Yvonne, or the adventures an intrigues of a french governess with her pupils | a real tale [t]ranslated from the french by Mary Suckit, (stated “printed for the Erotica Biblion Society of London and New-York, 1899”)
5″x6.25″, 138pp, blank softcover “french wraps” protected by mylar, very good condition, some soiling and bumping.
This book is similar to the description of the edition that was possibly printed by Gaucher for the Parisian booksellers. It could be that or a pirate of his edition.
From a 1901 advertisement:
“Lovers of the strange and new – curious students of the erotic erraticisms of the age – men in fact, of both high & low degree, will read this book muttering of mingled marvel and surprise. This pretty booklet… is a veritable panorama of delights, showing first the emotions and sensations of incipient womanhood when the whole thoughts run in the direction of marriage and its mysteries. It contains, as incidents, Dr. Grosvit’s botanical instruction to young ladies; – his intrigue with Marie the governess of Yvonne; how they seduce their pupil, whose peculiarity and naturally lascivious nature is so easy to corrupt; botanical excursion to Meudon woods; — pisser and pisseuse – feat of love in Dr. Grosvit’s apartments; – Marie’s flying fuck, a railway adventure with a Russian gentleman; – a tale of her early life, seduction by Count Coupine; – lovely pen-pictures of the first act, and the monthly party of the Count’s friends to his chateau in the woods.”
Copies of the 1899 edition were seized and condemned at the Cours d’assise, Seine, on 23 Dec. 1914.
Elias Gaucher (publisher from 1898 until 1925(?)) was a Clandestine editor who mainly used the pseudonym G. Lebaucher, Libraire-Éditeur, Montreal (Canada), but also Maison Mystère, Imprimerie Galante, etc. This publisher published many erotic underground works in English from 1898 to about 1904 with the mentions “Printed for the Erotica Biblion Society of London and New York”, he also published erotic texts in French from 1899. His printing press was actually located at 11 rue Danicourt in Malakoff, France. Gaucher left his works in deposit with booksellers-distributors […] Most editions of Gaucher are counterfeit editions of Brancart or Hirsch, and Gaucher often republished his own works.