RAINNEVILLE, Joseph de
La Femme dans l'Antiquité et d'Après la morale naturelle
Paris: Michel Lévy, 1865. 8vo. (9 x 5 3/4 inches). viii, 319, pp. Includes index. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, with 22 plates inserted. Text in French.
Nineteenth century full blue morocco, by R. Petit, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, gilt edges
Extra-illustrated and in a lovely period binding by a fashionable French binder.
This work, guided by the ideas of Greek philosophy, discusses the role of women in ancient times in relation to their current status of "superiority and relative perfection," according to the author, in the mid-19th century.