ENUCLEATAE QUAESTIONES Complectentes perjucundum Tractatum De VIRGINUM STATU AC JURE [Brief Questions including a very pleasant discussion of the status & rights of Virgins] ..
Duodecimo black roan gilt and blindstamped with 5 raised bands blind-tooled and compartments gilt (one hinge splitting but holding/tips worn & scuffed) All Edges Gilt. Fine armorial bookplate on pastedown of Robert Marquess of Crewe. Titlepage +pp prliminaries +284pp (? lacking 2 blanks after Finis). *First published in 1610 under the title Sibylla Trygandriana seu De Virginitate. Because this work deals with sexual, medical and occult matters it was an immediate success. Several editions were published with false imprints but this is not one of the pirated editions. A treatise on women & virgins as regarded by law and their status based on classical & theological writings, superstitious beliefs & occult practices. In 140 chapters each starting with a question which is then answered.
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