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Fleurs du Japon: 110 Illustrations, Anonymous
1 Anonymous
Fleurs du Japon: 110 Illustrations
Paris L'Or du Temps 1969 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
117 pp., illus.; 24 cm. Text in French/Texte en français. BON ETAT. Usé. Firm binding, creased spine. Clean inside copy. Browning. Shunga; Japanese erotica. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video, Bad Object-Choices (Edited by)
2 Bad Object-Choices (Edited by)
How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video
Seattle, WA Bay Press 1991 Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
295 pp., illus., bib. notes; 23 cm. Revised versions of papers and discussions from a conference held at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, October 21 to 22, 1989. Firm binding, gently creased spine. Clean copy. An interesting anthology. CONTENTS: Safe sex and the pornographic vernacular, by Cindy Patton; The contemporary political use of gay history : The Third Reich, by Stuart Marshall; Lesbian looks: Dorothy Arzner and female authorship, by Judith Mayne; Looking for my penis: the eroticized Asian in gay video porn, by Richard Fung; Skin head sex thing: racial difference and the homoerotic imaginary, by Kobena Mercer; Film and the visible, by Teresa de Lauretis. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Ingres, Bade, Patrick
3 Bade, Patrick
Ingres
London Parkstone Press Limited; Reveries Ser. 1999 1859954715 / 9781859954713 1st Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial boards, 119 pp., illus. (chiefly col.), biblio.; 22 cm. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. Focuses on the erotic art of the French Romantic artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867). Well illustrated, with some unusual reproductions, including drawings & nude studies. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Balthus in His Own Words, Balthus, and Carrillo de Albornoz, Cristina; Wharry, David (Translated by)
4 Balthus, and Carrillo de Albornoz, Cristina; Wharry, David (Translated by)
Balthus in His Own Words
New York Assouline Publishing 2001 2843233011 / 9782843233012 1st Hardcover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
78 pp., illus. (some col.) ; 23 cm. First published under title: Balthus propos recueillis par Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz. Translated from the French. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Vanished Splendors: A Memoir, Balthus, with Vircondelet, Alain; Ivry, Benjamin (Translated by), and Oates, Joyce Carol (Introduction by)
5 Balthus, with Vircondelet, Alain; Ivry, Benjamin (Translated by), and Oates, Joyce Carol (Introduction by)
Vanished Splendors: A Memoir
New York Ecco Press; HarperCollins 2002 006621260X / 9780066212609 1st Hardcover Very Good Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial boards, xxvii, 237 pp., illus. (some col.); 24 cm. "As told to Alain Vircondelet." Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "The painter Balthus, whose tenacity and cultivated taste for secrecy have enveloped him in an aura of forbidding mystery, wrote this memoir at the end of his long life. A man who for decades opted to 'give expression to the world' rather than to 'express' himself speaks for the first and only time about his life, family, work, his theory of art and how it intersects with history, literature, and spirituality. Balthus was born Balthasar Klossowski in 1908 to Polish art historian Erich Klossowski and his wife, the painter Elisabeth Dorothea Spiro. The family lived in Germany, France, and Switzerland. In this memoir Balthus describes his childhood with his mother and her lover -- the poet Rainer Maria Rilke -- who became Balthus's own spiritual mentor. He evokes la vie de boheme in Paris during the 1920s, his friendships with Picasso, Derain, Artaud, Giacometti, Saint-Exupe;ry, Rene Char, Pierre Jean Jouve, and Albert Camus. He discusses his paintings, offers glimpses into his marriage, and expresses his passion for Chinese art and the Swiss chalets and Italian villas that he helped to restore. He recalls touching moments with his beloved daughter Harumi and the inspiration he drew from his cats. Also, in a kind of final lesson, Balthus shares his thoughts about painting and creation, denounces contemporary art as being illusory and deceitful, and talks candidly about his Catholic faith and how it inspired his work." - Publisher. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Vanished Splendors: A Memoir, Balthus, with Vircondelet, Alain; Ivry, Benjamin (Translated by), and Oates, Joyce Carol (Introduction by)
6 Balthus, with Vircondelet, Alain; Ivry, Benjamin (Translated by), and Oates, Joyce Carol (Introduction by)
Vanished Splendors: A Memoir
New York Ecco Press; HarperCollins 2002 006621260X / 9780066212609 1st Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial boards, xxvii, 237 pp., illus. (some col.); 24 cm. "As told to Alain Vircondelet." Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket, with light edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. Another copy available. "The painter Balthus, whose tenacity and cultivated taste for secrecy have enveloped him in an aura of forbidding mystery, wrote this memoir at the end of his long life. A man who for decades opted to 'give expression to the world' rather than to 'express' himself speaks for the first and only time about his life, family, work, his theory of art and how it intersects with history, literature, and spirituality. Balthus was born Balthasar Klossowski in 1908 to Polish art historian Erich Klossowski and his wife, the painter Elisabeth Dorothea Spiro. The family lived in Germany, France, and Switzerland. In this memoir Balthus describes his childhood with his mother and her lover -- the poet Rainer Maria Rilke -- who became Balthus's own spiritual mentor. He evokes la vie de boheme in Paris during the 1920s, his friendships with Picasso, Derain, Artaud, Giacometti, Saint-Exupe;ry, Rene Char, Pierre Jean Jouve, and Albert Camus. He discusses his paintings, offers glimpses into his marriage, and expresses his passion for Chinese art and the Swiss chalets and Italian villas that he helped to restore. He recalls touching moments with his beloved daughter Harumi and the inspiration he drew from his cats. Also, in a kind of final lesson, Balthus shares his thoughts about painting and creation, denounces contemporary art as being illusory and deceitful, and talks candidly about his Catholic faith and how it inspired his work." - Publisher. