London, March 27: A 17th century book, which claimed that women have an infinite multitude of defects, is going under the hammer for an estimated 300 pounds at Duke's Auctioneers of Dorchester.
The book, titled The Art How To Known Men, likened males to a lion, with large mouths, thick hair and hard and 'musculous flesh' and claimed that women have a fair appearance which hide traits like weakness, jealousy, distrust and ungratefulness, Metro.co.uk reported.
The french novel translated into English by John Davies describes women as being 'lower and smaller' than men and that their eyes are large and black 'betraying a certain mildness and modesty'.
Owner of the book, Amy Brenan, said that in the 1600s there was a definite distinction between the sexes and people genuinely believed what they read in this book. (ANI)