London, John Calder, 1962. 1st English Translation Edition 8vo, 215 x 145mm. 236pp. Hardcover in original, protected Man Ray designed dust jacket. Dust jacket a little worn at top otherwise in fine condition with no markings or faults. In this book the author makes a closely reasoned plea for more open publication of the long-banned masterpieces and the volume also contains extracts from the main writings, chosen and translated by Paul Dinnage, so that the reader will have some idea of Sade's very personal style, imagination and subject matter. Bookseller Inventory # 001021 Postage to be agreed.