The Law Concerning Draped Virginity, An Academic Study by A Student..
by Beverland, Adrian (Hadrian); Byrne, Francis D.
1905. Fine-Press Edition of a Licentious Seventeenth-Century "Treatise" on Female Virginity and "Sexual Lubricity" Beverland, Adrian (Hadrian) [c.1654-1712]. Byrne, Francis D., Editor and Translator. The Law Concerning Draped Virginity. An Academic Study by A Student of Justinian. Translated for the First Time with Philological, And Other Explanatory Notes. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1905. xxxix, 475 pp. Latin text and English translation on facing pages, reproduction of original title page reading: Hadriani Beverlandi Justinianaei de Stolatae Virginitatis Jure Lucubratio Academica (Leiden, 1680). Contemporary three quarter morocco over patterned boards, rebacked retaining existing spine with raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornaments, hinges mended. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light toning to text, minor dampspotting to a few leaves, internally clean. $400. * From an edition of 500 "issued for private circulation amongst students of philology and anthropology and adult collectors of literary curiosities only," this copy not numbered. Originally published in 1680, this mock-treatise offers an "academic lucubration on woman's propensity for sexual lubricity." Its mock-legalistic discourse is enlivened with numerous references to modern and classical literature, with an emphasis, as one would expect, on Ovid and Juvenal.
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