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Girolamo Angeriano - Erotopægnion - 1798

Girolamo Angeriano - Erotopægnion - 1798

Girolamo Angeriano - Erotopægnion - 1798
Erotica, Poetry, antiquity - Quantity: 1 - Book

[ANGERIANO (Girolamo)]

Erotopægnion, sive Priapeia veterum et recentiorum. Veneri jocosae sacrum.

Lutetiae parisiorum, apud C.-F. Patrick, 1798.

1 octavo volume (17 x 10 cm), glazed blond calfskin (contemporary binding), decorated smooth spine, title label in red morocco, gilt roulette framing the covers, gilt fillet on the cuts, gilt interior roulette, all gilt edges, [12]-vi-[2]-188 pages (complete). Beginning of split at the foot of the upper jaw, tiny hook at the bottom of the page i without gravity. Good condition.

Book illustrated with 2 engraved plates.

Hieronymus Angerianus or Girolamo Angeriano (ca. 1480-1535), was an influential Neo-Latin Italian poet from Puglia. He retired very young from the life of the Neapolitan court, in the family estates of Ariano di Puglia.

Collection of erotic poems and epigrams published for the first time in Florence in 1512. It had great success in France and is re-proposed here in the edition printed in Paris in 1798. The Erotopaegnion or Priapeia is a collection of short Latin poems written in playful epigram form, inspired by Latin poems by poets such as Virgil, Ovid, Martial and others. These epigrams were generally affixed to the statues of the god Priapus. The poems are playful variations on a few ever-recurring themes: commentaries on the proportions of Priapus' manly attributes and his erotic performances, threats against thieves of punishments consisting of sexual violence, attacks on women who are too old or too lustful. ..

"This anthology of priapic verses was edited and published by F.-J. Noël, Inspector of Universities, who was Counselor of Universities and Inspector General of Studies under the government of Napoleon I (around 1833)."

Beautiful copy.

Lot details
Number of Books
antiquity, Erotica, Poetry
Author/ Illustrator
Girolamo Angeriano
Book Title
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Illustrated Edition
Original language
Number of pages
17×10 cm
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