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Author Name:    BOYER, Jean-Baptiste de, Marquis d'Argens]

Title:   Therese, Philosophe, avec l'Histoire de Madame Bois-Laurier. Tome Premier: Therese, Philosophe, ou, Memoires Pour servir a l'Histoire de D. Dirrag, etde mademoiselle Eradice

Publisher:    Londres, 1785, 

Seller ID:   103020

[BOYER, Jean-Baptiste de, Marquis d'Argens, attributed to]. Thérèse, Philosophe, avec l'Histoire de Madame Bois-Laurier. Tome Premier: Thérèse, Philosophe, ou, Memoires Pour servir à l'Histoire de D. Dirrag, et de mademoiselle Eradice. Nouvelle Édition, ornée de vingt Figures. A Londres:, MDCCLXXXV [1785]. Pp. (6),[5]-131,(5), frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates. Illustrated. Small 8vo, rebound in full brown calf with marbled Michallet endpapers, yellow and blue headbands, three gilt tooled borders to boards, giltdecoration, gilt lettering, and five raised bands to spine, top edge gilt, two gilt-tooled band dentelles, elaborate gilt decoration inside boards. I ncluding the frontispiece, the other five plates present are opposite pages14, 38, 48, 68, and 91. Originally published in 1748, and attributed to Je an-Baptiste de Boyer (b. June 24, 1704, d. January 11, 1771), "Thérèse, Philosophe" is an erotic novel about a young bourgeois woman's sexual awakening after entering a convent. In this first volume, Thérèse voyeuristically witnesses inappropriate sexual liaisons between her fellow student, Eradice,and one Father Dirrag (whom Thérèse is also under the tutelege of). It was modelled after the 1730 trial of student Catherine Cadiere [anagram: Eradi ce], who was sentenced to death in 1731 (but was given an acquittal), who was involved in a similar illicit relationship with a Jesuit priest, Jean-Baptiste Girard [anagram: Dirrag]. A very good, tight, smartly-rebound copy. Scarce. 1,250.00

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