The Dialogues of Luisa Sigea, Literally Translated from the Latin

CHORIER, Nicolas

to Cart
Price: $500.00

Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Isadore Liseux
Date Published: 1890

Description: Title printed in red and black. 3 volumes, slim 8vos, bound in beautiful contemporary 3/4 green morocco, gilt-decorated and lettered spines with red leather labels; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Paris: Isadore Liseux, 1890. Spines a bit faded, otherwise a fine copy, handsomely bound.

Comments: One of the most notorious amatory classic works of the 17th century.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: near fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 126726

More Luisa Sigea de Velasco, Aloysia Sygaea Toletana: webrss
More LITERATURE: webrss
More CURIOSA: webrss
More SPANISH: webrss
More 16TH CENTURY: webrss
More WOMEN: webrss
More LEATHER: webrss
More SEX: webrss

By This Author: CHORIER, Nicolas
By This Publisher: Isadore Liseux
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

I thought you'd find this interesting: I learned of Argosy by reading a bit of "bad" publicity in the book "Used and Rare" by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone; no doubt you're familiar with it. (It was unfortunate that the authors had to grind their ax in print in what was an otherwise enjoyable book.) But I had never heard of Argosy before and my curiosity was piqued, so negative comments notwithstanding, I decided to pay a brief visit to the store. I reserved a book (long sought-after) ahead of time because I knew I'd be on an extremely tight schedule with several stops to make in just a few hours' time. Calling to reserve the book was a pleasant, very efficient experience, with a prompt return call to confirm availability. When I stopped in to purchase the book, the greeting (by one of the sisters, I'm not sure which) was extremely pleasant, the service so prompt and also she informed me of a signed letter by the subject I was interested in (unfortunately, I was unable to purchase the letter that day). I found the photo of Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh as Caesar (or Antony?) and Cleopatra which hangs over the register very interesting-- had seen it before in a book. My only disappointment was that I was unable to actually spend time in the store-- it looked so inviting! But I will make it a point to spend time there on my next visit. So you see, even bad publicity can be very beneficial! Thank you for an enjoyable, if brief, experience! - Teri McDowell
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis