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Author: Vives, Juan Luis, 1492-1540.
Title: A very frutefull and pleasant boke called the Instructio[n] of a Christen woma[n]/ made fyrst in Laten/ and dedicated vnto the quenes good grace/ by the right famous clerke mayster Lewes Uiues/ ; and turned out of Laten into Englysshe by Rycharde Hyrd. Whiche boke who so redeth diligently shall haue knowlege [sic] of many thynges/ wherin he shal take great pleasure/ and specially women shal take great co[m]modyte and frute towarde the[n]crease of vertue & good maners..
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A very frutefull and pleasant boke called the Instructio[n] of a Christen woma[n]/ made fyrst in Laten/ and dedicated vnto the quenes good grace/ by the right famous clerke mayster Lewes Uiues/ ; and turned out of Laten into Englysshe by Rycharde Hyrd. Whiche boke who so redeth diligently shall haue knowlege [sic] of many thynges/ wherin he shal take great pleasure/ and specially women shal take great co[m]modyte and frute towarde the[n]crease of vertue & good maners..
Vives, Juan Luis, 1492-1540., Hyrd, Richard.

[London]: Imprinted at London in Fletestreet/ in the house of Thomas Berthelet nere to the Cundite/ at the sygne of Lucrece., [1529?].
Alternate titles: De institutione foeminae Christianae. English. 1529
Subject terms:
Women -- Education, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/B00841.0001.001

Contents
title page
Vnto the moste excellent prynces que Catharine / the moste gratious wyfe to the moste noble and myghty prince kynge Henry the .viij. her humble bedman and oratour Richarde Hyrd prayeng good pro∣sperite and welfare.
The preface of the moste famous clerke maister Lodouic Viues vpon his boke called the Instruction of a Christen woman vnto the moste gratious princes Katharine quene of Englande.
The fyrste boke of the instruction of a Christen woman.
Of the bryngyng vp of the mayde Whā she is a babe. The fyrste chaptre.
Of the residue of her infancy. The seconde Chapter.
Of her exercise. The thyrde Chapter.
Of the lernyng of maydes. The fourth chaptre.
What bokes be to be redde / and What nat. The .v. Chapter.
Of virginite. The .vi. Chapter.
Of the kepyng of virginite and Chastite. The .vij. Chaptre.
Of the ordryng of the body in a virgin. The .viij. Chaptre.
Of the raymentes. The .ix. Chaptre.
Of the lyuyng alone of a virgin The .x. Chapter.
Of the vertues of a woman and exam∣ples that she shulde folowe. The .xi. chap.
Howe the mayde shall behaue her selfe for the abrode. The .xii. Chaptre.
Of daunsynge. The .xiii. Chap.
Of louynge. The .xiiii. Chaptre.
Howe a mayden ought to loue. The .xv. Chaptre.
Howe the mayde shall seke an hus∣bande. The .xvj. Chapter.
The seconde boke of the instruction of a Christen Woman.
Of Wedlocke. The fyrst Chaptre.
What a Woman ought to haue in mynde whan she maryeth. The .ij. Chaptre.
Of .ii. the greattest poyntes in a ma∣ryed woman. The .iij. Chaptre.
Howe she shall behaue her selfe vnto her husbande. The .iiii. Chaptre.
Of the concorde of maryed couples. The .v. Chaptre.
Howe she shulde lyue betwene her husbande and her selfe priuately. The .vj. Chaptre.
Of Ieolosy. The .vii. Chaptre.
Of raymentes. The .viii. Chap.
Of walkyng abrode. The .ix. Chap.
What the Wyfe ought to do at home. The .x. Chaptre.
Of children and the charge and care about them. The .xi. Chap.
Of twyse maryed women / and of stepmothers. The .xij. Chap.
Howe she shall behaue her selfe with her kynsfolkes and aly∣aunce. The .xiii. Chap.
Howe she shall lyue with her sonne or her doughter maryed / and howe with her sonnne in lawe and doughter in lawe. The .xiiij. Chap.
Of a wyfe well worne in age. The .xv. Chaptre.
The thyrde boke of the instru∣ction of a Christen woman.
Of the mournynge of wydo∣wes. The fyrste Chaptre.
Of the buryeng of her hus∣bande. The .ij. Chaptre.
Of the myndyng of her hus∣bande. The .iij. Chaptre.
Of the chastite and honestie of a wy∣dowe. The .iiij. Chaptre.
Howe they shall vse themselfe at home. The .v. Chaptre.
Howe they shall behaue them selfe forthe. The .vj. Chapter.
Of seconde mariages. The .vij. Chaptre.
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