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The Bookman Volume III October 1892-March 1893
London, Hodder & Stoughton. 1893, First Edition. Quarter Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Includes reviews and features on many of the dedcadent authors. Some minor underlining. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued.
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Book number: 004127
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 164 US$ 180.94 | JP¥ 19528]
Keywords: Bibliography Periodicals Magazines Journals Decadence 1890s English Litera Ture Victorian Literary Criticism

 
Interzone Vol.1 No.2 Summer 1982
London, Interzone. 1982, First Edition. Magazine, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Early issue of seminal English science fiction, horror and fantasy magazine featuring J.G. Ballard, Thomas M. Disch, Rachel Pollack and others. Very Good.
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Book number: 007595
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.25 US$ 87.35 | JP¥ 9427]
Keywords: Science Fiction Horror Gothic Fantasy Magazine Periodical Journal J.G. Bal Lard English Literature Literary Criticism

 
CANTAB. A.
Two Flappers in Paris
New York, Grove Press. 1969, First Thus. Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Set in 1920s France, Two Flappers follows the adventures of two girls on their way to boarding school in Paris. When a suave diplomat treats them to a visit to his favourite brothel, restrained by a bizarre and ingenious piece of furniture, they are introduced to the 'Whipping Room', and the painful pleasures of martinet and birch. Eager to learn, the libidinous trio are instructed, by one of the bordello's most experienced adepts, in every kind of sexual position. "She dropped the birch, took up the martinet and, with gentle and carefully directed strokes, began to whip her between the legs.The velvet-covered thongs, following the deep valley, struck, or rather caressed, the soft treasures which I have described. The effect was really astonishing. Evelyn stiffened the whole of her body in a supreme spasm. With nervous contractions she agitated her thighs and bottom, while a deep sob of pleasure issued from her lips and was repeated again and again. Nora pressed close up to me and I passed my arm round her waist and gently fondled the magnificent rotundities which I was looking forward to being able to admire in a few moments." An erotic classic. Jacket worn. Good/Good.
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Book number: 044699
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Keywords: Erotica Sexology Sexuality Sexual Behaviour Victorian Pornography English Literature Adult Fiction

 
D'ABEL, CAIN
Prostituees Mondaines: Tome Second
Paris - Bruxelles, Np. 1902, First Edition. Hardcover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Volume two only of two. Thought to be by Le Nismois. French text. Perceau 213, Pia 1186. Good.
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Book number: 044052
GBP 295.00 [Appr.: EURO 333.5 US$ 368.13 | JP¥ 39728]
Keywords: Erotica Sexology France French Literature Situationism Eric Losfeld Sexuality le Nismois

 
ABELIN, DOMINIQUE
Act of the Flesh
New York, Berkley Medallion. 1963, First English Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Pulp erotic novel. Translated by Lowell Bair. Very Good.
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Book number: 007898
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 12.48 | JP¥ 1347]
Keywords: American Literature Fiction Erotica Pulps

 
ABERCROMBIE, LASCELLES
Thomas Hardy A Critical Study
London, Martin Secker. 1912, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Rebound in strong library binding with leather spine. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 045318
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85 US$ 93.59 | JP¥ 10100]
Keywords: Literary Criticism English Literature Biography Thomas Hardy Modernism Wessex

 
ABLEMAN, PAUL
I Hear Voices
Paris, Olympia Press. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A novel about schizophrenia. At once confined and liberated by his madness, the hero and narrator of I Hear Voices takes us on journeys through his private, transfigured city. The vehicle is his own deranged mind, fueled by the absurdities of modern life. Lovers of Beckett and Ionesco will recognize much in Paul Abelman's world, where the fantastic and the real coexist in a hilarious, disquieting detente. Originally published in 1958 by Olympia Press in Paris; Maurice Girodias claimed that it was the book that gave him the greatest pleasure to publish. Paul Ableman (13 June 1927 - 25 October 2006) was an English playwright and novelist. He was the writer of much erotic fiction and novelisations, and a freelance writer who turned his hand to non-fiction. Ableman was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, into a Jewish family, and brought up mainly in New York. He settled in Hampstead, London in the United Kingdom. His father was a tailor and his mother was a small-time actress. Ableman was married 2 times, first to Tina Carrs-Brown in 1958, they had 1 son, then divorced; then to Sheila Hutton-Fox in 1978, they had 1 son, she was married to Paul until his death in 2006. Ableman was of Jewish ancestry, Russian on his paternal side and German on his maternal side. Fine/Good.
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Book number: 002199
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Keywords: Erotica Pornography Olympia Press Psychology Schizophrenia English Literature

