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    [Erotica]. Two Classic First Edition French Erotic Novels, including: Pauline Réage. Story of O. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1965. First edition. Octavo. 199 pages. Translated from the French by Sabine d'Estrée. Original black cloth with titles in silver on the spine. A beautiful copy, virtually unread (as hard as that may be to believe), internally bright in a beautiful dust jacket. In fine condition. [and] Emmanuelle Arsan. Emmanuelle. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1971. First edition. Octavo. 221 pages. Translated from the French by Lowell Blair. Original black cloth with titles set against a silver background on the spine. Another beautiful copy, almost unread, internally bright, offered in a crisp jacket that shows only the minutest shelf wear. A fine copy. Ah, what a difference nearly forty years makes. Sadly "O" and Emmanuelle's erotic exploits would hardly make today's tabloids, though heady stuff in its day.

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