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    P[ierre] P[ierrugues]. Glossarium Eroticum Linguae Latinae, Sive Theogoniae, Legem Et Morum Nuptialium Apud Romanos Explanatio NovaEx Interpretatione Propria Et Impropria Et Differentiis In Significatu Fere Duorum Millium Sermonum... Paris: Dondey-Dupre, 1826. Krown & Spellman retail: $250. First Edition. 8vo. [32]8,[33]4. [3],518pp. 1/2 pebble-grain calf over silk boards, spine banded, title gilt, extremities rubbed, old bookplate removed, stamp on t.p., fine clean copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    The first dictionary devoted to sexual terms in Latin, and indeed, the first dictionary solely devoted to erotic language in any language.

    "P. P. is supposed to be Chevalier Pierre Pierrugues, an engineer who made a plan of Bordeaux and who annotated the Erotica Biblion. Gay writes, 'On s'est servi pour cet ouvrage des travaux inedits de M. Ie Baron de Schonen, etc. Quant au

    Chevalier Pierre Pierrugues, qu'on designait comme l'auteur de ce savant volume, son existence n'est pas bien averee, et quelques bibliographes persistent a penser que ce nom cache la collaboration du Baron de Schonen et d'Eloi Johanneau.' Quoted by Sir Richard Burton in his Arabian Nights (section D: "On Pederasty."      Gay II,413.

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