Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 6

Estimate: $ 900 - $ 1,200
Thomagni, Giovanni David (16th century)
Dell'Eccellentia de l'Huomo sopra quella de la Donna Libri Tre.

Venice: Giovanni Varisco, 1565.

First edition, octavo, A-X8, woodcut printer's device to title, text printed in italic type, bound in later limp paper wrappers, with manuscript title to spine, red edges, very light waterstain to the outer margin of first leaves, but generally a clean copy with somewhat narrow margins, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.

Thomagni's four-way debate is an exploration of woman's purported inferiority to man. Despite the title, Thomagni champions a pro-woman position.

Adams T-631; Alex Erdmann's, My Gracious Silence, no. 76.