 
DANNIE ABSE, CHARLES CAUSLEY, JOHN HEATH-STUBBS, GEORGE MACBETH, ROGER MCGOUGH, D.M. THOMAS, GAVIN EWART, PETER PORTER, BLAKE MORRISON, PETER REDGROVE, JONM SILKIN
Poems for Poetry 84
London, The Poetry Book Society. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 095056107X) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Magazine/Periodical, Includes Dannie Abse, Charles Causley, John Heath-Stubbs, George MacBeth, Roger McGough, D.M. Thomas, Gavin Ewart, Peter Porter, Blake Morrison, Peter Redgrove, Jonm Silkin and others. Lilac card covers with facsimiles of writer's autographs. Fine.
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Book number: 010940
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Keywords: Poetry Literary Criticism English Literature Dannie Abse Charles Causley John Heath-Stubbs George Macbeth Roger Mcgough D.M. Thomas Gavin Ewart Peter Porter Blake Morrison Redgrove Jonm Silkin 095056107X

 
ACHILLE
Chryseis Entehrt
Germany, Np. 1960, First Thus. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Erotic novel. c.1960s. German text. New.
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Book number: 043348
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Keywords: German Erotica Sexology Pornography Sexuality Erotische Literatur Adult

 
ACKER, KATHY
Kathy Goes to Haiti
London, Flamingo. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 0006546110) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An unread copy. Fine.
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Book number: 043773
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 31.2 | JP¥ 3367]
Keywords: Erotica Pornography Adult Fiction Women Sexuality American Literature Kathy Acker 0006546110

 
ACKROYD, PETER
Blake
London, Vintage. 1996, First Paperback Edition. (ISBN: 0749391766) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Poet, painter, engraver and visionary, William Blake was a radical spirit fired by genius. This work shows Blake in the context of his period - caught up in the Gordon Riots, excited by the French Revolution and attracted by various forms of spiritual radicalism and sexual magic. It reveals the true affinities between Blake's art and his poetry, and recreates the atmosphere of 18th-century London. Good.
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Book number: 027697
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Keywords: Biography Poets Mysticism William Blake Arthur Symons Poetry English Literature Decadence 1890s Literary Criticism Painting Painters Fine Art 0749391766

 
ACTON, HAROLD
More Memoirs of an Aesthete
London, Methuen & Co. 1970, First Edition. (ISBN: 0416129009) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Acton, a raconteur and aesthete, was born at the Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy, the son of American heiress Hortense Mitchell, and Englishman Arthur Mario Acton. A younger brother, William, a gay artist of modest achievement, died an apparent suicide in 1944. Raised in a household of connoisseurs, young Acton met Diagilev, Cocteau and others. He entered Eton (1918-22) where with his classmate Brian Howard he promoted modern dandysm and founded the Eton Society of the Arts. Unabashedly gay, Acton entered Christ Church, Oxford, in 1922, succeeding as planned in dictating fashion and taste, and to "rule" as he and Howard had at Eton. While at Oxford, he had an affair with Evelyn Waugh. At Oxford he founded the literary magazine the Oxford Broom; immortalised by author Evelyn Waugh as the flamboyant and decadent dandy 'Anthony Blanche' in Brideshead Revisited (1944). In 1932 Aton traveled to Peking to lecture, write and translate Chinese poetry. In Peking he lived like a mandarin, finding Buddhist serenity as wel as opium and fulfilment with numerous Chinese youths. It is during this period, however, that he met Desmond Parson, a young Englishman who was one true love of his life. Good/Good.
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Book number: 044379
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 198 US$ 218.38 | JP¥ 23568]
Keywords: Decadence Harold Acton 1890s English Literature Gay China Japan 0416129009

