RÉTIF DE LA BRETONNE (Nicolas Edme). La Paysan[n]e... - Lot 287 - Kâ-Mondo

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RÉTIF DE LA BRETONNE (Nicolas Edme). La Paysan[n]e... - Lot 287 - Kâ-Mondo
RÉTIF DE LA BRETONNE (Nicolas Edme). La Paysan[n]e pervertie, ou Les dangers de la Ville. Histoire d'Ursule R**, soeur d'Edmond, le paysan, mise-au-jour d'après les véritables lettres des person[n]ages. Printed in The Hague, and found in Paris, chés la d.me Veuve Duchesne, 1784. Eight parts in 4 vols. in-12; 344 + 320 (misquoted 220) + 320 + 344-8 p., p. [CLXIX]-CCXLIV, [6] f., fr., pl., contemporary blond half calf, spine smooth and ornate, title and giblets in tan, edges red (headpieces, corners and spines worn, cover lac. on 2 spines, some f. out of order; damage to margins of 3 f., some ff. a little browned, rare freckles). First edition of this famous libertine novel, illustrated with 38 copper-engraved plates after compositions by Binet, including 8 frontispieces. Some plates are not signed. Most copies contain only 36 plates, as two of them were finished late (Cohen). Copy with, at the end of the last volume, the supplements and appendices which are often missing: Avis sur les dangers de la ville (8 p.); Revue des ouvrages de l'auteur (p. [CLXIX]-CCXLIV); Ouvrages du même auteur (6 f.). (Cohen 872).
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