Lot 1064: (Borde, C.). Parapilla, poëme, et autres oeuvres

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November 27, 2012, 7:00 PM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands
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Description: (Borde, C.). Parapilla, poëme, et autres oeuvres libres et galantes. Florence, Paperini (= Lyon, Faucheux(?)), 1782, XV,(3),124p., handcol. engr. frontisp. and 10 plates (5x handcol. after BOREL), in 20th cent. gilt full green morocco w. gilt inner dentelles by E. HOTAT ET FILS, a.e.g., slipcase, sm. 8vo. - Occas. trifle yellowed/ foxed, otherwise a fine copy. = Pia II, p.994-996 (not calling for this exact edition, however); Gay/ Lemonnyer 3, p.629-630 (idem): "La Novella dell' angelo Gabriello [of which this is an imitation] est une nouvelle très piquante, mais dont la fin est changée dans le Parapilla: Un bel inconnu demande ce qu'il plante à un ermite qui cultive son jardin: Cazzo, cazzo, répond celui-ci d'un ton bourru. - Vous en plantez, eh bien, il en viendra. La prophétie s'accomplit, et c'est l'histoire des aventures de cette plante singulière qui est racontée dans les cinq chants du Parapilla." The fine engravings, especially the six very skilfully coloured images by Borel, do explicit justice to the poem's subject: they show flying phalli approaching and entering various delighted ladies (including the usual nun) and, on the frontispiece, a group of naked women worshipping an altar carrying a large and pink male organ. Our copy of this clandestinely printed and reprinted work contains both the six Borel-engravings called for in several editions, and the five other prints present in other editions, each of which has a one-line engraved caption below the image. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIX.
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