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[Erotic Fore-edge Painting] MASSON, Gustave (1819-1888).
La Lyre Française.
London & New York: Macmillan, 1903. London & New York:: Macmillan, 1903., 1903. Small 8vo. xxviii, 459, [1] pp. Half-title, title vignette (showing the author), indexes, glossary. Original olive-green calf, raised bands, spine with five fleurs-de-lis, all edges gilt, bound by Bumpus, Oxford; rubbed. The inner dentelle shows the initials I.H. (owner's initials). With an erotic fore-edge painting, set within a styled wooden frame, an austere bedroom (the bed being about the only element), a man and a woman, both partly dressed. He is lying on the bed and propped up by two pillows, the lady, with her back facing him, straddling his loins. Painted for Harrington's, London [by their house artist], ca. 1995. PROVENANCE: I.H. [unknown].
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [Switzerland]
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