Translated by Théophile Marquardt. Title illustration and 15 raunchy, erotic Secessionist-style plates by Julius Klinger including 2 color mounted. Folio, original gilt-stamped burnt orange silk moiré covered boards; top edges trimmed and gilt, small split between head of endpaper and text block. Bright copy. Leipzig: privately printed for subscribers, 1909.
number 312 of 350 copies of this scarce restoration closet drama of erotic mayhem. The 2004 film based on the play, The Libertine, starred Johnny Depp playing Rochester and John Malkovich played Charles II.