Le Baiser: Etude Litteraire et Historique

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    First Edition.

    26cm x 18cm. xv, 316 pages, black and white illustrations. Rebound and recently rebacked quarter leather, gilt finishing, marbled boards and endpapers, deckled edges. Text is in French.

    Published anonymously but for a dedication signed “Docteur”, Saint-Germaine, 1883, a French literary and historical study of the kiss. No. 228 of 300 on Holland paper of a total first and only edition of 315.

    Leather is fine, some rubbing and wear to marbled boards. Some tanning to preliminaries. Bookplate of Dr. Gary Simes. Very Good Condition.