DEUX TRAITEZ; de Florent Tertvllian, Doctevr tres-ancien, et voi fin du temps des Apostles, enuiro CLXX Ans apres l'Incarnation de Jesus Christ L'un des parures & ornemens: L'autre des habits & accoutremens des femmes Chrestiennes. Plus un traite de Sainct Cyprian Evesque de Carthage, touchant la discipline & les habits des filles.

Geneva: Jean de Laon, 24 May, 1580. First Genevan Edition. 8vo, pp. 68, [2] leaves. Woodcut ornament on the title-page, decorated with ornamental initials and tailpieces. Bound in 19th century half calf by Petit, a fine copy. Erdman # 49; BM/STC French p. 127; Chaix, Dufour. Moeckli, Les imprimes a Geneve, des 1550 a 1600, p. 99; Felice, Lambert Daneau, sa vie et ses oeuvres, pp. 149-150, no, I-II; not in Heltzel; not in Aresty. Item #23461

These are early texts arguing against licentious clothing as well as advice to women on education and marriage. "First Genevan Edition (and the first in which the various texts were printed together) of these translations from the Tertullian (first: Paris, 1565) and Cyprian (first: Orleans, 1566), the author's first published works. Daneau wants to show in the first two translations (from De cultu foeminarum) that the church fathers (according to 1. Tim.2:9) had already condemned women's excessive love of finery and passion for licentious clothing and ornaments (cf. I. Maclean, "The Renaissance Notion of Woman" Cambridge, 1980, pp. 15-16). The translation from Cyprian is addressed to woman of marrying age and gives advice on their education and conduct in conjugal life.
Daneau (1530-1595) began his career as a lawyer but after an extended stay in Geneva in 1560, he dedicated his life to theology and became a prominent leader in the Protestant movement in France. "[Erdman, no. 49].

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