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The Memoirs of an Erotic Bookseller [Digital Download]

Armand Coppens


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  • Digital Download: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press; 1st US edition (1 May 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1299371795
  • ISBN-13: 978-1299371798

Product Description

The Memoirs of an Erotic Bookseller (assisted by his Tired Wife Clementine and Her Distant lover) was originally published by Luxor in hardback in 1969. Armand Coppens (a pseudonym of W.N. Schors, a dealer in erotica who is well known in the antiquarian book trade on both sides of the Atlantic) is delightfully frank in telling of his somewhat dubious dealings and in recounting erotic episodes from his private life. His confessions are startling, amusing, titillating and, of course, uputdownable... packed with bizarre and amusing anecdotes about his customers and full with bibliographical information about the rare books he sold. The first (and only) volume of one of the most astonishing compilations of reminiscences ever written. The catalogue of amazing but deeply convincing characters include the gynaecologist, Berger, who has the alarming task of deciding whether toy-elephants and teddy bears will fit into his personal sexual pattern; the German lavatory-attendants who act as masturbation guards; the bumper-car merchant, Butin, who has an overwhelming passion for lesbian nurses and who commissioned for publication every fortnight a novel dealing with yet another sexual variation; the young man who, with a fixation about death, makes love to his girlfriends in the handsomely appointed coffin he has already had prepared for himself. These and a host of other characters, diplomats, artists and authors have had an interest over the years in forbidden literature, figure in Coppens" wide-ranging, witty and scholarly memoirs. Also available as a Panther paperback with ISBN 0586038914. There was never a Volume 2...

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