Auction 357 Manuscripts, Letters a.o. Written Documents

PERRON, Eddy du (1899-1940). "Le Livre d'Heures des Jeunes Filles composé par le Père Perronius. Avec l'Approbation de Monseigneur le Cardinal Dugonneau". N.d. (before 1932?). Ms. on paper. Lined notebook of which (128) pp. contain poems in ms. 4° (277 x 215 mm). Cont. colourful batik paper over cardboard bind. In a very handsome box specially made for this edition w. square bosses on front and back cover, repeating the pattern of the batik paper.

Anthology of 70 erotic poems in manuscript by Eddy du Perron, divided in sections of ten weeks, seven poems for each week, one per day. All classic or semi-classic poems from French erotic literature by well-known poets as Louys, Harancourt, Verlaine, Hannon, Béranger, Baudelaire, etc. With bookplate of A. Leclercq, antiquarian bookdealer in Brussels to whom, according to Kees Snoek, Du Perron sold books in 1932 ('E. du Perron. Het even van een smalle mens', p. 656). According to Jef Meert, who offered this manuscript in 2006, the text "Avec l'Approbation de Monseigneur le Cardinal Dugonneau" is an allusion to the cooperation with Pascal Pia, friend of Du Perron, and fellow erotomaniac.

€ 1000

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