Sadopolis: Justin Valcourt, 1866. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 1/150 copies. 12mo. 69pp. 3/4 maroon leather over marbled boards with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Raised bands. Marbled end papers. Illustrated title page. Ornamental printers' devices as head- and tailpieces. The headpieces seem to be based on the Marquis' own sketches.
Scarce and early account of the life and writings of French aristocrat, philosopher and writer Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (1740 -1814), best known for his explicit sexual works, as well as his writings depicting violence, criminality and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. Chapters listed at the back of the book: "L'homme", "Ses écrits" and "Discours prononcé á la Section des Piques".
One of 150 copies of which this is No. 128.
Binding rubbed along joints. Some foxing to fly leaves. Text in French. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #13982