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Decorative Bindings, Erotica, Twenty-four Volumes.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
190
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$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Decorative Bindings, Erotica, Twenty-four Volumes.
Small format sets in gold-tooled leather bindings, including: Chorier's The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea, Paris: Liseux, 1890, edges untrimmed, in half morocco and marbled paper boards; La Fontaine's Tales, London: Privately Printed, 1814, in two volumes, illustrated with sixty-four plates (including frontispieces), in full red morocco, gilt spines, hinges rough; A Paradox on Women Wherein it is Sought to Prove that They Do Not Belong to the Human Species, Paris: Carrington, 1898, [bound with] Conjugal Love or, the Pleasures of the Marriage Bed Considered, Paris: Carrington, 1898, in half red morocco and marbled paper boards, with paper covers bound in; The Secrets of Women, Paris: Carrington, 1899, number 279 of 500 copies printed on Dutch paper, bound in half red morocco; Thomas Brown's (1663-1704) Works, London: Midwinter, 1730, in four volumes, seventh edition, illustrated, bound in full dark blue crushed morocco, spines and boards gilt, a.e.g. in the rough; Jeaffreson's Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson, London: Hurst & Blackett, 1888, in two volumes, half blue morocco and marbled boards; Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, London: by Mitford for Stockdale, in four volumes, uniformly bound in sponge-decorated calf, gilt spines, volume one with hand-colored frontis and extra title, all other volumes with hand-colored frontispieces; a set of seven uniformly bound volumes of Bohn's Extra Volumes, including works by Rabelais, Cervantes, Count Hamilton, Boccaccio, and Marguerite of Navarre, 1840s-1860s, in full light brown morocco, a.e.g., very good; and two odd volumes, in half morocco: Vandam's Amours of Great Men, London, 1878, volume one only; and Rosenbaum's The Plague of Lust, Paris: Carrington, 1901, volume two only. (24)

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $300-500


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Paris, London, Luisa Sigea, Thomas Brown, Nelson, Hamilton, Harriette Wilson, Charles S. Dixwell

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