Musée Royal de Naples Peintures, Bronzes et Statues Érotiques du Cabinet Secret avec leur Explication par Le Colonel Famin
Erotic subjects shown in the classical Roman manner taken from the "Cabinet Secret" of the King of Naples. Some pieces were excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum. About half the plates depict sculptures in various media, while the other half show scenes, individual people, Gods, and couples, often with a touch of humour. Originally published in 1831 under a slightly different title, the collection became famous and was republished many times. Gay-Lemmonyer III, 682.
Publisher: Chez L'Editeur, Palais-Royal
Edition: No. 462 of an unspecified limitation.
Date Published: 1857
Place Published: Paris
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xxi, 158 p. interspersed with plates. Contents at rear. 32 cm. 60 hand-coloured plates engraved by A. Delvaux. Burgundy spine with raised bands. Marbled paper boards and endpapers in different pattern. Some wear to board edges. Dampstains and foxing.