Brussels: chez tous Les libraires, 1870.
Third edition, no. 1 of 4 copies on papier de chine (total edition 150 copies). Frontispiece in two states, sepia and black. cii, [ii], 178 pp. Imp. de J.H. Briard. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Josephine Skewered by Sade: No. 1 of 4 Copies. Full green gilt-stamped morocco, t.e.g., rest uncut by Amand. Spine slightly faded; occasional foxing. Very good copy Gay IV: 1405. Item #248597
Violent satire of Joséphine de Beauharnais, wife of the First Consul, Napoléon Bonaparte -- the acolytes being Thersa Tallien, and Madame Visconti. “On reconnait Bonarparte dans dans le baron d’Orsec [being an anagram of 'Corse'; Barras dans le vicomte de Sabar…” Along the way, Sade attacks a number of notables as well, and it was shortly after this pamphlet was published (ca. 1800) that Sade was incarcerated at Charenton. Zoloé was reprinted in 1867; and here again, with a bio-biographical essay by Paul Lacroix under his pseudonym, “Paul L. Jacob”.
A choice copy. in its rarest state, of a book which is difficult enough to find even in in its “ordinary” limitation — OCLC locates copies only in the British Library and Biblithèque Nationale.
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