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Sat, May 4, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 86

Two French Erotic Illustrated Volumes (Orlan 1937/ Billy 1949)

Estimate: $200 - $400

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1. Andre Billy

Visions de Danse

Maurice Faureau & Paul Lauquet (Paris), 1949

Illustrated by Almery Lobel-Riche

13 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Number 72 from an edition of 210, one of 60 printed on white Velin de Rives. 30 drypoint engraving illustrate the text depicting clothed and nude dancers, with an additional suite of 26 drypoints, these being the images from the text but with added remarques sketched in the plate. The text is loosely contained in a decorative cardboard folder and housed in a matching slipcase.


2. Pierre Mac Orlan

Les Demons Gardiens


Illustrated by Chas LaBorde

11 1/4" x 9"

Number 190 from an edition of 261, printed on white Velin de Vidalon. 15 full-page erotic drypoint engravings illustrate the text. The text is loosely contained in a printed paper cover, covered in a cardboard folder, and housed in a matching slipcase.


[Billy] Cracking to the front hinge of the folder cover. General wear to the slipcase. [Orlan] Crease and mild warping to the slipcase, scattered minor creasing throughout.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 13.25 in
Width: 10.25 in
Depth: 3.75 in

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