Womankind in Europe by Thomas Wright, 1869, Signed Presentation Copy
Womankind in Western Europe by Thomas Wright
Signed Presentation Copy
Published by Groombridge & Sons, London, 1869
Signed Inlaid Leather Binding by Bayntun, Bath
Very Good Condition
Full Title: Womankind in Western Europe from the Earliest Times to the Seventeenth Century
Binding Details: Signed Bayntun full morocco leather binding with an elaborate leather inlay on the front cover depicting a woman in Elizabethan dress. The binding also features ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers paneled in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The binding is stamped in gild on the bottom of the front inside cover with the Bayntun binder’s stamp.
Book Details: Thomas Wright (1810-1877), English antiquary and scholar, helped found the Camden, Percy, and Shakespeare Societies, and wrote often of the middle ages; this was his penultimate work. The following are the subjects covered in the book:
Woman in Gaul and Britain under the Celt and the Roman, The Women of Teutonic Mythology and Romance, The Franks in Gaul, The Anglo-Saxon Women, Boniface and his Fair Correspondents, The Anglo-Saxon Nun, Transition to the Feudal Period, Domestic Life in the Castle, The Anglo-Normans, Condition and Costume of Women in the Twelfth Century, The Women of Feudal Romance, Bertha and Parise, Provence, its Poetry and the Courts of Love, The Romance of the Rose, Womankind in the Feudal Castle, Woman's Position in the Household , Chivalry, The Relations of the Sexes, Love, Married Life, Woman's Work , Woman as the Physician, Woman's Amusements, The Gardens of the Castle ~ Pet Animals, The Feudal Lady out of the Castle, Walking, Riding and Driving, Hunting and Hawking, Woman's Beauty and Woman's Dress, Womankind Outside the Feudal Castle, The Town and the Country, Pastoral Life, Literature among the Women of the Feudal Period, Marie de France and Christine de Pisan, The Transition from Feudalism, The Beginning of the Sixteenth Century, Louis XII and Henry VIII, The Social Movement of the Sixteenth Century in France, The Female Costume, How Englishwomen Looked in the Days of Queen Elizabeth, Continuation of the Elizabethan Age to that of Charles I.
Illustrated with 8 full page color chromolithographs and a frontispiece all protected by tissue guards as well as numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Measures 8.125” x 6.75”
The book is signed by Thomas Wright on the title page along with a small embossment indicating that it is a Presentation Copy.
Condition Report: The binding is in Very Good condition with minor rubs to the spine and some sunning to the spine. Internally, the book is in very good condition with some foxing especially to the endpapers and title page.
Photographs of the binding, signature treatment, and the frontispiece appear in the photo section of the listing.