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(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, 19952009), each being a winner ofthe Literary Reviews 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.
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Erotic Letters — Classic Greek
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Know Thyself”And FEAR Thy Sex Life
Hayes, Albert H.  The science of life; or, self-preservation. A medical treatise on nervous and physical debility, spermatorrhoea, impotence, and sterility, with practical observations on the treatment of diseases of the generative organs. Boston: Peabody Medical Institute, © 1881. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xviii, 286 pp.; 4 plts. (1 fold.).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Light of My Life, Fire of My Loins
Nabokov, Vladimir.  Lolita. Paris: Olympia Press, (September, 1959). 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.8 “). 2 vols. I: 189, [3] pp. II: 221, [1] pp.
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A Gathering ofLost Generation Writers
Neagoe, Peter, comp. & ed.  Americans abroad. The Hague: Servire Press, 1932.
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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.
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One of the Most Famous Satires ofALLTIME
Petronius Arbiter, Gaius.  The works of Petronius Arbiter, translated by several hands. With a key by a person of honour, and also his life and character. London: Pr. for Sam. Briscoe (colophon: Pr. for George Strahan), 1713. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [16], x, [6], 111, [3], 111–360, [8] pp.; 11 plts. (lacking add. engr. t.-p.).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I Poured Out for Myself the Wine of Love”
Sandford, Christopher, trans.  The garden of caresses. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. 4to (21.8 cm, 8.55"). 91, [1] pp.; illus.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Women Really are Wicked Creatures, & All the More Desirable for That
With an Extra Illustration & in a Special Binding
Williams, Gwyn, trans.  Against women. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. Narrow 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). 25, [1] pp.; col. illus.
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