Les Nouvelles Lecons d'Amour dans un Parc

Boylesve, Rene; Illustrations de Rene Lelong

Published by Librairie de la Collection des Dix, Paris, 1930
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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No. 83 of total 301 copies. 4to. 135 pp. Plus 17 color plates with gauzy sensuality to explicit depiction of coitus positions. Very much in the glossy arty vein meant to render a bit of class and piquancy to porn, as was in fashion during the twenties and thirties and especially prevalent in French literature. The aesthetic drew inspiration from powder and crinoline nostalgia for the pre-Revolutionary eighteenth century French court in which flirtation, debauchery and sexual intrigue spiced up the stupefying ritual and monotony of court life, and the illustrations, and not a little the text, emulate the style and mood found in the paintings of Boucher and Fragonard, and this is the time period of the tales contained herein. A beautiful and clean copy. Original wraps bound in gray half morocco. Some shelfwear to the leather. Still a handsome binding, and typically French with its type of gilt ornamentation on the spine. Half Morocco over Marbled Paper on Boards. Bookseller Inventory # 001616

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Title: Les Nouvelles Lecons d'Amour dans un Parc

Publisher: Librairie de la Collection des Dix, Paris

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First edition thus.

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