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    Fifty Shades Of Grey by L E James

    E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey .


    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

    Lolita is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th Century.  The cultural influence of Lolita cannot be understated, and numerous editions have been printed since 1955. The book has been made into movies, plays, and has sparked countless conversations about relationships and the nature of obsession. Even the covers of the later editions have sparked controversy, as they feature potentially suggestive depictions of the famous �nymphet�. Unsurprisingly, Lolita is often at the top of banned books lists in high schools. -


    Fifty Shades Darker by L E James

    E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey .


    Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller

    Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer is one of the most notoriously and frequently censored books in the history of American literature. In a combination of autobiography and fiction, the novel centers of Miller’s own life as a struggling writer in France — namely Paris — in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is written in first person and lacks linear organization, two of Miller’s most favored techniques. Some chapters are narratives about Miller’s friends and work places, and others are stream-of-consciousness-style reflections, but all of the chapters touch on the sexual exploits and general low-life ruthlessness in which the author had engaged at the time. Tropic of Cancer was first published by Obelisk Press, a French publisher of soft pornography, in Paris in 1934. Shortly thereafter, the novel was banned in the US and later tried for charges of obscenity, a trial which challenged American pornography laws the time. In 1961, the ban of Tropic of Cancer was lifted and later that year, Grove Press published the first US edition of the novel, but only after the firm’s Barney Rosset offered Miller a sizeable advance and promised to defend the author in any future legal battles regarding the publication. Grove Press’s edition of Tropic of Cancer sold over 1 million copies by the end of 1961… and was the subject of about 60 lawsuits as well, one of which involved the American Civil Liberties Union. All of this hullabaloo makes one wonder what the reactions might have been if Miller had decided to go with the novel’s working title, Crazy Cock — which was, ironically, far more modest than the published version. Regardless, the novel’s 1970 film adaptation, directed by Joseph Strick, received an X rating (meaning no one 17 and under admitted). Today, Tropic of Cancer finds itself ranked 50th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century and 59th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels.


    The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty by A N Roquelaure

    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) are erotic novels by Anne Rice writing under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. The trilogy was a bestseller, outearning Interview with the Vampire. They are lengthy BDSM novels, reminiscent of Story of O, set in a medieval fantasy world based very loosely on the legend of Sleeping Beauty.


    Fifty Shades Freed by L E James

    E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey .


    Beauty's Punishment by Anne Rice

    The Second of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping BeautyThis sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village," as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard. And once again Rice's fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden desires of the human heart.


    Story Of O by Pauline Reage

    Story of O is an erotic novel published in 1954 about dominance and submission by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage. Desclos did not reveal herself to be the author until four years before her death, 40 years after the initial publication of the book. Desclos said that she had written the novel as a series of love letters to her lover Jean Paulhan, who had admired the work of the Marquis de Sade.


    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence

    D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel Lady Chatterley's Lover holds the distinguished title of being one the most banned books in history. Infamous for its explicit descriptions of sex and other vulgarities, it was only published openly in the United Kingdom in 1960. The book focused on the illicit affair between an upper class woman and her lower class gamekeeper, and it was received with outrage and intrigue, resulting in numerous abridged versions being published throughout the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's. Because the first edition was so quickly banned from public consumption, there are many abridged and censored versions available, though few as valuable as the original. First printings were bound with brown boards with an insignia of a phoenix gracing its front cover. The phoenix has remained a potent symbol for the book, in large part because of the books victory in the infamous British Obscenity Trial in 1960. D.H. Lawrence was a well-known English author who wrote many novels, short stories, and books of poetry. Not just an author, Lawrence was also a well-respected literary critic who wrote several essays regarding other famous writers, including Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.


    Fifty Shades Trilogy by L E James

    E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey .


    Tropic Of Capricorn by Henry Miller

    Like his previous work, Tropic of Cancer , Henry Miller's Tropic of Capricorn stayed banned in the U.S. until 1961. Written with a similar style and theme, the book details and to some extent parodies Miller's experiences working for Western Union, referring to the company throughout the book as the “Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company.” In Capricorn , Miller expounded on his travails as a struggling writer in New York in the 1920s, and with his troubled marriage. The book was published by Obelisk Press in Paris in 1939. The first U.S. Edition was printed by Grove Press in 1961, and signed copies of this book are also sought after, due to the lawsuit and controversy surrounding its publication. The trilogy itself represents a significant challenge to traditional literary forms, and Miller's appeal to counter-culture continues to attract new collectors. The final book in Miller's Obelisk Trilogy , it was followed by Black Spring in 1938, a collection of shorter stories related to the series, and Tropic of Capricorn in 1939, another stream-of-consciousness account of the author's struggles in New York in the 1920s. Flaws in the first Paris edition (printed in English) commonly include a damaged or missing spine. Wear to the cover and boards, and chips and unevenness to the page edges are also common. Signed copies of this work in good condition are often sold for over $1,000. The first U.S. Edition is of higher quality, and features gilt lettering on the title pages, and marbled paper boards. Less commonly seen errors for this edition include soiling and damage to the edges, folded corners of pages, and slight loosening of the boards and binding.


