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MCCORMICK, DONALD, Love In Code, or, How to Keep Your Secrets Eyre Methuen, London, 1980. Historical look at the various ciphers, codes, and other means by which famous clandestine lovers kept their affairs a secret. Includes an interesting section on John Dee and Edward Kelley's Enochian language and the 'romantic' intrigues which their communication with spirits involved. 216pp. 8vo. Cloth. Biblio & index. Illustrated. VG in near VG d/w (slight fading to spine).

MCCORMICK, DONALD, Temple of Love Citadel Press, New York, l965. The remarkable (and at the time highly scandalous) story of Hugh Smyth-Pigott, who felt divinely inspired to accept the role of 'Heavenly Bridegroom' and preached a 'Gospel of free Love' to his followers in London earlier this century. 222pp. Illus. Biblio. Index. A little worn around the edges, o/w VG in G (a little chafed & discoloured).

MCLENNAN, JOHN F., Primitive Marriage: an Inquiry into the Origin of the Form of Capture in Marriage Ceremonies Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1865. xii + 326pp. 8vo. Cloth. Index. Ex-lib. bookplate on fpd, shelf-mark on spine, spine darkened & worn at head & foot, hinges split but holding, several stamps, library-perforation on title-page, else a fairly solid G copy.

MANDEL, MORRIS (ED. & INTRO) Secret Love Affairs Jonathan David Publishers, New York, 1975. Fifteen articles on famous love affairs. Subjects include Lillie Langtry, Voltaire, G. B. S., Van Gogh, Rasputin, and Mary, Queen of Scots. 228pp. 8vo. Textured synthetic boards. VG in slightly chipped G+ d/w faded on spine.

MANTEGAZZA. PROFESSOR PAOLO, Anthropological Studies of Sexual Relations of Mankind. Falstaff Press, N.Y. Undated (probably l932). A limited edition 'privately issued by the anthropological branch of the Falstaff Press for exclusive subscription of adult students of anthropology.' Like many other 'dubious' works of the time, this study sought to circumvent stringent censorship by its limitation and alleged anthropological value. Chapters include: 'The Embrace and its Forms - Racial Arts of Love - Deflorations,' 'Incest', 'Perversions of Love Among the Various Races' etc. 'Printed on handmade finished deckle-edged paper specially manufactured for the edition.' 272pp. Unusual decorated cloth boards (with design by Blake). Boards a little grubby and corners lightly bumped, O/w a V.G. copy

MANTEGAZZA, PROF. PAOLO, Anthropological Studies of Sexual Relations of Mankind Falstaff Press, New York, ND (c. 1932). A limited edition 'privately issued by the anthropological branch of the Falstaff Press for exclusive subscription of adult students of_anthropology.' Like many other 'dubious' works of the time, this study sought to circumvent stringent censorship by its limitation and alleged anthropological value. Chapters include: 'The Embrace and its Forms - Racial Arts of Love - Deflorations,' 'Incest', 'Perversions of_Love Among the Various Races' etc. 'Printed on handmade finished deckle-edged paper specially manufactured for the edition.' 272pp. 8vo. Pictorial cloth boards reproducing a colour design by William Blake. Fore- & bottom-edges untrimmed. Frontispieces by Blake & [Frank?] Buttera. Tiny hole in page 9/10 (not affecting text), slight discolouration to edges of boards, else near-VG (lacks d/w).

MANVELL, ROGER. The Trial of Annie Besant, and Charles Bradlaugh. Horizon Press, New York, 1976. In 1877 Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh were indicted for having issued an 'obscene libel': republishing a 40-year-old pamphlet advocating contraception within marriage. The result was one of the most celebrated trials of the l9th century; the two defended themselves before an all-male jury, were judged guilty and sentenced to imprisonment and a fine. ix+182pp. Fine in VG d/w.

MARCADE, JEAN, Eros Kalos: Essay on Erotic Elements in Greek Art Nagel, Geneva, 1965. Lavishly-illustrated exploration of the erotic sculptures, ceramics, art, etc. of the Ancient Greeks. A stunning production. 168pp. Large quarto. White linen boards. Colour & b/w plates (including tipped-in & fold-out). VG in slightly discoloured G-VG d/w.

MARCADE, JEAN, Roma Amor: Essay on Erotic Elements in Etruscan and Roman Art Nagel, Geneva, 1965. Lavishly-illustrated exploration of the erotic wall-paintings, mosaics, etc. of the Etruscans and Romans. A gorgeous production. 132pp. Large quarto. Colour & b/w plates (including some tipped-in & fold-out). VG in slightly discoloured & rubbed G+ d/w with small faint stain to front panel.

MARCHAND, HENRY L., The French Pornographers, including a History of French Erotic Literature Book Awards, New York, 1965. In four sections: Medieval & Renaissance, 16th & 17th Centuries, 18th Century and the 19th Century. 288pp. Large 8vo. Quarter cloth with textured papered boards. Slightly bumped at head / foot of spine & corners, o/w near VG in slightly tatty, tape-repaired d/w.

MARCHAND, HENRY L., The Sexual History of France Tower Books / Centaur, New York, 1968. Apparently the first paperback edition of Marchand's history of French sexuality. 250pp. + 6pp. ads. 8vo. paperback. Slight creasing to spine & rubbing to wrappers, else G-VG.

