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Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies [volume 1] By Seigneur de Brantôme & Pierre de Bourdeille
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Volume 1 of 2. This very fine and accurate translation of The Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies was made by Mr. A. R. Allinson and because of its merit must be considered one of the great English... More > translations. The text of Brantôme's great work is given practically complete in these volumes and the only modifications are based upon good taste and not on any fearful prudery. Intelligent readers will appreciate the rare charm, shrewd wisdom, amusing anecdote, literary merit and historical and social information. CONTENTS include: Historical Note by Henri Vigneau -- Of Ladies Which Make Love, and Their Husbands Cuckolds -- On the Question Which Doth Give the More Content in Love, Whether Touching, Seeing, or Speaking -- Concerning the Beauty of a Fine Leg, and the Virtue the Same Doth Possess -- Concerning Old Dames as Found to Practise Love as Ever the Young Ones Be. Bibliography. Appendix A, Brantôme, by Arthur Tilley. Apendix B, Brantôme, by George Saintsbury.< Less

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