- books, pamphlets, etc., dealing with unusual subjects.
- (in selling and collecting books) books, pamphlets, etc., containing pornographic literature or art; erotica.
Origin of curiosa
Examples from the Web for curiosa
Historical Examples of curiosa
A library of trivia, museum of curiosa, sideshow of freaks, and shrine of greatness.The Short Life
"A recipe from the curiosa section of my medical book," he said.Problem on Balak
Roger D. Aycock
This sort of thing, “lesbian” only remotely, belongs more properly to the field of curiosa.Checklist
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Here is particularly observable the curiosa felicitas, a fruitful soil and careful cultivation.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)
It is the curiosa felicitas which Petronius ascribes to Horace in his Odes.
- books on strange subjects, esp erotica