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The book of this month
Rarissimes "jetons" manuscrits de maison close

[JETONS DE MAISON CLOSE]. SIX JETONS MANUSCRITS EN CARTON.
[Vers 1900],
(9 x 8 cm), traces d'usure; placés dans un boîte ronde moderne à fond de velours noir.
2800
Les prénoms de ces demoiselles (Blanche, Flora, Henriette, Louise, Marcelle, Simone) sont inscrits à l'encre violette sur un morceau de carton fort portant des traces de papier peint fleuri. Des gravures érotiques de l'époque, avec légende en espagnol, sont contrecollées au verso de ces tickets qui semblent avoir beaucoup servi.



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