Scarce First Edition of Mercier’s “A Collection of the Prettiest Poems on Pleasure and Voluptuousness.” Tableaux Plaisir et Dela Volupte 1798.


Compiegne, Mercier de. Tableaux Du Plaisir et Dela Volupte. 1798. Published by Rue DuChamp-Fleury no.97. Written in French.

This book is tome premier, and it appears there were no other tomes to follow it. The full title translates to-Paintings of pleasure and voluptuousness: containing the poem of pleasure, the four hours of the ladies’ toilet, the asylum of graces, and other collected pieces.  Only 1 copy is listed on Worldcat.

Bound in ¼ Leather and fine pressed marbled paper boards, 4 raised bands, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers, and a full-page woodcut to the half title page.

It is in Fine condition with very minor shelf wear, lightly bumped corners, and some wear to the paper edges.

Octavo [4.5×3 inches].

(10), 136pp. (4). Complete


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