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 Despite being withdrawn before publication, a few copies of the Routledge edition have survived.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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WILMOT, John, Earl Of Rochester

Sodom Or The Quintessence Of Debauchery.

Paris: The Olympia Press 1957

12mo, pp.123. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

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FRAENKEL, Michael

Death Is Not Enough

London: Carrefour, N.d. [1962]

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

Second edition, published by the author's widow, Daphne. First published by... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"white heart-rot of death" -- the death that must be accepted and not evaded if there is to be resurrecti


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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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[ed, GIRODIAS, Maurice]

Olympia No. 2

Paris: Olympia Press, 1962

Large 8vo, pp. 81. Original pictorial stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
Second issue of this short-lived monthly magazine, published by founder of the Olympia Press and the... [more]

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[ed, GIRODIAS, Maurice]

Olympia, No. 3

Paris: Olympia Press, 1962

Large 8vo, pp. 81. Original pictorial stiff paper wrappers.

First edition.
Third issue of this short-lived monthly magazine, published by founder of the Olympia Press and the... [more]

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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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APOLLINAIRE, Guilaume

Two Novels

Paris: Olympia, 1962

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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.
First published by Girodias' father Jack Kahane... [more]

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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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[OLYMPIA PRESS] [pseud. OWENS, Iris] DAIMLER, Harriet

Woman

Paris: Olympia Press, 1965

Small 8vo, pp.181. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

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[Olympia Press]SHERWOOD, James

Stradella

Paris: Olympia Press, 1962

12mo, pp.193. Original stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

First edition. No.89 in the Traveller's Companion series.

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MARTIN, Ed

Busy Bodies

Paris: Olympia Press, 1963

8vo, Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black.

First edition. No.92 in the Traveller's Companion series.

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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.
First published by Girodias' father Jack Kahane... [more]

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