    The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

    The first of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty"Something very special...at once so light and yet so haunting." -The AdvocateIn the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him...as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience."Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." -Playboy


    Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

    DR. ALEX COMFORT, M.B., D.SC., was one of the world’s leading experts on human sexuality. He was known for his frank and funny writings on love and sex, and was the inventor of the modern sex manual. Cofounder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist, and poet, he wrote more than fifty books and countless scientific papers. Over the course of a distinguished and varied career, Dr. Comfort worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London and was a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an adjunct professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He died in March 2000 at age eighty. SUSAN QUILLIAM is a relationship psychologist who works with the international Journal of Family Planning , the British relationship counseling organization Relate, and a number of global advisory boards in the field of sexual health and dysfunction. Susan is also an advice columnist and writes, broadcasts, and presents internationally on topics surrounding love and sexuality.


    The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice Writing As a N Roquelaure

    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) are erotic novels by Anne Rice writing under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. The trilogy was a bestseller, outearning Interview with the Vampire. They are lengthy BDSM novels, reminiscent of Story of O, set in a medieval fantasy world based very loosely on the legend of Sleeping Beauty.


    I'm With the Band by Pamela Des Barres

    The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. She traveled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. As a member of the GTO's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell–all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.


    Beauty's Release by A N Roquelaure

    In the first irresistable sports romance in the Out of Bounds series, the only way to win is to score… With a reputation for fast moves on the gridiron and even faster moves off the field, Shane Devlin was a player in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, his bad-boy persona has made him a risky prospect as a quarterback, and only the Baltimore Blaze are willing to give him a chance. And he’s about to take a hit he never expected. Working for the Blaze, Carly March knows too well how jocks think—and what they think with—so she’s always made a point of keeping them at arm’s length. But when she shares a kiss with the devilishly handsome Shane, she finds it hard to play by her own rules—and even harder to resist him. Can a football hero and a business-minded beauty take it all the way? Or will their mutual attraction cost them the big game?


    Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin

    An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing   In Delta of Venus , Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru.


    Eros by Ralph Ginzburg



    My Life and Loves by Frank Harris



    Beauty's Release by A N ; Rice, Anne Roquelaure



    Mandingo by Kyle Onstott



    Beauty's Punishment by A N Roquelaure



    Secret Sexual Positions by Kenneth Ray Stubbs



Erotica & Adult Books & Ephemera


    An Unhurried View Of Erotica by Ginzburg, Ralph

    An Unhurried View of Erotica was authored by Ralph Ginzburg and George Jean Nathan , with a foreword by Theodor Reik was published January 1, 1958. This rather scholarly-seeming book explores an ostensible undercurrent of pornography that runs throughout English literature from a manuscript by Leofric, Bishop of Exeter in 1070 through the outright pornographic works of the 1950s.   An Unhurried View examines specific examples of English erotic literature in an interpretive and explanatory context, and includes a bibliography of 100 titles.


    Bared To You by Day, Sylvia

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire, and became a global phenomenon... Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily… Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…


    Little Birds by Nin, Anais

    Evocative and superbly erotic, Little Birds is a powerful journey into the mysterious world of sex and sensuality. From the beach towns of Normandy to the streets of New Orleans, these thirteen vignettes introduce us to a covetous French painter, a sleepless wanderer of the night, a guitar-playing gypsy, and a host of others who yearn for and dive into the turbulent depths of romantic experience.


    Reflected In You by Day, Sylvia

    The hotly anticipated second book of the Crossfire Trilogy continues the sensual saga of Eva and Gideon that began in Bared to You …the New York Times bestselling novel of “EROTIC ROMANCE THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED” ( Romance Novel News ). Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.   We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...


    Aphrodite by Louys, Pierre

    Couchee sur la poitrine, les coudes en avant, les jambes ecartees et la joue dans la main, elle piquait de petits trous symetriques dans un oreiller de lin vert, avec une longue epingle d'or.