MARCUSE, LUDWIG, Obscene: The History of an Indignation MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1965. Exploration of obscenity prosecution, with accounts of famous trials such as for Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary', Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley', and Miller's 'Tropic of Cancer'. 328pp. 8vo. Cloth. Minor chafing to head & tail of spine, o/w near VG in scuffed, chipped & creased d/w.

MARK, MARY ELLEN, Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay Thames & Hudson, London, 1981. Largely photographic excursion through the lives of prostitutes in Bombay. 110pp. Square quarto. Cloth. Colour frontis. Colour plates. Faint foxing to first blank, faint discolouration to extremities, else VG in slightly rubbed & chipped d/w.

MARSHALL, DONALD S., & SUGGS, ROBERT C. (EDS) Human Sexual Behaviour: Variations in the Ethnographic Spectrum Basic Books, New York, 1971. Foreword by Paul H. Gebhard. xviii + 302pp. Large 8vo. Cloth. Map eps. VG in slightly rubbed d/w.

MASTERS, JOHN, Casanova Michael Joseph, London, 1969. Illustrated biography of Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt. 302pp. 4to. Cloth. Biblio & index. Colour & b/w plates. Minor edge spotting, o/w near VG in near VG d/w.

MATLOCK, JANN, Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France Columbia Uni. Press, New York, 1994. xviii + 422pp. Trade paperback. Biblio & index. B/w illustrations. Top-corner of back cover creased, else VG.

MEISTER, ROBERT (ED & FOREWORD) A Literary Guide to Seduction Elek, London, 1963. Introduction by Leslie A. Fiedler. Includes selections from Ovid, Kierkegaard, Abelard, Laclos, Moliere, Aldous Huxley, Maupassant, Stendahl, Zola, Byron, Thomas Mann and others. 424pp. 8vo. Cloth. Spine faded, boards quite discoloured, extremities rubbed, o/w a solid, internally-clean G-VG copy in rubbed & slightly discoloured d/w.

MELVILLE, ROBERT, Erotic Art of the West G. P. Putnam's, New York, 1973. With a Short History of Western Erotic Art by Simon Wilson. 318pp. Quarto. Cloth. Biblio & index. Colour & b/w plates. Several faint spots to lower board, faint foxing to ffep & half-title, small bottom-corner crease to ffep, o/w a solid, internally-clean G-VG copy in price-clipped, discoloured & slightly creased d/w.

MERCIER, MARIO, Jeanne's Journal Heinrich Hanau Publications, London, 1972. Dreamlike, episodic novel with erotic elements. Translated by Arlette Ryvers. 148pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. Slight discolouration to fore- & top-edges, minor bump & sunning to head of spine, else near-VG in discoloured d/w.

MEREDITH, OSCAR, The Lure of Lust: the Saga of Man's Ceaseless Search for Sexual Excitement Tallis Press, London, 1969. Historical exploration of sexual practices, with chapters on 'Sex and Seduction in the Scriptures', 'Aberrations among the Ancients', 'Medieval Misdemeanours', 'Roues of Renaissance, Reformation, Restoration and Rococo', and 'Vice under Victoria to Sex in the Sixties'. [ii] + 188pp. Paperback. Index. Four b/w plates. Spine creased, discolouration to wrappers, else a solid G+ copy.

MERRIMAN, BRIAN, The Midnight Court The Mercier Press, Dublin / Cork, 1987 (rep). A new translation by Cosslett O Cuinn of the 'humorous, licentious poem' originally written in Irish in 1780. Illustrated by John Verling. 90pp. Small 4to. paperback. Line drawings. Slight crease to wrappers, else VG.

METZGER, RADLEY, The Lickerish Quartet Audubon Books, New York, 1970. The complete original screenplay by Michael De Forrest for the film 'The Lickerish Quartet' produced and directed by Radley Metzger. Illustrated with b/w still from the movie. [140pp.] 8vo. paperback. B/w plates. Frontis. Shallow remainder cut to top-edge, o/w G-VG.

MICHELSON, PETER, The Aesthetics of Pornography Herder & Herder, New York, 1971. Pornography as a distinctive and legitimate literary genre. xii + 248pp. Index. VG in VG d/w.

MILES, ROSALIND, The Rites of Man: Love, Sex and Death in the Making of the Male GraftonBooks, London, 1991. [vi] + 262pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. Biblio & index. VG in VG d/w.

MIRBEAU, OCTAVE, Diary of a Chambermaid Paul Elek, London, 1966. Translated by Douglas Garman. 316pp. 8vo. Cloth. Top-corner of ffep clipped, owner stamp on ffep, spine leaned, faint spotting to top-edge, else G-VG in torn, discoloured & price-clipped d/w.

MONTAGU, ASHLEY, Sex, Man and Society G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1969. "A distinguished anthropologist presents his analysis of sexual customs and practices, from the most primitive rituals to the contemporary revolution in sex". 288pp. 8vo. Cloth. Index. Some occasional pen underlining & marginal annotations to some pages, owner name on ffep, else a solid G-VG copy in worn d/w.

