Sale: 373 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 22. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 86

 
Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade - La Nouvelle Justin. 8 Bde.


 
86
Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
La Nouvelle Justin. 8 Bde., 1797.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,380
Sold:
€ 4,080 / $ 4.855

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
[Sade, D. A. F. de], La nouvelle Justine, ou les malheurs de la vertu; suivie de l'histoire de Juliette, sa soeur. 8 vols. (of 10; lacking vol. III and VII). With 1 engr. frontispiece and 80 copper plates . "En Hollande" [Paris] 1797. Violet 19th century morocco on 5 bands with gilt lettering, broad gilt inside border, marbled endpapers as well as gilt edges. 12mo.

Cohen/Ricci cols. 920ff. - Sander 1770. - Gay/Lem. III, 387. - Hayn/Got. VII, 25f. - Englisch I, 475. - Infamous novel, from which the term Sadism derives. Except for vols. III and VII complete, very well-preserved and decoratively bound series. Very rare in this condition! \b
First edition, the definite and most comprehensive edition, increased by de Sade with numerous detailed sado-masochistic obscenities. The first part (vols. I-IV) of the work in ten volumes contains the deeply pessimistic story of the virtuous Justine; the second part (vols. V-X), the counterpart, describes the success story of her vicious sister Juliette.
According to the characteristics mentioned in Cohen/Ricci, our copy is the orig. edition, presumably printed by Didot , which differs from the numerous reprints in terms of the smaller and cleaner print as well as the very correct text. - Slightly discolored in places, else fine and broad-margined copy.

86
Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
La Nouvelle Justin. 8 Bde., 1797.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,380
Sold:
€ 4,080 / $ 4.855

(incl. 20% surcharge)