Record number 07/2680
TitleGynæceum, Sive Theatrum Muliebrum, In Quo Praecipuarum Omnium Per Europam In Primis, Nationum, Gentium, Populorumque, Cuisuscunque dignitatis, ordinis, status, conditionis, professionis, ætatis, fœmineos habitus videre est, Artificiosissimis Nunc Primum figuris, neq; usquam antehæc pari elegantia editis, expressos à Iodoco Amano. Additis Ad Singulas Figuras Singulis octostichis Francisci Modii Brug. Opus Cum Ad Foeminei Sexus Commendationem, tum in illorum maximè gratiam adornatum, qui à longinquis peregrinationibus institutæ vitæ ratione, aut certis aliis de causis exclusi, domi interim variorum populorum habitu, qui est morum indicium tacitum, delectantur.
ImprintFrancoforti: Impensis Sigismundi Feyrabendij., M. D. LXXXVI.
Physical Description[236] p.: illus.; 205 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - [Text] - Corrigenda - [Colophon].
Summary NoteThis work was also published in the same year in German.
Responsibility NoteThe illustrations are not signed.

The work is dedicated by Sigismundus Feyrabendius to Isabella of Austria, Queen of France.
SubjectWomen - Costume - Dress - Europe - History - 16th century
Pictorial works - Woodcuts - Germany - 16th century
Name as Subject Amman, Jost, 1539 - 1591
ReproductionsA facsimile was published in 1872 (Manchester: Holbein Society).
ReferencesI. O'Dell, Jost Ammans Buchschmuck-Holzschnitte für Sigmund Feyerabend (1993); J.S. Peters, Jost Amman (2 v., 1985) (= vol. 20 (IX:1-2) of The Illustrated Bartsch, ed. W. L. Strauss), p.635-667.
Binding Note18th-century mottled calf; rebacked in 1989 by A. Wessely, green morocco spine-labels lettered 'Gynaeceum Sive Theatrum Mulierum Amman'.
ProvenanceThe verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.
Variant TitleThetarum Muliebrum
Contributors Amman, Jost, 1539 - 1591, draughtsman, engraver
Modius, François, 1556 - 1597
Feyerabend, Sigmund, 1528? - 1590, publisher
Elisabeth, queen, consort of Charles IX, king of France, 1554 - 1592, dedicatee
Wessely, Anthony, fl. 1987 - ?, binder
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