Memoire pour Anne Grandjean, connu sous le nom de Jean-Baptiste Grandjean, accusé & appellant. Contre Monsieur le Procureur General, accusateur et intimé. Question. Un hermaphrodite qui a épousé une fille, peut'il être réputé profanatuer du Sacrament de mariage, quand la nature qui le trompoit, l'apelloit à l'état de mari? Anne GRANDJEAN.

Memoire pour Anne Grandjean, connu sous le nom de Jean-Baptiste Grandjean, accusé & appellant. Contre Monsieur le Procureur General, accusateur et intimé. Question. Un hermaphrodite qui a épousé une fille, peut'il être réputé profanatuer du Sacrament de mariage, quand la nature qui le trompoit, l'apelloit à l'état de mari?

Paris: Louis Cellot (1765). 32pp.

Item #8576

The first edition of this legal brief regarding the trial of Anne Grandjean (later Jean-Baptiste), who was born and raised as a girl. At age 14, she discovered her attraction to other girls and her sympathetic father had her re-baptised as Jean-Baptiste, insisting she live as a young man. Later in life, while living as a married man in Lyon, a childhood friend informed Jean-Baptiste's wife that she had married a 'hermaphrodite'. She was subjected to judicial scrutiny and was declared to be female and required to live as a woman and have no further congress with the female sex for the rest of their life. The official memoir of the case is thus a remarkable source of detail concerning contemporary orthodox notions of sex and gender, of particular interest in the current age.
Very good, signature on title page, original wrappers have large been excised.

Price: $1,000.00

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