Lot 1062: (Blessebois, P.C. under pseud. Paul Alexis).

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November 27, 2012
Haarlem, Netherlands

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Description: (Blessebois, P.C. under pseud. Paul Alexis). Lupanie. Histoire amoureuse de ce temps./ Relation d'un voyage de Copenhague a Brême en vers burlesque. Leyden, n.publ., 1867, 2 parts in 1 vol. w. continous pagination, XII,169,(6)p., 2 etched frontisps. in black and sepia F. ROPS, printed in 261 numb. copies (15), contemp. gilt dark red mor. w. raised bands and gilt inside dentelles, gilt spine. - Tear in inner blank margin first frontispiece. Boardedges trifle rubbed; joints starting. = Rare. One of 15 numb. copies on "Grand papier de Hollande". Gay/ Lemonnyer II, p.922, about the second part: "Cet opuscule est une des raretés de la littérature burlesque". On the frontispiece by Rops: Rouir 502, 3rd state (of 3), titled "Lupanie". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XL.
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