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MAILHOL, Gabriel (1725-1791). DES BIEFS, Louis (1733-1760?).
Le Cabriolet. Avec le Passe-Tems des Mousquetaires, ou le Tems Perdu. Par M.D.B**.
A La Haye: 1760. [bound after:] MASSAC, Pierre-Louis-Raymond de (1728-1770). Les Amusemens des Gens d'Esprit. A Amsterdam, chez Arkstée & Merkus. 1756. Second Editions. The second edition of a scarce libertine novel by Gabriel Mailhol, first published in 1755 when the vogue for the new open carriage was the theme of several novels. Told in the first person, the novel tells of young Nina's sentimental education, starting with her first encounter with a young man at a dance. Her parents having died when she was six, her guardian, Madame Daronvile, enlightens her about the facts of love, telling her that from this moment all men become her potential lovers and all women her enemies. Using thinly veiled language about her colourful and much desired cabriolet, Nina relates her adventures as she lends her cabriolet during the night to the young man of the dance, Dorincour, and then during the day to a financier, Olimpidore, where she drives with him to Cythère, his house in the country. This is a very scarce novel, with no earlier editions listed in OCLC. Reprinted as a companion text to Mailhol's Le Cabriolet is Louis Desbief's Le Passe-Tems des mousquetaires, ou le tems perdu, first published circa 1755. Originally consisting of fifty licentious verse contes by Desbiefs followed by a collection of epigrams by various authors, the present edition contains sixty verse contes but does not contain the lengthy section of epigrams by other authors. There were two undated editions of the original work, with slightly different titles (the other being subtitled 'ou les Loisirs bien Emp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Amanda Hall Rare Books [United Kingdom]

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