In Defence of Woman
In Defence of Woman

CYNWAL, William. In Defence of Woman.

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CYNWAL, William. In Defence of Woman. London: Golden Cockerel Press, [1960].

Tall thin 8vo/. Purple cloth decorated with gilt device to upper board, and backstrip lettered in gilt; pp. 28, [iv]; with ten full-page, full-colour engravings by John Petts; previous ownership inscription to ffep; else a very good copy.
Limited to 500 numbered copies. This copy no. 332.
A reply to the satire Against Women by Cynwal, who thought the form of satire too coarse and vulgar for the attention of a true poet. Believing the higher purpose of poetry was to praise, this is a poem in praise of woman, with examples from the Bible, Welsh legend and classical antiquity.