Paris and the Expatriates


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[pseud. MATTHEWS, Ronald] COUSINS, Sheila

To Beg I Am Ashamed

Paris: Obelisk Press, 1938

8vo, pp. 270. Original yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red and black on front and rear panels and spine. Edges uncut.

Second edition, first Obelisk edition. The publisher's note on [vi] states: 'An attack against the book, in the London press, of unprecedented ferocity and vindictiveness caused its withdrawal before publication [by Routledge]. This, the Obelisk edition, published in May 1938, is therefore the first effective edition.' Despite being withdrawn before publication, a few copies of the Routledge edition have survived.

It is sometimes claimed, usually by bookdealers, that this book was written by Graham Greene. It wasn't. Although Greene helped his friend by chipping in with a telling phrase here and there -- phrases he would later quote approvingly when he contrived to review the book -- To Beg I Am Ashamed is almost entirely the work of Ronald Matthews.

A very nice copy of a fragile, cheaply made book.


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FRAENKEL, Michael

Death Is Not Enough

London: Carrefour, N.d. [1962]

8vo, pp. 171. Original oversized stiff paper wrappers.

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[Olympia Press] O'CONNOR, Philip

Steiner's Tour

Paris: Olympia Press, 1960

8vo, pp. 170. Original green stiff paper wrappers. Pictorial dustwrapper.

First edition.
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CENDRARS, Blaise

Confessions of Dan Yack

London: Peter Owen, 1990

8vo, pp. 120. Original tan boards, lettered in black on spine.

First English-language edition, originally published in French by Au Sans Pareil in 1929.
A fine copy.

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PEARSON, Neil

Obelisk: A History Of Jack Kahane And The Obelisk Press

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press 2007

Large 8vo, pp. 494. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
A history of Jack Kahane's Paris-based Obelisk Press, which in the 1930s... [more]


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PEARSON, Neil

Obelisk: A History Of Jack Kahane And The Obelisk Press

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007


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FRAENKEL, Michael

The Genesis of the Tropic of Cancer

London: Village Press, 1973

Tall 8vo, pp. 24. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First UK edition. First published in the US by Bern Porter in 1946.

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FRAENKEL, Michael

Land of the Quetzal

New York: Alicat Bookshop, 1946

8vo, pp. 36. Original stiff paper wrappers, lettered in green. Red device to front panel.

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APOLLINAIRE, Guilaume

Two Novels

Paris: Olympia, 1962

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FRAENKEL, Michael

Défense du Tropique du Cancer

Paris: Variété, 1947

Small 8vo, pp. 93. Original stiff paper wrappers, lettered in red and black to front panel. Original glassine wrapper.

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FRAENKEL, Michael

Death is Not Enough

London: C.W.Daniel & Co., 1939

8vo, pp. 170. Original brown boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Printed dustwrapper. Glassine outer wrapper.

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[Olympia Press] DURRELL, Lawrence

The Black Book

Paris: Olympia Press, 1959

Small octavo, pp. 301. Original green stiff paper wrappers.

First issue of the two Olympia Press versions issued by Maurice Girodias.
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[Literary Periodical] ed. JOHNS, Richard

Pagany: A Native Quarterly,

Connecticut: Richard Johns, 1932-3

Perfect bound 8vo, red stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

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FRAENKEL, Michael

Death In A Room

Waco: Motive Book Shop, 1947

8vo, pp. 52. Original cream stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel.

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[Literary Periodical] ed. JOHNS, Richard

Pagany: A Native Quarterly,

New York: Richard Johns, 1932

Perfect bound 8vo, blue stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel and spine.

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COATES, Robert. M.

The View From Here

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1960

8vo, pp. 215. Original cream boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition.
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[Olympia Press] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume

Amorous Exploits Of A Young Rakehell

Paris: Olympia Press, 1953

Small 8vo, pp. 110. Original green stiff paper wrappers, printed in black.

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