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Thomas ARTUS (Sieur d' EMBRY) Description de l'isle des hermaphrodites. Nouvellement decouverte, concernant les moeurs, les coutumes & les ordonnances des habitans de cette isle, Comme aussi le Discours de Jacophile à Limne, avec quelques autres pièces curieuses

Thomas ARTUS (Sieur d' EMBRY)

Description de l'isle des hermaphrodites. Nouvellement decouverte, concernant les moeurs, les coutumes & les ordonnances des habitans de cette isle, Comme aussi le Discours de Jacophile à Limne, avec quelques autres pièces curieuses

chez les héritiers de Herman Demen [François Foppens], Cologne [Bruxelles] 1724, (8) 352pp., relié.


Second edition, the first edition from 1605 is extremely rare. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting a hermaphrodite, with the inscription 'I am neither male nor female ...'. Sheepskin full of used time. Back tooled raised. Missing part of title. Light foxing in the margins endnotes. Considered the first French anti-utopia, this trip of a tired French ills of his country on an island where effeminate characters, rouged, addicted to feasts and pleasures live is a satire disorders of the court of Henry III , himself represented by the king Hermaphroditus king queen male or female. The book assured considerable notoriety for its author, which little is known, except that he left several scholarly translations. The work, which compared to the Satyr ménipée, was presented to Henri IV, which forbade worried the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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