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Elegantiae latini sermonis seu Aloisia Sigaea Toletana De arcanis Amoris & Veneris Adjunctis Fragmentis quibusdam Eroticis. Pars Prima + Pars Secunda. (1757)
1757 - Lugd. Batavorum, Ex Typis Elzevirianis; Pagination: Pars Prima (Index+xxiv, 211pp) + Pars Secunda (Index+ii, 172pp); Size: in-8 (15 x 10 cm); Language: Text in Latin; BINDING: Full calf leather binding. Gilded covers. Spine title gilded. Gilded page edges; CONDITION: Contemporary full calf leather binding is tight and firm. Minor hole between a spine cover and front covers to the bottom. Spines and boards rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Some yellowing and occasionally foxing. A trace of ink on first endpapers. Pages/Text block complete and in a very good condition. Overall the condition to be VERY GOOD. Nicolas Chorier (September 1, 1612 - August 14, 1692) was a French lawyer, writer, and historian. He is known especially for his historical works on Dauphiné, as well as his erotic dialogue called The School of Women, or The Seven Flirtatious Discussions with Alosia (French: L'Academie des dames, ou les Sept entretiens galants d'Alosia)...The School of Women first appeared as a work in Latin entitled Aloisiae Sigaeae, Toletanae, Satyra sotadica de arcanis Amoris et Veneris. This manuscript claimed that it was originally written in Spanish by Luisa Sigea de Velasco, an erudite poetess and maid of honor at the court of Lisbon and was then translated into Latin by Jean or Johannes Meursius, a humanist born in Leiden, Holland in 1613. The attribution to Sigea was a lie and Meursius was a complete fabrication. The manuscript circulated through the libertine community at the beginning of the eighteenth century and was known in Latin under many different titles. The book is written in the form of a series of dialogues with Tullia, a twenty-six year-old Italian woman, the wife of Callias, who is charged with the sexual initiation of her young cousin, Ottavia..." (Wikipedia)"The most outspoken erotic work of the seventeenth century, and certainly the one rearest to true pornography." Kearney, History of Erotic Literature, 34. "The greatest of the Neo-Latin erotica..." Legman. Chorier wrote his work in Latin as the "Dialogues of Aloisia Sigea," supposedly translated from a Spanish original. Later editions ascribe it to Johannes Meursius the Dutch philologist with equal tongue-in-cheek. 
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