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    Sale 2514 | Lot 9
    Estimate: $300 - $400
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    • Sale 2514 Lot 9

      NICOLAS CHORIER (1612-1692)

      The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea, Literally Translated from the Latin.

      3 volumes. Half-titles. Titles in red and black. Slim 8vo, contemporary 3/4 green morocco, spines tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces, top edges gilt, spines uniformly faded to brown. Paris: Isidore Liseux, 1890.

      Estimate $300 - 400

      one of the most notorious amatory classic works of the 17th century.
      The Dialogues are considered the first pornographic work written in Latin. The first edition was published in 1660 under the title, Aloisiae Sigaeae, Toletanae, Satyra Sotadica de Arcanis Amoris et Veneris. The attribution to Spanish poet Luisa Sigea was in fact a hoax, the real author being Nicolas Chorier.