MONTGOMERY, JOHN, Abodes Of Love Putnam, London, 1962. The author looks at various unorthodox Christian sects, including the Shakers, Holy Jumpers, Jerkers, Barkers, the Mormons and the Cokelers. 230pp. 8vo. Cloth. Biblio & index. VG in faded, slightly marked & torn d/w tape-reinforced on verso.

MONTGOMERY, JOHN, Abodes Of Love Putnam, London, 1962. The author looks at various unorthodox Christian sects, including the Shakers, Holy Jumpers, Jerkers, Barkers, the Mormons and the Cokelers. 230pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. Biblio & index. Frontis. B/w plates. Near-VG in soiled, rubbed & chipped d/w.

MOORHOUSE, FRANK, The Illegal Relatives np., np. (Sydney?), ND (1970's). Cheaply-produced underground, privately-published, self-styled "illegal" publication of erotic tales accompanied by various explicitly-erotic and surreal caricatures and designs. [88pp.] 8vo. in stapled wrappers (printed on newsprint-type paper). Printed variously in blue and black ink. Illustrated throughout. Near-VG.

MORRIS, JAN, Conundrum Faber, London, 1974. First edition. Personal account of transsexuality, by the author James, who became Jan, Morris. 8vo. Cloth. 160pp. VG in VG d/w.

MOUNTFIELD, DAVID, Illustrated Marquis De Sade: Justine and Juliette, all the prints Crescent Books, New York, c.1984. Foreword by Robert Short. Collected illustrations which apparently first appeared with De Sade's books in 1797. Explicit sexual sadism, group sex, etc. 112pp. Quarto. Textured papered boards. Colour plates. Slightest bump to foot of spine, o/w VG in VG d/w.

MULAS, ANTONIA (PHOTOGRAPHS) Eros in Antiquity The Erotic Art Book Society, New York, 1978. Photographs of erotic sculpture, ceramics, murals, etc. from Ancient Rome and Greece. 156pp. Quarto. Cloth. Biblio. Colour frontis. & plates. VG in VG d/w.

MULAS, ANTONIA (PHOTOGRAPHS) Eros in Greece The Erotic Art Book Society, New York, 1978. Texts by John Boardman and Eugenio La Rocca. 174pp. Quarto. Synthetic boards. Biblio & index. Colour frontis. & plates. Top-edge bump to upper board, tiny spot to ffep, else near-VG in near-VG d/w.

MULLER, KURT, & WURDAK, KIDGE (PHOTOGRAPHS) Blackbirds! Tallis Press, London, 1969 (rep). Introduction by Dr. Berthe Scolzek. 'A Photographic Collection of Beautiful Coloured Girls'. [c.190pp.] Paperback. B/w plates throughout. Spine creased, slight wear to wrappers, else a solid G-VG copy.

MURPHY, EMMETT, Great Bordellos of the World: an illustrated history Quartet Books, London, 1983. 254pp. Quarto. Cloth. Biblio & index. Colour & b/w plates. Colour frontis. VG in slightly creased near-VG d/w.

[NAGEL PUBLICATIONS] ANAND, MULK RÂJ, Kama Kala. Some Notes on the Philosophical Basis of Hindu Erotic Sculpture Nagel, Geneva, 1958. 46 + 60pp. Large quarto. Colour & b/w ills. VG in VG d/w.

[NAGEL PUBLICATIONS] MARCADÉ, JEAN, Roma Amor Nagel, Geneva, 1965. A superb production. An 'essay on erotic elements in Etruscan and Roman Art,' by the (then) Professor of Archaeology at the University of Bordeaux.132pp. Large Quarto. Lavishly illustrated in colour & b/w, with dozens of full page plates, many tipped-in and gatefold. VG in VG d/w in original protective cardboard slipcase.

[NAGEL PUBLICATIONS] SURIEU, ROBERT, Sarv-E Naz: an Essay on Love and the Representation of Erotic Themes in Ancient Iran Nagel, Geneva, 1967. 186pp. Large quarto.  Colour & b/w plates. VG in VG d/w.

[NAGEL PUBLICATIONS] SURIEU, ROBERT, Sarv-E Naz: an Essay on Love and the Representation of Erotic Themes in Ancient Iran Nagel, Geneva, 1967. Translated by James Hogarth. 186pp. Large quarto. Gilt-dec. cloth. Colour & b/w plates. VG in VG d/w.

[NAGEL PUBLICATIONS] TUCCI, GIUSEPPE, Rati-Lila: an Interpretation of the Tantric Imagery of the Temples of Nepal Nagel, Geneva, 1969. 166pp. Large quarto.  Colour & b/w plates. VG in VG d/w.

NARAIN, L. A., Khajuraho: Temples of Ecstasy Lustre Press, New Delhi, 1986. Photography by Aditya Arya and D. N. Dube. Brief history and description of the Chandella temples at Khajuraho, with many colour photographs of the temple sculptures: beautiful, sensual male and female figures occasionally engaged in pleasurable acrobatics. 32pp. + 52pp. colour plates. Quarto. Papered boards. Colour frontis. VG in VG d/w.

NORDEN, PETER, Madam Kitty Coronet, London, 1974 (rep). "The true story of a Nazi brothel whose inmates were not all they appeared to be...". Translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn. 224pp. Small 8vo. paperback. Slight crease to spine, slight discolouration to edges, owner name on inside front cover, o/w a tight G-VG copy.

