Paris: Chez tous les librairies, [ca. 1860]. Second edition. 16mo., 216 pp., albumen photographic frontispiece. Occasional light foxing. Contemporary quarter morocco spine titled and decorated in gilt, with rubbed marbled paper over boards. Early owner's ex-libris affixed to the front pastedown. A very good copy. Item #52119
This small book of literary portraits of Parisian dancers, actresses and prostitutes was written by Auguste Vermorel (1841 - 1871), a journalist with socialist leanings who was active in the Paris Commune. The frontispiece photograph by Pierre Petit shows three women in a raucous pose with legs kicked high.
Although this title went through as many as 6 printings, WorldCat locates very few copies and only two of this second edition: New York Public Library and University of Newcastle.