Juliette, Marquise De Sade, trans. Austryn Wainhouse (Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1968 [reprint distributed by Bookthrift, New York])
9 1/8″ X 6 1/4′, 1205pp, hardbound with DJ protected with mylar, very good condition
Histoire de Juliette ou les Prospérités du vice (Story of Juliette or the Prosperity of Vice, English title: Juliette, Vice ), originally published in 1797 as a continuation of Justine.
Engish titles: The Story of Juliette or Vice Amply Rewarded Juliette or Vice Amply Rewarded
This story was originally published with Justine as a continuation of the story. Juliette is Justine’s sister. Together they are “Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue” and “Juliette or the Prosperity of Vice” (or “vice amply rewarded”). The two together formed 10 volumes of nearly 4000 pages in total; publication was completed in 1801 and included around 100 very explicit engravings. Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the arrest of the anonymous author of Justine and Juliette, and as a result Sade was incarcerated for the last 13 years of his life. Napoleon called the work “the most abominable book ever engendered by the most depraved imagination”. The book’s destruction was ordered by the Cour Royale de Paris on May 19, 1815.
Justine and Juliette were published sporadically from the 19th century into the mid 20th century but mostly without any of the engravings from the original. Justine was first published in English by Risus Press, New York, 1931