London: Rota (ND). A bibliography of sorts of the British writer. Very good, one sheet folded.
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London (1963). Hardcover. The first collection of Welch's prose and poetry works, assembled and edited by Jocelyn Brooke. Very good in very good jacket.
Hartford: Privately Printed (1925). Hardcover. Of an edition of 99 numbered copies, this example is one of an unknown number of special lettered copies, initialed by the editor with the notation "To Aid Britain". A near fine copy in 1/4 vellum and purple paper boards, bookplate of Anthony Reid (by Ralph Chubb) on front pastedown, light wear to corners. A lovely copy of an uncommon book.
Sadapolis [i.e. Bruxelles]: J. Valcourt, l'an 0000 [i.e. Gay: 1866]. 69pp. 12mo. An early account of the life and writings of the French aristocratic philosopher and writer Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (1740 -1814). An attractive copy in 3/4 maroon leather boards, decorative raised gilt spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. One of 150 copies printed (#26). Quite uncommon.
Buenos Aires: Privately Printed (1959). A collection of erotic poems, including :"Sodoma'; "Safo"; "Giles de Rais"; "El Vamprio"; "El Divino Marqués" among others. Undoubtedly printed in a small edition, this example bears a long inscription from the author. Very good in lightly worn wrappers. Uncommon.
London: Heineman (1958). Tales of travels in India by the inveterate traveller and writer. This copy is inscribed by the author (who discovered it in Calcutta in 1974). Cameron has been described as “the aesthete’s aesthete” and, along with his mother (Enid, Countess of Kenmare, aka “The Lady Who Killed All Her Husbands) were well known in society circles. Very good in blue boards, effaced inscription on endpaper, slightly dusty with occasional foxing.
A collection of nineteen original signed (or stamped with the artist's name) black and white photographs of male nudes. The format varies from 4" x 6" to 6" x 7" and one image is 8" x 12" (which bears a penciled notation in the artist's hand indicating the date (1982), the tirage and copyright. Caprio, a native of Grenoble, achieved great success with his portraits of male nudes in the 1980s and much of this work was collected in a volume entitled Men, published by Pierre-Marcel Favre in 1986. The photographs are in very good condition.
Paris: Librairie de l'art indépendant (1914). Parts III and IV (Who Shall Command the Heart) of Carpenter's landmark Towards Democracy, which appeared in installments over a number of years. This edition was translated by Marcelle Senard.Very good in original brown wrappers, light edgewear. Uncommon.
New York: Antinous Press (2007). 4to. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Beautifully presented collection of color photographs and artwork by the French artist, whose work remains largely unknown. The images are primarily of male nudes, many in outdoor settings, with surrealistic imagery. Introduction by David Deiss.
Twenty-five postcards addressed to the infamous Marquesa Luisa Casati at various addresses, generally between 1918-1925, including the following:. Twenty-six postcards addressed to the infamous Marquesa Luisa Casati at various addresses, generally between 1918-1925, including the following: One Signed by Igor Stravinsky and Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson (Lord Berners) addressed to the Marquise Casati in Rome in 1917; one signed Tristan Tzara his friends Canadel with a small drawing of a finger through the heart, dated 20s (not postmarked); one signed Russell Greely (and Francois) to Casati at Hotel de Rhin, Paris, un-posted; one addressed to Francis D'Gouy to Manolo referencing “Robert” (Montesquiou?); one in the hand of Robert de Montesquiou, undated, not posted; one postmarked (1918) card from an unknown person addressed to Casati in Rome; one post-marked card (1925), unsigned to Casati at Le Vesinet, one card addressed to Casati at Hotel Ritz in Paris from “Francois”; one postmarked card (1918) to Casati in Rome, signature illegible; one postmarked card to Casati in Milan (signature illegible); one from Valentine and Jean Hugo, posted in 1925 (they signed Victor Hugo and Juliette Hugo in ink); one from her father (signed Papa) sent to Casati at Palace Hotel in St. Moritz; four un-postmarked cards which appear to be from her sister Cristina; five un-posted with various messages in unknown hands (2 signed “Nina”); one addressed to Louisa from “Napier” writing from Ravello, chez “Ricardo Sampro”; two in Italian, unposted from an unknown sender; one postmarked card to Comte de Gossy (?) from “R.” Along with: 15 postcards, unsigned, unsent, some collages, some altered, perhaps by Casati- apprently from the same photo album. A fascinating insight into Casati’s world between the two wars, the correspondence illuminates her travels and relationships during the height of her popularity. Laid into a custom clamshell box bound in blue linen.
London (1699). 31pp. 8vo. A record of the famous Castlehaven sodomy trial in 1631. The 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was convicted of abetting the rape of his wife and of committing sodomy with his male servants and the trial was a spectacular sex scandal, resulting in the execution of Castlehaven and his servants. Light age yellowing, occasional spotting, 3 leaves trimmed, evident glue stain from repair at gutter throughout, modern blue cloth, new endpapers, a little rubbed. Bookseller's description tipped on to rear pastedown (from 1948).
London: T. Wright, Essex Street, Strand; and Sold by G. Kearsley, No 46, near Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street, (1776). folio. 7pp. A record of the famous Castlehaven sodomy trial in 1631, which fed on the “sodomite-hunting” that was rampant during the period. The 2nd Earl of Castlehaven was convicted of abetting the rape of his wife and of committing sodomy with his male servants and the trial was a spectacular sex scandal, resulting in the execution of Castlehaven and his servants. A report disbound from A Complete Collection of State Trials, this extractis chapter XXXI.