[ROPS, Felicien, illustrator]. ~ Un Été à la campagne: Correspondance de deux jeunes parisiennes recuilli par un auteur à la mode. [?Brussels], 1868.
12mo (160 × 100 mm), pp. , 227, , etched frontispiece by Rops (slightly browned at margins), a few pencil marking throughout. Later half morocco. Rubbed, upper cover detached.
First edition of an erotic classic, with a frontispiece by Rops. On publication, the book was condemned in France by the Tribunal of Lille, presumably on account of the frank accounts of the young women’s bisexual adventures. It has been attributed to both Droz and Poulet-Malassis, on doubtful grounds. Ashbee, Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 236-8.