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La Lyre Francaise.

La Lyre Francaise.

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La Lyre Francaise.

by [Erotic Fore-edge Painting] MASSON, Gustave (1819-1888)

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London & New York:: Macmillan, 1903., 1903. Small 8vo. xxviii, 459, [1] pp. Half-title, title vignette (showing the author), indexes, glossary. Original olive-green calf, raised bands, spine with five fleurs-de-lis, all edges gilt, bound by Bumpus, Oxford; rubbed. The inner dentelle shows the initials I.H. (owner's initials). With an erotic fore-edge painting, set within a styled wooden frame, an austere bedroom (the bed being about the only element), a man and a woman, both partly dressed. He is lying on the bed and propped up by two pillows, the lady, with her back facing him, straddling his loins. Painted for Harrington's, London [by their house artist], ca. 1995. PROVENANCE: I.H. [unknown].


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La Lyre Francaise.
[Erotic Fore-edge Painting] MASSON, Gustave (1819-1888)
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Macmillan, 1903.
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