NORMAN, CHARLES, Rake Rochester: a Biography W. H. Allen, London, 1955. Biography of the second Earl of Rochester, rake and favourite at the court of Charles II. 222pp. 8vo. Cloth. Index. Frontis. portrait. Illus. Slight discolouration to feps & some foxing to prelims, o/w VG in crudely tape-repaired d/w.

NORTH, MAURICE, The Outer Fringe of Sex: a Study in Fetishism The Odyssey Press, London, 1971 (3rd impression). Introduction by S. G. Tuffill. 'Forum Studies in Sexual Behaviour'. Includes several chapters on rubber fetishism. 244pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. Index. B/w plates. VG in slightly marked G-VG d/w.

[NUDISM] PARMELEE, MAURICE, Nudism In Modern Life: The New Gymnosophy John Lane / Bodley Head, London, 1934 (revised rep.). Introduction by Havelock Ellis. Exuberant treatise on 'Gymnosophy', to all intents and purposes nudity as a major element in lifestyle. xii + 304pp. 8vo. Cloth. Notes, references, & index. B/w plates. Corners worn, small snag to cloth on upper board, chafing at head / foot of spine, boards slightly grubby, pen mark on fpd, hinges cracked - still a solid G+ copy.

[NUDISM] WELBY, WILLIAM, "It's Only Natural" The Philosophy of Nudism Thorsons, London, ND (195?). By the author of Naked and Unashamed and The Naked Truth About Nudism. Complete with (modestly airbrushed) photographs of healthy types going about their daily business sans clothing. 112pp. Ills. Cloth boards, somewhat discoloured, bulk a little shaken. A rather grubby, but sound copy.

NYSTROM, DR. ANTON, The Natural Laws of Sexual Life: Medical-Sociological Researches C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1912. 'Authorized translation from the third Swedish edition by Carl Sandzen'. 260pp. 8vo. Cloth. Bump to bottom edges causing small tears to some pages, wear to corners & head & tail of spine, some wear to spine & boards, o/w a solid G-only copy.

O'CALLAGHAN, SEAN, The Yellow Slave Trade. A Survey of the Traffic in Women and Children in the East Anthony Blond, London. l968. An anecdotal study of the Asian vice trade in the 60s, with criminals making fortunes from selling the bodies of women and children and using them as drug couriers. 140pp. VG in near VG d/w (tiny tear at top of back panel & price-clipped).

[OLYMPIA PRESS] GIRODIAS, MAURICE (ED) The Olympia Reader Black Watch, New York, 1965 (rep). Selections from The Traveller's Companion series. Includes works by William Burroughs, Genet, Laurence Durrell, Frank Harris, Beckett, De Sade, Greg Corso, & Henry Miller. Ills. by Norman Rubington. 726pp. Large 8vo. G. (some wear to spine), in slightly ragged d/w.

ONYEAMA, DILLIBE, Sex Is A Nigger's Game Satellite Books, London, 1976. Erotic novel by the Nigerian-born writer. 152pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. VG in rubbed & discoloured G+ d/w.

ORGEL, JOSEPH R., Undying Passion: a Book of Anecdotes about Men, Women, Love, Sex and the literary life Macdonald, London, 1986 (rep.). Subjects discussed include Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Anais Nin, and H. G. Wells. 380pp. 8vo. Cloth. Index. VG in VG d/w.

[ORR TRIAL] EDDY, W. H. C., Orr Jacaranda, Brisbane, 1961. A study of the long series of events and trials which marked the dismissal of academic Sydney Sparkes Orr on grounds of sexual misconduct and his lengthy fight to prove his innocence. 764pp. G. with like d/w (scuffed top & bottom spine).

OUTERBRIDGE, PAUL, Paul Outerbridge Jr: Photographs 1921-39 Thames & Hudson, London, 1980. Edited by Graham Howe and G. Ray Hawkins. Text by Graham Howe and Jacqueline Markham. Commemoration of Outerbridge's work published following the 1976 touring exhibition of his work in America. 160pp. Square quarto. Cloth. Colour & b/w plates. VG in VG d/w.

OVID, The Love Books of Ovid, Being the Amores, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris and Medicamina Faciei Femineae of Publius Ovidius Naso John Lane / The Bodley Head London, 1925. #1120 of a limited edition of 3000 numbered copies. Translated by J. Lewis May. Illustrated by Jean de Bosschere. xxxiv + 216pp. Large 8vo. Gilt-dec. blue cloth. Colour frontis. Colour & b/w plates & decorations. Fore- & bottom-edges uncut. Head & foot of spine slightly chafed, some pages roughly opened, slight foxing to prelims, else a solid, internally-clean G-VG copy in slightly chipped & rubbed d/w.

OVID, The Love Books of Ovid, Being the Amores, Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris and Medicamina Faciei Femineae of Publius Ovidius Naso John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1925. Translated from Latin by J. Lewis May. Illustrated by Jean de Bosschere. Edition limited to 3,000 numbered copies. xxxiv + 2l6pp. Illus. (chapter headings, 23 b/w & colour plates). Striking decorated cloth cover, gilt on blue buckram. Lower edge of bottom board heavily rubbed, corners bumped, some pages roughly opened and some foxing throughout. Still a presentable copy.

