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Dardano, La bella e dotta difesa delle donne, Venice, 1554, contemporary limp vellum

Estimate:

600

to
- 800 GBP

Dardano, La bella e dotta difesa delle donne, Venice, 1554, contemporary limp vellum

Dardano, La bella e dotta difesa delle donne, Venice, 1554, contemporary limp vellum

Estimate:

600

to
- 800 GBP

Lot sold:

1,638

GBP

Dardano, Luigi


La bella e dotta difesa delle donne in verso, e prose... contra gli accusatori del sesso loro. Venice: (Bartolomeo Imperatore), 1554


8vo (153 x 102mm.), woodcut portrait of the author on title-page (repeated on final verso), text in italics, woodcut initials, with blank leaf t8, contemporary limp vellum, title lettered along foot of textblock, blank upper corner of t7-8 cut away, binding slightly worn


Published by Dardano's grandson Ippolito, this is a defence of women judged unfairly by history. The bulk of the text comprises retrials of these women by a male lawyer giving the male opinion, a female one giving the opposite opinion, and three judges. The first defendant is, appropriately, Eve.


LITERATURE:

Edit16 16019


PROVENANCE:

D.L. Cumming, inscription on flyleaf

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