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Harris, Frank & Trocchi, Alexander/Girodias, Maurice (Preface)

Published by The Traveller's Companion, Inc./The Olympia Book Society Inc., New York City, NY

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Item Description: The Traveller's Companion, Inc./The Olympia Book Society Inc., New York City, NY. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. (No Date) 188+pp. Original green wraps, a bit rubbed w/ light edge wear. Edges of leaves a bit age toned, otherwise, contents nice. Bookseller Inventory # 293PBE

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Trocchi, Alexander

Published by The Olympia Press, London (1966)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, London, 1966. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. "The Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series, No. 108". Soft Cover. Green cover has 1.5 inch tear at top, edge rubs/nicks, blue dot sticker on spine. First page has smudges on right edge and others have foxing on sides - not inside. Pages are clean. Binding starting to separate at title page. 7.2" tall; 191 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 9929644

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Harris, Frank (Alexander Trocchi)

Published by Olympia Press, London (1966)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, London, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First U.K. Edition. Explicit erotic novel about a man's intimate adventures with girls in India, Africa, Japan and China by Scottish author Alexander Trocchi posing as Frank Harris. "I had pinioned her hands on either side to the floor so that she lay as though crucified below me." Showing some wear. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 041195

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Harris, Frank (Alexander Trocchi)

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1959)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Fourth Printing. Explicit erotic novel about a man's intimate adventures with girls in India, Africa, Japan & China by Scottish author Alexander Trocchi posing as Frank Harris. "I had pinioned her hands on either side to the floor so that she lay as though crucified below me." Slight fracture to spine otherwise a fine copy. Trocchi was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and Italian father. After working as a seaman on the Murmansk convoys, he attended University of Glasgow. On graduation he obtained a traveling grant that enabled him to relocate to continental Europe. In the early 1950s, he lived in Paris and edited the literary magazine Merlin, which published Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Christopher Logue, and Pablo Neruda, amongst others. Although not published in Merlin, American writer Terry Southern, who lived in Paris from 1948-1952, became a close friend of both Trocchi and his colleague Richard Seaver, and the three later co-edited the anthology Writers In Revolt (1962). Though established somewhat in rivalry with the Paris Review, George Plimpton also had served on Merlin's editorial board. Trocchi claimed that this journal came to an end when the US State Department canceled its many subscriptions in protest over an article by Jean-Paul Sartre praising the homoeroticism of Jean Genet. Maurice Girodias published most of Trocchi's novels through Olympia Press, often written under pen names, such as Frances Lengel and Carmencita de las Lunas. Girodias also published My Life and Loves: Fifth Volume, which purported to be the final volume of the autobiography of Irish writer Frank Harris. However, though based on autobiographical material by Harris, the book was heavily edited and rewritten by Trocchi Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020469

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Trocchi, Alexander (Frank Harris)

Published by Olympia Press, London (1966)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, London, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First U.K. Edition. Explicit erotic novel about a man's intimate adventures with girls in India, Africa, Japan & China by Scottish author Alexander Trocchi posing as Frank Harris. "I had pinioned her hands on either side to the floor so that she lay as though crucified below me." Slight fracture to spine otherwise a fine copy. Trocchi was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and Italian father. After working as a seaman on the Murmansk convoys, he attended University of Glasgow. On graduation he obtained a traveling grant that enabled him to relocate to continental Europe. In the early 1950s, he lived in Paris and edited the literary magazine Merlin, which published Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Christopher Logue, and Pablo Neruda, amongst others. Although not published in Merlin, American writer Terry Southern, who lived in Paris from 1948-1952, became a close friend of both Trocchi and his colleague Richard Seaver, and the three later co-edited the anthology Writers In Revolt (1962). Though established somewhat in rivalry with the Paris Review, George Plimpton also had served on Merlin's editorial board. Trocchi claimed that this journal came to an end when the US State Department canceled its many subscriptions in protest over an article by Jean-Paul Sartre praising the homoeroticism of Jean Genet. Maurice Girodias published most of Trocchi's novels through Olympia Press, often written under pen names, such as Frances Lengel and Carmencita de las Lunas. Girodias also published My Life and Loves: Fifth Volume, which purported to be the final volume of the autobiography of Irish writer Frank Harris. However, though based on autobiographical material by Harris, the book was heavily edited and rewritten by Trocchi. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020470

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Trocchi, Alexander]:

Published by Paris: Travellers Companion Series / The Olympia Press, [November 1959]. (1959)

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Item Description: Paris: Travellers Companion Series / The Olympia Press, [November 1959]., 1959. Printed green wrappers. Near fine. Although denoted the '4th Printing' on the upper wrapper, it is the 3rd printing in this format of Trocchi's partial pastiche of Harris's memoirs, published as TC #10. The first printing appeared in 1954 in the Atlantic Library. KEARNEY & CARROLL 5.10.3. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 71862

