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Erotica

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La Muse folastre. Recherchée des plus beaux esprits de ce temps. De nouveau reveuë, corrigée & augmentée. Lyon: Barthélemy Ancelin, 1611

3 parts in one volume, 12mo (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.; 140 x 80 mm). Woodcut printer's device on each title; very lightly browned. Citron morocco, triple-fillet border, spine richly gilt, dentelles, edges gilt, by Trautz-Bauzonnet; slight rubbing to extremities.

Provenance

Municipal Library at Lyon, formerly Jesuit College of the Trinity (circular library stamp on title "Ex Biblioth. pub. Colleg. Lugdun.") — Edouard Rahir (bookplate) — Henri Burton (bookplate)

Literature

Brunet III, 1960-1961; A. Rose, Register of Erotic Books (1965), 2: 3115; see Gay-Lemonnyer III, 298 (not mentioning this edition) and Pia, Enfer, 963 (on the 1617 edition)

Catalogue Note

Early edition of this popular anthology of erotic poems, first published at Tours in 1600, and reprinted eighteen times by 1624. Rahir (La Bibliothèque de l'Amateur, 1907, page 290) describes the content as "Poésies gaillardes de Ronsard (dont les Folastries), Magny, Durant de la Bergerie, etc."
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