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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7 Beardsley, Aubrey
Aubrey Beardsley Drawings
New York United Book Guild 1967 Hardcover Very Good Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards, 151 pp. of illus.; 28 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Expected browning. Dust jacket, with creased flaps and moderate edgewear (taped on underside), protected in a mylar book cover. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley, Beardsley, Aubrey
8 Beardsley, Aubrey
The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley
New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1967 Hardcover Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Cloth, gilt, [10] pp., 174 plates (incl. ports.); 28 cm. "An unabridged republication of the revised 1930 edition." Firm binding, clean inside copy. Front free endpaper (blank) removed, faint dampstain on foreedge. Expected browning. Dust jacket, with a faded spine, protected in a mylar book cover. Decadent drawings by Oscar Wilde's contemporary Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). 
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The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, Beardsley, Aubrey; Symons, Arthur (Appreciation by), and Harris, Bruce S. (Edited by)
9 Beardsley, Aubrey; Symons, Arthur (Appreciation by), and Harris, Bruce S. (Edited by)
The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley
New York Bounty Books; Crown Publishers, Inc. 1967 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
xii, 212 pp., chiefly illus.; 29 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Expected browning. Dust jacket, toned, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Lapdancer, Beasley, Juliana
10 Beasley, Juliana
Lapdancer
New York PowerHouse Books 2003 1576871398 / 9781576871393 1st Hardcover Fine Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards, [160] pp., col. illus.; 27 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. A fine copy of the first printing. Stated "First edition." Adults only. "Determined to supplement her meager income as a novice photographer, Juliana Beasley embarked on an eight-year odyssey as a professional nude dancer, specializing in 'lap dances,' during which a woman dances above a seated customer, erotically brushing against his body. From New York to Reno, Beasley worked in over two dozen strip clubs, dancing for twenty dollars a song, experiencing the rewards and pitfalls of the profession: variable income, flexible schedules, emotional and physical exhaustion, sex industry camaraderie--and an arrest for prostitution. Though she was a professional dancer, Beasley never forgot the purpose of her studies in documentary work. Along with negligees and stilettos, she regularly brought a camera to the clubs, and began recording testimonies from the managers, dancers, and patrons. The result is Lapdancer, an inside look at the world of professional nude dancing. Culled from thousands of photographs and hours of interviews, Beasley documents an oft-derided but rarely understood culture--one tightly codified by rules and behavior, and peopled with characters from a David Lynch film." - Publisher. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Fetish Art, Bee, Doesjka, and Cay, Robin
11 Bee, Doesjka, and Cay, Robin
Fetish Art
Zurich and New York Edition Stemmle 2000 3908163153 / 9783908163152 1st Hardcover Fine Collectible 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards, 1 vol. (unpaged), col. illus.; 25 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. Erotic S&M fashion photography. Richly illustrated with colour plates. Erotic art. Adults only. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Sex Press: The Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979, Berniere, Vincent, and Primois, Mariel (Edited by)
12 Berniere, Vincent, and Primois, Mariel (Edited by)
Sex Press: The Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 2012 Paperback Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
240 pp., illus. (some col.); 34 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: Foreword; Sexus politicus!; All together?; Women's lib!; Get naked!; LGBT?; Chicks!; Porno ...; Afterword: Let it blow! 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Sex Press: The Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979, Berniere, Vincent, and Primois, Mariel (Edited by)
13 Berniere, Vincent, and Primois, Mariel (Edited by)
Sex Press: The Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979
New York Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 2012 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
240 pp., illus. (some col.); 34 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Small remainder mark (ink dot)/tail edge. Another copy available. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: Foreword; Sexus politicus!; All together?; Women's lib!; Get naked!; LGBT?; Chicks!; Porno ...; Afterword: Let it blow! 
