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[Erotic Fore-edge Painting] CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106 BC-43 BC).
Cicero, The Offices. Translated by Cockman and the Cato and Laelius, by Melmoth.
London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, n.d, 1894. London and New York:: George Routledge and Sons, n.d.. Series: Sir John Lubbock's Hundred Books. Small 8vo. 313, [1] pp. Original full gilt-ruled red morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title and compartments with gilt ruling, all ledges gilt; rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Kathleen [Millicent] Chandos-Pole (1894-1960). With an erotic fore-edge painting showing a scene of a man, his penis erect and two women with their rears bare and awaiting his visit, in a country field setting, a tree to the left, set within an oval and the borders imitating the red marbled endleaves. Painted for Harrington's, London, [by their house artist] ca. 1994. / Revd. Dr Thomas Cockman, Doctor of Divinity (1675–1745), was the translator of this edition, sometime Master of University College, Oxford. William Melmoth (1665/66–1743) was an English devotional writer and lawyer.
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