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    The Horn Book: Studies in erotic folklore and Bibliography by Legman, G

    University Books: New Hyde Park, New York 1964. First Edition, 1964. Full cloth: 8vo.,565pp.Name and address f.e.p.,Nice D/j with tiny but open scrapes flap-fold and a few small closed edgetears.Trace of very light foxing foredge, smudge of dust bottom edge, else V.Good+ in V.Good D/j in Jacket protector.. Hardcover.


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    The Barbarian Geisha by Royal, Charlotte

    London: Black Lace. Very Good with no dust jacket. 2005. Paperback. 252 pp. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Lower corner of front cover has small crease. Billed as erotic fiction written by women for women. A young Englishwomen has to jump overboard from her father's Elizabethan sailing ship, and is washed up on the shores of feudal Japan, where she ends up in the hands of a brutal warlord, who takes her in for training in the art of giving pleasuree, which matches her insatiable sexual appetite. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    CAPTURED WOMEN. by DUNAS Jeff

    Patrick Stephens, 1981.. 1st edn. 4to. Original white lettered black cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (Fine, not price clipped). Pp. 112, illus throughout with coloured plates (previous owner's neat inscription on front endpaper). .


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    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty; Beauty's Punishment; Beauty's Release by Roquelaure, A. N. (Anne Rice)

    New York: Plume (1983). Reprints. Complete in three volumes. Glossy boards. A clean, attractive set. "An erotic novel of discipline, love and surrender, for the enjoyment of men and women." . Very Good.


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    Parisiana - Jeudi 6 Aout 1931. Art Deco/Nouveau; pin-up; light erotica. Cover art by Rene Giffey by (editor uncredited); Artists: Rene Giffey, Jack Abeille, Pierre Huberty, Louis Forton, Moziss, Lindel, "JAC", A. Perre, Haye, H. Ligneul, G. LeBelair, Clerice Fr., G. Conrad

    Paris: Parisiana, 1931 Paris: Parisiana, 1931. The August 6, 1931 issue (17e annee, No. 309) of Parisiana, the somewhat less expensively produced, and somewhat smaller, cousin of the famed La Vie Parisienne - both being, well, soft erotica and humor weeklies for the gentleman; this Parisiana claimed Jeudi (Thursday) as its publication dates, while La Vie Parisienne was strictly Samedi (Saturday). Parisiana had all of the enticements, to a slightly lesser degree, that its larger relative had: pleasingly executed soft erotic art, cartoons, humor, and fiction; and it generally had an inside front cover black and white photo, which LVP did not. Parisiana Parisiana illustrators were perhaps less famous at the time, and went uncredited - or credited with just initials or a single name - more often than in LVP. But the appeal is identical. Text in French. Larger than quarto at Folio size (as was LVP, but LVP was a notably larger folio size), illustrated stapled newsprint wraps (whereas LVP had some glossy paper pages), 20 pp. including covers, as numbered. This example is in Good condition only, primarily because both its covers are detached and it has experienced a modest amount of small peripheral chipping; complete, however, and bright (see scans). Brave condition for this thin, fragile weekly. Quite thoroughly illustrated in Nouveau/Deco, and every page would make a delightful scan if I had the time. Frequent contributor Rene Giffey executed cover here; other artists in these issues, to the degree they are credited, include Rene Giffey, Jack Abeille, Pierre Huberty, Louis Forton, Moziss, Lindel, "JAC", Haye, H. Ligneul, G. Le Belair, Clerice Fr., G. Conrad and A. Perre. There are others. Cute sense of humor, from the same mood as mutoscope cards, or perhaps a bit (only a bit) more refined, inspires the cover captions (which see) and much of the interior cartoon wit. There is plenty of advertising to tempt the...gentleman as well, offering a plethora of services (see scans). Much here is eminently frame-able, newsprint notwithstanding. The art is mostly of that unique sensibility of the time, midway-evolved between arts nouveau and deco. Scarce. l-g2


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    Dutch Treat Club (New York). The Dutch Treat Blue Book, 1940: Fortieth Anniversary Number. A censored Miscellany of Harmless Tale and Warming Sketch by Dutch Treat Club (New York)

    .[New York, Dutch Treat Club, 1940]: privately printed for the members of the Dutch Treat Club. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 1191 copies. This is copy #7. The typical fare for the "dirty old men' with photographic endpapers showing four full frontal nude women with the word "censored" spelled in such a way across the women leaving "nothing" to the imagination. Ogden Nash has signed this copy as well as 19 others, Members of the club included Bennett Cerf, Clifton Fadiman, Fulton Oursler who later converted to Catholicism (and wrote The Greatest Story Ever Told) we among many other illustrious members. Bound in paper covered boards printed in red and black, old tape mend to spine.


