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SCARCE EDITION OF DONI'S "CELESTIAL, TERRESTRIAL AND HELLISH WORLDS"
SIGNED BY PAUL CONTANT, NO COPY IN USA


DONI, ANTON FRANCESCO. Les Mondes, celestes, terrestres et infernaux. Lyon: Barthèlemy Honorat, 1580. [bound with:] CHAPPUIS FRANCOIS. Le Monde des Cornuz. [Lyon: Barthèlemy Honorat, 1580].

Autograph signature Paul Contant 25 T (?) in brown ink.

Paul Contant was the author of an illustrated account of his own collection of curiosities, Le Jardin, et Cabinet poètique (Poitiers, 1609), considered one of the earliest scientific collections in Europe.

EXTREMELY SCARCE FRENCH EDITION OF DONI'S "CELESTIAL, TERRESTRIAL AND HELLISH WORLDS", UTOPIC DIALOGUES DESCRIBING MANY ASPECTS OF AN IDEAL WORLD AND MANY HELLS FULL OF BIZARRE PEOPLE. DONI'S WORK IS FOLLOWED BY "THE CUCKOLDS' WORLD", A PARODIC LITERARY BANQUET ON WOMEN'S ADULTERIES.

No copies in USA.


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[EXTRA WORLDS] Doni, Le Mondes, 1580

Estimate €2,000 - €3,000
9d16h2m18s
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