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From newsletter 16:

2. BLEI, Franz (ed.) Der Amethyst. Blätter für seltsame Litteratur und Kunst. Herausgegeben von Dr. Ph. Franz Blei. Vienna, 1905-1906. Nr. 1-12 in 9 volumes (three double issues). Original wrappers (8) and rebound in boards (1). 402 p. plus advertising. Uncut. Printed on mouldmade paper. Illustrated. First edition. Some covers loose/ damaged. Original covers of double nr. 9-10 missing, otherwise complete.

€ 350

* Erotic monthly magazine published by Franz Blei (1871-1942) with several first-class erotic illustrations printed on Japan, a.o. by Franz von Bayros, Aubrey Beardsley, Marcus Behmer, Willy Geiger, Thomas Theodor Heine, Alfred Kubin, Félicien Rops, Thomas Rowlandson, and John Jack Vrieslander. Texts in German by a.o. Aelianus, Ausonius, Barrès, Bonsels, Max Brod, Casanova, Crébillon, Farrère, Goethe, Rémy de Gourmont, Herondas, Jarry, Otto Kiefer, Laforgue, Lenclos, Petronius, Poe, Renard, Restif de la Bretonne, Retté, Rimbaud, R.A. Schröder, Janus Secundus, Tieck, Verlaine, Villon, Werner and Oscar Wilde (several diverse texts).

In each issue a section on books and book advertising, very informative about erotic literature.