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"MORAC, Jules-Jean" : THE LIE OF LOVE.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1953). First edition. Nellie Koreman does not join in the celebrations as France is liberated - too much of her innocence has been lost in the war.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - an unsigned design by David Wright; small chip at foot; minor scuffing and creasing; tiny nick to lower wrapper, but overall a very good and clean copy.

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"MORAC, Jules-Jean" : THE LIFE OF TILLY LAGOURD.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1953). First edition. Apparently the last of the Morac titles: a lonely man contemplates suicide, but decides instead to adopt a girl from the streets.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 158,[ii]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a stylish design by David Wright, signed with initials; lightly rubbed and a little creased; a few faint marks; staples rusting, but otherwise a very good copy.

£40

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"MORAC, Jules-Jean" : MR. BERTRAND AND THE BLONDE.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1952). First edition. Brutal father expels his pregnant teenage daughter - "Mona Bertrand has gone there where the gutter is: the gutter where she belongs".
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - an unsigned design by David Wright; some very minor wear; slight creasing to upper wrapper, but otherwise a very good copy.

£40

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"MORAC, Jules-Jean" : MY LIFE IS MY OWN.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1953). First edition. "No longer are we brother and sister. From now on we are husband and wife ...".
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - an unsigned design by David Wright; mild wear and light rubbing; a couple of tiny nicks and chips, but still a very good copy. .

£40

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"MORAC, Jules-Jean" : NO PRUDE.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., [1952]. First edition. Minette Floucher waits for her boyfriend at the Gard du Nord. The second of the seven or so Harborough titles put out under this nom-de-plume - ostensibly a translation from the French, but there would appear to be no editions in French and, for all the glamour of the potted biography on the lower wrapper, the author is unknown to the Bibliothèque Nationale.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a typical design by David Wright (1912-1967), signed with initials; some light wear and mild creasing; very faint fringe of pale discolouration to upper wrapper and spine; text lightly tanned; a few leaves with chips to margins, not affecting text; a good copy.

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"MORAC, Jules-Jean" : PLAYING WITH FIRE.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1953). First edition. Marie Guillon plays fast and loose with French railway regulations, finding the first-class passengers more "interesting" than those in third.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design by David Wright, signed with initials; slight wear and slight darkening to spine; faint diagonal crease to upper wrapper; a few spots, but otherwise a very good copy.

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"RÉNIN, Paul" - [GOYNE, Richard, 1902-1957] : MIDNIGHT.

London : Archer Press, [1952]. [Fourth edition]. Rich American woman starts to fascinate a rising young barrister - his wife is aghast. Originally published in 1928.
Crown 8vo (18cm). 96pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - an unsigned design by David Wright (1912-1967); a few nicks; some creasing; faint bookshop stamp to upper wrapper; a few spots, but still a better than average copy.

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : BEWITCHED.

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : BEWITCHED.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1952). First edition in English of "Les Ensorcelées" (originally published in 1944 as "Vaudou : Roman de Moeurs Martiniquaises"). Royer was the author of "L'Amour chez les Soviets" (1932) and other
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design by David Wright; lightly worn, with a few marks, spots and creases; a good copy.

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : THE BLACK MISTRESS (LA MAîTRESSE NOIRE).

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : THE BLACK MISTRESS (LA MAîTRESSE NOIRE).

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1953). The third impression of the 1950 English edition. First published in France in 1928. Yellow Fever in West Africa and the Count of Coussan has gone to the dogs.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a saucy design by David Wright; light wear at head but a very good copy.

£25

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : CLUB OF THE DAMNED.

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : CLUB OF THE DAMNED.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1953). First edition in English of "Le Club des Damnés" (1934). The public health officer refuses a burial permit after the sudden death of Count Oswald von Salsberg - enquiries ensue.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - unsigned but by David Wright; some light creasing and minor wear; lower wrapper slightly marked; light spotting to half-title and edges; text lightly tanned; a few mild creases, but still overall a very good copy.

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : DESIRE (LE DÉSIR).

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : DESIRE (LE DÉSIR).

Hanley : Harborough Publishing Co., (1950). First edition in English. Originally published in Paris in 1942.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Illustrations. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – naked blonde in fur stole from David Wright; some minor wear and creasing; a few internal spots, but overall a very good copy. Just two copies of this edition (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide. Partial book-exchange stamp at foot of upper wrapper.

£50

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : THE HAREM (LE SÉRAIL).

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : THE HAREM (LE SÉRAIL).

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1952). The second impression of the 1950 English edition. First published in France in 1931. Banker's artist brother has seduced the daughter of a rich industrialist - scandal beckons.
Crown 8vo (18cm). [iv],9-164pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a stylish design by David Wright; a few faint signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : LOVE IN THE SUN.

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : LOVE IN THE SUN.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., (1952). First edition in English of "L'Amour au Soleil", first published in France in 1947. Young Jacqueline de Kerlor is invited to a nudist colony.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design by David Wright; some light creasing, marking and minor wear; short nick to lower wrapper; a good and serviceable copy.

£40

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : WHERE THEY BREED (HARAS HUMAIN).

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : WHERE THEY BREED (HARAS HUMAIN).

Hanley : Harborough Publishing Co., (1950). First edition in English. Beautiful young women required for a Nazi super-race breeding scheme. First published in France in 1949.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design by David Wright; chipped at tips; slightly rubbed; text unevenly tanned, with several leaves chipped in opening; a serviceable copy. American price stamp to upper wrapper. No copy traced in any major UK library.

£25

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