Item #608719 Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]. Johannes Secundus.
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]
Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]

Kisses : a poetical translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaı̈us. With the original Latin, and an essay on his life and writings [Extra-Illustrated]

printed by D. Bond, for J. Bew, 1778. First Thus. Leather. Used - Very Good. Item #608719

A unique piece of erotica, profusely extra-illustrated by the expert insertion of 175 plates and illustrations, some sensual, others explicitly erotic or pornographic, most inlaid to size, others mounted. Most of the illustrations are engravings (at least one hand-colored), although there are a few woodcuts, at least one original watercolor, and a number of other mediums. Most plates date from the 18th and 19th centuries, with a few earlier examples including an early 'Die Buße des Heiligen Johannes Chrysostomus' by Hans Sebald Beham, etc. A number of leaves are in holograph, in whole or in part. Bound in full 19th-century dark brown morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt titling, and decorative tooling in blind, covers feature a panel formed by seven rules in blind with design of four lyres at center, edges stained red, marbled endpapers (some rubbing, upper hinge starting at foot).

Price: $2,250.00

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