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(FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS). LOUVET DE COUVRAY, JEAN-BAPTISTE
LES AMOURS DU CHEVALIER DE FAUBLAS
Paris: Chez l'auteur, an VI [1798]. Third Edition. 201 x 125 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 7/8"). Four volumes. Third Edition. HANDSOME LATE 19TH CENTURY DARK GREEN MOROCCO, GILT, covers bordered by multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, oblique daisy sprigs at corners, raised bands, spine compartments with central caged-bird ornament surrounded by small tools, curling cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins with decorative roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 27 ANIMATED ENGRAVED PLATES after Marillier, Monsiau, Monnet, Demarne, Dutertre, and Marguerite Gérard. Cohen-de Ricci 660; Ray, "French" 83. Rear boards of two volumes with negligible dark spots, a touch of rubbing to extremities, text lightly pressed at time of binding (but not washed), a couple of plates faintly browned, occasional minor marginal smudges or stains, but still a fine set, clean, crisp, and bright internally, with excellent impressions of the plates, and in sparkling bindings that make a lovely appearance on the shelf.Licentious, sensational, and immediately successful, this trio of novels chronicling the sexual escapades of a young libertine is enhanced here by spirited illustrations that still manage to leave much to the imagination. Originally printed in 1787-90, "Les Amours" is comprised of three separate parts: "Une Année de la Vie du Chevalier de Faublas," "Six Semaines de la Vie du Chevalier de Faublas," and "La Fin des Amours du Chevalier de Faublas." The series follows our young protagonist from the time he is a teenager, relating numerous seductions, affairs with women of all socia … [Click Below for Full Description]
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