[ANON]. [EROTICA] Venus En Rut Ou Vie D’Une Celebre Libertine.. Interlaken: Che
8vo. 199pp. Bound in near contemporary blue half calf over blue cloth boards. Tan title label, extra gilt to spine. Top edge gilt. Minor scuffing and edgewear, very good indeed. Internally clean. Two volumes in one. A rather delightful example, in French, of a clandestine piece of 19th century sexuality, the date stated as 1771 in order to lend an air of pre-revolutionary decadence, but the majority of these literary explorations of taboo and libertinage originate in the last quarter of the 19th century. This title is notably lacking in the usual euphemistic descriptions for various acts and scenarios, being a little more direct in its presentation. Not so many “blushing gardens of Venus” in this one. Scarce.