Les Dialogues De Luisa Sigea Ou Satire Sodatique De Nicolas Chorier..


Bound in full morocco, gilt with gilt borders ; spine with raised bands, decorated with gilt lines. Bevelled edges. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The original paper wrappers with publisher's advertisements on rear wrappers, are included. Spines sunned and a little wear to extremities but otherwise a fine set.



Isidore Liseux, Éditeur, Rue Bonaparte, no. 2.,






Prétendue écrite en espagnol par luisa sigea et traduite en latin par jean meursius. Édition mixte franco-latine. tomes i-iv in two volumes.

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. 12mo. 4 x 5.75 inches. Tome I, xxxv + [i] + 131 + [1] pp.; pp.; Tome II, 200 pp.; Tome III, 147 + [1] pp; Tome IV, vii + [i] + 265 + [3] pp. [26] + [27] blank leaves at end of both of the bound vols. Title pages in red and black. Some text in Latin.


Decorated by vignettes, including half title, head and tailpiece, by initials, by publisher's device on title pages and by colophon.


Known in English as The School of Women, this is an erotic work in the form of seven dialogues. The Latin original appeared about 1660 and the French translation about 1680. The more erotic words and phrases are rendered into Latin and a brief glossary is given at the end of Vol. IV. The author of the work is generally regarded to be Nicolas Chorier (1612-92), lawyer and historian, but best known for this title. His attribution of the work to the Spanish writer, Luisa Sigea (flourished 1530-60) is regarded as fictitious as is the supposed translator, Jean Meursius.

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