 
ACTON, HAROLD
Peonies and Ponies
London, Chatto & Windus. 1941, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Acton, a raconteur and aesthete, was born at the Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy, the son of American heiress Hortense Mitchell, and Englishman Arthur Mario Acton. A younger brother, William, a gay artist of modest achievement, died an apparent suicide in 1944. Raised in a household of connoisseurs, young Acton met Diagilev, Cocteau and others. He entered Eton (1918-22) where with his classmate Brian Howard he promoted modern dandysm and founded the Eton Society of the Arts. Unabashedly gay, Acton entered Christ Church, Oxford, in 1922, succeeding as planned in dictating fashion and taste, and to "rule" as he and Howard had at Eton. While at Oxford, he had an affair with Evelyn Waugh. At Oxford he founded the literary magazine the Oxford Broom; immortalised by author Evelyn Waugh as the flamboyant and decadent dandy 'Anthony Blanche' in Brideshead Revisited (1944). In 1932 Aton traveled to Peking to lecture, write and translate Chinese poetry. In Peking he lived like a mandarin, finding Buddhist serenity as wel as opium and fulfilment with numerous Chinese youths. It is during this period, however, that he met Desmond Parson, a young Englishman who was one true love of his life. Rebound in strong library binding. Rare in any state. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 024663
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Keywords: Decadence Harold Acton 1890s English Literature Gay China Japan

 
MARS-JONES, ADAM AND WHITE, EDMUND
The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis
London, Faber. 1987, Second Printing. (ISBN: 0571150683) Paperback, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine.
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Book number: 029804
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Keywords: English Literature Erotica Sociology Sexuality Feminism Women Sexology Philosophy Existentialism French Literature Sexual Behaviour Gender Studies Politics Social History Martin Amis Ian Mcewan Literary Criticism 0571150683

 
ADAMS, ANTHONY
Hard at it
London, Headline. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0747249520) Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Erotic novel. Sensual escapades on the French Riviera. New.
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Book number: 035484
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Keywords: Erotica Sexology Sexuality Sexual Behaviour Pornography Adult Fiction 0747249520

 
ADAMS, ALEX
Hollywood Madam: Sex Secrets of the Rich and Famous
New York, Arrow Books. 1993, First Paperback Edition. (ISBN: 0099303795) Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. There is no unlisted telephone number in Los Angeles that is harder to get than that of Alex Adams - for the last 20 years "madam to the stars". Sex provided by Alex has been the town's ultimate guilty pleasure, the most whispered secret of the Man Who Has Everything. That the rich, the famous, the powerful and the celebrated would actually pay for sex may shock the person in the street. Why they pay for sex, whom they pay and what they pay for constitutes a sub-culture within the Hollywood mystique. But now the veil of secrecy can be lifted and the secrets can be told. Alex Adams has retired, and she is ready to talk. The Hollywood elite are nervous - and they have good reason. Alex Adams grew up in Manila. After working in a parish house in San Francisco and failed marriages, she became interested in the selling of sex after reading a book by an unnamed elegant British lady gardener who was actually "the" madam of her generation. Good.
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Book number: 027010
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Keywords: Erotica Criminology Crime Sexology Sociology Women Prostitution Law Sexual Behaviour Sexuality Gender Studies 0099303795

 
ADAMS, J.N.
The Latin Sexual Vocabulary
London, Gerald Duckworth. 1982, First Edition. (ISBN: 071561648X) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dictionary of obscene latin words with notes. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 043899
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Keywords: Sexology Erotica Slang Thesaurus Dictionary French France Language Lexicon Lexicography Etymology Cant Philology Sexuality Linguistics Semantics Latin Rome 071561648X

