This is a store for those who prefer the old to the new;

who prefer character to shine;

who value owning and using a piece of history.

This is a store for those people and the ones who adore them.

This is a store for those who prefer the old to the new;

who prefer character to shine;

who value owning and using a piece of history.

This is a store for those people and the ones who adore them.

Unique, Classic, Vintage
Books and Antiques

Bosch

Bosch is a bookseller and collector of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century antique erotica and sex-related books and kinky antiques. He enjoys chasing down rare and clandestinely published books. Many of these books at one time or another were ordered destroyed by religions and governments. They often have false and misleading imprints, which allowed their publishers to avoid prosecution and were freely pirated, which makes identification tricky. If Bosch has learned anything from his research of erotica it is that sexuality, in all of its glorious diversity, has been a part of literature and art throughout history. When it comes to sex there is truly nothing new under the sun. Bosch is also a Bondage/BDSM presenter, musician, music teacher and web developer. Teaching and mentoring is an integral kink for Bosch, and he receives pleasure from watching others learn and grow.

Sold here are items that I value. Most are antique, some are here because their quality or uniqueness sets them apart from what one usually finds elsewhere. I simply ask myself, “What would I consider the ‘perfect gift’?” and that is what I try to find to sell here.

I get new items in every week. Check back often and let me know if you have any specific requests.   -Bosch ([email protected])

