Bruxelles: Ouvrage Imprimé aux Depéns d'un Groupe de Bibliophiles (1948). A collection of Verlaine's erotic poetry, consisting of works from "Amies," "Femmes," and "Hombres" illustrated with twelve explicity erotic images attributed to Paul-Emile Bécat (one image is missing). Of a total edition of 522 copies, this is one of 400 copies with the images reproduced in color. A very good example, light sunning to covers, modest wear to chemise and slipcase. Uncommon in this state. Dutel 2094, Pia 967.
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Paris: Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Réunies (1929). 215pp. This gay camp novel, one of several dealing with young Fredi's adventures in a a variety of situations. Illustrated throughout by Gaston Smit, the book also contains the four extra etchings laid into the text, which are often missing. A good copy with light cover wear, edgewear to spine and edges, occasional light spotting. Uncommon.
Saint-Cyr (1923). 8vo. 84pp. (20,5 x 13,5 cm). Volume II of this quite uncommon bi-lingual (French and English) journal of nude photography, with 78 photographs of men and women in various poses. Although most of the works are un-attributed, several works by von Gloeden are noted and several appear to be from Adolf Brand's Der Eigene publications. There are also a number of articles related to nude photography included, such as "The Nude Rambatorial," "La Vraie et la Fausse Pudeur," and "True and False Modesty." A very good copy in light blue wrappers, light sunning and light bump to one corner. Quite uncommon.
Albert Wainwright (1898-1943) was born in Castleford and studied at Leeds School of Art, where he was friends with fellow student, Henry Moore. He was a prolific artist and illustrator, primarily in a post-Beardsley and Viennese secessionist manner. He found early success with a one-man show in Leeds, at the age of 22, followed by a show at the Goupil Gallery in London. He traveled extensively to Germany and Austria, where these images were created. One verso is another gouache drawing: “Gentleman in traditional costume, Salzburg.” Both images are ink and wash drawings, unframed, unsigned, (25cm x 18cm).
Paris: Les Éditions Crès (1922). An uncommon book on the famous costume balls of Paris, with illustrations by the author. Warnod descibes in detail many of the fin de siècle balls and those of the post-War period with amusing vignettes. This edition (as opposed to the trade edition of the book) was available to subscribers only and contains four controversial sections on "Les Bals d'Invertis", "Le Dernier Grand Écart", "Grandeur et Décadence de la Danse du Ventre a Paris" and Les Filles de Maisons Closesau Bal Public". This edition also contains four addiitional images illustrating these sections laid into the text (see illustration). Limited to 200 numbered copies, very good in original illustrated wrappers, pages uncut.
Boston: Merrymount Press (1900). Perhaps the best of Warren's writings, a short story based (arguably) on a similar story by Oscar Wilde. Warren is known for his sale of classical antiquities and the Lewes House brotherhood of aesthetes, as well as his several books of Uranian poetry. One of 300 numbered copies printed by D.B. Updike and illustrated by Arthur Gaskin, covers and spine lightly borwned, light scratch to cover. Uncommon.
Hölder: Vienna (1921). 123pp. A highly laudatory collection of writings about Wilde and his work by the Swedish.critic. Bendz wrote about Wilde in several languages and this book contains five essays in English and French. A near fine copy in original wrappers, small bookplate. One of 400 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author. Laid into a linen chemise and slipcase, with light wear.
Paris: E. Figuiere . 168 pp. 2nd ed. Wilde's famous novel, adapted to the theater by Suzanne Mercet. (Although the author notes in the introduction: "Cette pièce n'est pas- une adaptation, c'est une transmutation de l'or pur du roman d Oscar Wilde en une matière dramatique aussi précieuse et aussi brillante, puisqu'il l'avait inconsciemment préparée." Very good in marbled boards, original wrappers present (with cover illustration by "Kit") #966 of an unknown edition Quite uncommon and likely the first dramatic presentation of Wilde's novel in France.
Philadelphia: J.M. Stoddart (1882). Hardcover. Wilde contributed the foreword to this eccentrically produced book of poetry, which he arranged the publication for while in America. Rodd and Wilde had been close companions for some time, but this book prompted their estrangement. One of an unknown ediiton of deluxe copies, printed on one side of each leaf only in brown ink on thin handmade parchment paper, interleaved with green tissue paper, bound in vellum, top edges gilt. Very good, vellum a bit darkened, small portion of front pastedown missing. Uncommon.
Paris: Livre d'Or (1927). 129pp. A memorial book dedicated to Vivien, the Symbolist poet of Sapphic verse. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the poet and facsimiles of her work. Frontispiece decoration by Manuel Orazi. One of 30 numbered copies on Japon Imperial (#19) of a total edition of 244 copies. Very good, two chips to the spine covers, light wear to covers. Uncommon.
Privately Printed: Monaco (1961). oblong 4to. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The lavishly produced testament to Lopez-Wilshaw's extraordinary home in Neuilly sur Seine. Thirty original photographs by Jean Vincent of the interior decor and gardens are tipped into the text by Philippe Jullian. Printed in two colors on heavyweight Auvergne papers, red silk endpapers. One of 270 copies, this example is #252. A near fine copy in cream linen boards, all tissue guards present. Laid into the box issued with the book, which is lightly worn.
Paris: Chez les marchands de nouveautés, [ND]. 284pp. A quite rare treatise on homosexuality, mistakenly attributed to Liane de Pougy (whose novel L'idylle Saphique was written around the same time.) Only one instiutional copy located at the Bibliothèque Nationale. Very good in slighly marked original wrappers.
Paris: Tallandier . 221pp. Novel based on the life and favorites of King Henry III, long reputed to have been homosexual. A contemporary chronicler of the period notes that they made themselves "exceedingly odious, as much by their foolish and haughty demeanour, as by their effeminate and immodest dress, but above all by the immense gifts the king made to them."Very good in illustrated wrappers, light edgewear and browning. Uncommon.
Paris: Calmann-Lévy (1905) (2e édition). 318pp. Hélène Betty Louise Caroline de Zuylen de Nyevelt de Haar, née de Rothschild (1863-1947) was a lover of Renée Vivien, with whom she published a number of books under the pseudonym Paule Riversdale. She also published several works under her own name and this is one of the few novels that she penned. Very good in crimson morocco binding, signed Creuzevault with lovely engraved doublures, silk endpapers, top edge gilt, original wrappers present, some spotting to foredge. Laid into the book is a 1 page ALS from Nyevelt to an unknown recipient (date 2 April 1907).Uncommon.
A thirty-two page notebook with numerous clippings and genealogical research on the Zuylen-Nyevelt/Rothschild family, much of which dates to the 1930s. One of the most well known families in Holland, the ancestral home at De Haar remains a great tourist attraction. Hélène van Zuylen-Nyevelt was a lover of Renée Vivien and the author of several books with her. Very good in decorative paper wrappers.