Histoire d'O, a collection formed by John Baxter

Réage (Pauline, pseud. for Anne Desclos, a.k.a Dominique Aury)

Histoire d'O, a collection formed by John Baxter

[58 Vols].

Description: FIRST EDITIONS and later editions, including many illustrated versions of the primary text, various sizes and formats, original wrappers (predominantly), cloth or boards, one of the key Aury texts in an attractive calf binding by Claude Adelaide-Bremond, dustjackets present where applicable, the condition ranging from fair to fine but in the condition (particularly in respect of the key texts) good overall

Publication Details: Paris, London, New York, et al.: Various publishers, 1925- 2004

Notes: For a work that so rapidly achieved fame and notoriety, the protection of the identity of L'Histoire d'O's author was a considerable achievement: the majority of the names suggested in contemporary circles were, naturally enough given the book's subject-matter, men – including Alain Robbe-Grillet and Jean Paulhan, both of whom played key roles in its history which are represented by this superb archive of editions of the work and related material. The collection includes two copies of different issues of the first edition, inscribed by the book's true author Anne Desclos under her usual nom...more

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Price: £5,000

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 2004

Stock Number: 69702

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