Very Good. Item #6779
Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux, 1912. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's decorative paper-covered boards, red gilt morocco spine label, top edge stained red, decorative endpapers; ,329pp.; portrait frontispiece, twelve leaves of plates, double-page illus., including facsimiles throughout. Light shelf wear, spine paper toned, old glue residue along gutter of rear joint, else Very Good and sound. At head of title page: "L'Enfer de la Galanterie a la Fin de l'Ancien Régime."
Biography of the life and milieu of the late 18th century actor Marie Antoinette Josèphe Françoise Saucerotte, otherwise known as Mlle. Raucourt, "The most notorious lesbian of her day," and one of the most celebrated tragedians of the Comédie-Française in the decade leading up to the French Revolution. (See Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon, "Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History" (2002), p. 432).