The authorship of Gamiani has long been attributed to Alfred Musset and Georges Sand [the second part] but never proven. The first edition, published in Paris 1833, was a large but slim volume of 26 pages with 12 lithographs in b/w attributed to Achille Dev?ria and H. Grevedon. The text itself was printed in columns, reproduced by lithography from a calligraphic manuscript. Since the first edition, Gamiani has been re-published and translated numerous times and continues to be published to this day.
The checklist covers only those French editions published between 1833 and 1950. The entries are sorted by the year shown on the title page, even though the edition may have been published later (or earlier); and where that's known it will be noted in brackets. If the title page lacks a year but an estimated date of publication is known the estimated date is used. Those titles without a date and without an estimated publication date are listed at the end of the checklist.
In-12. 2 volumes. 16 lithographs(?).
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-421. Rose: 1898 (B.A.153))
In-4 (345 X 255 mm). 2 volumes. Continuous pagination from [ 1 ] to 13 and 15 to 26pp. Pictorial buff wrappers. Lithographic text in double columns. Printed on vergé paper with horizontal chain lines (pp.1-18 and 23 to 26), and on vellum paper (pp.19 with 22). Issued with twelve hand-colored lithographs attributed to Achille Devéria and P.L.H. Grevedon.
Note the word "Une" in the title. In subsequent editions "Deux" is used. It is thought that each volume (and the pages?) may have been printed and/or issued separately over a period of time.
The copy at Kinsey contains the plates in both colored and uncolored states. Additionally, there are thirteen watercolors appended to the end; they are attributed to B. de Baudervalle on the spine and in a ms. note on flyleaf.
(Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1833. Eros invaincu: 688. Bibliothèque Erotique Gérard Nordmann, Christies Sale #5445 / Lot 288, April 27, 2006)
Probably published by Duringe in Paris and printed by Renaudie.
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-413)
A Venise: [n.p.], 1840. In-12.
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-415)
Small 8vo. viii + 123pp. printed on verge. 8 engravings.
Published in Paris by Barraud. The copy in the British Library contains additional copies of the plates in various states and a frontispiece by Félicien Rops, inserted.
(British Library: P.C.30.c.7. Galitzin: 737)
In-4. xx + 64pp. Limited edition of 110 copies. 15 engraved wood-cuts by Aubert according to drawings by Daragnes.
Published by the illustrator, Jean-Gabriel Daragnès.
(Dutel: 1630. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #178)
8vo. xvi, 70(2), viii pp. Limited edition of 120 copies, of which 20 are in small octavo printed on Hollande and the remaining 100 copies are in 12mo printed on vergé. Two suites of plates: the first consists of a frontispiece and seven illustrations by Félicien Rops, with each plate present in seven (or in one case 14) states, in black, bistre, and sanguine, on various kinds of paper. The second suite, much more crudely executed, consists of eight plates as well; each of these is present in two states, black and sanguine.
UPDATE: A copy held by Abraxas-Libris (per Bruno Foligné) does NOT contain these engravings (email 5/21/16) The copy, from the Nordmann auction, states it was published in two issues: 20 copies on Holland paper and 100 copies on Vergè, illustrated with woodcut head and tail-pieces and initials. Mr. Foligné thinks the illustrations may have come from Dutel #342.
Also, per Mr. Foligné: "The first part of the book, contains an introduction entitled: "quelques observations" at the end of this part of xvi° pages, the publisher says "Ne nous adressant pas aux amateurs d'obscénités, mais aux bibliophiles sérieux, nous n'avons pas cru devoir y joindre des gravures qui, par la nature du sujet, satisfont rarement les gens d'un goût délicat."
Published in Brussels by Jules Gay.
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-416. Bookseller holding: Ximenes Rare Books, 03/08/05. Nordmann: sale #5445, Lot 289.)
A Venise: [n.p.], 1864. In-8.
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-417)
In-12. 141pp. Printed on velin. 4 illustrations by Tony Johannot, 4 illustrations by Felicien Rops + 6 drawings by Chauvet.
Published in Bruxelles by Auguste Poulet-Malassis.
8vo. xvi + 141pp. Limited edition of 150 copies. 5 plates by Félicien Rops.
