Venus Physique 1777 French leather book gilt spine physical attraction loveBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A complete, clean and nice looking example of this very scarce 18th century book.
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Venus Physique. Nouvelle Edition- revue et augmentee.
1777. (no imprint city or location, published anonymously).
Appears to be a somewhat scientific approach to physical attraction and reproduction in species(?), how different peoples appear, physical attributes, etc.
Period full speckled calf, spine gilt decorated and ornamented with devices, marbled end papers and edges. Spine gilt flecked off in spots, slight split down center due to opening, still well bound, sound & tight. Clean internally.
Book measures: 5 7/8" H X 3 1/2" W.