With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.



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Author Name    Illustrations by Adrien Baggary. Stories by Denis Diderot, Le Comte de Caylus, Le Cardinal de Bernis, Le Chevalier de Boufflers, Jacques Cazotte, Voltaire, Charles Pigault-Lebrun, etc.

Title   Florilege des Conteurs Galants du XVIIIieme Siecle (Two Volumes)

Binding   Half Morocco over Marbled Paper

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   Limited First Edition

Publisher   Paris 1931, 1932

Seller ID   002209

No. 351 of 600, with total issuance in various forms of 3,416 copies. This set was issued with papier pur fil Lafuma. With 24 color plates and 40 black and white illustrated plates in the two volumes. Bound attractively with decorated morocco, with various curly-cue gilt ornamentation. The set epitomizes the inter-war French vogue for soft core erotica, here with literary pretensions or pedigree from the eighteenth century, that hotbed of erotic gamboling before squelched by the Revolution. Some spotting on the fore-edges. Rubbing on the spine extremities and the edges. Overall a handsome set.

Price = 350.00 USD



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