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Trocchi, Alexander]:

Published by Paris: Travellers Companion Series / The Olympia Press, [November 1959]. (1959)

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Item Description: Paris: Travellers Companion Series / The Olympia Press, [November 1959]., 1959. Printed green wrappers. Shadow of price sticker on rear wrapper, otherwise near fine. Although denoted the '4th Printing' on the upper wrapper, it is the 3rd printing in this format of Trocchi's partial pastiche of Harris's memoirs, published as TC #10. The first printing appeared in 1954 in the Atlantic Library. KEARNEY & CARROLL 5.10.3. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 71863

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Frank Harris and Alexander Trocchi

Published by The New English Library in Association with The Olympia Press, London (1966)

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Item Description: The New English Library in Association with The Olympia Press, London, 1966. Paper. Book Condition: Fine. Reprint. 191 pages in plain green typographical covers. This copy is unread. No. 108 in the Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series and is a reprint of the Olympia Press edition of 1958. Trocchi's "continuation" of the Frank Harris Narration. Size: 4¼" x 7". Bookseller Inventory # 007885

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Trocchi, Alexander (Frank Harris)

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1959)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, Paris, 1959. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Fourth Printing. Explicit erotic novel about a man's intimate adventures with girls in India, Africa, Japan and China by Scottish author Alexander Trocchi posing as Frank Harris. "I had pinioned her hands on either side to the floor so that she lay as though crucified below me." Trocchi was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and Italian father. After working as a seaman on the Murmansk convoys, he attended University of Glasgow. On graduation he obtained a traveling grant that enabled him to relocate to continental Europe. In the early 1950s, he lived in Paris and edited the literary magazine Merlin, which published Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Christopher Logue, and Pablo Neruda, amongst others. Although not published in Merlin, American writer Terry Southern, who lived in Paris from 1948-1952, became a close friend of both Trocchi and his colleague Richard Seaver, and the three later co-edited the anthology Writers In Revolt (1962). Though established somewhat in rivalry with the Paris Review, George Plimpton also had served on Merlin's editorial board. Trocchi claimed that this journal came to an end when the US State Department canceled its many subscriptions in protest over an article by Jean-Paul Sartre praising the homoeroticism of Jean Genet. Maurice Girodias published most of Trocchi's novels through Olympia Press, often written under pen names, such as Frances Lengel and Carmencita de las Lunas. Girodias also published My Life and Loves: Fifth Volume, which purported to be the final volume of the autobiography of Irish writer Frank Harris. However, though based on autobiographical material by Harris, the book was heavily edited and rewritten by Trocchi. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 031603

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Trocchi, Alexander

Published by Olympia Press, London (1966)

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Item Description: Olympia Press, London, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First U.K. Paperback Edition. Trocchi was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and Italian father. After working as a seaman on the Murmansk convoys, he attended University of Glasgow. On graduation he obtained a traveling grant that enabled him to relocate to continental Europe. In the early 1950s, he lived in Paris and edited the literary magazine Merlin, which published Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Christopher Logue, and Pablo Neruda, amongst others. Although not published in Merlin, American writer Terry Southern, who lived in Paris from 1948-1952, became a close friend of both Trocchi and his colleague Richard Seaver, and the three later co-edited the anthology Writers In Revolt (1962). Though established somewhat in rivalry with the Paris Review, George Plimpton also had served on Merlin's editorial board. Trocchi claimed that this journal came to an end when the US State Department canceled its many subscriptions in protest over an article by Jean-Paul Sartre praising the homoeroticism of Jean Genet. Maurice Girodias published most of Trocchi's novels through Olympia Press, often written under pen names, such as Frances Lengel and Carmencita de las Lunas. Girodias also published My Life and Loves: Fifth Volume, which purported to be the final volume of the autobiography of Irish writer Frank Harris. However, though based on autobiographical material by Harris, the book was heavily edited and rewritten by Trocchi. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043268

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Harris, Frank (d.i. hier Alexander Trocchi).

Published by The Atlantic Library published by The Olympia Press, Paris

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Item Description: The Atlantic Library published by The Olympia Press, Paris. Kl.8°, Paris, The Atlantic Library published by The Olympia Press, o.J. Kl.8°, 80 S., typogr. OBrosch.(= Klammerheftung), papierbed. ger. gebräunt, Bd. etw. fleckig; gutes Expl. "First printing". Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar, vgl. Kearney, 4.10.1 u. 5.10.2/3. (Unbekannte) Vorabveröffentlichung oder 'Raubdruck'? Alle bekannten Ausgaben enthalten 186/192 Seiten. typogr. OBrosch.(= Klammerheftung), papierbed. ger. gebräunt, Bd. etw. fleckig; gutes Expl. Bookseller Inventory # 20160AB

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Traveller's Companion); Frank Harris ( Alexander Trocchi)

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1955)

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Item Description: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1955. Green printed wrappers, 16mo., 186, (2) pages. Traveller's Companion No. 10, 2nd Printing. The purported fifth volume of the four volume edition published by Obelisk Press, heavily edited and almost entirely written by Alexander Trocchi. Price 900 Francs on rear cover. A very near fine, clean, un-read copy with just a trace of wear to the extremities of the second printing, in archival mylar. This edition, as well as the first, is quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 006361

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Trocchi, Alexander.

