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BAD SEX?!
(Award Winners, “X-RATED”)!  (Literary Review).  We find ourselves with a gathering of (at this writing) 13 novels, all save one in first editions or first American editions (various places, various publishers, 1995–2009), each being a winner ofthe Literary Reviewís Bad Sex in Fiction award.  Presented since 1993, this recognizes the year's worst, most risible sex scene in a contemporary novel, and is one British book award almost no one wants to win. (Iain Hollingswood, accepting the trophy in 2006, said he hoped to win it every year.)

20th-Century Fine-Press Printing . . .
of a 16th-Century Edition . . .
    of an Ancient Greek Romance . . .
Achilles Tatius.  The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe translated from the Greek of Achilles Tatius by William Burton reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique. New York: Bernard Guilbert Guerney, 1923. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). xxxi, [9], 152, [6] pp.
$175.00
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Erotic Letters — Classic GreekPLANTIN PRESS
Aristaenetus.  [title-page in Greek, transliterated as] Aristainetou epistolai erotikai. tinà ton palaion heroon epitaphia. E bibliotheca C.V. Ioan. Sambuci. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1566. 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). 95, [1 (blank)] pp.
$2750.00
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Milkmaids, Bathing Beauties, Muses, Etc.
Bamlach, Christian.  Pudelnakerd erotische Szenen aus der Gründerzeit. Dortmund: Harenberg, © 1981. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). 155, [5] pp.; illus.
$45.00
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Romance, Sex, & Procreation: 
HOW-TO's for Two out of Three
Becklard, Eugène; Philip M. Howard, transl.  Physiological mysteries and revelations in love, courtship and marriage; an infallible guide-book for married and single persons, in matters of the utmost importance to the human race. New York: Holland & Glover, 1844. 16mo (11.5 cm, 4.52"). [2 (blank)], 256, [2 (blank)] pp.; 16 plts.
[SOLD]
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Asceticism or Arousal?
Boileau, Jacques; François Granet, ed. & trans.  Histoire des flagellans, ou l'on fait voir le bon & le mauvais usage des flagellations parmi les Chrétiens, par des preuves tirées de l'Ecriture Sainte, des peres de l'Eglise, des papes, des conciles, & des auteurs profanes. Amsterdam: Chez Henry du Sauzet, 1732. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.89"). xxxii, 306, [10 (index)] pp.
$225.00
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Laugh a Little Cringe a LittleCarrington Curiosa
Cabanès, Augustin.  The secret cabinet of history peeped into by a doctor. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897. 8vo. x pp., [2[ ff., 3–239, vii, [1 (blank) pp., [4 (ads)] ff.
$100.00
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Adventures of an Unfortunate Spaniard
Céspedes y Meneses, Gonzalo de.  Poema tragico del español Gerardo, y desengaño del amor lascivo. Primera, y segunda parte. Madrid: Don Pedro Marin, 1788. 4to (20.8 cm, 8.4"). [4], 447, [1] pp.
$975.00
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“A Subject of Intense Interest to the Philanthropist & the Man of Science”
Ellis, William Charles.  A treatise on the nature, symptoms, causes, and treatment of insanity. London: Samuel Holdsworth (R. Clay, Printer), 1838. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). viii, 344 pp. (frontis. lacking).
$800.00
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This Kind of Composition Is Not So New to Our Language
as It Has Been Considered”
Fennor, William.  Cornu-copiae. Pasquil's night-cap: Or, antidot for the head-ache. [London]: [colophon: C. Whittingham, at the Chiswick Press, 1819]. 8vo (20.2 cm, 7.9"). viii, 119, [1] pp.
$175.00
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Sweet Love, Do Not Frown, But Put off Thy Gown”
Floethe, Richard, illus.  Cupid's horn-book: Songs and ballads of marriage and of cuckoldry. Mt. Vernon, NY: Airmont Publishing, 1936. 8vo (25.8 cm, 10.125"). 150, [2] pp.; illus.
$50.00
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THE KINSEY REPORT
Kinsey, Alfred. C.; Wardell B. Pomeroy; & Clyde E. Martin.  Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1948. 8vo. xv, [1], 804 pp.
$150.00
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One of 2000 PrintedFirst British Edition
Lawrence, D.H.  The man who died. London: Martin Secker, 1931. 8vo (25.5 cm, 10.1"). 97, [1] pp.
$150.00
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Some of the Most Horrible & Shocking Murders & Daring Robberies
Ever Committed by One of the Female Sex”:

