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Chorier, Nicolas (1612-1692) The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Chorier, Nicolas (1612-1692) The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea. Paris: Isidore Liseux, 1890.
Octavo, leaves untrimmed, top edge gilt, bound in three-quarter morocco and marbled paper boards, title printed in red and black, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.
The first edition of this series of erotic tales was printed in Latin in 1660 under the title, Aloisiae Sigaeae, Toletanae, Satyra Sotadica de Arcanis Amoris et Veneris. It is considered the first work in Latin ever composed with its subject fully dedicated to the erotic.

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $200-300

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Luisa Sigea, Isidore Liseux, Paris, Charles S. Dixwell