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English Letters, Erotica, Eight Volumes.

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2764B
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216
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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English Letters, Erotica, Eight Volumes.
An incomplete copy of Choice Drollery, London: by J.G. for Pollard, 1656, 12mo, lacking title and all preliminaries, half green morocco, marbled boards, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.;
Joseph Swetnam's The Arraignment of Lewd, Idle, Froward, and Unconstant Women: or the Vanity of them; (Chuse you whether.), London: for B. Deacon, 1701, octavo, this edition not in the ESTC, which does list a 1702 edition by the same printer, half leather, marbled boards, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.;
Court-Tales: or, a History of the Amours of the Present Nobility, London: Curll, 1720, octavo, calf boards, rebacked, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.;
Marie-Catherine Cadiere's, (b. 1709) A Compleat Translation of the Sequel of the Proceedings, London: for J. Millan, 1732, octavo second edition, frontispiece, [bound with] Thirty Two Pieces, Never before Translated, of the Proceedings upon the Tryal of M. Cadiere, and F. Girard, London: for J. Millan, 1732, in fine sponge-decorated calf, gilt spine, a.e.g., by Arthur Colley, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.;
The Persian and Turkish Tales, Compleat [aka The Arabian Nights], London: for Richard Ware, 1739, in two octavo volumes, fourth edition, ESTC lists one U.S. copy of this edition, in average condition, softening to title in volume one, in uniform sprinkled calf boards with an older rebacking which has failed, 6 1/2 x 4 in.;
Ovid's Epistles: with his Amours, London: for J. & R. Tonson, 1748, octavo, frontispiece, plates, in contemporary boards, rebacked, with a fancy gilt spine, 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.;
[and] Hurstone's Royal Intrigues: or, Secret Memoirs of Four Princesses, London: by M. Allen, [1808], octavo, two volumes in one, bound in full tan calf, gilt spine, by Morrell, t.e.g., 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (8)

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $600-800


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London, Joseph Swetnam, Marie-Catherine Cadiere, Arthur Colley, Richard Ware, United States, Charles S. Dixwell

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