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HANS BELLMER., Alexandrian, Sarane.  (Hans Bellmer.)
1 Alexandrian, Sarane. (Hans Bellmer.) HANS BELLMER.
Rizzoli, New York, (1975). 
87 pp, 4to, hard cover (maroon cloth) in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. "The erotic imagery of Hans Bellmer's art is both witty and violent. Obsessed with his central theme - that of the 'Doll' - Bellmer crea tes capricious, often sado-masochistic, assemblage of parts of the female anatomy...This book, the first to present the totality of Bellmer's art, reproduces in stunning color and black-and-white illustrations the many facets of his art.. . a c o m p e l l i ng text...illuminates Bellmer's art and places it in the wide context of art history in the grand tradition of the erotic art of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, the German artists of the Renaissance, the Romantics of the nineteent h ce n tu ry , an d th e Su rrealists..." Previous owners personal card glued to free front endpaper, slight browning to edges of pages, very small shallow dint to rear board a few faint marks to bottom of textblock and two light marks to fore-edge o f t ex tbl ock . Du st ja ck et is price-clipped, has light edgewear/wrinkling, moderate wrinkling at top of spine, very small dint to rear panel, small crease on spine. VG/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
2 Birney, Earle. (Introduction by Al Purdy.) LAST MAKINGS.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1991), Ist edition. 
123 pp, 8vo, soft cover, self-flaps. The author's last book of poetry, closing "with a long sequence of love poems - tender, playful, erotic - which joyfully review the past and contemplate eventual leave taking...(includes) a lively, personal intr oduction by Al Purdy, in which he shares anecdotes about his friendship with Birney and insights into the man and his work." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edgewear/rubbing, spine fl a t a n d u n c r e a sed. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
3 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC., Davies, Robertson.
5 Davies, Robertson. A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
360 pp + index, 8vo (8 1/2" H), dark blue cloth with silver lettering and medium blue decoration on spine, medium blue initials and decoration on front board. A collection of essays on the subjects of literature, literary criticism and drama, gathered under the headings: A Call to the Clerisy; Enjoying and Enduring; Ovid Is Not Their Master; From the Well of the Past; Making the Best of Second Best; The Hue and Cry after a Good Laugh; In Pursuit of Pornography; Spelunking on Parnassus; Epilogue; Index. Two pages with small dog-ear creases, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
QUICKSILVER.  SECOND BOOK OF THE LADY TREE TRILOGY., Dickason, Christie.
6 Dickason, Christie. QUICKSILVER. SECOND BOOK OF THE LADY TREE TRILOGY.
London HarperCollins 1999 0002243555 / 9780002243551 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
464 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Quicksilver is part romance, part psychologicl thriller. Richly evocative and subtly erotic, it gives a fascinating insight into the myth of the werewolf. Raised in exile as an English gentleman trying to forget a tragic past, Ned Malise wanted only to be left alone with his music, his rich daydreams and his love for Marika. But at the age of thirty-three, he suddenly began to turn into a wolf. Or so it seemed in 1638, when werewolves were still tried and hanged like witches. On the run from hunters with dogs, Ned takes refuge with the woman he has loved from a distance all his life, who must herself in turn make a terrifying decision. Then Ned finds that rescue can be even more horrifying than execution. Set in England and Holland, in a world where medieval superstition still warred with the emerging experimental sciences of the Age of Reason, (it) moves from court intrigue to back-street quacks, from the healing power of music to the deadly hunger of intellectual ambition. From the horror of Ned's first unravelling by his Wolf, by way of one of the strangest yet most satisfying love stories seen outside myth, it propels the reader to an astonishing but exhilarating end - (and) stretches our understanding of the beast that lurks in man." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NIGEL COATES:  BODY BUILDINGS AND CITY SCAPES.  (CUTTING EDGE SERIES.), Glancey, Jonathan.  (Nigel Coates.)
7 Glancey, Jonathan. (Nigel Coates.) NIGEL COATES: BODY BUILDINGS AND CITY SCAPES. (CUTTING EDGE SERIES.)
Watson-Guptill, New York, (1999). 
64 pp, square 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0823012115 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos and drawings. "...examines the philosophy and design thinking of one of today's most innovative architect-designers; includes a detailed examination of Coates's key projects and inspirations; presents 150 color photographs, sketches, and drawings, some of them published here for the first time; provides a chronology of career and milestones; features designs for buildings, furniture, and exhibitions, including work for the Millennium Dome 'Body'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Grimley, Gordon, compiled and edited by. WICKED VICTORIANS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLANDESTINE LITERATURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
London Odyssey 1970 850951208 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). **ADULT MATERIAL** "The six decades of Queen Victoria's reign - popularly still considered a 'repressive' era - saw the emergence of more erotic and pornographic literature than at any other time in our history, not excluding the present. Hundreds of titles of all grades and shades of erotica were secretly printed and sold throughout England. This anthology, with an Introduction and prefacing notes, uniquely reproduces chapters, passages and bawdy verses." Bump to top corner of boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, waterstain and dye offset at bottom of spine and front panel - mainly shows on inside surface, light rubbing to surfaces. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KIERKEGAARD AND THE TREACHERY OF LOVE.  CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 9., Hall, Amy Laura.  (Soren Kierkegaard.)
