"Historical" and "Legal" Studies of Virginity, Adultery and Prostitution Kornmann, Heinrich [c.1580-c.1640]. Sibylla Tryg-Andriana: De Virginitate, Virginum Statu & Iure Tractatus Novus & Incundus in Quo ex Iure Naturali, Divino, Canonico et Civili, Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis & Prophanis. Frankfurt: Typis Matthiae Beckeri, Impensis Iacobi Fischeri, 1610. 281, [vii] pp. [Bound with] Kornmann, Heinrich. Linea Amoris, Sive, Commentarius in Versiculum Gl. Visus, Colloquium, Convictus, Oscula, Factum. in l. 23 ff. Ad. l. Iuliam. De Adulteriis. Frankfurt: Typis Matthiae Beckeri, 1610. 148,  pp. 2 books in 1 volume. 12mo. (5-1/2" x 3"). Contemporary vellum, blind rules to boards, fragments of ties, raised bands and faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Negligible light soiling, boards slightly bowed, spine ends and corners bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, minor worming to front pastedown and hinge. Light toning, faint, often very faint, dampstaining to upper half of text block, tiny chip to fore-edge of final leaf of Sibylla (from removal of thumb tab), contemporary owner inscription of the Jesuit church of St. Anna in Augsburg dated 1641 to head of its title page. $1,350. * First editions. Collected by a German lawyer, these are collections of erotic texts presented as historical and legal studies. The first addresses virginity, the second discusses adultery and prostitution. Both offer fascinating, and often fantastical, content concerning love, sex, women and marriage laced with references to astrology, popular folklore, magic, superstition, history and classical authors. Sibylla has two dedications. The first is to Kornmann's patron, Georg von Hatzfeld, the second to Juliana Morell [1594-1653], a Spanish Dominican nun and intellectual child prodigy who was the first woman to receive a university degree. Usually bound together by contemporary owners, Sibylla and Linea Amoris were originally issued separately. They were published together in subsequent editions. Popular works they were reissued, and republished with other titles, well into the eighteenth century. Enjoyable as works of curiosa, they are also valuable for their insights into early-modern legal discourses on sexual, gender and family issues. Not in Hayn-Gottendorf. Das Verzeichnis der im Deuts.
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