STORY OF O.
New York: Grove Press, (1965). First U.S. edition, published the same year in the UK. An erotic novel first published in Paris in 1954 by the Olympia Press. Some 40 years after publication, Anne Desclos -- as "Dominique Aury" -- claimed authorship and revealed the story was written as a series of letters to her lover, Jean Paulhan, to prove to him a woman could write like the Marquis de Sade. She certainly showed him. Translated from the French by Richard Seaver as "Sabine d'Estree"; preface, "Happiness in Slavery," by Paulhan; and note on the story by Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues. 8vo black cloth boards stamped in silver at spine; 199 pages. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with few tiny chips and pin-prick size hole to front flap fold.