Olympia Press Collection.

Selection of Olympia Press Erotica from the Traveller's Companion series

Olympia Press Collection.



Item Number: 129671

Paris: Paris, Various Dates.

First editions of a selection of works from Olympia Press, which was based in Paris and specialized in English-language books which could not be published elsewhere without risking legal action. Octavo, 44 volumes, original wrappers. In near fine condition.

The story of the Olympia Press is one of the most flamboyant in publishing history. In the 1950s, when dirty books (and great ones) were being banned in Britain and America, Maurice Girodias launched a career in Paris that earned him the nickname the "Prince of Porn."

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