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A group of eleven 17th- to 19th-century Italian erotic books, comprising: ARETINO, Pietro (1402-1556). Capricciosi & Piaceuoli Ragionamenti . [ Bound with :] [FRANCO, Niccolo (1515-1570).] La Puttana Errante . Cosmopoli [but Leyden]: [Jean Elzevier,] 1660. Two works in one volume, 8° (147 x 85mm). 541 pages and 54 pages. With the final blank in the first work. (Some headlines just shaved, occasional light soiling, some marginal tears, some pencilled marginalia.) 19th-century green roan, flat spine in compartments centred with a bow and arrow, the sides with a floral border (corners rubbed, spine ends chipped). IMPORTANT FIRST ELZEVIER EDITION of Aretino, which also includes THE EARLIEST KNOWN EDITION OF LA PUTTANA ERRANTE : ‘the first imaginative prose work which deals directly and exclusively with physical sexual satisfaction’ (Foxon); whereas Ragionamenti , itself the most celebrated work of Renaissance erotic literature, is primarily a satirical work. Apollinaire Enfer , 220; Pia Enfer , 1230-1231; Willems 858. [ With :] Il Puttanismo Romano. ‘In Colonia’: n.p., 1668. 12° (139 x 80mm). (Some browning.) Contemporary calf (worn). Cf. Nordmann I, 336. [ And :] Il Trionfo del culo . ‘Parigi’: n.p., 1861. 8° (158 x 100mm). Four engraved plates. Early-20th-century blue quarter shagreen with blue mottled sides, spine in compartments centred with a fleuron, lettered directly, spot-marbled endpapers. [ And :] La Scuola d’amore . ‘Londra’: n.p., 1862. [ Bound with :] L’Amore scaglia i suoi strali anche nei chiostri . ‘Costantinopoli’: ‘Presso Mehemet-Musat, Librajo’, 1840. Two works in one volume, 8° (132 x 95mm). Eight hand-coloured engraved plates in the first work. Early-20th-century blue quarter shagreen with blue mottled sides, spine in compartments centred with a fleuron, lettered directly, spot-marbled endpapers. And seven related others, mainly 17th- to 19th-century but including one modern facsimile.
A group of eleven 17th- to 19th-century Italian erotic books, comprising: ARETINO, Pietro (1402-1556). Capricciosi & Piaceuoli Ragionamenti . [ Bound with :] [FRANCO, Niccolo (1515-1570).] La Puttana Errante . Cosmopoli [but Leyden]: [Jean Elzevier,] 1660. Two works in one volume, 8° (147 x 85mm). 541 pages and 54 pages. With the final blank in the first work. (Some headlines just shaved, occasional light soiling, some marginal tears, some pencilled marginalia.) 19th-century green roan, flat spine in compartments centred with a bow and arrow, the sides with a floral border (corners rubbed, spine ends chipped). IMPORTANT FIRST ELZEVIER EDITION of Aretino, which also includes THE EARLIEST KNOWN EDITION OF LA PUTTANA ERRANTE : ‘the first imaginative prose work which deals directly and exclusively with physical sexual satisfaction’ (Foxon); whereas Ragionamenti , itself the most celebrated work of Renaissance erotic literature, is primarily a satirical work. Apollinaire Enfer , 220; Pia Enfer , 1230-1231; Willems 858. [ With :] Il Puttanismo Romano. ‘In Colonia’: n.p., 1668. 12° (139 x 80mm). (Some browning.) Contemporary calf (worn). Cf. Nordmann I, 336. [ And :] Il Trionfo del culo . ‘Parigi’: n.p., 1861. 8° (158 x 100mm). Four engraved plates. Early-20th-century blue quarter shagreen with blue mottled sides, spine in compartments centred with a fleuron, lettered directly, spot-marbled endpapers. [ And :] La Scuola d’amore . ‘Londra’: n.p., 1862. [ Bound with :] L’Amore scaglia i suoi strali anche nei chiostri . ‘Costantinopoli’: ‘Presso Mehemet-Musat, Librajo’, 1840. Two works in one volume, 8° (132 x 95mm). Eight hand-coloured engraved plates in the first work. Early-20th-century blue quarter shagreen with blue mottled sides, spine in compartments centred with a fleuron, lettered directly, spot-marbled endpapers. And seven related others, mainly 17th- to 19th-century but including one modern facsimile.

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Giancarlo Beltrame Library of Scientific Books, Part II
Auktionsdatum: 30.11.2016
Adresse: Christie's
London