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Mademoiselle Celestine [together with] Mariska: The Russian Ballet Dancer [together with] Helen's Memoire.

Self-published, nd [circa 1920]. First Edition. Hardcover. The full title of the first is Memoirs of the Life and Voluptuous Adventures of the Celebrated Courtesan of Mademoiselle Celestine of Paris. Full sheets, mimeo printed (recto only). Three different stories bound togther, strong flagellation themes. As they came from a small collection of an early erotica printer, we suspect that these were final drafts that were subsequently printed...though we find no evidence of publication.
Early mimeo sexually explicit series. It is difficult to find these early, mimeo examples of sexually explicit prose and, for all the usual reasons, it is harder still to find complete multi-volume sets. Poorly printed, poorly bound, and of subject matter that was often disposed of rather than tended to, they seldom pass the test of time. This is especially true of these early, 'full sized sheet' copies, with a relatively small number of examples in various collections. As printed illustration was beyond the technology used, these are illustrated with four b/w photographs in each volume. Very Good. Minor shelf/edge wear, closed tear at mid-spine (repaired), crease at bottom corner of FFEP, very minor toning to textblock, some overtyped corrections. else tight, bright, and unmarred. Red textured cloth boards, gilt lettering. 4to. 32; 86; 65pp. Item #10490

Price: $475.00

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