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    Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by James, E L

    Vintage, 2012-04-03. Paperback. Like New. Excellent condition. Interior is tight, bright and clean; no underlining, notes or highlighting. Binding is smooth and solid. Paperback cover is clean and sticker free. Minor scuffing and/or corner bumps on the paperback covers due to shelf wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. We ship promptly and worldwide via US Post and will email you a tracking number.


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    The Fermata by BAKER, Nicholson

    London: Chatto & Windus. (1994). First. Advance Reading Copy. Good only in wrappers, with a bend and pages wavy from dampstaining. One of 480 copies in this edition. Signed by the author. .


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    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence

    Wordsworth Editions, 2005. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.


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    The Scent of Your Breath by Melissa P

    Serpent's Tail, London, 2006. Softcover. Very Good. Size: 6"-7" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Erotica; ISBN: 185242916x. ISBN/EAN: 9781852429164. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 10865. . 9781852429164


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    Stud by Phil Andros

    Alyson Books, 1982-11. Paperback. Very Good. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1982. First thus. Paperback. 212 pp., plus ads at end. Very good. Slightly wavy shape from improper storage. Foxing at edges. No markings, no creases.


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    Frolic April 1952 by No Author

    New York: Carnival Magazine Corp, 1952 Magazine in good condition with light water spotting on the front cover foredge. Spotlights "America's Sultriest Sirens.". Vol. 1, No. 5. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Magazine.


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    The Horn Book Studies in Erotic Folklore and Bibliography by LEGMAN, G

    New Hyde Park: University Books, Inc.. 1964. First. First edition. Very good, small pencil marks on foredge of pages, smudge mark on foredge of a few pages, spine ends and cover corners bumped, light stains on top edge. Very good dustwrapper with small tears and chips on edges and spine ends, small hole in top of spine and a few light stains. .


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    Lady Chatterley's Lover by LAWRENCE, D.H

    Garden City: Nelson Doubleday. [1972]. Reprint. Text is the third manuscript version published in Florence in 1928 by Orioli. Bump to the spine end thus near fine. .


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    Nude Pattern by de Dienes, Andre

    The book pictured is the copy being sold; it is unmarked, clean, tight, 105 photographs. My photography books are in most cases in excellent condition and all priced to sell. Check them out athttp://www.biblio.com/bookstore/edwards-collections-columbus/photography/35634797


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    Aphrodite (Ancient Manners), Translated Into English From the French of Pierre Louÿs - Limited Edition of 26 Copies on Japan Vellum, Lettered from A to Z by Louÿs, Pierre