  • Out of stock
    Oh What I Know About You! postcard
  • Need a Doctor? Taka about three at bedtime. $2.00 please. Try Dan Cupid, M.D. postcard, "copyright 1908, by Walter Wellman, no. 1056" Note on back says (in part), "My Dear Little Sister, when are you coming up..." from "Miss Otie Moore, R #1, Blanchard, Mich. c/o J. Moore"
  • Boy with whip "'Tis sweet to love but oh how bitter; To love a girl and then not get her" postcard, writing on the back
  • Richard Payne Night & Thomas Wright, intro by Ashley Montagu (The Julia Press, Inc., New York, 1966) 9.5" X 6.5", 217pp + 196pp, paperback
  • Ed. G. Legman (Bell Publishing Company, New York, 1944) 9.25" X 6", 517pp, hardcover, green boards, no DJ, fair condition, title page detached.
  • "Devils would often lay hold of men and flog them", artist unknown Print from: Flagellation & the Flagellants. A History of the Rod in All Countries from the earliest period to the present time The Rev. Wm. M. Cooper, B.A. [James Glass Bertram] (John Camden Hotten, London, n.d. [1869] (first edition)) Image: 5.5" x 9", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Flogging, artist unknown Print from:  Nell in Bridewell: Description of the System of Corporal Punishment (Flagellation) in the Female Prisons of South Germany up to the year 1848 W. Reinhard, trans. W.C. Costello Ph. D. and A. R. Allinson M. A. (Psych Press [New York], 1932) Image: 7" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Birched Girl, artist unknown Print from: Le pantalon féminin : un chapitre inédit de l'histoire du costume, (Charles Carrington, Librairie Des Bibliophiles Parisiens, 1916, Paris) Image: 6" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • The Beautiful Madame Lapuchin, Knouted by order of Elizabeth Empress of Russia, artist unknown Print from: Flagellation & the Flagellants. A History of the Rod in All Countries from the earliest period to the present time The Rev. Wm. M. Cooper, B.A. [James Glass Bertram] (John Camden Hotten, London, n.d. [1869] (first edition)) Image: 7" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • "School in the Last Centuary" by George Grushank Print from: Flagellation & the Flagellants. A History of the Rod in All Countries from the earliest period to the present time The Rev. Wm. M. Cooper, B.A. [James Glass Bertram] (John Camden Hotten, London, n.d. [1869] (first edition)) Image: 10" x 7", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 11" x 8.5", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Riding a Gentleman, artist unknown Print from:  The Modern Eveline; or the adventures of a young lady of quality who was never found out anonymous (Printed for Distribution Amongst Private Subscribers, Paris, 1904 [Miller Brothers, New York, c. 1930]) Image: 6.5″ x 10″, high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5″ x 11″, 65lb White paper
  • Very Large, artist unknown Print from:  The Modern Eveline; or the adventures of a young lady of quality who was never found out anonymous (Printed for Distribution Amongst Private Subscribers, Paris, 1904 [Miller Brothers, New York, c. 1930]) Image: 6″ x 9″, high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5″ x 11″, 65lb White paper
  • Woman with Whip, artist unknown Printed from: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure or The Life of Fanny Hill John Cleland (Hoboken, np, 1929 [Philadelphia?] limited edition 700 (unnumbered)) Image: 6″ x 9.5″, high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5″ x 11″, 65lb White
  • Held Down and Birched, artist unknown Print from:  Nell in Bridewell: Description of the System of Corporal Punishment (Flagellation) in the Female Prisons of South Germany up to the year 1848 W. Reinhard, trans. W.C. Costello Ph. D. and A. R. Allinson M. A. (Psych Press [New York], 1932) Image: 7" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Before Caning, artist unknown Print from:  Nell in Bridewell: Description of the System of Corporal Punishment (Flagellation) in the Female Prisons of South Germany up to the year 1848 W. Reinhard, trans. W.C. Costello Ph. D. and A. R. Allinson M. A. (Psych Press [New York], 1932) Image: 7" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Girls Reading, artist unknown Print from: Le pantalon féminin : un chapitre inédit de l'histoire du costume, (Charles Carrington, Librairie Des Bibliophiles Parisiens, 1916, Paris) Image: 7" x 9", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Le Pantalon féminin (frontispiece), artist unknown Print from: Le pantalon féminin : un chapitre inédit de l'histoire du costume, (Charles Carrington, Librairie Des Bibliophiles Parisiens, 1916, Paris) Image: 6" x 9.5", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Fanny Hill (Hoboken frontispiece), artist unknown Printed from: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure or The Life of Fanny Hill John Cleland (Hoboken, np, 1929 [Philadelphia?] limited edition 700 (unnumbered)) Image: 6″ x 10″, high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5″ x 11″, your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Tied & Birched, artist unknown Print from:  l'Histoire de Juliette Marquis de Sade (Hollande, 1797) Image: 6" x 9.5", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Bear Lick, by Charles Raymond Print from: Venus in Furs Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, illus. Charles Raymond (Privately Printed for Subscribers Only, New York, 1928) Image: 6" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", 65lb White paper
