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From newsletter 23:

93 WILDE, Oscar. (Ed. Hester Travers SMITH, author of "Voices from the void") Psychic Messages from Oscar Wilde. With a preface by Sir William F. Barrett, F.R.S. London, T. Werner Laurie, [1924]. Cloth. XII, 180 p. 1e druk. Edges a bit worn. Some foxing. Name on flyleaf.

€ 65

* Messages from Oscar Wilde, conveyed to a medium after his death. With facsimiles of several manuscripts. Wilde stays well informed about modern literature: he prefers Galsworthy (slightly) to Joyce.

94 WILDE, Oscar Poems. Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1882. Decorated cloth. (8), 234 p. Endpapers with fern motif. Second edition. A little wear at top and foot. Owner's name on title page.

€ 85

* The second American edition, a very early Wilde. Nice decoration of the dark green binding: black flowers in a maze.

From newsletter 22:

31. WILDE, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray. Illustrated (in colors) by Majeska. New York, Horace Liveright, 1930. Cloth (with a broken slipcase). Top gilt. viii, 284 p. Printed in purple and black on mould-made paper with deckle edges in 1540 numbered copies. Signed by the artist under the frontispice. First edition. Spine slightly worn.

€ 80

From newsletter 21:

41.  WILDE, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray. Illustrated (in colors) by Majeska. New York, Horace Liveright, 1930. Cloth (with a broken slipcase). Top gilt. viii, 284 p. Printed in purple and black on mould-made paper with deckle edges in 1540 numbered copies. SIGNED by the artist under the frontispice. First edition. Spine slightly worn.

€ 80

From newsletter 19:

9. DOUGLAS, Lady Alfred (Olive Custance) I desire the moon. The diary of Lady Alfred Douglas (Olive Custance) 1905-1910. Introduced and annotated by Caspar Wintermans. Woubrugge, The Avalon Press, 2004. 27 x 16 cm. Original cloth with silk ribbon marker. 124 p. Printed on Simili Japon paper in 195 copies only. Illustrated. First edition. With prospect. Fine.

€ 80

* Amusing diary dating from 1905-1910 of Lord Alfred Douglas's wife Olive, full of interesting literary details (about Oscar Wilde, naturally, but also about William More Adey, Lord Berners, Wilfrid Blunt, Winstorn Churchill, Frank Danby, the extensive Douglas family, Ivor Guest, Robert Ross, G.S. Street, the Tennant family, Reginald Turner and many, many others). A beautiful, privately printed book, with scholarly (but very readable) notes by Alfred Douglas biographer Wintermans.

10. DOUGLAS, Lady Alfred (Olive Custance) I desire the moon. The diary of Lady Alfred Douglas (Olive Custance) 1905-1910. Introduced and annotated by Caspar Wintermans. Woubrugge, The Avalon Press, 2004. 27 x 16 cm. Original gilt vellum-backed boards with slipcase. 124 p. Printed on Simili Japon paper in 195 copies. This is one of 15 specially bound deluxe copies. Illustrated. First edition. With prospect. Fine.

€ 175

* Amusing diary dating from 1905-1910 of Lord Alfred Douglas's wife Olive, full of interesting literary details (about Oscar Wilde, naturally, but also about William More Adey, Lord Berners, Wilfrid Blunt, Winstorn Churchill, Frank Danby, the extensive Douglas family, Ivor Guest, Robert Ross, G.S. Street, the Tennant family, Reginald Turner and many, many others). A beautiful, privately printed book, with scholarly (but very readable) notes by Alfred Douglas biographer Wintermans. Rare deluxe copy.

11. DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred Oscar Wilde. A Plea and a Reminiscence Woubrugge, Avalon Pers, 2002. Large 8vo. Cloth. 56 p. Attractively printed by hand on Oud-Hollands paper in 250 numbered copies. With a prospect. First edition.

€ 50

* This fine bibliophile book contains a passionate article written by Lord Alfred Douglas in August, 1895, for his incarcerated friend Oscar Wilde, for the Mercure de France. However, the article was withdrawn at the last minute and long considered lost. A manuscript of the French translation survived and was re-translated into English. It is followed by Douglas' reminiscences of Wilde's last years in Paris. A first edition of Lord Alfred Douglas!

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.

From newsletter 15:

24. WILDE, Oscar Teleny or The Reverse of the Medal. Paris, The Olympia Press, [1958]. Paperback. (2), 206 p. Title page printed in green and black. First Olympia Press edition. Spine and right edge a bit worn.

€ 35

* Erotic novel, first published in 1893, attributed to Oscar Wilde. Traveller's Companion Series No. 62. Kearney 137.

25. (WILDE, Oscar). MERLE, Robert Oscar Wilde ou la "destinée" de l'homosexuel. Paris, Gallimard, 1955. Original wrappers. 216 p. 6th thousand. Backstrip creased, otherwise fine.

€ 15

* Oscar Wilde and the 'destiny' of the homosexual. Some incongruities in modern law. A study of Oscar Wilde's case and the modern (1950's) situation of gay men.

From newsletter 12:

8. HAAN, Jacob Israël de Pathologieën. De ondergangen van Johan van Vere de With. (Met eene voorrede van Georges Eekhoud). Rotterdam, Meindert Boogaerdt jr., 1908. Original illustrated wrappers. XVI, 320 p. Portrait. First edition. Some tiny professional repairs (report added). Purple and cream cover a bit yellowed.

€ 250

* De Haan's second, decadentistic novel, even more openly homo-erotic than his first one, Pijpelijntjes, describes a sometimes sadomasochistic relation between an artist and a student. With a preface by Georges Eekhoud, translated by De Haan. The first part bears a motto by Catullus dedicated to Eekhoud, the second a motto by Olindo Guerrini to Herman Bang, and the third one by Catullus dedicated to Oscar Wilde. A legendary and delicate book with a 'satanic' portrait of the author as a frontispice and an Art Nouveau purple cover decoration of a mournful young man wounding his fingers on a rose.