OVID, The Lover's Manual of Ovid, Translated into English Verse by E. Phillips Barker, with Drawings by A.R. Thomson Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1931. Ovid enjoyed life in pleasure-loving Rome, and was desolate when banished by the Emperor Augustus to Tomi. There was no actual charge but the 'Manual', written six years earlier, became a scapegoat and was removed with Ovid's other works from the public libraries of Rome. vii+l58. Ills. Notes. Full leather binding, title in gilt on spine, & initials J.M. discretely in gilt on top board. A little rubbed around edges, but generally VG.

OWEN, D. D. R., Noble Lovers Phaidon, London, 1975. The author explores the theme of the romantic love story through famous lovers over the last 800 years. 192pp. Small 4to. Cloth. Biblio & index. Abundantly illustrated with colour & b/w plates. Minor chafing to head & foot of spine, o/w near VG in slightly chipped & sunned-on-spine G+ d/w.

[OZ TRIAL] PALMER, TONY, The Trials Of Oz Blond & Briggs, London, 1971. The Oz Magazine obscenity trials. 276pp. Paperback. G-VG (spine faded).

PARKER, DEREK (ED) An Anthology of Erotic Prose Constable, London, 1981. Contains erotic prose selections from Apuleius, Boccaccio, Voltaire, John Cleland, Casanova, De Sade, Anais Nin, William Burroughs and many others. 256pp. 8vo. Cloth. Index. VG in VG d/w.

PARKER, DEREK & JULIA, The Natural History of the Chorus Girl Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1975. First US edition. Comprehensive history of the chorus girls and their performances around the world. 192pp. Quarto. Cloth. Biblio & index. Colour & b/w plates. Frontis. Pictorial eps. Foot of spine slightly rubbed, else VG in G-VG d/w with tape on verso.

PARTRIDGE, BURGO, A History of Orgies Spring Books, London, l966 (2nd impression). From ancient Greece to Victorian England, then on to Aleister Crowley and his temple at Cefalu. 224pp. Biblio. Index. VG in G d/w (a bit worn with a few small tears etc.)

PARTRIDGE, ERIC, Shakespeare's Bawdy: A Literary & Psychological Essay and a Comprehensive Glossary Routledge, London, l947. Edition limited to l000 numbered copies. The renowned lexicographer Eric Partridge examines the 'bawdy' in Shakespeare, from literary, psychological and lexicographical standpoints. x+226pp. Glossary. V.G. in G.-V.G. d/w (slightly grubby, three tiny and one larger tears).

PARTRIDGE, ERIC, Shakespeare's Bawdy: A Literary and Psychological Essay and a Comprehensive Glossary Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1955 (new revised popular edition). An examination of the "Bawdy" in Shakespeare from literary, psychological and lexicographical aspects. x + 226pp. 8vo. Cloth. Near VG in slightly worn, discoloured & tape-repaired d/w.

PAUNCE, JAMES (ED) Hidden Gems of Erotica Luxor Press, London, 1971. Pseudo-scholarly collection of "seven secret sex stories" from various clandestine sources of "professional erotic, displaying its incredible variety and defying those who say how boring erotica is". However, the selections appear more purple than red prose. 190pp. + 2pp. ads. Paperback. Four b/w plates. Spine slightly creased slight marking to wrappers, else a G-VG copy.

PAUNCE, JAMES (ED) Hidden Gems of Erotica Luxor Press, London, 1971. Pseudo-scholarly collection of "seven secret sex stories" from various clandestine sources of "professional erotic, displaying its incredible variety and defying those who say how boring erotica is". Chapters include 'Birch Lore', 'Erotica as a Vehicle for Attack' and 'Erotica as Literature'. 190pp. + 2pp. ads. Paperback. Four b/w plates. Spine & wrappers slightly creased, small discoloured spot to verso of title-page, else a near-VG copy.

PEARSALL, RONALD, Night's Black Angels: the Many Faces of Victorian Cruelty David McKay, New York, 1975. 282pp. 8vo. Cloth. Biblio & index. B/w illustrations. Faint discolouration to lower board, spine leaned, faintest creases to prelims, else a solid, internally-clean G-VG copy in rubbed & slightly discoloured d/w.

PEARSALL, RONALD, Tell Me, Pretty Maiden: the Victorian and Edwardian Nude Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1981. Exploration of the artistic depiction of the nude in the Victorian and Edwardian periods in England. 176pp. Small 4to. Textured papered boards. Colour & b/w plates. Index. Inscription on ffep, bookplate on verso of ffep, else VG in VG d/w.

PEARSALL, RONALD, The Worm in the Bud: The World of Victorian Sexuality Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1969. Behind the image of Victorian respectability was a totally different picture, in which repressions sought outlets in licentiousness and depravity. xvii+560pp. Notes on Sources. Notes and References. Index. Some marks on fore-edge and boards, G. in G. d/w (scuffing spine and corners, one tear in upper panel).

