LE RIDEAU LEVE, OR THE EDUCATION OF LAURE. A... - Lot 107 - Gros & Delettrez

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LE RIDEAU LEVE, OR THE EDUCATION OF LAURE. A... - Lot 107 - Gros & Delettrez
LE RIDEAU LEVE, OR THE EDUCATION OF LAURE. A Cythère, 1788. 2 volumes in one in-12, contemporary fawn half-basin, smooth spine decorated with double gilt fillets, burgundy morocco title-piece. [1 f.], 104 pp. ; 127 pp. 6 unsigned engravings attributable to Binet. A lovely novel, erroneously attributed to Mirabeau and possibly written by the Marquis de Sentilly, in which Laure recalls her libertine and sentimental upbringing. "From one end to the other, it's basically a moral novel, a kind of Emile of sexuality, in which there's no lack of advocacy for divorce or understanding of infidelity, provided that sentimental attachment is preserved" (Dict. des Œuvres érotiques). Cohen, 709; Gay III, 1019; Dutel A-988* Binding rubbed, corners dulled, scattered foxing.
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