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The exceedingly rare first edition of the first published version of Sadist fiction. This remarkable copy is apparently the only one known to contain the publisher's preface (\kp\k2), and was formerly owned by J.B. Rund of New York, who supplied photocopies of the leaf to the Private Case in the British Library (see Kearney 1618-20). Volume 2 is also complete, with the half-title. The striking emblematic frontispiece by Carrée after Chéry, showing Virtue assailed by Lechery and Irreligion, is shaved at the lower edge.