The sex paper, KISS, was described by the New York Times as “so countercultural that it made The Village Voice look like a church circular.” Kiss was an underground adult newspaper founded in 1969 by Joel Fabricant, Dean Latimer and Peter Mikalajunas, all of whom worked at The East Village Other. The titillating and artsy paper was the most well known of the several East Village Other spinoff magazines and often featured the work and contributions of R. Crumb, Kim Deitch, Kenneth Anger and Warhol Superstars such as Ondine. The paper was padded out with sexual imagery, erotic fiction and … Continue reading UNDERGROUND SEX PAPERS & R. CRUMB
A wonderful example of midcentury lesbian sleaze fiction. “…love in the shadows and outcast lovers proud of their forbidden passions.” THE UNASHAMEDMarch HastingsMidwood #53, 1960. First Printing.Warped Desires of Women Who Need No Men Cond.: GOOD. Mild handling, edge wear. Binding strong, solid. Browse the shop. >>>> Purchase this gem. Continue reading The Unashamed – Warped Desires of Women Who Need No Men – Lesbian Fiction
I can’t say I’ve ever read a gothic romance or even a plain old romance novel, but I am a fan of the gothic romance novel nonetheless. I get a bit weak in the knees over the dark, desperate art that graces so many of the covers of these books. So many fearful women in nightgowns, wandering dark estates and stormy grounds. Barren trees, tilted tombstones and that ever present element of dread. The gothic romance novel gets a tad darker and more overtly demonic with the Avon series dubbed Satanic Gothic, the logo of which features a silhouette of … Continue reading Satanic Gothic – Mark of the Rope by Miriam Lynch
Amazing vintage 60s pulp sleaze. In the shop now! Perhaps one of my favorite sleaze titles of all time! STRIP, WENCH… OR DIE!Gene CrossIntimate Edition, 1963.First Printing. Cond. Unread; Clean, solid, uncreased, no wear at all. The spine has a mild warping right at the spine edge. Continue reading STRIP, WENCH … OR DIE!
Rare First Edition! Seybert Commission on Spiritualism 1st EditionJ.B. Lippincott (PHILADELPHIA), 1887. Original brown cloth with gilt titling on spine and front panel. Preliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by The University of ennsylvania To Investigate Modern Spiritualism In Accordance with the Request of the late Henry Seybert. Condition: VG. No writing, small name stamp on front free endpaper. NOT ex-library, no markings or writing. Tad bit of wear to head and tail of spine.$OLD Continue reading Seybert Commission on Spiritualism . First Edition, 1887.
MODERN SPIRITUALISM A History and Criticism Frank Podmore Methuen & Co.(LONDON), 1902 In TWO VOLUMES. Red cloth with gilt titling on front panels. Fascinating, thorough. POSSESSION AND WITCHCRAFT POLTERGEISTS PARACELSUS, FLUDD, MESMER, ET AL GERMAN SOMNAMBULISTS ENGLISH MESMERISTS CLAIRVOYANCE EARLY AMERICAN SPIRITUALISM PHYSICAL PHENOMENA SPEAKING WITH TONGUES TRANCE WRITING AND SPEAKING TABLE TURNING SEANCES SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY SLATE WRITING MANIFESTATIONS and much more! $225. Continue reading MODERN SPIRITUALISM A History and Criticism Frank Podmore. 1902. 2 Volumes
Mesmerism in India
And Its Practical Applications in Surgery and Medicine
by James Esdaile,M.D.
From the Masonic books collection of the Wisconsin Consistory Library/Masonic Center, with pastedown featuring the Double-headed eagle, Teutonic Cross and 32° Freemason insignia.Continue reading “Mesmerism in India – Rare First Edition, 1846”
Rise & Fall A Concertina of Life by Micah Lidberg NOBROW PRESS First Edition, 2010 With obi, paper wrap. $60 Cond: VG. Spot of loss where obi adhered to book. This beautiful concertina book folds out to a stunning 136 cm panorama detailing the demise of some of our planet’s most dominant and long standing occupants only to be replaced by another group of breastfeeding placental creatures that would come to reign over the globe millions of years later. Micah Lidberg’s seamless use of line and adeptness with a limited color palette recalls the intricate patterns of traditional Japanese kimono … Continue reading Rise & Fall. FIRST EDITION. A Concertina of Life by Micah Lidberg
Two beautiful rare volumes of French mythology.DICTIONARY OF FABLE – 1828Abrege de la Mythologie Universelle, Ou Dictionnaire de La Fable.Par Fr. NoelMarbled boards, end pages and page edges. An exhaustive index, dictionary of mythological characters, figures and associated terms. Beautifully illustrated in two lovely volumes. In the French language. Bruxelles (Brussells), Ode et Wodon, (1828) $98. TWO VOLUMES. 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ Cond: Good. Solid binding. Spine edge on one vol. shows wear, with loss to one paper label on spine. Light spotting throughout. Fold-out map intact and in vg condition. Some corner wear. Continue reading DICTIONARY OF FABLE; Greek Mythology – 1828
The History of the PopesFrom the Foundation of the See of Rome, To the Present TimeArchibald Bower – FIRST EDITIONS LONDON (Printed for the Author) $375 Published from 1750-1766 A VERY RARE SET! These volumes are NOT ex-library; lovely old bookplate on each volume. Six gorgeous full folio leather covers, five raised bands. All original and in pretty exceptional condition. A fascinating read and a beautiful set printed on handmade paper. Vol. 1 – 1750 (Third Ed.)Vol. 2 – 1750 (Third Ed.) Includes extensive Subscriber List.Vol. 3 – 1754 (First Ed.)Vol. 4 – 1759 (First Ed.)Vol. 5 – 1761 (First … Continue reading The History of the Popes BOWER 6V Full Leather FIRST EDITIONS – RARE