Lugduni: [printed by Joannes Marcorellius for] Antonium de Harsy, 1572. 8vo, [pp. 608]. Some underlining on the first 50 pages and light water stain to about 10 leaves. Bound with: MALESCOT, Stephan De, DE NUPTIIS LIBER PARADOXICUS, nova & recenti methodo compositus & llustris. ac iisimis heroibus, Friderico Comiti Palatino Sacri Imperij Electori, & Joani de Ferrieres Carnutensi Vicedomino consecratus. Basel: Thomas Guarinus, 1572. 8vo, pp. 112. A fine copy bound in contemporary pigskin that is dated 1572 and is heavily blind stamped with portraits of Emperor Charles V and Johann Friedrich von Sachsen, Duke of Saxony, monogrammed A. R. Haedler 1, 361 strongly suggests that it was done by August Rinkfeld from Grimma. A fine example of a 16th century binding. Brunet IV, 47 & VI, 2776; Adams N 206 & M287; BMSTC French Books 324. Item #14999
Two early works on matrimonial law, marriage and women in the Renaissance. Originally published before 1521, this presents humorous arguments with apparent seriousness and extensive research. It remained popular because of its sarcasm. The author writes that God created man but withheld the creation of women until he got around to the animals and he left the formation of woman's head to the devil! His statements about adultery and fornicatio simplex not being a mortal sin were suppressed in later editions by the Holy See.