- The lavves resolvtions of womens rights: or, The lavves provisions for woemen. A methodicall collection of such statutes and customes, with the cases, opinions, arguments and points of learning in the lavv, as doe properly concerne women. Together with a compendious table, whereby the chiefe matters in this book contained, may be the more readily found.
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London, Printed by the assignes of Iohn More esq. and are to be sold by Iohn Grove, 1632
- Variant Title:
- The lawes resolutions of womens rights
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Full text also available online via EEBO-TCP at Michigan.
- Ownership History:
Osgoode Special Collections copy bears autographs on title-page, "Wm Howard" [effaced], "[?] Dykes his book 1717" [effaced], and "F. W. [Raikes?]".
- Local Note:
Osgoode Special Collections copy bears the added note in manuscript, "by Dodridge"; first leaf A1 wanting.
"Only edition. The earliest work devoted to laws relating exclusively to women, this incomparable digest of laws in force at the time of the Civil War is also known as The Womens Lawyer. An anonymous work, its preface is signed T.E. Often attributed to Thomas Edgar (fluorished 1615-1649), some believe the author was actually Sir John Doderidge (1555-1628). Lord Campbell considers it 'a learned work on the subject of marriage' (cited in Sweet & Maxwell). It also treats such diverse topics as age of consent, dower, hermaphrodites, polygamy, wooing, partition, chattels, divorce, descent, seisin, treason, felonies and rape."--The Lawbook Exchange listing.
- Item Description:
Signatures: A⁴,a⁴, B-2C⁸,2D².
Author's preface signed: I.L. ; editor's preface: T.E.
Spine title: Woman's lawyer.
- Physical Description:
, 404 pages ; 20 cm.