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Errotika Biblion. ?Abstrusum excudit?. Dernière édition.
Paris, Le Jay, 1792, - in-8vo, 2 ff. (titre avec vignette gravée - introd.) + 1 f. + 174 p. + 1 f. table, première page de garde avec nom découpé, pet. découpes de catalogues de libraires au contreplat, nom ms. sur garde, reliure en d.-cuir du début du XIXème siècle, dos orné, bas du dos restauré. Bel exemplaire. Texte rédigé en prison par le comte qui avait fait prendre le maquis à la femme d'un Marquis et se trouva ainsi incarcéré.A curious erotic work by the famous French orator and statesman. It was written during his imprisonment by a lettre de cachet in the castle of Vincennes in 1777 for having run off with another man?s wife, Marie Thérèse de Monnier, his Sophie as he called her. He was condemned to death for rape and abduction but his eloquence in pleading his case resulted in the annulment of the sentence. The Errotika Biblion presents a comparison of the sexual mores of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Hebrews, with discussion of onanism, bestiality, incest, pederasty, lesbianism, &c.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barbier II 172; Gay III 205-209; Quérard VI 257; cf Cioranescu 45134.
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