Discours de la Légitime Succession des Femmes, aux Possessions de leurs Parens: & du Gouvernement des Princesses aux Empires & Royaumes

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Title

Discours de la Légitime Succession des Femmes, aux Possessions de leurs Parens: & du Gouvernement des Princesses aux Empires & Royaumes

Subject

Women -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Kings and rulers -- Succession.

Description

Written on the discussion of the role of women in society. The author, Lord David Chambers of Ormond, was a supporter of Queen Mary I. Lord Chambers writes his ideas about how he supported the idea that a woman should be able to inherit the throne from her parents and that she should take the title of her parents. This was a greatly disputed subject as many did not like the idea of a woman in power. It is dedicated to Catherine de Medicis the mother-in-law of Queen Mary I of England and wife of King Henry II of France. Her three sons each held the crown of France during her lifetime. This is notable as Catherine had a dislike for Queen Mary I and he dedicates his other work to Mary.

Creator

Lord David Chambers of Ormond

Source

http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b1824312~S23a

Publisher

Paris : Chez J. Feurier, 1579 [at the house of Jean Feurier]

Date

1579

Relation

Histoire Abbregee de Tous les Rois de France, Angleterre et Ecosse, mise en ordre parform l'Harmonie: contenant aussi un brief discours de l'ancienne alliance, & mutuel secours entre la France & l'Ecosse.

Language

French

Type

Printed discourse

RBSC Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Title

Discours de la Légitime Succession des Femmes, aux Possessions de leurs Parens: & du Gouvernement des Princesses aux Empires & Royaumes

Date of Publication

1579

Author

Lord David Chambers of Ormond

Publisher

J. Feurier

Place of Publication

Paris

Provenance Notes

There are few forms of provenance in this piece. It contains 4 unnumbered pages, 34 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves. A bookplate on the inside of the cover reads "From the Collection of Charles Butler of Warren Wood Hatfield". Mr. Butler was a Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. He studied ancient and modern literature. Another bookplate in this area states "745 Chambre. Another copy, 3 vol. in 1, with altered title page Paris, R. Coulombel a l'enseigne d'Alde, 1579" Robert Coulombel was another printer in Paris during the time of J. Feurier. This plate suggests that he was printing a copy with a different title page. There is one bookplate in the inside of the title page. Its has a crest with the helmet of a Knight, a boars head, and the phrase " Corda Serata Fero" or "I opened locked hearts". The name on it reads " George Lockheart of Carnwath". He was commissioner of the Exchequer (1686) and a Scottish politician. Many of the provenance marks are small brown stains on multiple pages as though something bled through the pages. There is a small fingerprint-like ink stain on the corner of a page. On the title page there is a rip through the title and a small signature on the bottom with a note. The name appears to be "N Burnet". The rest is not legible. The top corner of a few pages appear to have been folded too many times and fallen out. Others after it have the diagonal line signifying the continual folding of them. A few of this section also have the line on the bottom corner which could mean the importance or popularity of the particular chapter to the owner at the time. One of the last notable provenance marks is what appears to be an ink blot on a page. It is black or very dark brown and speckles the bottom corner in a circular fashion suggestion an ink blot. A few pages later there is a black smudge on the middle of the bottom of the page that looks to be a dot with a run of black ink behind it. The gold leafing on the spine is very worn which suggests frequent handling.

Local Notes

No page for errors included

Binding Notes

Printed on paper and bound in leather with gold leafing on the spine for title and slight decoration.

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Citation

Lord David Chambers of Ormond, “Discours de la Légitime Succession des Femmes, aux Possessions de leurs Parens: & du Gouvernement des Princesses aux Empires & Royaumes,” RBSC Provenance, accessed September 15, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/rbscprovenance/items/show/8.