Monumens du culte secret des dames romaines, pour servir de suite aux Monumens de la vie privée des XII Césars.

By: Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805
Contributor(s): Witt, George, 1804-1869
Publisher: A Rome : [s.n.], 1787.Description: 8 p., [48] p., xxiv leaves of plates : ill., ports. (etchings, engravings) ; 22 cm.Other title: Culte secret des dames Romaines [Spine title]Subject(s): Mythology, Roman -- Early works to 1800 | Erotica -- France -- Early works to 1800 | Erotica -- Italy -- Early works to 1800 | CultsOwnership: ANTHRO library copy from the collection of George Witt
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First published "A Caprée, chez Sabellus", i.e., at Nancy by Leclerc, 1784. Cf. Cohen, Henry. Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle.

Cohen says the illustrations are inventions of the author. He considers the 1787 edition an "imitation.".

Engraved throughout, with added illustrated title page. Text and illustrations within borders.

Leaves of text are printed on both sides.

Gilt-tooled spine and covers; red-edged. On spine: Culte secret des dames Romaines.

BN, vol. 68, col. 362-363

Brunet, vol. 3, col. 1874-1875

Cohen-De Ricci, col. 475-476

Grässe, vol. 4, p. 595

ANTHRO library copy from the collection of George Witt.