WALL (THOMAS)] Spiritual Armour to Defend the Head from the Superfluity of Naughtiness Being a Loving and Christian Tender... Wherein is Proved, that it is Unlawful for Women to Cut their Hair polled or Shorn; and Men to Wear the Same to Cover their Heads, 1688
Lot 175
WALL (THOMAS) Spiritual Armour to Defend the Head from the Superfluity of Naughtiness Being a Loving and Christian Tender... Wherein is Proved, that it is Unlawful for Women to Cut their Hair polled or Shorn; and Men to Wear the Same to Cover their Heads, 1688
£400 - 600
US$ 670 - 1,000
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[WALL (THOMAS)]
Spiritual Armour to Defend the Head from the Superfluity of Naughtiness Being a Loving and Christian Tender... Wherein is Proved, that it is Unlawful for Women to Cut their Hair polled or Shorn; and Men to Wear the Same to Cover their Heads, small ink stamp and blindstamp on three leaves, title detached, 3 headings shaved, modern quarter calf, covers detached [Wing W488], small 4to, for the Author, 1688

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  • SCARCE, only 4 copies on ESTC and none recorded on ABPC as having sold in the past 35 years. "...long hair is given to woman for a sign in her according to her sex, to teach her subjection to man, how dare man ... to take womans long hair and wear on his head?".
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