LE LUTTEUR, OU LE PETIT-FILS D'HERCULE. S.l.,... - Lot 63 - Gros & Delettrez

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LE LUTTEUR, OU LE PETIT-FILS D'HERCULE. S.l.,... - Lot 63 - Gros & Delettrez
LE LUTTEUR, OU LE PETIT-FILS D'HERCULE. S.l., 1787. In-12, contemporary binding in basane maroquinée, triple gilt fillet on covers, ornate smooth spine, red morocco title-piece, filleted edges, gilt edges, bookplate. 153 pp., frontispiece and 7 free engravings on laid paper (6 before the letter). First edition under this title, the original, published in 1781, was simply entitled le petit-fils d'Hercule. Note that the number of figures varies from copy to copy, the most complete copies including 9 frontispieces. This rare libertine novel recounts the gallant adventures of a man of exceptional vigor, who, after much intrigue in Paris, travels to Germany and Russia to showcase his talents. Upper head and corners restored, minor scuffing to boards, foxing to frontispiece. Cohen, 667; Gay II, 924; Pia, 838. From the Gérard Nordmann Library, II, 344 with his bookplate. A fine copy in contemporary binding of this very rare edition with fine engravings.
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