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Octave Uzanne - La Gazette de Cythère. Avec notice historique - 1881

Octave Uzanne - La Gazette de Cythère. Avec notice historique - 1881

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Octave Uzanne - La Gazette de Cythère. Avec notice historique - 1881
Erotica, Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition - Book

Copy covered with a beautiful binding in brown half-morocco with corners, ornate back, florets and caissons with golden irons. Gilded fillets on the covers. Gilded top edge.

Very careful edition of this work being part of the "Documents sur les mœurs du XVIIIe siècle". Vicar described it as a “compilation d'anecdotes scandaleuses du XVIIIe siècle”

Book printed in small numbers on large paper. Copy unnumbered, printed on beautiful vellum, uncropped.

Illustrated with a beautiful allegorical frontispiece engraved with water - forte by Gaujean, a vignette at the head and very pretty typographic ornaments in the style of the eighteenth century.

''Le gazetier, auteur de cette compilation d'anecdotes scandaleuses du XVIIIe siècle, remarque à bon droit, au milieu du fatras de son épître dédicatoire à Vénus, que le royaume de Cythère n'est point suffisamment desservi par la chronique. - Une histoire complète et anecdotique du scandale, en France, honnêtement conduite et basée sur des événements incontestés, serait une oeuvre digne d'un grand esprit de chercheur et de curieux". (in Préface)

Octave Uzanne
La Gazette de Cythère. With historical note
Paris, Quantin, 1881
Large octavo (27 x 18 cm); xii-284 pp. 1 f.

Beautiful copy, binding in very good condition except light friction at the corners sup. Fresh interior, rare freckles, discharge of the frontispiece on the title.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Erotica, Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Octave Uzanne
Book Title
La Gazette de Cythère. Avec notice historique
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1881
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Extras
Limited edition
Number of pages
284
Dimensions
27×18 cm
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