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Title: Almanach des honnètes femmes, pour l'année 1790. [Epigraphe:] Et lassata viria nondum satiata recessit. [Juvenalis].
Description: No place [Paris?], l'Imprimerie de la Société Joyeuse. No date [1789]. 8vo. 19th c. half lightcol. mor., over marbled brds. W. titleshield, gilt. Mor. spine w. some spots. [A - D4 (D4 blank)]. (30, II (blank) pp.). (Uncut, wide margined copy.). (Fine handmarbled endp.; 3 extra 'binder's blanks at front and back.). Grand Carteret, Les Almanachs, item 961, note: The author is possibly Sylvain Maréchal. Copies known w. and without the [pornographic or 'frontispiece libre'] engraved front. Our copy without the front. Almanach with each month of the year highlighting a certain 'genre de volupté' the aristocratic ladies described are involved in. Over a hundred aristocratic ladies thus figure in this almanach. A reimpression was made in 1868 [adding a reference to 'une gravure satirique'] and an arrest decreed in Lille on May 6 of that year, ordered all copies to be destroyed. This is one of the original copies. Very good condition.

Keywords: libertinism libertine literature Literature French

Price: EUR 375.00 = appr. US$ 407.57 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 10619