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[Erotic Fore-edge Painting] SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832).
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott baronet. With a biographical and critical memoir.
London & New York: Macmillan, 1902. London & New York:: Macmillan, 1902., 1902. Small 8vo. xliii, [1], 559, [1] pp. Original full maroon blind- and gilt-stamped morocco, covers stamped: "Mens Sana In Corpresano (Summer Fields)" ["A healthy mind in a healthy body"], all edges gilt. Some light foxing. Inscribed by early owners, "Middle 3rd --- Prize, Christmas 1902, G.R. Westmacott. Very good copy. The erotic fore-edge painting on the edges is vertical, showing an interior of a room, with a man and thick-thighed woman locked in their intercourse, this penis addressing her lily white buxom thighs, one leg lifted up to his waist and standing on the other foot (her position being quite agile). She wears a bonnet, her skirt brushed to the side, her arms clinging to him. He retains his cap, coat and boots, his pants dropped to his knees. Painted for Harrington's, London, [by their house artist] ca. 1995. PROVENANCE: Lieutenant G R Westmacott. WWI Unit: Grenadier Guards. Received this book as a prize in 1902.
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [Switzerland]
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