The Legend of Patty Cannon
   
(Lucretia P. Cannon).  Narrative and confessions of Lucretia P. Cannon, who was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hung at Georgetown, Delaware, with two of her accomplices. New York: Pr. for the publishers (Erastus E. Barclay & Clinton Jackson), 1841. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.54"). Frontis., [2], [5]–24 pp.
$450.00
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Whip &/or Be Whipped
Lunas, Carmencita de las [pseud. of Alexander Whitelaw Robertson Trocchi].  Thongs. Paris: Olympia Press, 1956. 12mo (17.8 cm, 7"). 189, [1] pp.
$250.00
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A Mash-up of AttitudesA Catalogue of Erotic Options
Member of the Royal Asiatic Society.  Marriage ceremonies & priapic rites in India & the East. No place: Privately Printed, 1909. Sq. 8vo. [1] f., 107, [1] pp., [1] f.
$50.00
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Miller's Second Novel
Miller, Henry.  Black spring. Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1945. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.56"). 269, [3] pp.
$150.00
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The Book That Defined Miller's Career
Miller, Henry.  Tropic of Cancer. Paris: The Obelisk Press, January 1939. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). [1-6], 7-[318], [2] pp.
$225.00
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A Gathering ofLost Generation Writers
Neagoe, Peter, comp. & ed.  Americans abroad. The Hague: Servire Press, 1932.
$175.00
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Ovid's “Art of Love” in GERMANLimited Edition with Slevogt's Embellishments
Ovidius Naso, Publius.  Des Publius Ovidius Naso Lehrbuch der Liebe. Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1921. Folio (31.9 cm, 12.75"). 90, [4] pp.; illus.
$975.00
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LEC Plato:  Love, Friendship, & Hiccups”
Plato.  Dialogues on love and friendship. New York: Printed at the Press of A. Colish for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1968. Folio (28 cm, 11"). xiv, [3], 208, [2] pp.; illus.
$100.00
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Limited Edition500 CopiesArt-Deco Illustrations
Prévost, l'Abbé.  Manon Lescaut. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1928. Sm. folio (32.3 cm, 12.75"). [8], ix, [1], 141, [3] pp.; 12 col. plts.
$150.00
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The Psychedelic Venus Church Berkeley, 1973
Psychedelic Venus Church, Berkeley, CA.   Nelly Heathen. Berkeley, CA: Psychedelic Venus Church, 1973. Folio. 24 pp.
[SOLD]
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CASANOVA Beyond His Exploitatious Exploits
Ricci, Seymour de.  Jacques Casanova de Seingalt: An address to the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia, 24 May, 1923. Philadelphia: Privately Printed [for The Philobiblon Club], 1923. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 24 pp.
$22.50
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Improved Taste of Modern Time MustQuestion the Crudities of Former Days”
Rocco, Sha [pseud. of Abisha Shumway Hudson].  The masculine cross and ancient sex worship. New York: Asa K. Butts & Co., 1874. 8vo (19 cm, 7.75"). 65, [7 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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A Trio of Books onMARRIAGE
Sánchez, Tomás. Disputationum de sancto matrimonii sacramento...editio haec postrema superiorum auctoritate correcta. Antverpiae: Apud Martinum Nutium, 1626 [colophon: Ex typographia Henrici Aertsi]. Folio (36 cm, 14.2"). †6††4A–Z6Aa–Ss 6Tt4AA–ZZ6AAa–KKk6LLl 4AAA–ZZZ6AAAa–LLLl6a–e6f4 (-f4 [blank]); [20], 500, 404, 408, [66 (index)] pp.
$600.00
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Shakspearean” Inspiration?A Special Copy
[Singer, Samuel Weller, ed.].  Shakspeare's [sic] jest book. Chiswick: A. & G. Way, prs., 1814. 8vo (20 cm, 7.875"). xxxii, 116, [2] pp.
$550.00
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Shakspearean” Inspiration?
[Singer, Samuel Weller, ed.].  Shakspeare’s [sic] jest book. Chiswick: From the Press of C. Whittingham, 1814–15. 8vo (20 cm, 7.875"). xxxii, 116, [2], xi, [1], 26, [2], xxviii, 121, [3] pp.
$225.00
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Noted Christian Nativist Fans the Flames
Sparry, C.  The illustrated Christian martyrology; being an authentic and genuine historical account of the principal persecutions against the church of Christ, in different parts of the world by pagans and papists. Philadelphia: Leary & Getz, 1854. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.5"). Color frontis., 254 pp., [16] ff. (of publisher's ads), 23 color plts.
$550.00
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Like Father / Like Son
Strozzi, Tito Vespasiano; Ercole Strozzi; Aldo Manuzio.   Strozii poetae pater et filius. Parisiis: Ex officina Simonis Colinaei, 1530. 8vo (17.3 cm, 6.75"). [8], 256, [4] ff.
$2800.00
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With Carefully Engraved & Labelled Illustrations
Venette, Nicolai.  ... Abhandlung von Erzeugung der Menschen. Königsberg: Christoph Gottfried Eckart, 1738. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [16] ff., 546 pp., 10 leaves of plts. (various sizes).
$250.00
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TICE IllustratesVOLTAIRE
Voltaire.  Candide, or All for the best. New York: Bennett Libraries, 1927. 8vo (23 cm; 9.25"). 2 vols. in 1. 182 pp., [4] ff., color plates.
$725.00
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“The Phallic Idea”
Westropp, Hodder Michael; & Charles Staniland Wake.  Ancient symbol worship. Influence of the phallic idea in the religions of antiquity. New York: J.W. Bouton & London: Trübner & Co., 1874. 8vo (24.7 cm, 9.75"). 98, [6 (adv.)] pp.
$200.00
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