LOJEK, Jerzy GLAVANI, Sophia) WITTOWEJ-POTOCKIEJ, Zofii)
Title: Dzieje Pieknej Bitynki: Opowiesc o Zyciu Zofii Wittowej-Potockiej. signed in dj.
Publisher:  Instytut Wydawniczy Pax, Warsaw, 1975,
Seller ID: 76849
LOJEK, Jerzy. Dzieje Pieknej Bitynki: Opowiesc o Zyciu Zofii Wittowej-Potockiej. (Warsaw): Instytut Wydawniczy Pax, 1975. Pp. [1-394],(2). Illustratedwith black and white frontispiece and 48 black and white plates. 8vo, whit e cloth covers. Polish historian Jerzy Lojek's biography of Countess SophieWittowej-Potockiej (Sophia Glavani), a famous courtesan born in 18th centu ry Greece. She becomes the lover of a Polish minister in Istanbul, and finally the wife of Count Felix Potocki, an important Polish aristocrat. Her life story is set in the historical context of the late 18th century, when Poland lost its independence, and the early 19th century, with the defeat of Napoleon. Title roughly translates to The Story of a Beautiful Bythinienne.Text in Polish. Signed with inscription by author to inside page, some sta ining to edges, browning along spine and edges of covers, else vg in edgeworn, chipped dj with crease across front, back and spine. 45.00