Item #33330954 In Defence of Woman. Wiliam Cynwal, Gwyn Williams, John Petts, Artist.
In Defence of Woman
In Defence of Woman
In Defence of Woman

In Defence of Woman

(London): The Golden Cockerel Press, [1960]. Petts, John. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 100 special copies, octavo size, 28 pp., in slipcase. Near fine. Item #33330954

We cannot do better than to set forth here the comments in Cock-a-Hoop: "Cynwal was a sixteeth century poet, a serious man who was more vexed than amused by the widely circulated satire 'Against Women'. Skirmishes of wit between the sexes were all the fashion at this time, and the earnest Cynwal rushed to take arms in love's 'merry war', penning this somewhat over zealous panegyric on feminine good nature..." (Cock-a-Hoop, p. 43).

This one of the 100 special copies bound in full leather by Hiscox and with one extra engraving, in the publisher's slipcase.

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full blue morocco with gilt decoration on the front board, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, colour frontis, colour title page, plus nine colour wood-engravings bound in throughout; octavo size (9" by 4 5/8"), pagination: [1-4] 5-28, limited edition, this no. 56 of 100 special copies (total edition 500). In the publisher's slipcase of thin pink cardstock, with the same limitation number (56) as the book in pencil at the head of the spine.

___CONDITION: Volume near fine, with clean boards, the leather smooth and supple, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; sunning to the spine and some offsetting to the free endpapers, else fine. Slipcase also near fine, remarkably free of wear or creases for such a thin case; sunning at the top and along one side, else fine.

___CITATION: Cock-a-Hoop, no. 210.

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Price: $600.00