Musée Royal de Naples. Peintures, bronzes et statues érotiques du Cabinet Secret, avec leur explication par M. C. F., contenant soixante gravures. (Au cercle du livre précieux, Paris, 1959, #209/2500)
12.25″ X 9.25″, xxx-152pp, loosely contained by paper wraps in a blue slipcase, good condition, some fading, bumping and peeling to slipcase, interior pages are mint condition.
This is a republishing of the 1836 portfolio of the “secret cabinet” erotic works of the Museum of Naples. It was published privately for circulation among member of “Au cercle du livre précieux” [circle of the precious book] to avoid prosecution for indecency. There are full-page descriptions of the works and then 60 illustrations on coral colored paper. The pages are unbound and contained in a slipcase.