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BOISSARD, Janus Jacobus (1528-1602). Emblematum liber. Metz: Abraham Faber, 1588.
BOISSARD, Janus Jacobus (1528-1602). Emblematum liber. Metz: Abraham Faber, 1588.

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BOISSARD, Janus Jacobus (1528-1602). Emblematum liber. Metz: Abraham Faber, 1588.

4o (183 x 127 mm). Woodcut title within architectonic border, 8pp. preliminary verses, 43 half-page emblematic copperplate engravings by Theodore de Bry, page 95 with extract from the Royal privilege, woodcut head-and tail-pieces. (Small paper flaw at A3, 4-line verse pasted in on a slip at I4r). Eighteenth-century speckled calf, covers gilt-ruled, gilt spine with morocco label (slight rubbing to joints and spine). Provenance: acquired from Seven Gables Book Shop, 1977. Landwehr, Romanic 165 (calling for a portrait on verso of privilege); Praz 24.

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BRY, Johann Theodore de (1561-1623). Proscenivum Vitae Hvmanae, sive Emblematvum secularivm Ivcvndissima...et Latinvs versibvs explicatorvm... Frankfurt: Gvilielmi Fitzeri, 1627.
4o. Elaborate engraved titlepage border, leaves printed on one side, 72 large engravings (title and last leaf neatly backed, small rust hole to P4 affecting image). Landwehr German 157.

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