Price: 29.95 USD
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An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists, and the Body, Betterton, Rosemary
14 Betterton, Rosemary
An Intimate Distance: Women, Artists, and the Body
London and New York Routledge 1996 0415110858 / 9780415110853 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiv, 240 pp., illus., bib. notes, index; 23 cm. Good+. Firm binding, with one spine crease. Marginalia/1 page. "In a series of original readings of the work of artists from Kathe Kollwitz and Georgia O'Keeffe to Helen Chadwick and Laura Godfrey Issacs, Rosemary Betterton explores how women artists have addressed the changing relationship between women, the body and its representation in art. In detailed critical essays that range from the analysis of maternal imagery in the work of German artists at the turn of the century, to the unrepresented body in contemporary abstract painting. Betterton argues that women's art practices offer ways of engaging with our fascinations and fears of the female body. Reflecting the shift within feminist art over the last decade, An Intimate Distance sets the reinscription of the body within women's art practice in the context of current debates on the body, including reproductive science, maternal subjectivity and the concept of 'body horror' in relation to food, aging and sex. Drawing on recent theories of embodiment developed within feminist philosphyand psychoanalytic theory, the essays reveal how th epermeable boundaries between nature and culture, the female body and technology are being crossed in the work of women artists." - Publisher. Erotic art. 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, Blessing, Jennifer (Curated by); Tyler, Carole-Anne, and Wilson, Sarah, and Spector, Nancy, and Halberstam, Judith (Essays by); Harris, Lyle Ashton (Photo Essay by)
15 Blessing, Jennifer (Curated by); Tyler, Carole-Anne, and Wilson, Sarah, and Spector, Nancy, and Halberstam, Judith (Essays by); Harris, Lyle Ashton (Photo Essay by)
Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography
New York Guggenheim Museum 1997 0810969017 / 9780810969018 1st Hardcover NEW NEW Exhibition Catalogue Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Cloth, viii, 223 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes, index; 33 cm. BRAND NEW. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. This important photography exhibition focused on the gender-bending work of artists in the tradition of Marcel Duchamp. Sexually transgressive and polymorphously perverse! A lavish book. Includes: Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Lynda Benglis, Brassai, Claude Cahun, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lynn Hershman, Urs Luthi, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Messager, Pierre Molinier, Yasumasa Morimura, Catherine Opie, Orlan, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, Inez van Lamsweerde, Andy Warhol, others. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Rubber: Fun, Fashion, Fetish, Bloor, Janet, and Sinclair, John D.
