Monday, December 22, 2008

Intimate Gifts: Erotic Literature

What gift to get that dear Lingerista who has every lace panty, garter belt, and frilly unmentionable? How about a gift that can only play in the quiet of your mind or as a whisper on your lips?

Coco de Mer, our Eve's Apples October Boutique of the Month, has a unique collection of rare erotic books for sale that is sure to pique the interest and intrigue even the shyest Lingerista.

Here is what Coco de Mer has to say about their rare erotic books:

"Fans of original erotic literature can take a piece of history home with the launch of Coco de Mer’s brand new ‘Rare Books’ section. Collaborating with Simon Finch, the renowned Mayfair based Rare Books specialist, the works on offer include a varied selection of esteemed authors. The books are not only for established collectors but are for anyone looking for an individual gift that will grow in value as time elapses. It is a valuable introduction into the art of collecting Rare Books as many of the books are steeped in history and one can only imagine to whom they once belonged to. Coco de Mer has already sold many of these famous erotic texts to some of the A-list, however our lips are sealed...."

Some of their books are below:

Price: $120.00

Courtesans Princesses Lesbians - Laurent-Tailhade, Marie Louise (1953)
"Rare edition of Courtesans Princesses Lesbians by Marie Louise Laurent-Tailhade. Translated and tarted up from the original French for the growing English and American tourist market. Paris: Editions de la Fontaine d’Or, 1953"


Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller (1939)
"Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1939 8vo (188 x 140mm),pp.367 (1) blank, (1) imprint, (3) blank. All Edges uncut. Internally fine. Publisher's wrappers, text and obelisk logo in black, decoration in red and white. Edges of wrappers folded and rubbed with slight chipping and several short tears to foot; occasional spots to spine, upper and lower panels slightly dusty but colours fresh and bright.Miller's candid and inimitable chronicle of his New York life and loves: first edition, first issue, in original state as first sold before the outbreak of World War Two, when the press shut down. The majority of copies from this issue were sold by Girodias after the war and had the price - 60 francs, here visible on the spine and both flaps - inked out."

Price: $1,800.00

*** To purchase the rare books, please contact Coco de Mer for details. Special shipping charges apply. ***

If you still like the idea of giving an erotic book, but don't like the prices, here are a couple other mainstream books carried at Coco de Mer:

"Deepak Chopra's Kama Sutra brings together India’s greatest living writer and ambassador of culture, Deepak Chopra, and India’s most cherished and well-known text, the Kama Sutra. For the first time, acclaimed and international bestselling author Deepak Chopra explores the universal themes of spirituality and sexuality and their role in connecting lovers emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Deepak Chopra’s loyalty to the original Kama Sutra and ability to find its sacredness makes this unique book a modern classic and a definitive version for generations to come. The book will be fully illustrated by a group of Indian artists hand selected by Chopra. The text also includes The Seven Spiritual Laws of Love, Deepak’s intensive meditation and affirmation of simple, practical applications that partners can bring to their relationship to enhance and entice their intimacy."

Price: $27.95

"This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village," as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard."

Price: $16.95

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