PEARSON, MICHAEL, The Age of Consent: Victorian Prostitution and Its Enemies David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1972. Historical study of prostitution and the origins of the Women's Liberation Movement in Victorian England. 226pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. Biblio & index. B/w plates. Slight rubbing to head & foot of spine, bookplate on ffep, else VG in discoloured G+ d/w.

PECKHAM, MORSE, Art and Pornography: An Experiment in Explanation Basic Books, New York, 1969. Literary and pictorial pornography - can they be considered an art form, what is their function and value to society etc. xii + 306pp. Index. VG in VG d/w (slightly scuffed & marked).

PELL, DEREK, Doktor Bey's Handbook of Strange Sex Avon, New York, 1978 (1st Avon printing). Text and collages by Pell. An amazing and hilarious visual romp through an 'artificial' wild Victorian world of unbridled lust charactered by dubious persons, as observed by the 'Doktor of Deviation' Bey. 128pp. 8vo. Paperback. Appendices. Profusely illustrated. Some cover wear & spine crease - G-VG paperback condition.

PENZER, N.M., Poison-Damsels and other Essays in Folklore and Anthropology Privately Printed for Chas. J. Sawyer, London, 1952. Four essays based on Appendixes originally published in the 'Katha Sarit Sagara' of Somadeva. The title essay alludes to an ancient Indian practice of sending 'poisoned women' to 'greet' (and thereby dispatch) enemies. Other essays include 'Sacred Prostitution' and 'The Romance of Betel-Chewing.' 320pp. Small Quarto. Biblio & index. Would be VG except slightly faded spine and, a 'whited out' name on ffep and 'whited out' name on a bookplate on the verso of the half-title (a little amount of which has offset onto the titlepage).

PENZER, N. M., The Harem Spring Books, London, 1966 (2nd impression). 'An account of the institution as it existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times'. 278pp. Small thick quarto. Textured papered boards. Index. B/w plates. Fold-out plates. Free-eps discoloured, pages somewhat age-discoloured, else G-VG in rubbed & discoloured d/w with creased bottom-edge tear to rear panel.

PENZER, N. M., The Harem Spring Books, London, 1965 (rep). 'An account of the institution as it existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times'. 278pp. Small thick quarto. Textured papered boards. Index. B/w plates. Fold-out diagram at rear. Slight discolouration to eps & pages, blacked-out publisher details on copyright page, else G-VG in chipped, creased & worn d/w missing bottom-edge piece from rear panel.

PENZER, N. M., The Harem Bookplan, London, 1965 (rep). 'An account of the institution as it existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times'. 278pp. Small thick quarto. Textured papered boards. Index. B/w plates. Fold-out diagram at rear. Slight discolouration to eps & pages, else G-VG in torn, creased & worn d/w crudely tape-repaired on verso.

PERRAULT, CHARLES, The Vindication Of Wives Miniature Books / The Rodale Press, London, 1954. Illustrated edition of the story first published in 1694, written in response to Boileau's 'Réflexions sur Longin'. Translated by Roland Gant. Three-colour illustrations by Clauss. 28pp. 8vo. Cloth spine with dec. papered boards. Frontis. Illus. Minor marking to boards, slight edge rubbing, spine faded, else G-VG (lacks d/w).

PETERSEN, BINE STRANGE, Anything Goes Grove Press / Zebra, New York, 1968. Translated by Hallberg Hallmundsson. 128pp. 8vo. paperback. Slight rubbing to wrappers, o/w G+.

PETERSON, DILYS, Sophie, or the Virtues of Misfortune Neville Spearman, London, 1969. A story after the Marquis de Sade's 'Justine'. Sophie's adventures are supposed to be similarly agonising and erotic but a good deal funnier. 8vo. 198pp. VG in rather battered d/w (numerous chips & small tears).

PETRE, DIANA, The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley George Brazilier, New York, 1975. Biography of the father of the English writer J. R. Ackerley, with details of his relationship with his mistress and 'second' family. viii + 184pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. B/w plates. Slight bumps to head & tail of spine, o/w VG in G-VG d/w marked on rear panel.

PHETERSON, GAIL (ED) A Vindication of the Rights of Whores Seal Press, Seattle, 1989. Preface by Margo St. James. xx + 296pp. 8vo. paperback. B/w illustrations. Resources list. Spine creased, owner name on title-page, wrappers somewhat rubbed & discoloured, else a solid, internally-clean G-VG copy.

PHILIP, NEIL, Working Girls: an Illustrated History of the Oldest Profession Bloomsbury, London, 1991. Historical overview of prostitutes and brothels in the Western world, illustrated throughout with artistic interpretations of 'working girls' by painters such as Burra, Picasso, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Beryl Cook and Kitaj. 156pp. Small quarto. Textured papered boards. Biblio & index. Colour plates. VG in VG d/w.

PHILIP, PINKUS, Grub St. Stripped Bare Constable, London, 1968. The author looks at "the scandalous lives & pornographic works of the original Grub st. writers, together with the bottle songs which led to their drunkenness, the shameless pamphleteering which led them to Newgate Prison, & the continual pandering to public taste which put them among the first almost to earn a fitful living from their writing alone". xii + 312pp. 8vo. Cloth. Biblio & index. B/w plates. Slight chafing to head & foot of spine, o/w VG in near VG d/w.

