[Nicolas RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE]. Les Nouveaux... - Lot 99 - Gros & Delettrez

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[Nicolas RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE]. Les Nouveaux... - Lot 99 - Gros & Delettrez
[Nicolas RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE]. Les Nouveaux Mémoires d'un Homme-de-Qualité. Par M. le M de Br... A La Haie, Et se trouve à Paris, Chez la veuve Duchesne, & De-Hansy, 1774. 2 parts in one volume in-12, marbled calf, ornate ribbed spine, red morocco title-piece, filleted edges, red slices. [1 f.], ij, 212 pp. ; 208 pp. First edition with the pagination variants indicated by Rives Childs, p. 222. According to Rétif himself, only 750 copies were printed (Revue de ses ouvrages, 1784). It is a rare work. Rétif used a manuscript by M. Marchand, the censor of Le Pornographe. Having found it very dry, he decided to "liven it up a bit". He added Histoire de Zoé and several others that were later used for several Contemporaines). Spine rebound, soiling to title of first part and on a few leaves, some foxing, light marginal wetness throughout.
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