LE BIJOU DE SOCIÉTÉ OU L'AMUSEMENT DES GRÂCES.
LE BIJOU DE SOCIÉTÉ OU L'AMUSEMENT DES GRÂCES.
LE BIJOU DE SOCIÉTÉ OU L'AMUSEMENT DES GRÂCES.
LE BIJOU DE SOCIÉTÉ OU L'AMUSEMENT DES GRÂCES.
LE BIJOU DE SOCIÉTÉ OU L'AMUSEMENT DES GRÂCES.

LE BIJOU DE SOCIÉTÉ OU L'AMUSEMENT DES GRÂCES.

Paphos [Paris]: [no printer], L'An des Plaisirs, [1784]. 16mo., [2], 48 pages and plates, [2], 53 pages and plates; VG; bound in quarter period marbled paper, newly rebacked with new paneled spine, morocco label with gilt titling; mild rubbing and wear; marbled endpapers;

two parts bound together, with both title pages present; preface bound in rear; small hole to page 7/8, plate 90 damaged, with upper fore quarter missing; very light and scattered spotting; with 101 engravings on heavy paper; a Fictitious imprint;

Scarce in Worldcat; shelved case 3.

1350287

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $900

NOTES

This anonymous erotica imprint is illustrated with engraved plates attributed to Claude-Louis Desrais and Robert Brichet. With 101 engraved leaves containing an epigram or short tale attributed to Rousseau, Ferrand, Grecourt, Piron, etc. matching facing engraved illustrations. They depict various scandalous-for-the-time situations, some of an erotic or sexual nature, such as LGBTQ+ encounters and Christian clergy engaging in sexual acts. These pieces were already included in the the 1749 "The Joyful Legend, or the One Hundred and One Lessons from Lampsaque".;

Gay-Lemonnier I, 400. Peignot 201

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