- Fold. frontisp. w. closed tear, creased and partly strengthened on verso; title-p. two sm. tears in margins and sl. soiled; portrait sl. cut short (almost entirely eliminating the name of the poet C. Boeij below the 4 lines of poetry); occas. sl. (finger)soiled; occas. trifle waterstained.
= Contemp. owner's entry "Maria [...] Bijs" on verso title-p. (name not traced). The very rare first edition by this feminist avant la lettre (Meertens, Letterkundig leven in Zeeland, p.273). Scheepers I, 442; Waller 251 and Muller 471 only the second edition of 1643. Baumann in his biography on this Dutch physician: "We zouden zeggen een hyper-feministisch pleidooi". Strongly against the generally acknowledged anti-feminist ideas of contemp. calvinist Dutch leaders. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CL.