THE STRIPTEASER later: THE TEASER PURE AND SIMPLE (Olympia Press)

[#18503]
Nos. [1, 2, 3]. ( most probably all publ.). Paris, The Olympia Press, 3rd trimester 1953,4 th trimester 1953 and 2nd trimester 1954. Size (h/w): 20 x 13,5 cm. Original colour pictorial wrappers. Richly photographically illustrated. Nos. 1 and 3 in very good condition. No. 2 with a faint fold over the front cover and worn with some creasing and wear,but sound.

EUR 1,000.00

A very rare set of this Olympia Press publication. Erotic glamour magazine of pin-up and (semi)nude photography with important literary contribs, very risky for it's time. Texts from 'completely unexpurgated' books published by the Press by or on de Sade, Henry Miller, Georges Bataille (Pierre Angélique), John Cleland, Robert Desmond. Number 2 is a promotional pamphlet for Rene Roques' Three passionate lovers (containing an excerpt from same and accompanied by numerous B&W semi-nude photographs) "not seen" by Olympia's bibliographer Patrick Kearney, who also notes "[k]nown to exist from ban in 1954."