HEALE (WILLIAM)] An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his Assertion... That it is Lawfull for Husbands to Beate their Wives, Oxford, 1609
Lot 258
HEALE (WILLIAM)] An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his Assertion... That it is Lawfull for Husbands to Beate their Wives, Oxford, 1609
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 4,780) inc. premium

Lot Details
[HEALE (WILLIAM)]
An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his Assertion... That it is Lawfull for Husbands to Beate their Wives, first edition, woodcut device on title, full-page device on verso of contents leaf, short tear at inner margin of 3 leaves, extensive early pen-trials on title (also ownership inscription of Judith Weston), several other ink annotations including note of purchase "Bought of Richard Wilkinson...", blindstamp on 3 leaves, ink shelfmark on verso of title, nineteenth century quarter morocco, worn [STC 13014; Madan, I, p.74-75], small 4to, Oxford, Joseph Barnes, 1609

Footnotes

  • An argument against the opinions of William Gager, who in 1608 had publicly defended the idea that it was lawful for husbands to beat their wives. Heale, a Church of England clergyman, opposes the use of violence by men against women whilst still advising that "Wives should love your husbands as the churcch againe loveth Christ".
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