PHILLIPS, ANITA, A Defence of Masochism Faber, London, 1998. Interpretative general look at masochism. 166pp. Small 8vo. Papered boards. Publisher stamp on ffep, o/w VG in VG d/w.

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM G., The Whip & Leather Lovers Brandon House / Ben's Books, London, 1970. Exploration of leather, bondage, s&m, etc. including case histories, etc. 190pp. Small 8vo. paperback. B/w plates. Price sticker to front cover, tape-marks & slight marking to covers, else G+.

PIKE, E. ROYSTON, Love in Ancient Rome Frederick Muller, London, 1965. Foreword by Jack Lindsay. 286pp. 8vo. Textured papered boards. Index. B/w plates. G-VG in slightly creased, rubbed & discoloured d/w. >

[PIRELLI] The Complete Pirelli Calendar Book Pan Books, London, 1975. Introduction by David Niven. Photographs from the Pirelli calendars from 1964 to 1974. [148pp. printed on one side only]. Quarto. paperback in cardboard slipcase. Colour plates. Slight crease to lower wrapper, minor wear to corners, else G-VG in creased & worn slipcase.

PLUMMER, KENNETH, Sexual Stigma: an interactionist account Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1975. 'International Library of Sociology' series. viii + 258pp. + 14pp. ads. 8vo. Cloth. Index & biblio. Ex-lib. copy, binding shaken, lib. stamps & stickers on ffep, stamp on title-page, shelf-sticker on spine, else an internally-clean G-only copy (lacking d/w). As is.

POLHEMUS, TED, Body Styles Lennard Publishing, Bedfordshire, 1988. Based on the Channel Four series of the same name. Explores styles of expression in clothing, with major sections on Beauty, Adornment, Modesty, Eroticism and Clothing. 144pp. Small quarto. Textured papered boards. Biblio & index. Colour & b/w plates. Dec. eps. VG in price-clipped VG d/w.

POLLAK, MICHAEL, Sense & Censorship: Commentaries on censorship violence in Australia Reed Books, Balgowlah, 1990. Studies of twelve Australia writers who experienced censorship: Edward Smith Hall, Charles Harpur, J. F. Archibald, Miles Franklin, Henry Boote, Norman Lindsay, Brian Penton, Frank Hardy, Dorothy Hewett, Terry Hayes, Chris Masters and Brian Toohey. 400pp. Small quarto. Biblio. B/w plates. Head & foot of spine worn, else VG in slightly rubbed & marked G-VG d/w.

[POLYGAMY] VAN WAGONER, RICHARD S., Mormon Polygamy - A History Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1989 (2nd edition). xii + 256pp. Biblio & index. Paperback. VG.

POMMERENKE, MILLICENT, Asian Women and Eros Vantage Press, New York, 1958. Not the 'exploitation book' the title suggests, but the observations of an American woman who accompanied her husband, a gynecologist and obstetrician, on a medical mission to Asia in l954. 338pp. Frontis. Biblio. G-only (boards discoloured) in G d/w (a few chips & tears)

[PORNOGRAPHY] HUGHES, DOUGLAS A. (ED) Perspectives on Pornography Macmillan / St.Martin's, New York, 1970. Essays by Anthony Burgess, Susan Sontag, Kenneth Tynan, et al. 224pp. Index. VG in VG d/w (slightly marked).

[PROSTITUTION] ANON, Streetwalker Bodley Head, London, 1959 (1st edition). A first-hand account of the life and thoughts of a London prostitute in the fifties. 8vo. 192pp. VG in G + d/w (slightly chafed & discoloured, price-clipped).

[PROSTITUTION] TOZER, BASIL, The Story of a Terrible Life T. Werner Laurie, London, 1929 (3rd Impression). 'The amazing career of a notorious procuress:' Madam 'Messaline' of New Orleans, as recounted to the author. 242 + xii pp. Orig. cloth, worn, corners frayed, foxing etc. A solid if much-handled reading copy.

[PROSTITUTION] GOODNOW, ELIZABETH, The Soul Traders Frank Palmer, London, 1910. 'Behind the bold cheap ways of the harlot, is the soul of a woman.' Supposedly true-life stories of turn-of-the-century American 'street-girls.' Orig. decorated cloth with superb cover design of woman enmeshed in web of chains. 156pp. Cloth a little marked, some foxing, still G. - V.G.

[PROSTITUTION] WASHBURN, CHARLES, Come Into My Parlor Bridgehead Books, New York, 1954. 'The Everleigh sisters and the amenities of Sin de Luxe.' A breathless account of the Everleigh sisters and their infamous 'club.' xvi + 240pp. Index. G.-V.G. in tatty d/w.

QUILL, ZACHARY, Whoring Through the Ages: a History of Harlotry Wiz Books, California, 1969. 244pp. + 12pp. ads. 8vo. paperback. Wrappers slightly rubbed, slight age-discolouration to pages & inside covers, else a clean, tight VG copy.

RABELAIS, The Works of Rabelais John Lane, London, 1933 (1st trade). 2 Vols. Trans. by Urquhart & Motteux with Ills. by Frank C. Papé. 500+730 pp. Large 8vo. G-VG (damp stain on upper board of Vol. 1 affecting prelims., occasional foxing throughout both Vols.), in VG d/ws (except for neat 1" hole in both top panels where printed price has been removed).

