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First edition of a famous letter by the marquis de Sade to his wife, written from Vincennes prison in 1783. One of 15 copies on Van Gelder paper, containing Jacques Hérold's five original etchings in three different states (black and white, and colours), all numbered and signed by the artist. Fine inlaid binding, the front cover incorporating the original copperplate for the frontispiece, by Lucienne Thalheimer.