Les Nouvelles d’Antoine-Francois Grazzini, dit Le Lasca, L’un des Fondateurs,…

Les Nouvelles d’Antoine-Francois Grazzini, dit Le Lasca, L’un des Fondateurs, & Membre des deux celebres Academies de Florence. by GRAZZINI, Anton Francesco (1503-1584) a.k.a. Il Lasca < >
Sixteenth century gay fiction

Les Nouvelles d’Antoine-Francois Grazzini, dit Le Lasca, L’un des Fondateurs, & Membre des deux celebres Academies de Florence.

Berlin (i.e. Paris) : s.n., 1776. 2 vols in 1
8vo, xxviii, 286, [8], 287-583, [1] pp, contemporary French calf, fully gilt spine, morocco label, marbled e-ps, a long note on verso of front endpaper and a note on title ascribing the translation to Villebrune, a good sound copy.
A collection of erotic stories which, on account of their explicit nature, languished in manuscript for some 200 years and were first published in Italian in 1756. Some of the contents would seem to indicate that Grazzini was homosexual in his tastes and this may have accounted for their failure to find a publisher. The translation is by Le Febvre de Villebrune.
Reference: Brunet II 1720
Aldrich & Wotherspoon : Who’s Who in Gay & Lesbian History pp 235-6

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