Published in Bruxelles by Auguste Poulet-Malassis. The copy in the British library contains multiple plates in different states. The Galitzin copy contains a double suite of 9 illustrations, frontispiece + 8 in b/w and frontispiece + 8 in sanguine, by Tony Johannot and Felicien Rops.
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-419. British Library: P.C.13.g.5. Galitzin: 726. Kearney: History of Erotic Literature, p.135)
In-12. 2 volumes in one. xvi + 134pp. [66, 68]. 10 engravings.
In-12. 2 volumes in one. xvi + 153pp. 2 frontispieces + 8 engravings.
In-12. xvi + 153pp. Printed on velin. 1 frontispiece by Felicien Rops + 14 engravings on Chine.
The xvi is an extract of Des mémoires de Céleste Mogador (comtesse de Chabrillant) pouvant s'intituler: Alfred de Musset au Lupanar.
17cm. xvi + 141pp. Printed on velin. Title page in red and black. Frontispiece + 7 plates in red and black by Felicien Rops [from Roze]. NOTE: the Galitzin copy contains 15 plates in color.
(Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-418. Galitzin: 732. Rose: 1902. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1874. Library of Congress(?): HQ463 .G3)
In-12. xv + 140pp. Printed on Hollande. Double suite of 9 engravings (18 total), by Tony Johannot and Felicien Rops, done in b/w and sanguine.
The xv is an extract of Des mémoires de Comtesse de C***.
In-8. 140pp. Printed on fine vélin paper.
(Dutel: 362. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-418. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1877)
In-12. viii + 116pp. on Hollande. Frontispiece by Felician Rops + 6 illustrations by a good amateur [after Rops?] printed on Chine.
(Galitzin: 734. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-66)
In-16. 105pp. 3 plates on Chine.
141pp. 5 engravings.
(British Library: YA.1996.a.15304)
In-18. 85pp. 3 engravings on Chine or Japon. Printed by A. Lefère on vergé à pontuseaux verticaux.
Published by H. Kistemaeckers in Bruxelles. This edition is part of the Petite Bibliothèque de la Curiosité Érotique, Galante ou Réaliste.
(Dutel: 341. Galitzin: 739)
8vo. 75pp. Printed in red borders. 9 watercolors.
In-8. 156pp. 8 engravings by Félicien Rops and Johannot on Japon. Limited edition of 250 copies of which 200 are on vélin and 50 are on Japon.
Published by H. Kistemaeckers at Bruxelles. The Galitzin copy contains a double suite (16) of the engravings done in b/w and sanguine on Chine.
(Dutel: 342. Galitzin: 727)
In-32. 156pp. 8 engravings by Félicien Rops and Johannot. Limited edition of 500 copies on satiné.
Probably published in Bruxelles by H. Kistemaeckers. Perceau puts the date of this work at 1900 but Dutel believes the date to be 1881.
In-8. 98pp. Printed on vergé [Hollande per Galitzin] by P. Von Son & Cie in Bruxelles. Frontispiece by Félicien Rops + 14 plates by J.-A. Chauvet on Chine.
Published by Jean Gay and Henriette Doucé in Bruxelles.
(Dutel: 344. Galitzin: 735. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1888(?). British Library: P.C.27.b.9(?)
In-8. 2 volumes in one. 120pp. Printed on vergé by E. Lhoest. 2 frontispieces + 10 engravings on Chine.
Published in Bruxelles by either Jean Gay or Auguste Brancart, or possibly in Paris by Henriette Doucé. The Galitzin description states there is a frontispiece + 15 engravings.
(Dutel: 345. Galitzin: 725. NYPL: *XM-2694)
In-16. 2 volumes in one. 96pp. Printed on vélin. 4 engravings.
Probably published by Augustin Brancart in Bruxelles.
(Dutel: 346. Galitzin: 740pp. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #176)
In-8. 116pp. Printed by Vanbuggenhoudt on vélin.
Published in Bruxelles, probably by Augustin Brancart.
(Dutel: 347. NYPL: *XM-2457)
In-8 (190 x 125 mm). 2 parts in one volume. 99pp. Printed by F. Avonstond in a limited edition of 500 copies (no doubt an exaggeration) on vergé watermarked Van Gelder. Frontispiece + 10 engraved plates (4 on vergé, 6 on Japan) in 2 states: watercolor and b/w, attributed to Frédillo, 4 etchings (continued from the 1864 edition) by Félicien Rops on Chine + 21 original watercolours by an unknown artist.
