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The Marquis De Sade's Elements of Style.

By Derek Pell .

San Francisco, CA Permeable Press, 1996. Paperback First Edition (1996), so stated. First Edition (1996), so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint stress creasing near the mid-point of the front hinge; several quite superficial dents to the front panel; the mildest rubbing to same. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and sparse, unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (8 x 4.35 x 0.2 inches). 63 pages. Language: English. Weight: 3.5 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$93.10

Obras Completas, Volumen 29: Encyclopedia del erotismo IV (Eatuas - Gypsy).

By Camilo Jose Cela.

Barcelona, Spain Ediciones Destino, 1990. Hardcover Very Near Fine: shows a hint of dusting and smudging to the top edge of the text block; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A very nearly new copy; structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single unobtrusive cosmetic flaw. Virtually "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.15 x 1.5 inches) 406 pages. Language: Spanish. Weight: 15 ounces. Hardback: Lacks a DJ, but probably never had one. The author was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989.

$29.40

A Daughter of Eve.

By Frank Harris .

Paris, France Privately Printed, 1898. Paperback Reprint of the Original Limited Edition (200 copies). The only date given is 1898, but this is surely a much later reprint. We are not sure whether the original Paris edition was of 200 copies only, or whether this reprint is of only 200 copies. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; some faint soiling and smudging to the same; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only a hint of wear and smudging. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.15 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches). 27 pages. Unattributed cover drawing and an explicit title page illustration. Language: Engliish. Weight: 1.8 ounces. Reprint of the Original Limited Edition (200 copies). The only date given is 1898, but this is surely a much later reprint. We are not sure whether the original Paris edition was of 200 copies only, or whether this reprint is of only 200 copies. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$9.41

Erotic by Nature: A Celebration of Life, of Love, and of Our Bodies.
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Erotic by Nature: A Celebration of Life, of Love, and of Our Bodies.

By David Steinberg, (Editor).

Santa Cruz, CA Down There Press: Red Alder Books, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988]; Second Printing [1991]. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use: slight spine lean; minimal shelving wear along the bottom edge of the grey, cloth-covered boards; a former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the upper corner of the front free endpaper; the pages are bright and crisp. Strong binding; secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; the price is intact. Overall, remains a handsome, lightly used copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (6 x 1 x 9 inches). v, 212 pages. Shipping Weight: 3 pounds. First Edition [1988]; Second Printing [1991]. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

40 Erotic Watercolors.

By Peter Fendi.

New York, NY Arlington House, 1984. Hardcover First Edition USA, First Printing indicated. First Edition USA, First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a hint of shelving wear along the bottom edge and two tiny faint soil spots, one on the front panel and the other on the rear; a small, faint soil spot near the outside edge of the front free endpaper; the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows just a hint of rubbing and a tiny soil spot at the rear panel; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. Four Page Introduction by William G Smith - followed by full-page Colour plates by 19th century Viennese artist Peter Fendi, Imperial Cabinet Painter & Copper Engraver. Introduction by William G. Smith. Copyright page ISBN: 0517555328. Hardback with DJ. Peter Fendi was born in Vienna in 1796 and painted portraits, working for the Hapsburg court; he died in 1834; along the way, he also produced these hedonistic, humourous erotic scenes.

$19.60

Flower Shadows Behind the Curtain [Ko Lien Hua Ying]: A Sequel to Chin P'ing Mei.

By Ssu-chiao-chu-shih.

New York, NY Pantheon Books, 1959. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ. Book shows the slightest spine lean; some faint smudges at outside edges, light shelfwear; binding remains secure. DJ shows light wear to extremities; short, closed tear at bottom front gutter; very mild rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Sequel to the 12th Century classic Chin P'ing Mei. Translated from the German version of Franz Kuhn by Vladimir Kean. 8vo. 432pp. Hardback with DJ. A sequel of the classic Chinese novel Chin P'ing Mei (The Story of Hsi Men and his six wives), this novel takes place in the ruinous years of the twelfth century. Moon Lady, Hsi Men's first wife, is still alive, and her adventures and those of her son form the core of the novel. China is overrun by the Tartars, split into two halves, and its two Emperors are imprisoned. Moon Lady is among the fugitives who have to abandon their homes before the destructive invaders. Around her develop the fates of a host of colorful characters: rascals, lechers, women of easy virtue, treacherous and loyal servants, corrupt officials, nuns and priests of varying degrees of worthiness. Their histories are told with relish, realism, and uninhibited abandon. The dramatic historical background of war and political and religious unrest plays a larger part, in this novel, than is usual in Chinese literature. Simultaneously with total upheaval and the destruction of security and wealth goes a rich flowering of Buddhism and Taoism and their temple cults. Scenes of battle or lust alternate with dreamlike sequences set in the rarefied atmosphere of temples and monasteries, in which the underlying justice of the world order is made manifest. There are striking parallels to our own times: displaced persons, ruthless invaders, complete disintegration of the structure of the state, of public and private morals. But this total collapse of the material world is counterbalanced by a revival of religion, born from an understanding of the transitory nature of all things earthly. Franz Kuhn, one of the outstanding interpreters of Chinese literature in the Western idiom, discovered the novel and rendered the Chinese text into German. The English translation, by Vladimir Kean, is based on this German version.

$9.41

Candy.

By Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1964. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean, and the back strip shows a few hairline creases and is slightly concave; light wear to extremities, wiht a crease at the upper front corner and a small snag at the lower outside edge of the front panel; there are several careful tape repairs and reinforcements; a half dozen pages show splatter stains; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. 12mo. 222pp. Mass Market Paperback. "This and only this is the entire $5.00 Putnam Edition."

$5.29

Confessions of a Man of Pleasure [From Clinical Files].

By Tom X., as told to Carson Davis.

Van Nuys, CA Venice Books, 1968. Paperback First Ed, First Printing stated. First Ed, First Printing stated. Very Good- in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; the pages are tanned a bit, due to aging; inside covers and endpapers and the outside edges show faint foxing; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the back strip shows light sunning, but the titles thereon remain legible; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 220pp. Mass Market Paperback. "Driven by insatiable, sick lust, he pursued women with demonic passion!"

$8.62

The Book of Sex Lists.
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The Book of Sex Lists.

By Albert Gerber.

Secaucus, NJ Lyle Stuart, 1981. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows small, very faint stain at top edge; former owner's name and date at front free endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows faint sunning at backstrip, though titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; price unclipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 319pp. Hardback with DJ.

$8.23

Exit to Eden.
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Exit to Eden.

By Anne Rampling [who is Anne Rice].

New York, NY Random House: Ballantine Books, 1996. Paperback First Edition Thus [1996]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1996]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear at the mid point of the outside edge of the front panel, freom which a barely discernible crease arises to the top of the same; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Not quite perfect, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 377pp. Earliest Copyright is 1985. This is the First impression of the Ballantine Edition, which was published in 1996. Trade Paperback.

$11.96

Libido: The Journal of Sex and Sensibility [Volume Eleven 11, Number Two 2 - Summer 1999].
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Libido: The Journal of Sex and Sensibility [Volume Eleven 11, Number Two 2 - Summer 1999].

By Marianna Beck, Ph.D. & Jack Hafferkamp, Ph.D.

Chicago, IL Marrakech Express, 1999. Paperback Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 80pp. Trade Paperback.

$8.82