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Decorative Bindings, Erotica, Thirty-four Volumes.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
189
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Decorative Bindings, Erotica, Thirty-four Volumes.
Small-format sets and single volumes in leather bindings, including: Bibliotheca Arcana, London: Redway, 1895; Forbidden Books, Notes and Gossip on Tabooed Literature by an Old Bibliophile, Paris: Carrington, 1902; La Pucelle, the Maid of Orleans, London: for the Lutetian Society, 1899, in two volumes, with erotic illustrations; Album zu den Memoiren des Jacob Casanova, thirty illustrations by Max Berthold, c. 1872, no title; Forberg's Manual of Classical Erotology, Manchester: privately printed for Viscount Julian Smithson and Friends, 1884, in two volumes, one of 100 copies; and twenty-seven others. (34)

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

London, Paris, Maid, La Pucelle, Lutetian Society, Jacob Casanova, Max Berthold, Julian Smithson, Manchester, Charles S. Dixwell

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