1823 French Guide on the Laws Relating to Women Featuring a Charming Pictorial Title Page [Guichard, Augustin Charles]. Le Code des Femmes, Ou, Recits et Entretiens, Sur Leurs Droits, Privileges, Devoirs et Obligations des Femmes: Sur les Precautions a Prendre par Elles pour Conserver Leurs Biens: Se Garantir des Surprises: Faire Maintenir, En Toutes Circonstances, Les Avantages qui Leur Appartiennent, Comme Filles, Epouses, Veuves, Meres, Tutrices, Heritieres, Donataires Creancieres, Etc., Etc. Par un Avocat. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1823. [vi], 472 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece, blind fillets and gilt ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Main title page followed by lithograph pictorial title page. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing, (very) faint dampstaining in a few places. $750. * First edition. An interesting guide to the laws relating to women after the Bourbon Restoration in the form of a novel. (This may have been a ploy to attract a female audience; French women were assumed to be fond of novels.) A second edition was published in 1828. Guichard was a prolific author of legal treatises and popular guides to the law. Not in Camus. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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