9 Hall, Amy Laura. (Soren Kierkegaard.) KIERKEGAARD AND THE TREACHERY OF LOVE. CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 9.
Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge, 2002). 
222 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. "This is a major study of Kierkegaard and love. Amy Laura Hall explores Kierkegaard's description of love's treachery, difficulty, and hope, reading his 'Works of Love' as a text that both deciphers and complicates the central books in his pseudonymous canon: 'Fear and Trembling', 'Repetition', 'Either/Or', and 'Stages on Life's Way'. In all of these works, the characters are, as in real life, complex and incomplete, and the conclusions are perplexing. Hall argues that a spiritual void brings each text into being, and her interpretation is as much about faith as about love. In a style that is both scholarly and lyrical, she intimates answers to some of the puzzles, making a poetic contribution to ethics and the philosophy of religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light rubbing, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Kenin, Millea, ed. (Steve Eng, John Gregory Betancourt, Bruce Boston, Pat Merritt, Jean Youell Johnson, Wendy McElroy, Ellin Carter, Robert Randolph Medcalf, Jr., Lee Ballentine, Suzanne Bernhardt, William J. Vernon, S.R. Compton, Scott E. Green, e ALIENS & LOVERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC POETRY WITH FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION THEMES.
Unique Graphics, Oakland, CA, 1983. 
102 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "(An) anthology of erotic poems and graphic art with science fiction and fantasy themes. Featuring the work of poets of the fantastic such as Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Leilah Wendell, Bruce Boston, Steve Rasnic Tem, Robert Franzier, Janet Fox, Ellin Carter, and many others." Interior - slight bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one front corner and one rear corner have creases, small irregular tear (glued) on spine, two creases on spine, minor rubbing. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
'WITH ALL FAULTS'., Low, David.  Introduction by Graham Greene.
11 Low, David. Introduction by Graham Greene. 'WITH ALL FAULTS'.
Tehran Amate Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
118 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Inscribed on half title page: 'mea culpa' David Low. B&w illustrations. The memoirs of a bookseller. Contents: List of Plates; Preface; Introduction; London Bookshops; Some London Booksellers; A London Street Market; Hodgson's Sale Room; Some Country Bookshops; Some Country Bookshops. Scottish; Some Country Bookshops. Irish; Some Country Bookshops. French; Some American Customers; Women Collectors; Collections; Erotic Literature; The Most Widely Known Bookseller of our Time; By Royal Appointment; The Printer; Emmington, Chinnor, Oxford; Where's Me? Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FEMALE NUDE:  ART, OBSCENITY AND SEXUALITY., Nead, Lynda.
12 Nead, Lynda. THE FEMALE NUDE: ART, OBSCENITY AND SEXUALITY.
Routledge, London, 1994, reprint. 
133 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0415026784 B&w illustrations. "(B)rings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which accept able and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained renews recent debate on high culture and pornography. It represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in western art, revealing how the fema l e n u d e is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectab il it y a nd s pi l ling over into the obscene." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small line indentation on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
LORD WRAXALL'S FANCY.  BLACK LACE., Saxby, Anna Lieff.
13 Saxby, Anna Lieff. LORD WRAXALL'S FANCY. BLACK LACE.
Black Lace, (London, 1999), reprint. 
268 pp, mass market paperback. ADULT MATERIAL. "The year is 1720 and Lady Celine Fortescue has been summoned by her father, Sir James, to St Cecilia, the opulent - and turbulent - Caribbean island which he governs. During the long sea voyage, Celine falls in love with Liam O'Brien, one of the ship's officers, unaware that Sir James has other plans for her. These involve Sir Odo Wraxall, whose arrogance and cruelty betray his preference for darker pleasures..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, a few tiny dints and small line indentation on front cover, soft crease at bottom of rear cover and at bottom corner, small shallow bump on rear edge of spine , flat uncreased spine. VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
14 Schuchard, Marsha Keith. WHY MRS BLAKE CRIED: WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE SEXUAL BASIS OF SPIRITUAL VISION.
London Century 2006 0712620168 / 9780712620161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
448 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Much has been written about the work of William Blake and some of the religious beliefs that influenced him, but there is a secret history which, until now, has been kept deep beneath the surface in the mystical underground of England in the eighteenth century. Here, leading Blake scholar Marsha Keith Schuchard reveals an altogether more intriguing and controversial picture of the poet and artist. The discovery of Blake family documents took (her) on a journey of detection that led her to a cast of radical characters including Cagliostro, Zinzendorf and the mystic Swedenborg, and to a world of waking visions, sexual-spiritual experimentation, kabbalistic magic, tantric sex and free love. (This book) offers a new insight into the work of Blake and takes us on an extraordinary journey through secret societies and ancient rituals." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, two small edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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