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 English translations published between 1864 and 1953. 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.
Published by Willian Dugdale. Probably translated by Campbell Reddie. It's possible there is an even earlier edition of 'Gamiani', noted in volume 2 of Louisa Selby '1822' [c.1836] but no copy, that I'm aware of, has been found.
(Rose: 1907 (B.A.155). Notes to Mendes: 41-A)
12mo. 10 engravings in color.
This edition may have been published by Gay.
(Rose: 1903 (B.A.270). Notes to Mendes: 41-A)
95pp. 2 parts in one volume. Printed on laid paper watermarked Ingres.
Published by Augustin Brancart. Possibly illustrated with 10 engravings per a c.1890 advert but Mendes does not indicate there are illustrations in the copy seen.
(Mendes: 41-A. Bibliothèque Nationale: 147)
In-8. 132pp. Printed on laid paper.
(Mendes: 41-B. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2E 1891)
Small 8vo. 124pp. Limited edition of 250 copies. 4 original watercolor drawings by Clara Tice.
(Libertine Literature; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Sale No.3194, April 27, 1971, #174)
Small 8vo. 124pp.
Printed in Paris, this edition is a reprint of Mendes 41-B [c.1908] above with the same titlepage.
(Bookseller holding: Stormgart Books, 03/08/05)
In-8. 134pp. Limited edition of 300 copies. Printed on wove paper watermarked BFK RIVES. 8 b/w photogravure plates [possibly by Paul Avril] on 'Japanese vellum' tipped in with tissue guards. All text pages and plates enclosed in blue, decorative frame.
Possibly published in Paris by Charles Hirsch.
(University of Kansas: B801)
In-8. 134pp. 1-14pp. - Preface. 17-25pp.- 'Extracts from the memoirs of Countess C...'. Printed on smooth wove paper watermarked BFK. 8 b/w photogravure plates, same as in Mendes: 41-C above except reduced in size. No blue frames enclosing the pages.
Possibly published in Paris by Charles Hirsch, probably printed by Maurice Duflou.
(Mendes: 41-D. Rose: 1905. British Library: P.C.26.c.2. University of Sydney: Deane Ero. D.6.16)
21cm. vi [Bibliographic Introduction to the English Translation of Gamiani] + v [Preface to the French Edition] + 130pp. Frontispiece + 8 engravings "from the Edition of Poulet-Malasses, Brussels, 1870, attributed to Felicien Rops".
In the copy seen the pagination starts at '25' with "Extract From The "Memoires of the Comtessa de C***" on the Author of Gamiani.*'. List of Illusrations: Gamiani and Fanny, p.38; The Lubricious Trio, p.44; Gamiani and the Monk, p.54; Alcide, Fanny and Gamiani, p.64; Saints and teh Orang-Outang, p.82; Gamiani and the Ass, p.108; The Nuns' Saturnalia, p.114; The Final Orgie, p.122.
(Library of Congress: PQ2369.G3 E5 1923. Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2E 1923. Private collection)
With a six page introduction by the publisher and an extract from the Memoirs of the Countess of C***, concerning the author of Gamiani.
(Bookseller holding: EgoBooks 03/08/05)
"Audiart" is a pseudonym used by Austryn Wainhouse.
(Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2E 1953. Patrick Kearney)