16 Bloor, Janet, and Sinclair, John D.
Rubber: Fun, Fashion, Fetish
London and New York Thames & Hudson 2004 0500284903 / 9780500284902 1st Paperback NEW Collectible Oblong 
111 pp., col. illus.; 21 cm. Bound in orange rubber wraps. BRAND NEW. A fine copy. Shrinkwrapped. First U.S. Edition. Delightful survey of rubber in fashion and contemporary product design. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, Bowers, Scotty, with Friedberg, Lionel
17 Bowers, Scotty, with Friedberg, Lionel
Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
New York Grove Press 2012 0802120075 / 9780802120076 Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiii, 286 pp., illus.; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. "The wholesome image of America propagated by Hollywood in the 1940s, '50s and '60s is one of the most persistent in popular culture: loving wives, smiling children. But off the set, many of the actors who helped create this image were secretly leading very wild lives, and one man in particular was helping them: Scotty Bowers. At a time when sex outside of marriage was taboo, Scotty built up a reputation as the guy who could discreetly fix you up. Scotty slept with many stars himself, and connected others with his friends. Here, he tells his story for the first time. Scotty came to Hollywood after serving in the Marines in World War II, and began working at a gas station on Hollywood Boulevard. One day, he was approached and picked up by actor Walter Pidgeon, who whisked him off to a friend's villa for the first of many encounters with Hollywood's rich and famous. He developed long-term friendships with stars like Katharine Hepburn and Noel Coward, but he always kept it quiet--until he now provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution. / Scotty Bowers, now 88, still works as a bartender at private functions in Hollywood. Lionel Friedberg is an Emmy-winning producer, director and professional writer." - Publisher. 
Price: 19.94 USD
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Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera, Brandt, Bill; Haworth-Booth, Mark (Introductions by), and Mellor, David (Essay by)
18 Brandt, Bill; Haworth-Booth, Mark (Introductions by), and Mellor, David (Essay by)
Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera
New York Aperture; Philadelphia Museum of Art 1985 0893811912 / 9780893811914 Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
99 pp., illus., ports.; 28 cm. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Corner crease/back cover, age toning, otherwise fine. Another copy available. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "Acknowledged as a master of twentieth-century photography and the greatest British photographer, Bill Brandt left an indelible mark on the medium during a career that spanned more than fifty years. Trained in Man Ray's Paris studio, Brandt returned to England and produced a body of work that ranged from portraits of upper-crust society to views of the poverty of the industrial north. During the Blitz of World War II Brandt created an epic picture of blacked-out London, with images of bomb-damaged landmarks and residents sheltering in underground subway stations. After the war, he began a series of nude studies using lens distortions and unusual points of view to interpret the female form in new ways. He also photographed the movers and shakers of the English art scene, from Alec Guinness to David Hockney, and, for a series called 'Literary Britain,' he toured the country tracking down landscapes that had been influential to important British writers. Mark Haworth-Booth, curator of photography at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, provides a contextual overview and information on Brandt's working methods and biography. David Mellor, professor of art history at the University of Sussex, offers cogent interpretations of the larger significance of Brandt's themes and preoccupations." - Publisher. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera, Brandt, Bill; Haworth-Booth, Mark (Introductions by), and Mellor, David (Essay by)
19 Brandt, Bill; Haworth-Booth, Mark (Introductions by), and Mellor, David (Essay by)
Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera
New York Aperture; Philadelphia Museum of Art 1985 0893811912 / 9780893811914 Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
99 pp., illus., ports.; 28 cm. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "Acknowledged as a master of twentieth-century photography and the greatest British photographer, Bill Brandt left an indelible mark on the medium during a career that spanned more than fifty years. Trained in Man Ray's Paris studio, Brandt returned to England and produced a body of work that ranged from portraits of upper-crust society to views of the poverty of the industrial north. During the Blitz of World War II Brandt created an epic picture of blacked-out London, with images of bomb-damaged landmarks and residents sheltering in underground subway stations. After the war, he began a series of nude studies using lens distortions and unusual points of view to interpret the female form in new ways. He also photographed the movers and shakers of the English art scene, from Alec Guinness to David Hockney, and, for a series called 'Literary Britain,' he toured the country tracking down landscapes that had been influential to important British writers. Mark Haworth-Booth, curator of photography at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, provides a contextual overview and information on Brandt's working methods and biography. David Mellor, professor of art history at the University of Sussex, offers cogent interpretations of the larger significance of Brandt's themes and preoccupations." - Publisher. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Love's Picture Book: The History of Pleasure and Moral Indignation: Eroticism in a New Light, Brusendorff, Ove, and Henningsen, Poul; Gress, Elsa (Translated by)
20 Brusendorff, Ove, and Henningsen, Poul; Gress, Elsa (Translated by)
Love's Picture Book: The History of Pleasure and Moral Indignation: Eroticism in a New Light
Copenhagen Thaning & Appel 1961 Paperback Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Cloth, gilt, 151 pp., illus.; 22 cm. Good+. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Edges lightly soiled. Age toning. Dust wrapper, worn & torn at extremities, protected in a mylar book cover. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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