Linguae Vitia & Remedia Emblematicè expressa. Antoine à BOURGOGNE.
Linguae Vitia & Remedia Emblematicè expressa.
Linguae Vitia & Remedia Emblematicè expressa.
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Linguae Vitia & Remedia Emblematicè expressa.

Antwerp, J. Cnobbaert 1631.

Oblong 32mo (71 x 98 mm.). [xxiv], 1-14, 17-191p. Complete. ETCHED TITLE AND NINETY-THREE FULL-PAGE ETCHED EMBLEMS attributed to Jacobus Neeffs and Andries Pauli after painter Abraham van Diepenbeeck.

Gilt straight-grained brown morocco (Simier), rule and flower frames, spine, title and board edges gilt, three sets of endleaves — vellum and marbled and plain paper, all edges gilt, red silk marker.

First Edition. This EXQUISITE MINIATURE EMBLEM BOOK is in two parts. The first illustrates the vices inherent in speech — loquacity, deception, insult, vulgarity, false witness…. The second advances alternatives. Both use ORIGINAL IMAGERY LIKE TELESCOPES, THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES, EXOTIC AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS, maritime disasters, the supernatural, musicians, lovers, commerce, etc. As in nearly all copies, that offered here lacks leaf A8: an imposition error left it blank but for pagination and headline. A fine copy (finger smudges on three leaves).
¶Praz, Studies in 17th-Century Imagery 292 “Scarce”; Landwehr, Emblem…Books Printed in the Low Countries 95 (91 emblems in error).

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Price: $14,500.00