Published in Amsterdam by H. Kistemaeckers.
(Dutel: 348. Bibliothèque Erotique Gérard Nordmann, Christies Sale #5445 / Lot 290, April 27, 2006)
In-8. 99pp. Limited edition of 200 copies.
Published in Amsterdam by Augustin Brancart.
In-8. 99pp. Limited edition of 120 copies on vergé.
Probably published in Holland.
In-8. 101pp. Printed on vélin.
Published in Rotterdam by Bergé.
Published in Rotterdam by Bergé.
Published in Amsterdam by either Augustin Brancart or Van Crombrugghe.
In-8. 125pp. Printed on vergé.
(Dutel: 354. National Library Of The Netherlands: 348 C 53)
In-12. 95pp. Printed on cheap vélin. 4 engravings.
In-8. 124pp. + 4 pages of catalogue.
20cm. 112pp. Title page printed in red and black; text printed in black with red borders. Frontispiece + 8 heliogravures after Paul Avril. Limited edition of 320 copies, of which 20 are on Japon and 300 are on velin d'Annam.
(Dutel: 1645. National Library of Scotland: Klr.309. British Library: P.C.13.e.16)
16cm. 112pp. 9 illustrations.
(Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1909)
In-8. 124pp. Published in Paris. Decorative border on title page. Printed on cheap vergé paper.
In-8. 142pp. 9 illustrations.
Small 8vo. 110pp. Limited edition of 74 copies. 10 two-tone wood engravings, possibly by Hemard(?).
(Dutel: 1633. Monod: 133)
4to. 122pp. 11 engraved wood-cuts by Constant Le Breton of which 1 is the frontispiece and 6 are in-text.
4to. 86pp. Limited edition of 320 copies. Twelve héliogravures reproduced from the lithographs of the original 1833 edition.
Pages 5-18 contain a Notice bibliographique signed "Helpey" [Louis Perceau] and the Preface the 3rd. edition, Amsterdam, 1864, comprising an extract of the Mémoires de la comtesse de C*** [Elisabeth Céleste Venard, comtesse Lionel de Chabrillon] on the author of Gamiani.
(Dutel: 1635. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-934. Kearney: Scissors & Paste Bibliographies: Maurice Duflou)
In-8. 142pp. A counterfit of the 1921 edition.
8vo. 87pp. 10 colored reproductions after plates by Paul Avril.
20cm. vi, , 3-113,  pp. Limited edition of 420 copies. Frontispiece + 32 illustrations in-text by André Dignimont, done in pouchoir.
(Dutel: 1638. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1926b. Yale University: Hfe Ms29F)
12mo. 150pp. Limited edition of 276 copies of which 1 is on Japon nacré with an extra suite on Chine, 25 on on Japon impérial with an extra suite on Chine, 50 on Arches and 200 on Hollande. 11 color illustrations by Zyg Brunner, of which 1 is the frontispiece, 2 head-pieces and 2 headings.
(Dutel: 1639. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #172)
In-4 on sheets in 2 books. 76pp., 26pp. Limited edition of 360 copies of which 20 are miniatures, 100 with colored plates. 230 and 10 H.C. All are on Montgolfier paper. 12 hand-coloured lithographs. 12 b/w lithographs by Devéria and Greverdon.
Pages 1-26 are a facsimile reprint of the first edition.
(Dutel: 1640. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-907. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1926. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #179)
In-4 (233 x 185 mm). 88pp. Limited edition of 150 copies, of which 2 are on Japon impérial vellum (with 5 additional suites on Chine of the 12 etchings + 12 original watercolors), 25 are on Chine, 28 on Montval, and 95 on Vidalon. 12 full page etchings w/tissue guards.
Pia identifies the illustrator as May den Engelsen; partner of Frans de Geetere.
(Dutel: 1641. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #180. Bibliothèque Erotique Gérard Nordmann, Christies Sale #5445 / Lot 291, April 27, 2006)
4to. 98pp. Limited edition of 340 copies on Lafuma. Twelve héliogravures reproduced from the lithographs of the original 1833 edition.
