[TROCCHI, Alexander]. LUNAS, Carmencita de las. Thongs.

(Paris): The Olympia Press: The Traveller’s Companion series, no date.  Pirate edition.  16mo.  Two volumes.  Rare two volume pirate edition of Trocchi’s transgressively erotic tale of Gertrude, a girl from the slums of Glasgow who remakes herself as Carmencita and becomes the Grand Painmistress of a secret sadomasochistic order structured along the lines of the Catholic Church, eventually going willingly to her own crucifixion.  Originally published by the Olympia Press as number 25 in The Traveller’s Companion series, this edition quite probably originates from London, the law prohibiting the import of the original editions into the UK.  Both volumes in good condition in printed wrappers. Rare, the first time we have encountered this edition.     


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