oeuvres Libres: Les Amies Femmes

    Paris: 'Disciples d'Hippocrate', 1942. Half crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A simple binding with gilt tooled titles, fleurons and top edge. One of 250 copies on 'velin de rives', this being number 245. With 13 explicit illustrations in black and white and 12 in colour, with an extra suite of the 12 colour lithographs. A fine copy.

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  • CURIOUS WORK IN A CURIOUS FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Anthologica Rarissima: The Way of a Virgin. Volume the First (all published). by BROVAN, L & C (editors)
    BROVAN, L & C (editors)
    Anthologica Rarissima: The Way of a Virgin. Volume the First (all published).

    London: The Brovan Society by Private Subscription and for Private Circulation Only, 1922. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. This very mildly erotic work in full crushed morocco with gilt decoration is of a suitably racy design. Gilt top edge. Slight loss to an inquisitive insect at the top of the upper joint, otherwise this stimulating work seems, alas, never to have been opened. One of only 250 copies printed on hand made paper.

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  • FINE COLOUR PLATES BY CHIMOT IN HALF MOROCCO
    Les Soirs d'Opium. Poèmes. Édition illustrée d'eaux-fortes en couleurs par Édouard Chimot by MAGRE, Maurice
    MAGRE, Maurice
    Les Soirs d'Opium. Poèmes. Édition illustrée d'eaux-fortes en couleurs par Édouard Chimot

    Paris: Le Livre du Bibliophile, 1921. Half morocco, 12 inches tall. An interesting and rather bizarre binding with gilt top edge but no lettering. Original wraps bound in. With 12 colour plates by Édouard Chimot and further vignettes throughout. One of 384 on vergé d'arches.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY JEREMIAH LARKINS
    The Heptameron by NAVARRE, Margaret Queen of
    NAVARRE, Margaret Queen of
    The Heptameron

    London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. Full morocco, 7.25 inches tall. One of a special series of 'Bohn's Extra Volumes' Beautifully bound in full morocco by the celebrated London binder Jeremiah Larkins. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate and the neat stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpapers. A beautiful copy of these 72 short stories, mostly concerned with love, lust, sex and romance, inspired by the Decameron and first published in 1558.

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  • LIMITED EDITION EROTICA IN EXTRAORDINARY HALF MOROCCO
    Lettres Amoureuses d'un Frére à son Elève. by ANONYMOUS
    ANONYMOUS
    Lettres Amoureuses d'un Frére à son Elève.

    Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux, (1910). Half morocco, 6 inches tall. A very curious item in a curious binding with gilt raised bands, raised head and tail and ornate gilt tooling to the spine. Gilt top edge. One of 500 copies. Original wrappers bound in. The tale of the seduction of a novice by a priest.

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  • SCARCE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Secrets of Women being the second part of ‘The Old Man Young Again’ which Treats of Carnal Intercourse Between the Two Sexes by CARRINGTON, Charles
    CARRINGTON, Charles
    The Secrets of Women being the second part of ‘The Old Man Young Again’ which Treats of Carnal Intercourse Between the Two Sexes

    Paris: Charles Carrington, 899. Half morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A handsome, though simple binding with raised bands between blind pallets and gilt title. limited to 500 copies on Dutch paper. With the stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpaper. A fine copy of a most informative volume.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL CALF
    Opuscules. by PARNY, Chevalier de
    PARNY, Chevalier de
    Opuscules.

    Paris: Hardouin, 1784. 2 volume set, 5 inches tall. A very simple yet good looking full calf with gilt bands, twin olive labels and tiny floral centre tools. All edges gilt. With the bookseller's ticket 'Vendu par DETREZ Libraire, place Sorbonne, No 4 a Paris'. The first volume consists of 'Poésies érotiques' and 'Voyage', the second volume of 'La journée champêtre', 'Le promontroire de Leucade', Les fleurs', and 'Mélange'. With exquisite engraved plates.

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  • PRISTINE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Zoloé et ses Deux Acolytes ou Quelques Décades de la Vie de Trois Jolies Femmes. by SADE, Donatien-Alphonse-François de (Sade, Marquis de)
    SADE, Donatien-Alphonse-François de (Sade, Marquis de)
    Zoloé et ses Deux Acolytes ou Quelques Décades de la Vie de Trois Jolies Femmes.

    Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux, 1912. Full crushed morocco, 6 inches tall. A delightful little volume bound with raised bands, gilt devices at the foot of the spine and on the boards. Gilt top edges. One of 750 copies on 'papier d'Arches'. A finely printed and bound item of erotica.

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  • FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Heptameron by NAVARRE, Margaret of
    NAVARRE, Margaret of
    The Heptameron

    Privately Printed, 1886. Half morocco by Hatchards, 9 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, panels and top edge. This edition, translated from the 16th century French is by Arthur Machen and is the first complete edition in English. This copy was bound without the plates that are found in some copies.

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  • TALES OF LOVE IN FULL VELLUM
    Amours Antiques. by KELLER, Alexandre
    KELLER, Alexandre
    Amours Antiques.

    Paris: Borel, 1902. Full vellum, 7.5 inches tall. With a label and gilt tooling to the spine and a charming gilt design on the upper board with a butterfly alighting on a lotus. Tales of love from classical writers. From the Selbourne collection and with their tiny ink stamp on the reverse of the title page.

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  • FIRST TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH IN FINE BINDING
    Tales of Firenzuola. Benedictine Monk of Vallombrosa. by FIRENZUOLA,
    FIRENZUOLA,
    Tales of Firenzuola. Benedictine Monk of Vallombrosa.

    Paris: Isidore Liseux, 1889. Half crushed morocco, 6.5 inches tall. With 2 gilt raised bands, titles, fine floral tooling to the main panel with onlays for the petals and top edge gilt. Isidore Liseux famously specialised in printing tales that were considered to racy too be printed in England. These 16th century tales are mildly erotic and here translated for the very first time into English. A fascinating item, beautifully bound.

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