First English women's rights law book comes to auction



2015-06-26 13:36:25

First English women's rights law book comes to auction

The first English law book codifying women's rights, published in 1632, is valued at $4,965

The first English book on the subject of women's rights, dating to 1632, is to auction at Bonhams' sale of a collection of law books in London.

It has a 2,000-3,000 ($3,310-4,965) estimate ahead of the March 5 sale.

women's rights law Bonhams The book codifies the laws specifically relating to women

The book was written by Thomas Edgar andcarries the title"The Lawes of Resolutions of Women's Rights: or the Lawes, Provision for Women".

It codifies the state's standing on the rights of women in the case of a range of issues including rape, divorce and polygamy.

Another example sold for 5,625 ($9,308) at Bonhams London in 2012.

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