RESTIF de la BRETONNE (Nicolas Edme).

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RESTIF de la BRETONNE (Nicolas Edme).
- Le Paysan perverti, ou les Dangers de la ville [...]. Printed in La Haie. & is found in Paris, Chés Esprit, 1776 [sic for 1782 [4 vols. La Paysane pervertie, ou les Dangers de la ville; Histoire d'Ursulle R**, soeur d'Edmond, le Paysan, mise-au-jour d'après les véritables Lettres des Personage. Printed at La Haie. & se trouve à Paris, Chés la d.me Veuve Duchesne, libraire, 1784 (4 vols.). Together 8 volumes in-12, orange morocco, triple gilt fillet framing the boards, spine gilt, gilt edges (L. Claessens).
FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION of The Perverted Peasant & ORIGINAL EDITION of The Peasant Woman.
- FOURTH EDITION AND FIRST TO CONTAIN FIGURES.
- 82 plates, including eight title-frontispieces (the first two bearing the date 1781).
- Includes a continuously paginated supplement entitled "Les Figures du Paysan perverti ]... & [Revue des ouvrages de l'auteur] (pp. I-CCXLIV + [12[ pp.), divided into four parts bound at the end of each volume.
-- 38 plates, including eight title-frontispieces, all engraved after BINET (including the two figures 4 & 10 which "are missing in most copies").
-- Includes a continuously paginated supplement entitled "Les Figures de la Paysane pervertie" (pp. I-LXXII), divided into four parts bound at the end of each volume. The present copy is complete with the other supplement entitled "Table des noms des personages du Paysan & de la Paysane pervertis" (pp. 337-344) which is very rarely found.
From the library of Dr. André Chauveau, with bookplate.
Spines slightly faded; small accident restored on the last leaf of volume IV of the --.
Rives Child, 236-10 & 289-1; Cohen, 871.
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