RECHY, JOHN, This Day's Death: a novel Grove Press, New York, 1969. First printing. 256pp. 8vo. Cloth. Rubbed at top-edge of spine & boards, slight discolouration to eps, else near-VG in slightly rubbed & creased G-VG d/w marked on rear panel.

REINISCH, JUNE MACHOVER; ROSENBLUM, LEONARD A.; SANDERS, STEPHANIE A. (EDS) Masculinity / Femininity: Basic Perspectives Oxford Uni. Press, New York, 1987. 'The Kinsey Institute Series - Volume I'. xvi + 364pp. Large 8vo. Cloth. Index & references. Diagrams. VG in G-VG d/w slightly creased & discoloured on rear panel.

RESTIF, NICOLAS EDMÉ (1734-1806) DE LA BRETONNE, RESTIF, Monsieur Nicolas or The Human Heart Unveiled: The Intimate Memoirs of Restif de la Bretonne  John Rodker ("For subscribers only"), London, 1930. 6 Volumes. Limited edition of 825 numbered copies, this set out-of-series. Arnold Bennet described it as: '...a simply magnificent specimen of printing, splendidly illustrated ... admirably translated by R. Crowdy Mathers], and the Introduction by Havelock Ellis is worthy of him ...' Restif was fascinated by the sexual habits of l8th Century Paris, many of which he alluded to in this frank account of ordinary working life and the underground of France before the Revolution. The editing was Havelock Ellis's final major undertaking, and his long Introduction was highly acclaimed. Quarto. A total of 2,398 pp. illustrated with 48 copper-plate engravings taken from various works of the author, whose own projected illustrations were never carried out. All six volumes are G - VG their only faults being occasional lightly bumped corners, random light foxing, slightly discoloured boards and dusty edges. All but Vol. l have flimsy paper dustwrappers (chipped & torn) which were clearly intended to be discarded.

ROBBINS, ROSSELL HOPE (TRANSL) The Hundred Tales (Les Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles) Crown / W. H. Allen, New York, 1960. Illustrated by Alexander Dobkin. Collection of classic French satirical tales. xxvi + 390pp. Large 8vo. Cloth. Biblio. B/w illus. Foot of spine slightly chafed, o/w near VG in somewhat worn & chipped G+ d/w.

RODIN, AUGUSTE, Erotic Drawings Thames & Hudson, London, 1995. Introduced by Anne-Marie Bonnet. The general opinion of Rodin's pencil and water-colour drawings was that they were indecent and a threat to morality, and only selected examples were shown in public. In this book the notorious Weimar drawings are brought together with many other drawings and cutouts for the first time from museums and private collections throughout the world. A superb volume. 160pp. List of Plates (107 colour illus.) V.G. in V.G. d/w.

ROLPH, C. H. (ED) Women of the Streets: a Sociological Study of The Common Prostitute Secker & Warburg, London, 1955. (rep). Apparently a serious study, although the statement by one reviewer that 'the book's special merit lies not so much in its statistical records compiled from police records as in its investigator's impressions and conclusions derived from personal contacts with sixty-nine individual prostitutes' seems mildly alarming.. xvi+248pp. Appendices (3). Index. Cloth slightly discoloured, otherwise G in G d/w (a bit scuffed and grubby).

ROLPH, C. H., Books in the Dock Andre Deutsch, London, 1969. Foreword by John Mortimer, Q.C. Rolph was secretary of the Committee behind the Obscene Publications Act of l959 in Britain and discusses frankly its operation - and shortcomings. 8vo. 144pp. Index. Edges bumped, o/w V.G. in G d/w. (few small flaws).

ROMAINS, JULES, The Body's Rapture Translated from the French by John Rodker. Liveright Publishing Corp., N.Y. l937. A novel of love, physical and spiritual, by the chief exponent of the literary theory of unanimism, illustrating a collective personality (e.g. the soul of a city; the spirit of a street). 448pp. Illus. (l2 in colour, by Dulla Jabal).V.G. in G.-V.G. d/w (slightly scuffed at spine, two tiny tears; price-clipped).

ROSENTHAL, IRVING, Sheeper Grove Press / Black Cat, New York, 1968. Erotic novel. 304pp. 8vo. paperback. Line illustrations (of insects, etc.). G-VG.

ROUT, ETTIE A., Safe Marriage: a Return to Sanity E. W. Cole Book Arcade, Melbourne, 1923. Australian edition. Preface by Sir William Arbuthnot Lane. Guide to sexual hygiene, contraception, etc. Some of the advice seems rather alarming, though contemporary medical experts (according to the d/w) approved. xviii + 94pp. Small 8vo. Cloth spine with printed, patterned papered boards. Frontis. portrait. Diagrams. Eps foxed, slight crease to spine, else G+ in tatty d/w.

ROY, RUSTUM & DELLA, Honest Sex New American Library, New York, 1968. 'A revolutionary sex ethic by and for concerned Christians'. [x] + 212pp. 8vo. Cloth. Biblio & index. Owner name on title-page, o/w VG in discoloured, chafed & slightly chipped, price-clipped d/w.


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