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TAXIL, Leo. La vie de Jesus.

Paris. Librairie Anti-Clericale, [1884].
8vo. 370pp, [2]. Bound by Hatchards in contemporary olive-green half-morocco, tan paper boards, T.E.G. Original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper bound in. Extremities sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing.
A handsomely bound copy of Leo Taxil's (1854-1907) humorous, and often acerbic, retelling of the life of Christ; one of his notorious anti-Clerical works in which he satirically highlights inconsistencies and contradictions within Christian religious texts. This (second?) edition does not contain the comic drawings of Pepin present in the first (1882) and in another edition printed in 1884.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 23038