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  • The Old Man Young Again or Age-Rejuvenescence in the Power of Concuspiscence … Literally Translated from the Arabic by an English “Bohemian” – Kitab Ruju’a as-Shaykh ila Sabah Fi-l-Kuwwat ‘ala-l-Bah

    The Old Man Young Again or Age-Rejuvenescence in the Power of Concuspiscence … Literally Translated from the Arabic by an English “Bohemian” – Kitab Ruju’a as-Shaykh ila Sabah Fi-l-Kuwwat ‘ala-l-Bah

    Published Montamartre, Paris by Charles Carrington 1898. Publisher of many things naughty in the naughty 1890’s. The work described as … privately printed for a small number of Amateurs and Bibliophiles, is strictly limited to Five Hundred numbered copies on Papier de Hollande. The present copy is No 437.

    Large octavo, 265 pages, top edge gilt, rich maroon endpapers, black cloth covered boards, bevelled and decorated in gilt. Decoration above Chapter headings and some romantic, not crude, illustrations.

    A slightly strangely constructed book in three parts. The First deals with the age and authorship of the Book, Arabian Medical Science; the Strength of Male Copulation and the various kinds of Impotence and Degrees of Virility and the Power of Erection etc. The Second the formation of the yard and testicles; evils from over-indulgence; ill effect of excessive coition and things to take; the advantages (many) of copulation … medicines, oils etc to improve various matters. The Third the Romance of the Genital Instinct; Aphrodisiacs and then some unmentionables.

    For those of suitable age that may be shocked the dedications is worthy … Inscribed to the Memory of the late Sir Richard F. Burton, whose works suggested, and whose labours aided me in my task of making this English version of a work, which, whatever may be thought of it today, was not deemed obscene by the people in whose generation it appeared.

    Rare Privately Printed 1898 – How to Make an Old Man Young Again!

    $290.00

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  • Original Norman Lindsay Bookplate  –  Ex Libris Colin B Berckelman

    Original Norman Lindsay Bookplate – Ex Libris Colin B Berckelman

    A finely executed bookplate by Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) for the bibliophile Colin Blake Berckelman (1807-1965). 12cm by 10,5cm on thick wove paper … very clean.

    Norman Lindsay needs no introduction except to say that few know he was pretty handy with his fists as well as the brush, pen and etching tool.

    Colin Berckelman was really quite something also. He was lucky to be the agent in NSW for large brass padlocks made by Jackson’s of Tasmania … and had all the contracts that could be had with prisons and railways. He attended his office in the morning to deal with overnight orders and was usually done by 10am. He spent the rest of the day, at auctions collecting all sorts of things … his main interest being books, bookplates, erotica etc … most of his bookplates were of naked women … he was known to quip “I like them that way”.

    Postage will be reduced to cost on billing

    Norman Lindsay’s Erotic Bookplate for Berckelman

    $90.00

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  • Egyptian (Isis and Osiris) Trade Cards – 1920’s

    Egyptian (Isis and Osiris) Trade Cards – 1920’s

    A group of six very colourful trade cards by Liebig advertising their tasty Fray products. Printed and issued around 1920. Complete 11cm by 7 cm each in very good condition.

    Titled Isis and Osiris they have text about each image on the back in Italian making them doubly useful!

    Special Egyptian set with striking colours and imagery.

    $60.00

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  • Les Travestis Dans Le Parc – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Brissaud 1913

    Les Travestis Dans Le Parc – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Brissaud 1913

    A most striking hand coloured double Pochoir (Multiple Stencil) by Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964) for the Paris Gazette du Bon Ton published in September 1913.

    Costumes and disguises in the park from different epochs and fantasies.

    One of the rare double page pochoir images … frames flat and with little impression of the fold…. highly collectable

    Price $290.00 unframed … enquire if you would like to consider framing in Voyager Bon Ton style

    A rich unusual pochoir – beautiful deep colours

    $280.00

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  • La Fumee Noire – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Strimple – 1914

    La Fumee Noire – Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Strimple – 1914

    A beautiful “Pochoir”, La Fumee Noire (Black Smoke), by Louis Strimple for the Paris Gazette du Bon Ton in March 1914. One of the earliest pochoirs.

    Illustrating designs by John Redfern (English, 1853 – 1929) – an evening dress in silver and gold lame, the tunic made of green muslin with sable and lace.

    Price $340.00 framed in Voyager Bon Ton style … so elegant … ready to hang … a superior gift.

    Striking elegant provocative pochoir

    $340.00

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  • Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Vous Dites Cancan II – Charles Martin – 1913

    Gazette du Bon Ton Pochoir – Vous Dites Cancan II – Charles Martin – 1913

    A striking “Pochoir”, Vous Dites Cancan II, by Charles Martin (1884 – 1934) for the Paris Gazette du Bon Ton in March, 1913. One of the earliest pochoirs. Perfect condition.

    Illustrating designs by John Redfern (English, 1853 – 1929) – an afternoon dress for the races in pole print, an envelope jacket, closed by a single large button from which hangs a scarf and from the sleeves hang two acorns. Stunning colour choice heightened with gold.

    Price unframed $190.00 or framed in Voyager Bon Ton Style $320.00 just let us know which the default is unframed on this item.

    Striking design “at the races” pochoir

    $190.00

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