The 120 Days of Sodom & Other Writings by The Marquis de Sade [FIRST AMERICAN EDITION] 1966
The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings by The Marquis de Sade
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION  THE GROVE PRESS
Reprint. Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in very nice shape; some chipping to top of spine; general shelf / rub wear. Now housed in a new HD brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is very good; some rub wear to boards; and light wear to spine. Small stain to text block. Reads good as new with mild tanning.
The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit tht has yet existed, " wrote "The 120 Days of Sodom" while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration -- a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud -- of the psychopathology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935.