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    Charles Ancillion. [a.k.a. d'Ollincan] Traite des Eunuques dans lequel on explique toutes les differentes fortes d'Eunuques, quel rang ils ont tenu, & quel cas on en a fait, &c. On examine principalement s'ils. [Holland (Amsterdam?):] [a la Sphere,] 1707. Krown & Spellman retail: $500. First Edition. 12mo. *8 [2*]2 A-G12 H8 I2. [20],187pp. Early 20th century cloth, gilt title, uncut copy with large margins of varying size; bookplates of Dr Max Thorek, old dealer's desc. pasted-in. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Ancillon (1659-1715) counselor to the Elector of Brandenburg high court judge of all the French courts in Prussia.

    "In it, the different modes of the world of eunuchs are described with obvious relish, before the author poses the delicate legal question of whether they are suitable for marriage, and whether admittance to this institution should be permitted them... he is concerned with his 'curious' subject from the juridical standpoint." [Martin Mulsow in The Berlin Refuge, 1680-1780; 2003]

    "L'auteur presente dans cet ouvrage, comme une histoire veritable, la plaisanterie de Fontenelle, intitulee; relation de l'ile de Borneo. Mreo (Rome), reine de cette ile, veut que tous ses ministres soient eunuques, tandis que Eenegu (Geneve) ne veut, au contraire, aucun eunuque a sa cour. " Gay/Lemmonyer       STCN 170712. Gay/ Lemonnyer III,1239.Rose 1632.

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    February, 2015
    19th Thursday
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