  • Suspended, artist unknown Print from:  l'Histoire de Juliette Marquis de Sade (Hollande, 1797) Image: 6" x 9.5", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Girl and Tiger, by Charles Raymond Print from: Venus in Furs Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, illus. Charles Raymond (Privately Printed for Subscribers Only, New York, 1928, #523/1250) Image: 6" x 9.5", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Venus in Furs (frontispiece), by Charles Raymond Print from: Venus in Furs Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, illus. Charles Raymond (Privately Printed for Subscribers Only, New York, 1928, #523/1250) Image: 6.5" x 10", high-resolution ink-jet print Paper: 8.5" x 11", your choice of 65lb White or 67lb Ivory Parchment
  • Ex Libris (name in Cyrillic) V. Noscov unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy woman tied to large "K" with arrows having missed her, soldier in the distance.  Ex Libris name is in Cyrillic. "V. Noscov" written on back in pencil.
  • Ex Libris Rethy Istvan by K. S. Kozlowsky purchased from a collection in Italy, back is stamped "Ex Collection, RETHY Istvan, BUDAPEST" and "Kozlowsky" written in pencil topless woman with a bird landing in her hand.
  • Ex Libris Jussi Avonius, by Hugo Hiibus purchased from a collection in Italy, "Hugo Hiibus | estonia" written on back in pencil Humourous man in knee deep water wearing an lifebuoy/life preserver. Hugo Hiibus (born in 1929) is a popular Estonian cartoonist and personality. He studied at the Estonian State Institute of the Arts, graduating in graphic art. From 1955-1957 he worked in the newspaper People's Voice, and in 1957-1959 in the journal Pikker as an artistic editor. In the years 1972-1984 he worked in the editorial office of the Kodumaa newspaper. He was a member of the ENSV Art Foundation (1961). His first cartoon appeared at the Institute in 1950. Hiibus has been an active exlibris and poster artist and a bookmaker. The cartoons of Hugo Hiibus have been published in almost all editions published in Estonia. Hiibas is both a member of the Estonian Artists' Union (1960) and a Journalist Association (1958). He is also a member of the Board of the Estonian Humor Union.
  • Ex Libris (name in Cyrillic) by W. Twardowska unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy, "W. Twardowska \ Polksa" written in pencil on back. naked woman dancing with a ship behind her
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    Ex Libris Dr. Dzurilikowsky by Krystyna Wojcik purchased from a collection in Italy, "Krystyna Wojcik" written in pencil on back Naked woman's torso combined with an orchid
  • Ex Libris (name in Cyrillic) 4 x 3", unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy naked woman lying on her back, legs up, with bottle.  Artist name written on back in pencil (unintelligible).
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    Ex Libris J.K 3.5 x 5", unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy naked women, a lyre labeled "Sappho", cupid behind pillar.  Artist name written on back in pencil ("cangoo"?).
  • Ex Libris (signed) 4 x 5.5", unknown origin, purchased from a collection in Italy, signed by the artist naked women with books
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    Ex Libris MG 2.75 x 5", unknown origin naked women with pitcher
  • Ex Libris (beast, woman, child) 3 x 4", black ink on paper writing (presumably the artist's name) on the  back
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    Ex libris J. Mikino 3 x 4", black ink on paper two lovers intertwined as a wine glass
  • Chimie mon amour! Giorgio Balbi 3 x 4", black ink on paper, translated from French "chemistry, my love!" scientist/chemist creating fire and woman, artist's name on back written in pencil
  • Ex Libris B Lück 3 x 4.25", black ink on paper naked woman tree
  • The Sex Factor in Marriage: a book for those who are about to be married, Hellen Wright, M.B., B.S., intros by A.Herbert Gray, M.A., D.D., and Abel Gregg, A.B., M.A. (The Vanguard Press, New York, 1937) 7.75" X 5.25", 172pp, hardcover with dust jacket, blue boards, good condition, some small tears in dust jacket. From d.j.: "This book contains very detailed information about the ways in which the physical intimacies of married life may be successfully and happily managed. It is addressed to those about to be married in the hope that it may save them from mistakes and sufferings which have darkened married life for thousands of couples."
  • German WWI Soldier Postcard German postcard from around 1918, "Immer feste drauf" (always fixed on it)
  • Dagwood in "The Facts of Life" / Boots, by Luke Armine (n.p., n.d.) 5" x 3.5", 8pp. double pamphlet, stapled Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, bluesies, gray-backs, Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, Tillie-and-Mac books, and two-by-fours) were little pornographic comic books produced in the United States from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This book is two books in one, featuring reprints of the originals printed on both sides of the paper. Flip the book over and it's a different book. "Boots and Her Buddies" was an American comic strip that ran from 1924 to 1969. Some newspapers presented the strip under the shortened title "Boots". The character of Boots was variously labeled the "Sweetheart of the Comics", the "Sweetheart of America" and "Everybody's Sweetheart".
  • Berna Pantz Presents Blondie in "Lonely" / Moon Mullins in "Nerts", (n.p., n.d.) 5" x 3.5", 8pp. double pamphlet, stapled Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, bluesies, gray-backs, Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, Tillie-and-Mac books, and two-by-fours) were little pornographic comic books produced in the United States from the 1920s to the early 1960s. This book is two books in one, featuring reprints of the originals printed on both sides of the paper. Flip the book over and it's a different book.
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