Collector's Library

Collector's Library

Collector's Library

Where a book is rather rare, of literary value, or in a limited edition, we at Curiosa have decided to categorise it as part of our Collector's Library. You may bag a rare find or simply enjoy the tactile feel of the binding from the following selections.

JULES PASCIN
ALEXANDRE DUPOUY    Book Number: 76199
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Jules first erotic awakening occurred when he accompanied his aunts to the Turkish baths, where he discovered multitudes of lounging bodies that intrigued and fascinated him. His first mistress wa...
KNICKERS: An Intimate Appraisal
ROSEMARY HAWTHORNE    Book Number: 83022
Published price: £10
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Before 1800 no nice women wore knickers at all! Underneath their crinolines, Victorian women wore knickers with separate legs and before the advent of elastic, knickers were held up with buttons, ...
COURTLY LOVE: The Path of Sexual Initiation
JEAN MARKALE    Book Number: 83029
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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After the year 1000 a new way of looking at love and the place held by women in the world was happening. The Christian-inspired tradition that at best viewed women with contempt, fear and loathing...
ALLEN JONES
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS    Book Number: 81360
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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First published on the occasion of the exhibition Allen Jones RA from November 2013 to January 2015, this Sotheby's exhibition catalogue is a hardbound large, collectable item packed with glossy co...
PETER PAUL RUBENS
GILLES NÉRET    Book Number: 83002
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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There are over 1,000 catalogued works by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), the master painter and polymath was the 16th century flag bearer for Baroque drama, movement and sensuality in art. The ...
HELMUT NEWTON    Book Number: 62890
Bibliophile price: £100.00
Product format: Hardback

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, b/w nude women were his signature. With the physically commanding 'Sumo...