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VENETTE, Nicolas (1633--1698)
[Tableau de l'amour considéré dans l'estat du mariage. 1696]
De la generation de l'homme, ou tableau de l'amour conjugal. Divisé en quatre parties. Par Mr. Nicolas Venette. ... Septiéme edition, reveuë, corrigée, augmentée & enrichie de figures par l'auteur.
A Cologne chez Claude Joly, 1696.
[48], 642, [28] p., [5] fold. pl. : engr. port., [8] engr. illus. ; 15.3 cm. (12º)

First published in Amsterdam in 1687 as Tableau de l'amour considéré dans l'estat du mariage. The folded plates and illustrations (mostly full-page) are numbered 1--11; the portrait of the author and the final folded plate 'Figures des Hermaphrodites' are unnumbered. There were numerous editions and translations of Venette's treatise, regarded as one of the first works of French sexology.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed in ink 3s (?).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, black spine-label.

Reference Number 4733


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