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  • Alosie, ou Les Amours de Mme. de M. T. P. | Avec une notice historique sur Pierre Corneille Blessebois par Marc de Montifaud et Une très-belle eau-forte, Marc de Montifaud [pseud. Marie-Amélie Chartroule, Mme Quivogne de Montifaud] (Comité de Bibliophiles, London, 1880 [131/500 printed on Holland paper]) 7.5" x 5.25", 104pp, hardbound 1/2 leather, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt decorationson spine and leather corners, five raised bands on spine. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece engraving. #131 of 300 on Holland paper. Great condition for age. Initials "P.G." above frontispiece. Mme Quivogne de Montifaud (1845-50 to 1912/13) french writer and "free-thinker". She often dressed as her male pseudonym Marc de Montifaud. This book (published in London in 1880) is a reprint of part of the larger 17th century erotic work, "Amours des dames illustres de nostre siècle" (Loves of Illustrious Ladies of our Century) with an essay where Montifaud tries to unravel the authorship (usually the work is attributed to Pierre Corneille Blessebois). The author changes the original name to reflect that this is an autobiography of Madame de Montespan, the notorius mistress of Louis XIV. When originally published in Holland in 1878 (as "Lupanie, histoire amoureuse de ce temps") a court in Seine called it a moral outrage describing "licentious scenes on almost every page; told in a style revoltingly obscene". For publishing this book Montifaud was sentenced to 8 days in jail and fined 500 francs and ordered all copies of the book destroyed. The publisher was also fined 500 francs. This is a rare copy of a rare book in it's original "publishers leather".
  • The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore (Oliver S. Felt, New York, nd. [c.1860]) 9.5" X 6.5", 776pp., half leather, 4 raised bands. 8 volumes in one. Beautiful steel engravings throughout. Fair condition, binding good, frontispiece missing. Thomas Moore (1779 _ 1852) is considered Ireland's "National Bard". He was a poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death.
  • The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Thomas Moore (Oliver S. Felt, New York, nd. [c.1860]) 9.5" X 6.5", 776pp., 8 volumes in one. Full leather binding, tooled leather, gilt lettering and decorations, 5 raised bands on spine, marbled end papers, gilt edges. Beautiful steel engravings throughout with tissue guards. Thomas Moore (1779 _ 1852) is considered Ireland's "National Bard". He was a poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death.
  • The Perfumed Garden: A Manual of Arabian Erotology, Sheikh Nefzawi (Editions de la Fontaine d'Or, Paris, 1900 [Imprimerie M. Laballery, Clamecy (Nievre) 1952]) 8.75" X 5.5", 189pp. original soft wrappers, good condition for age, spine detaching at top and bottom, some small rips and bumps. Back cover states "not to be sold in England or U.S.A" The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight is a fifteenth-century Arabic sex manual and work of erotic literature. The book presents opinions on what qualities men and women should have to be attractive, gives advice on sexual technique, warnings about sexual health, and recipes to remedy sexual maladies. It gives lists of names for the penis and vagina, has a section on the interpretation of dreams, and briefly describes sex among animals. Interspersed with these there are a number of stories which are intended to give context and amusement. Sheikh Nefzawi (Abu Abdullah Muhammad ben Umar Nafzawi), was born among the Berber Nefzawa tribe in the south of present-day Tunisia. He probably wrote The Perfumed Garden sometime during the twelfth century, compiled at the request of the Hafsid ruler of Tunis, Abū Fāris ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Mutawakkil.
