Erotika Biblion Society

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The Erotika Biblion Society was a pornographic publishing imprint in Victorian London formed by Harry Sidney Nichols and Leonard Smithers in 1888. One of their most notable publications was Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal, thought to have been written by Oscar Wilde. The venture ended in 1909, after the death of Smithers.[1]


  1. ^ Nelson (2000) p.203
  • James G. Nelson, Publisher to the Decadents: Leonard Smithers in the Careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-271-01974-3 or in England & Europe Rivendale Press ISBN 0-953503-38-0
  • Patrick J. Kearney, A history of erotic literature, Macmillan, 1982, ISBN 0-333-34126-0, pp. 151–153
  • Jon R. Godsall, The Tangled Web: A Life of Sir Richard Burton, Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2008, ISBN 1-906510-42-3, p. 398
  • John Sutherland, The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction, Stanford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-8047-1842-3, p. 591.