(Dutel: 1642. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1059. Kearney: Scissors & Paste Bibliographies, Maurice Duflou)
8vo. 92pp. Frontispiece.
8vo. 112pp. Printed on velin. 5 illustrations.
In-4. 98pp. Limited edition of 551 copies of which 1 is on pearly white Japon with an extra suite of 16 lithographs with remarks, 16 original drawings and 1 drawing unused; 50 on Japon imperial with an extra suite of 16 lithographs with remarks; and 500 on Velin de Rives. 16 lithographs and 6 head-pieces or vignettes by Berthommé.
(Dutel: 1644. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #181. Kinsey: AAF4962)
In-8. 124pp. Limited edition of 350 copies. Includes Mémoirs de Céleste Mogador
An unrecorded, previously unknown edition? Not in Dutel or in any of the usual sources. Description from bookseller Ars Amandi. No mention of any plates.
(Bookseller: Ars Amandi, 4/29/06)
8vo. 118pp. 10 etchings in color by Andre Collot.
8vo. in sheets of 115pp. Limited edition of 250 copies on Chiffon. 20 etchings done in yellowish-brown, including 4 in-text.
In-4. 102pp. Limited edition of 697 copies of which 444 are on chiffon. 20 full page color lithographs, 14 b/w lithos in-text with an extra suite of 14 plates in-text on 12 sheets with remarques; by Berthommé.
(Dutel: 1650. Bibliothèque Nationale: ENFER-1398. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #182. Bookseller holding: Robert Frew, 03/10/05)
8vo. 31ff. Printed on photographic paper with 12 illustrations.
8vo. 44pp. 12 illustrations in color. Limited edition of 274 copies on velin chiffon of which 250 contain a suite in b/w and 24 lettres.
(Dutel: 1657. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1900)
8vo. 33 leaves. Printed on photographic paper with 12 illustrations.
In-16 114pp. 12 illustrations in color reproduced from the original edition.
8vo. 77pp. Limited edition of 575 copies of which 100 are on velin blanc and 475 on velin. 6 illustrations in couleurs de Carlègle.
(Dutel: 1654. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1943)
4to. 74pp. Limited edition of 612 copies of which 12 are on velin with suites, 45 on Japon with 1 suite in b/w, 55 on velin with 1 suite in b/w and 500 on velin13 engravings in sanguine + numerous illustrations.
In-4. 102pp. 14 lithographs in-text by by Berthommé, with a portfolio of 18 reproductions from a previous edition and 2 original lithographs.
In-4. 130pp. Limited edition of 325 of which 25 are for collaborateurs. Chemise cover. Calligraphic text. 32 lithographs in text + 14 plates in black and blood-red.
A bookseller notes of his copy (which may be 1 of the 25) "9 full page single sheet illustrations loosely placed in folder with female figure in acetate-covered inset front cover. Also laid in is envelope containing another 18 single sheet full page images, two foldout and some duplicating those that accompany text." (Johnnycake Books, 03/07/05)
8vo. 3 illustraions.
(Dutel: 1660. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1935)
4to. Limited edition of 990 copies of which 980 are on Alfa. 20 lithographs.
In-8. 103pp. Printed by Emile Kapp. Limited edition of 330 copies of which 30 are on Japon and 300 are on vélin. 9 héliogravures after by Paul Avril.
Published by Charles Hirsch. There is another edition of this work published by Hirsch dated 1907, same number of copies, same plates but it is in fact a c.1930s edition.
(Dutel: 358. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1905. Libertine Literature; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Sale No.3194, April 27, 1971, #173. Importante Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Érotiques; Hotel Drouot, Salle No. 13, 11 Mars 1987, #177)
In-8. 124pp. Limited edition of 350 copies on vergé. Frontispiece + 8 héliogravures after Paul Avril.
Date of publication from cover.
In-8. 104pp. Printed on vélin. 5 engravings.
In-8. 128pp. Printed on bouffant but 10 copies printed on Hollande.
(University of Kansas: C642)
(Kinsey: 843.7 G18 1800)
(Bookseller holding: Librairie Voyelles, 03/08/05)
(Rose: 1899 (B.A.152))