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216. PETRONIUS. The Satyricon of Petronius. The only complete translation into English, with introduction and notes. The Fortune Press. [1933].


£98


8vo., original cloth lettered in gilt on spine. With 4 plates by Jean de Bosschere. A little spotting to top edge, otherwise a very good copy.


First edition thus, limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. Reginald caton, who founded the Fortune Press in 1924, was in 1934 prosecuted for obscene libel, found guilty and ordered to pulp the offending books. in his trial the illustrations for this edition of the Satyriconwere deemed obscene and the book was banned.


This copy interestingly has an ink stamp of the Palais Royal Beaujolais Library in Paris on the title-page with an accompanying admonishing ink stamp “not to be taken into England”.


217. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. EPARVIER, Jean. À Paris Sous La Botte Des nazis. Paris; Aux Editions Raymond Schall. 1944. £148


4to. original photo pictorial boards, decorated front pastedown; a 27pp. introduction in French followed by hundreds of black-and-white illustrations after photographs showing Paris under the German occupation; a very good copy with some dust-soiling and marking to lower cover; internally fine with a neat contemporary ink inscription, dated Paris, January 1945, to the first leaf.


First edition; limited to only 1525 copies. A photographic record of the nazi occupation of Paris composed of clandestine photographs by anonymous photographers, published to provide a witness to “l’esprit de refus qui n’a cessé de souffler sur Paris et La France”.


218. PICART, Bernard & BERNARD, Jean-Frédéric. A Temple at Japan which contains a thousand idols. original engraving from cérémonies et coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du monde… (Religious ceremonies and customs of all the people of the world…), 18th century. 305 x 395 mm.


£295


219. PICART, Bernard & BERNARD, Jean-Frédéric. Le Temple De La mecque. original engraving from cérémonies et coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du monde… (Religious ceremonies and customs of all the people of the world…), 18th century. 290 x 425 mm.


£295


220. PICART, Bernard & BERNARD, Jean-Frédéric. La Fete de Purim.original engraving from cérémonies et coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du monde… (Religious ceremonies and customs of all the people of the world…), 18th century. 300 x 380 mm. £295


221. PICART, Bernard & BERNARD, Jean-Frédéric. Le Danse des Deruis. original engraving from cérémonies et coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du monde… (Religious ceremonies and customs of all the people of the world…), 18th century. 290 x 425 mm.


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