1924. 2 pages (75 lines), folded in quarters. Jeakes House, Rye, Sussex, Dec. 3, 1924 Aiken replies at length to a Mr. Emery, who has asked him to defend himself against the charge of introducing immoral or smutty episodes to his poems, specifically "Punch". "...The request staggers me! It's very much as if you reproached me for not believing in the devil......If it offends you then it must be that parts of life itself offend you......I suggest that the person...
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Santa Fe: Twin Palms, 2002. Illustrated throughout with duotone photographs. Slim 4to, white pictorial boards, matching d.w (a bit yellowed and scuffed on rear panel). Santa Fe: Twin Palms, 2002. Limited first edition - one of 1000 copies, this one signed by Anderson & Low on the limitation page. Near fine in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Based in London, Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have worked as the photographic team since 1990. This book features nude photographs of the...
New York: Aperture, 1990. Illustrated with color and black and white photography. 79 pages, slim small 4to, pictorial wrappers. New York: Aperture, (1990). A near fine copy.
Siena: Conrad, 1907. 15 black & white erotic illustrations. 8vo, full vellum, grey spine label. Siena: Heinrich Conrad, 1907. Fine.
London: Fanfrolico, 1929. Translated into English verse by Jack Lindsay. Magnificently illustrated by Norman Lindsay (4 full-page & 13 in-text illustrations including the title and limitation pages). xiv, , 59,  pages. Slim, folio, 3/4 blue morocco over gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (leather faded in spots); uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Fanfrolico Press, (1929). A very good(+) copy. Limited edition. Number 372 of 500 copies. Privately printed for subscribers only.
New York: Guido Bruno, 1915. 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings. Narrow 8vo, loose in printed gold wrappers. N.Y.: Guido Bruno, 1915. The author's scarce first book. Published as a special series of Bruno Chap Books. Good copy of this ephemera, except for puncture holes coming through the back cover and some pages, not affecting the illustrations.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1975. 432pp., 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1975). A very good(+) copy.
Vienna: Artur Wolf, 1913. Frontispiece self portrait and other plates with lettered tissue guards; black endpapers stamped with a decorative green & gold pattern. 71p., leather backed glazed boards, with elaborate art-nouveau decorations on the spine. Wien: Artur Wolf, (1913). Limited Edition. The corners of the boards are variously bumped and worn, but otherwise a fine copy, # 381 of 1000 copies.
New York: Rizzoli, 1978. Translated from the French by Michael Taylor. 290 illustrations, including 40 in color. 304pp. Heavy folio, blue cloth- backed boards, spine and top edge faded, else very good(+). New York: Rizzoli, (1978). First edition.
Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1979. 40 tipped in color plates plus 100 black & white illsutrations. 276pp., folio, orange cloth, d.w. Fribourg: Office du Livre, (1973). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
Rutland: Tuttle, 1969. With 28 color plates and 103 other illustrations. 209 pages. Folio, orange cloth, edgeworn d.w. Rutland: Charles Tuttle, (1969.). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
Cologne: Konemann, 2001. Illustrated in color. 559 pages, very thick 4to, black cloth, dust wrapper. Cologne: Konemann, 2001. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
4 volumes bound in 3. With full page black & white illustrations and several in color by Aubrey Beardsley, Marcus Behmer and others. Texts by Oscar Wilde, Max Brod , Paul Claudel and others. Small thick 4tos, original gray printed wrappers, slightly rubbed. Leipzig: Julius Zeitler, 1907. Very good. Limited Edition for Subscribers.
London: J. Wright, 1804. Translated from the Italian. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece and title vignettes. 2 volumes. 8vos, full tan calf, ornately gilt stamped spines with red and green leather labels, gilt stamped dentelles, marbled endpapers (Head of spine of vol 2 rubbed, crazing to front cover of vol 2 and slightly affecting back cover of volume 1. Two red pen lines on verso of the half title page. Some very light foxing confined to a handful of...
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1900. Done into English Prose and Verse by John Payne. 2 volumes, illustrations in 2 states by Leopold Flameng, tissue guards. 8vo, blue cloth, paper spine labels. Philadelphia: George Barrie, N.d. ca. 1900. Near Fine. Number 68 of 100 numbered copies printed on Japan Vellum.
London: Navarre Society. 2 volumes. Translated by J.M. Rigg and illustrated with 15 photogravures with original drawings by Louis Chalon. Rubricated titles, thick 8vo, bound in full green straight grained morocco, brown leather spine labels, (one label lightly discolored), ornately gilt spines and covers, a.e.g. London: Navarre Society, n.d. ca. 1920.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. Decorated title pages. 2 volumes. 4to, red cloth. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. A very good copy, lacking the slipcase. One of 1500 numbered copies designed and decorated by T. M. Cleland, and signed by him.
Franklin Center: Franklin, 1979. Illustrated by Murray Tinkelman. 738 pages. Thick tall 8vo, gilt-stamped black leather, a.e.g. Franklin Library, 1979. A fine copy, as new in the original un-opened Franklin Library packing sleeve with embossed gold seal. 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
Westminster: Folio Society, 2007. Translated by Richard Aldington and illustrated with aquatints by Buckland-Wright. 710pp. Thick tall 8vo, handsomely bound in publisher's full red leather with gilt and black-stamped pictorial designs, t.e.g. Westminster: Folio Society, (2007). Limited edition -- one of 1750 numbered copies. A fine copy, preserved in a green cloth clamshell case along with a slim pamphlet "The Happy Art of Narration: Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron"
Norwalk: Easton, 1980. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. 536pp. Short thick 4to, gilt-stamped maroon leather, a.e.g. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1980). A fine copy.
Paris: Art et Meriers, 1953. Profusely illustrated with heliogravures from original photographs of nude women. 81pp. Tall thin 8vo, black patterned wrappers with color pictorial label (a bit edgeworn). Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques (1953). A very good(+) copy of this scarce and fragile erotica.
Salzburg: Verlag Galerie Welz, 1978. Text in German. Illustrated mostly in black and white with additional color plates. 265 pages, 4to, pictorial wrappers. Salzburg: Verlag Galerie Welz, (1978). A near fine copy.
Kingston: Biscuit City, 1980. Preface by Roger Thompson. Illustrated with 3 hand-colored engraved plates by Gerard Charriere, protected with tissue. Unpaginated. Thin short 8vo, bound in purple silk with gilt-lettered spine, plain mylar wrapper; uncut edges. (Kingston, RI): Biscuit City Press, 1980. A fine copy. Limited edition. Number 32 of only 88 copies printed and signed in pencil by the artist on the limitation page. This copy has an addition signed pencil inscription on the title page.
Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1932. Many color illustrations reproduced from original aquarelles by Auguste Leroux. Tissue guards. 10 volumes, small thick folio, 3/4 mottled calf, spines elaborately gilt, g.t. Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1932. Very good (+). Limited numbered edition.
Paris: Gibert Jeune, 1955. 32 pouchoir plates in color & many text illustrations by Brunelleschi. 2 vols., 4to, printed wrappers. Paris, n.d. (ca. 1955). Vertical tear on the spine of the second volume had been repaired. One of 3000 copies.