Les tableaux vivants ou mes confessions aux pieds de la Duchesse. Anecdotes veridiques tirées de nos amours avec nos libertines illustres et nos fouteuses de qualité par un rédacteur de la R.D.D.M. [Revue des deux mondes?]. Curiosa.

Les tableaux vivants ou mes confessions aux pieds de la Duchesse. Anecdotes veridiques tirées de nos amours avec nos libertines illustres et nos fouteuses de qualité par un rédacteur de la R.D.D.M. [Revue des deux mondes?].

Paris [?]: Chez tous les libraires, n.d. [ca. 1885].

Headpieces and initial capitals printed in red and black. 96, [2]; 89, [3] pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Original yellow wrappers, printed in red and black. Slight soiling to wrappers, upper joing of first volume very slightly starting at foot of spine, but a pristine, unopened copy. In half red morocco slipcase with chemise. Perceau 41-4; Pia 1395; Private Case 1430 (1st ed.); Gay III:1174 (1st ed.). Item #242732

"Written with care, this little work constitutes an interesting document of the mores of the time” (Pauvert, "Dictionnaire des oeuvres erotiques"). The first edition was published in Bruxelles in 1870, with an Amsterdam imrint) and the present edition has been dated around 1885 by Perceau, but apparently without any evidence. It has been ascribed to Gustave Droz (or his son), and to Paul Perret (Leghorn, The Horn Book), but the author remains unknown.

Collection of fiften erotic tales in which the unknown author “…doesn't shrink from using the liveliest of expressions …” (Gay).

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