Binet. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Item #046741
4 volumes in later half morocco over marbled boards. First collected edition of La Paysan and La Paysane Pervertis completely reset and edited - dated 1784 but did not appear until 1787. 16 parts in 4 volumes complete with 120 plates. Quite clean internally, a few tiny tears in the outer margin. 542pp; 536pp; 552pp; 550pp with the two page stock list at the end of volume 4.
"Rare and almost never found with the full suite of  engravings" Bibliographie et iconographie de tous les ouvrages de Restif de la Bretonne, 250. Le Paysan Pervertis had been published in 1775, La Paysane in 1784 - this brings the two together for the first time. They are erotic novels with a moral compass - in contrast, at least notionally, to de Sade's Justine (which de la Bretonne opposed with his novel Anti-Justine in 1798) or Juliette. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Illustrator: Binet. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Erotica. Inventory No: 046741.