Published by Grove Press Inc., New York (1960)

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Item Description: Grove Press Inc., New York, 1960. 20 cm x 13,8 cm. First Softcover - Edition. New York, Grove Press Inc., 1960. 20 cm x 13,8 cm. 252 pages. Original, illustrated Softcover. Good condition only with signs of external wear. Edges a little rubbed and faded. Alexander Whitelaw Robertson Trocchi (30 July 1925 – 15 April 1984) was a Scottish novelist. Trocchi was born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and Italian father. After working as a seaman on the Murmansk convoys, he attended the University of Glasgow. On graduation he obtained a travelling grant that enabled him to relocate to continental Europe. In the early 1950s he lived in Paris and edited the literary magazine Merlin, which published Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Christopher Logue, and Pablo Neruda, amongst others. Although not published in Merlin, American writer Terry Southern, who lived in Paris from 1948-1952, became a close friend of both Trocchi and his colleague Richard Seaver, and the three later co-edited the anthology Writers In Revolt (1962). Though established somewhat in rivalry with the Paris Review, George Plimpton also had served on Merlin's editorial board. Trocchi claimed that this journal came to an end when the US State Department cancelled its many subscriptions in protest over an article by Jean-Paul Sartre praising the homoeroticism of Jean Genet. Maurice Girodias published most of Trocchi's novels through Olympia Press, often written under pen names, such as Frances Lengel and Carmencita de las Lunas. Girodias also published My Life and Loves: Fifth Volume, which purported to be the final volume of the autobiography of Irish writer Frank Harris. However, though based on autobiographical material by Harris, the book was heavily edited and rewritten by Trocchi. Maurice Girodias commissioned him to write erotica. Under the name Frances Lengel, Trocchi churned out numerous pornographic books including the now classic Helen and Desire (1954) and a dirty version of his own book Young Adam (1954). Trocchi and his friends also published Samuel Beckett’s War and Memory and Jean Genet’s Thief’s journal in English for the first time. Trocchi acquired his lifelong heroin addiction in Paris. He left Paris for the United States and spent time in Taos, New Mexico, before settling in New York City, where he worked on a stone scow on the Hudson River. This time is chronicled in the novel Cain's Book, which at the time became something of a sensation, being an honest study of heroin addiction with descriptions of sex and drug use that got it banned in Britain, where the book was the subject of an obscenity trial. In America, however, it received favourable reviews. Trocchi was then deep in the throes of heroin addiction; he even failed to attend his own launch party for Cain's Book. His wife Lyn prostituted herself on the streets of the Lower East Side. He injected himself on camera during a live television debate on drug abuse, despite being on bail at the time. He had been charged with supplying heroin to a minor, an offence then punishable by death. A jail term seemed certain, but with the help of friends (including Norman Mailer), Trocchi was smuggled over the Canadian border where he was given refuge in Montreal by poet Irving Layton and met up with Leonard Cohen. His wife Lyn was arrested and son Marc detained, but later joined Trocchi in London. In the late 1950s he lived in Venice, California, then the centre of the Southern California Beat scene. In October 1955, he became involved with the Lettrist International and then the Situationist International. His text "Invisible Insurrection of a Million Minds" was published in the Scottish journal New Saltire in 1962 and subsequently as "Technique du Coup du Monde" in Internationale Situationniste, number 8. It proposed an international "spontaneous university" as a cultural force and marked the beginning of his movement towards his sigma project, which played a formative part in the UK Underground. He resigned from the SI in 1964. Trocchi appeared at the 1962 E. Bookseller Inventory # 43043AB

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Harris, Frank

Published by The Obelisk Press/The Olympia Press, Paris (1954)

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Item Description: The Obelisk Press/The Olympia Press, Paris, 1954. Five volumes, light grey wrappers printed in red and black, small 8vo., (Fifth vol. is sage green wrappers, tall 12mo., 2nd Printing, 1955). Fifth Obelisk edition; the fifth vol. is the first printing, ghosted or creatively edited by Alexander Trocchi for the Olympia Press Traveller's Companion series, being No. 10. The shockingly bad and preposterous autohagiography of a egoist, notorious in its day for its (now tame) sex scenes and gratuitus name dropping. It ruined his already dubious reputation and is the only book of his remembered today. Seldom offered with the fifth (Olympia Press) volume. But for a mild stain to the rear wrapper of vol. four, this is a very nice, mildly soiled and lightly edgeworn set, in archival mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 001639

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