1948 · Paris
by Restif de la Bretonne, M. or Nicolas-Edme Retif
Paris: Les Editions du Mouflon, 1948. Wraps. Very good/Very good. Limited Edition, one of 15 suites on Verge Diarches paper with two suites of plates by Jacques Touchet, one in color and the other in black and white. This is exemplaire 19. The original drawing is not present. Extraordinarily prolific, Restif (1734-1806) was a rival of the Marquis de Sade and is perhaps best known for the term named after him: retifism or shoe fetishism. In 1775, he published Le Paysan perverti, an erotic novel with a moral purpose, which was quite successful, causing him to follow it with La Paysanne Pervertie (1784). Tall octavo: 189 p. The gatherings are bound together in the folded dust jacket over paper wrappers. A few short closed tears; otherwise very good.
(Inventory #: 71744)