Torino: Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1880. Second edition. The first was published in 1861. Binding extremities lightly rubbed with wear and minor soiling to boards and spine. Front and rear hinges cracked but sound. Light foxing throughout. Front and rear endpapers toned. A very good copy. Black patterned paper boards with a vellum spine. Octavo. . , 716, [+1, index] pp. Item #16296
Carlo Francesco Gabba (1835-1920) was an Italian jurist and professor of law at the University of Pisa who received several awards and titles during his lifetime. His studies and legal constructions heavily influenced the law in several counties. Della Condizione Giuridica Delle Donne...is a historical survey of the legal status of women. In it, Gabba describes the history of women's rights, drawing upon the works of John Stuart Mill and others. He explores the laws relating to women among eastern civilizations (ancient Greece and Rome), in medieval Christendom, and in modern Italy. There are two appendices, which include a useful bibliography. It is worth noting that Gabba published several works on related subjects, including a study of Italian divorce law and Le donne non avvocate (1884) He is best known, however for his principle of "acquired right" from his most famous work Teoria della retroattività delle leggi (Turin, 1891).
OCLC lists one copy in North America (Florida International University, College of Law Library).