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Erotica, Four Volumes, 1883-1907.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
220
Sold for:
$369$300

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

Description:

Erotica, Four Volumes, 1883-1907.
Including: The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, Cosmopoli: for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, for private circulation only, 1883, octavo, edges left rough, half black morocco, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.
Ananga-Ranga; (Stage of the Bodiless One) or, the Hindu Art of Love, Cosmopoli: for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, for private circulation only, 1885, octavo, untrimmed edges, half green morocco, spine faded to tan, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.
Sir Edwin Arnold's With Sa'di in the Garden, or the Book of Love, London: Trubner & Co., 1888, in publisher's blue cloth, pictorial boards, gilt lettering, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.
[and] The Hindu Art of Love (Ars Amoris Indica) or Ananga-Ranga (Stage of the Bodiless One), Paris: Charles Carrington, 1907, title printed in red and black, bound in half red morocco and buckram boards, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (4)

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


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Keywords

London, Benares, Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, Edwin Arnold, Book of Love, Trubner & Co., Paris, Charles Carrington, Charles S. Dixwell

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