  • Esoteric Anthropology (The Mysteries of Man): A Comprehensive and Confidential Treatise on the Structure, Functions, Passional Attractions and Perversions, True and False Physical and Social Conditions, and the Most Intimate Relations of Men and Women, T. L. Nichols, M.D., F.A.S. ("Published by Dr. Nichols at the Hygienic Institute: Office of the Herald of Health, 39 Museum Street, London, W.C. (Near the British Museum.)" n.d. [preface dated 1873]) 6.5" X 4.25", xii 335pp + 5 pages of ads, Hardcover, green cloth boards with gilt title on spine, edges inked in red. Good condition, boards slightly loose, binding good. This book covers a confidential treatise on the structure functions, passional attractions and perversions, true and false physical and social conditions, and the most intimate relations of men and women. Very advanced information for the time that the book was published. although some quite interesting amusing sections. After 50 should refrain from amative indulgences as can bring on paralysis and apoplexy This edition is from the American Sterotype Edition, Revised and Rewritten. Includes 8pp advertisements for his other books, quotes from reviews & for his range of "sanitary and philanthropic inventions" which included Dr Nichols' Groats, Dr Nichols' Self-Raising Whole Wheat, Hand Mills for Grinding Wheat Rice, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Bread-raiser, Dr Nichols' Food of Health, Count Rumford's Soup, Filters for Purifyinhg Water, Dr Nichols' Portable Fountain Bath or Rising Douche, Dr Nichols' Portable Turco-Russian Hot-Air or Vapour Bath, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Soap, etc.
  • Esoteric Anthropology (The Mysteries of Man): A Comprehensive and Confidential Treatise on the Structure, Functions, Passional Attractions and Perversions, True and False Physical and Social Conditions, and the Most Intimate Relations of Men and Women, T. L. Nichols, M.D., F.A.S. ("London: Published by Nichols & Co., 429 Oxford Street, W." n.d. [preface dated 1873], printed by H. Nisbet and Co., Glasgow) 6.5" X 4.25", xii. 340pp + 8pp of ads. Hardbound, red cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations on spine, edges inked in red. Signature on top edge of title page "J. Thompson 12/23/83. Good condition, some fading on front cover and some general wear but a very sound. This book covers a confidential treatise on the structure functions, passional attractions and perversions, true and false physical and social conditions, and the most intimate relations of men and women. Very advanced information for the time that the book was published. although some quite interesting amusing sections. After 50 should refrain from amative indulgences as can bring on paralysis and apoplexy This edition is from the American Sterotype Edition, Revised and Rewritten. Includes 8pp advertisements for his other books, quotes from reviews & for his range of "sanitary and philanthropic inventions" which included Dr Nichols' Groats, Dr Nichols' Self-Raising Whole Wheat, Hand Mills for Grinding Wheat Rice, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Bread-raiser, Dr Nichols' Food of Health, Count Rumford's Soup, Filters for Purifyinhg Water, Dr Nichols' Portable Fountain Bath or Rising Douche, Dr Nichols' Portable Turco-Russian Hot-Air or Vapour Bath, Dr Nichols' Sanitary Soap, etc.
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    Hugh Morris (Padell Book Company, New York City, 1939) 7" X 5", 32pp. Pamphlet with yellow cover. Good condition, very little fading/yellowing. Pages 3-14 uncut/unread.
  • The Lady Cassanova, Luis Garcia (Printed in Havana, Cuba, np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos, stated "Illustrated from Life" vintage underground erotic pamphlet illustrated with vintage pornographic photos (these were illegal when printed so no publisher, no date, if listed it is probably false)
  • Luis Garcia (Printed in Havana, Cuba, np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos, stated "Illustrated from Life"
  • Luis Garcia (Printed in Havana, Cuba, np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos, stated "Illustrated from Life"
  • Luis Garcia (Printed in Havana, Cuba, np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos, stated "Illustrated from Life"
  • Luis Garcia (Printed in Havana, Cuba, np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos, stated "Illustrated from Life"
  • anonymous (np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos.
  • anonymous (np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos.
  • anonymous (np, nd) 5.5" X 4.25", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos.
  • anonymous (Bibliotheque St. Germaine, Paris, nd. ) 5.25" X 4", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos and cartoons.
  • anonymous (Bibliotheque St. Germaine, Paris, nd. ) 5.25" X 4", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos and cartoons.
  • anonymous (Bibliotheque St. Germaine, Paris, nd. ) 5.25" X 4", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos and cartoons.
  • anonymous (Bibliotheque St. Germaine, Paris, nd. ) 5.25" X 4", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos and cartoons.
  • anonymous (Isidor Liseux, 6, Rue de Furstenberg, Paris, 1928) 5.75" X 4.5", 32pp, softcover, good quality for age, very pornographic photos.