Kisses: A Poetical Translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaius. WIth the Original Latin, and An Essay on His Life and Writings

NICOLAIUS, Joannes Secundus

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The Book of Kisses was first published in 1541. A collection of 19 poems, this edition includes both the Dutch author's original Latin poetry, as well as facing-page translations in English. The author lived a short life (1511-1536) but he was a prolific writer of "New Latin" poetry for his lovers. A great gift for the Romantic bibliophile.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. Bew
  • Edition: Fourth Edition
  • Date Published: 1790
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    iv, 252 p. 20 cm full leather binding with detached boards. Cameo illus. on pictorial t.p. Fourth edition includes additions, and the Epithalamium newly translated.

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