Item #11515 La Fluste de Robin, En Laqvelle Les Chansons de Chasque mestier s’egayent.
La Fluste de Robin, En Laqvelle Les Chansons de Chasque mestier s’egayent.
La Fluste de Robin, En Laqvelle Les Chansons de Chasque mestier s’egayent.
A RICH RHETORIC OF COMPARATIVE PRAISE FOR THE PENIS

La Fluste de Robin, En Laqvelle Les Chansons de Chasque mestier s’egayent.

Troyes, Parre Piot in Lost Street c. 1620.

8vo (160 x 102 mm.). 31p. Roman type (concluding Latin verse in italic), woodcut title vignette.

Blind-ruled Jansenist red morocco (Capé, scuff on the rear panel), gilt-ruled board edges, gilt-lettered title, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, parti-colored silk marker.

“EROTIC OR PORNOGRAPHIC, as you wish, this is surely the most inventive piece of amusing curiosa…a fireworks of metaphor allows [the author] to describe the flute of Robin…the precious instrument with which Robin passes as a virtuoso with the ladies” (Mercier, tr., emphasis mine).
            The page is full (31 lines), type relatively small (85), the margins intentionally short (text block 153 x 82 mm.), the paper modest.
            THIS SOLD FOR CASH — FROM UNDER THE COUNTER AND FROM PEDDLERS' PACKS. Two other imprints bear Piot’s name, a chapbook Robert the Devil and The General Collection of Mother’s Prattle. Four antiquarian editions survive, all in a handful of examples and all 1619-c. 1622. Of these combined, there are three U.S. locations. Loss of a dozen letters in the upper right corner of the final verso (sense not affected).
¶Mercier, Le Tombeau de la mélancolie, littérature et facétie sous Louis XIII 200-3 & no. 563; Brunet II: 1314 “extremely indecent…of great rarity” (tr.); Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l’amour II: 388 “very licentious” (tr.); Corrard de Bréban, Recherches sur l’établissement et l’exercice de l’imprimerie à Troyes 3e éd. 166; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle III: 34,169 “[1620]”; RISM, Écrits concernant la musique II: 937[!].

Item #11515

Price: $12,500.00