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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : LES ENSORCELÉES (VAUDOU).

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : LES ENSORCELÉES (VAUDOU).

Paris : Les Éditions de Paris, (1946). Second edition : originally published in 1944 as “Vaudou [Voodoo] : Roman de Moeurs Martiniquaises”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [8],(x),228,[iv],[2]pp. Original pictorial wrappers; lightly worn, a little creased and slightly split, but a good copy of a fragile item.

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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 similar works.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design by David Wright; lightly worn, with a few minor creases and small flaws; text a little tanned, but a very good copy. Just three copies of this edition (Bodleian, British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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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 : 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. Partial book-exchange stamp at foot of upper wrapper. Just two copies of this edition (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£50

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ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : KHAM THE DANCER.

ROYER, Louis-Charles, 1885-1970 : KHAM THE DANCER.

London : Harborough Publishing Co., [1953]. First edition in English. Pascal Battisti from Laos needs urgently to speak to the director of the Mining Research Company – but then he is murdered. Originally published in Paris as “Kham la Laotienne” in 1935.
Crown 8vo (18cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers – a design probably by David Wright; inked mark on upper wrapper; some creasing and wear; staples a little rusted; some marks and spots, but a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£30

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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, faint marking and minor wear, but overall a very good copy. Just three copies of this edition (Bodleian, British Library and Trinity College, Dublin) located in major libraries worldwide.

£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. Just a single copy (California) located in major libraries worldwide.

£40

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