 
ADAMS, JAD
Madder Music, Stronger Wine: The Life of Ernest Dowson, Poet and Decadent
London, I.B. Tauris & Co. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 1860644708) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A biography of Ernest Dowson who was a major poet of the late-Victorian Decadent period who wrote some of the most quoted lyrics in English verse including them 'gone with the wind' and 'days of wine and roses', showing how his strange delights and sexual excesses were worked into the pure verse of lyrics such as 'Cynara'. New/New.
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Book number: 045992
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Keywords: 1890s Ernest Dowson Decadence Poetry English Literature Biography Literary Criticism Leonard Smithers Oscar Wilde Rhymer's Club 1860644708

 
ADAMSON, SARA
The Marketplace
New York, Rhinoceros. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 1563330962) Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Explicit erotic novel. New.
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Book number: 041892
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Keywords: Erotica Pornography Sexuality Adult Fiction Bdsm 1563330962

 
ADEMA, MARCEL
Apollinaire
London, William Heinemann. 1954, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Biography. Guillaume Apollinaire (Rome, August 26, 1880 - November 9, 1918, Paris) was a French poet, playwright, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother. Among the foremost poets of the early 20th century, he is credited with coining the word Surrealism and writing one of the earliest works described as surrealist, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917, used as the basis for a 1947 opera). Two years after being wounded in World War I, he died in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 at age 38. Some minor marks on rear board. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 001006
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Keywords: Biography Guillaume Apollinaire French Literature Poetry Surrealism Literary Criticism Cubism Cubist Dadaism Erotica Erotic Literature Theatre Drama Stage

 
ADLARD, JOHN (EDITOR)
The Fruit of That Forbidden Tree: Restoration Poems, Songs and Jests on the Subject of Sensual Love
Manchester, Carcanet Press. 1975, First Edition. (ISBN: 0856351466) Hardcover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Includes the romantic and bawdy verse of John Dryden, Earl of Rochester John Wilmot, Charles Sedley, George Etherege, Peter Motteux and other 18th century poets. Some minor wear to d/j. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 040602
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Keywords: Love Poetry Erotica Sexuality Restoration Vesre John Dryden Earl of Rochester John Wilmot Adlard Verse English Literature Songs Sexology Charles Sedley Sexual Behaviour George Etherege Peter Motteux Romanticism Literary Criticism George Etherege Rakes 085

 
ADLER, BILL
The New Story of O
New York, Blue Moon. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0929654986) Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Fine.
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Book number: 045148
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 141.5 US$ 155.99 | JP¥ 16834]
Keywords: Erotica Pornography Adult Olympia Press Sexuality Sexual Behaviour Flagellation S&M Domination Discipline Sexology B&D Spanking French Literature 0929654986

 
ADLON, ARTHUR (KEITH AYLING)
Lesbos is for Lonnie
New York, Beacon Books. 1963, First Edition. Paperback, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Early lesbian novel. Good.
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Book number: 001408
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 4.99 | JP¥ 539]
Keywords: Gay Homosexual Queer Fiction Adult Erotica Lesbian Women Sexuality Lgbt

 
AFANASYEV, ALEXANDER N.
The Bawdy Peasant
London, The Libra Collection. 1970, First Thus. (ISBN: 0850950120) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Selection of Russian erotic folklore tales collected by Afanasyev with annotations by Guiseppe Pitre and introduction by Gordon Grimley. Taken from the Charles Carrington original. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 008554
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Keywords: Sexology Folklore Russia Erotica Russian Literature Folktales Europe Sexuality Adult Fiction 0850950120

 
AFANASYEV, ALEKSANDR N.
Russian Secret Tales: Bawdy Folktales of Old Russia
New York, Brussel and Brussel, Inc. 1970, First Thus. Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Annotations by Gieuseppe Pitre. Introduction by G. Legman. illustrations and decorations by Leon Kotkofsky. Taken from the Charles Carrington original. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 043358
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 US$ 37.44 | JP¥ 4040]
Keywords: Sexology Folklore Russia Erotica Russian Literature Folktales Europe Sexuality Adult Fiction

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