    Privately Printed (Mitchell Starrett Buck). LEATHER BOUND. B00ZM136FS 1919 limited edition (26 copies) 'Privately Printed' by the translator, Mitchell S. Buck / Nicholas L. Brown (New York), 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall red full leather signed Stikeman & Co. bound, ornate gilt ruling to covers and lettering to spine, top page edges gilt, fore and bottom page edges untrimmed, green and red leather front and rear pastedowns ornately tooled in gilt (with Stikeman and Co. in gilt to the bottom of the rear leather pastedown), beige moire endpapers, printed on fine Japan vellum paper, 30 full-page engravings (10 hand-colored) with tissue guards, xx, 269 pp. Bumping to lower tip of front board and upper tip of rear board. Slight rubbing to covers, and moderate edgewear, with a couple of nicks to the fore edge of the front board and wear visible along the spine. A couple of unopened signatures (easily remedied with a playing card). Occasional very slight marginal foxing. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this scarce limited edition issue, magnificently bound by the legendary Stikeman and Co. of New York. Identified on the limitations page as Copy I of 26 copies (A - Z) produced on Japan vellum (a fine, thick, glossy paper, made in imitation of vellum, generally, as here, a light tan color, produced in Japan from native fibers that are of relatively great length). The sensuous frontispiece and nine other full-page art nouveau engravings are in this limited edition presented in three versions - in black ink (as given in all other editions), in red ink and hand colored - for a total of 30 engravings, each with tissue guard. Note that this is a heavy and oversized book, so additional postage will be required for international or priority orders. Contact us for links to more than a dozen high-resolution images of this handsome volume, a rarity among early American erotica, especially in such a distinctive binding by the renowned New York firm of Stikeman and Co., founded by Henry Stikeman (d. 1932), and rising to American preeminence as ornate binders in the late nineteenth century. ~DD~ Aphrodite is the first book published by American poet, translator and classical scholar Mitchell S. Buck (1887 - 1959), a translation of the 1896 first novel of the French decadent Pierre Louys, Aphrodite: Moeurs Antiques. The best-selling work of French fiction of its day, Aphrodite is a voluptuous look at courtesan life in ancient Alexandria, telling the story of Chrysis, a courtesan, and the sculptor Demetrios. Buck's translation first appeared in 1913, as here 'privately printed,' probably at the translator's expense. According to Buck's introduction, in this 1919 issue errors were corrected, 'the entire translation carefully revised, and the illustrations added.' It most likely was arranged through former Philadelphia bookseller Nicholas L. Brown, who officially became a publisher in 1916, and thereafter issued most of Buck's output, moving to New York in 1918. Between 1916 and 1932, Brown published small editions of poetry, belles lettres and translations, sometimes without his imprint but stating that the title has been 'issued privately for subscribers' (in order to evade prosecution for dealing in obscene materials). Such classical erotica is very tame by modern standards, but in the teens and twenties such material was policed by self-appointed authorities such as John S. Sumner of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Sumner and his ilk had success in getting various literary works banned, such as Theodore Dreiser's The Genius (1915) and James Branch Cabell's Jurgen (1919). Pierre Louys (1870 - 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to 'express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection.' Aphrodite, his first novel, is considered a mixture of both literary excess and refinement, and, numbering at 350,000 copies, was the best selling work by any living French author in his day. Many erotic artists have illustrated Louys's writings, but we have been unable to identify the artist here, who signed the work with a distinctive script 'L.' In his Foreword to Louys's 1932 Collected Works, Buck noted how the times had already changed: 'Unless we are professional reformers, we are no longer shocked, except at tragedy. ... we can, in the main, observe public semi-nudity without rioting. Even the sinister manifestations of sex are known to all who care to read about them. And our physical health and perfection now receive as much, if not more, attention than the ultimate destination of our soul. All of which is a rather encouraging development.' . Good. 1919. First Edition.


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    Stuff (For Men) Magazine, February / March 2000. Alicia Witt Cover. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Ana Paula, Ray Richards, Yasmine Bleeth, Four Women on Fellatio, The No Workout, 100 Women Answer 1 Question, Famous Dogs to War by Andy Clerkson (Editor-in-Chief)

    New York: Dennis Stuff, Inc. , 2000 Near Fine. See scans and description. London: Dennis Stuff, Inc., 2000. The Stuff (For Men) magazine issue for February - March, 2000, Volume 2, Number 6. Issued by an arm of Felix Dennis' mainly Brit publishing empire, those the Stuff series is out of New York, under Andy Clerkson's editorship. Quarto, illustrated staple bound wraps, 160 pp. Near Fine; very small touches at spine ends, and no other flaws whatsoever. Brand squeaky new, better than you would have gotten off the rack, had they had these on the rack at the time. No labels or other besmirchments, and the loose-laid and tipped-in cardstock offers remain, untouched. See scans. Extraordinarily fetching ladies (it is, after all, 'stuff for men') and a variety of other guy-topics are the soul of 'Stuff'. Cover Model is Alicia Witt, and she has never, ever looked hotter, on the cover or in her shoot inside. Nor, IMHO, has anyone else. Yow. Some of the other featured topics are Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Ana Paula, Ray Richards, Yasmine Bleeth, Four Women on Fellatio, The No Workout, 100 Women Answer 1 Question, Famous Dogs to War, and on and on. See scans of contents pages. An engaging genre collectible from the Dennis group, but one that would be collectible on the basis of the Witt cover alone, which looks like a painting. Photo was by Davis Factor - but not Vargas, nor Bolles, nor Quintana could have achieved better with their brushes. Quite scarce. In fact, I don't really want to even sell it. But the kids are whinin' that they're cold and hungry. Sigh. Shipped in a new, protective box - no bag. LPR15


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    Lady Chatterleys Lover by D H Lawrence

    1968. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy; Foxing to pages; colour fading to spine.. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.


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    Best Nudes by Dienes, Andre de

    The book pictured is the copy being sold. It is unmarked, clean, tight. 114 pages


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    Ba Ra Kei Ordeal By Roses Photographs of Yukio Mishima by Hosoe, Eikoh, Photographs By. Preface By Yukio Mishima

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    The Smarting of Selina by Yolanda Celbridge

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    Tropic of Capricorn by Miller, Henry

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    Bared to You by Sylvia Day

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    The Sexual Life Of Catherine M by Catherine Millet

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