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REUSNER. Nicolas. Emblemata partim Ethica, et Physica… Emblemata Sacra…Stemmatum, sive armorum libri tres. Frankfurt: [Johannes Feyerabendt,] 1581.
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REUSNER. Nicolas. Emblemata partim Ethica, et Physica… Emblemata Sacra…Stemmatum, sive armorum libri tres. Frankfurt: [Johannes Feyerabendt,] 1581.

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REUSNER. Nicolas. Emblemata partim Ethica, et Physica… Emblemata Sacra…Stemmatum, sive armorum libri tres. Frankfurt: [Johannes Feyerabendt,] 1581.

3 parts in one volume, 4° (190 x 130mm). Elaborate engraved title-page printed within woodcut typographical border, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut portrait of the author (D1v), 159 emblematical woodcuts [numbered I-XL in each of the first three books and in the Emblemata Sacra] and 2 other woodcuts by Jost Amman and Virgil Solis, large woodcut printer's device at end. (Title shorter at upper margin, repaired tear to D2.) Later vellum with blind-stamped decoration, leather labels on spine (lacking ties, some staining). Provenance: Friederici Nicolai (booklabel) -- A. H. Bright (booklabel).

FIRST EDITION. Numerous dedicatory verses (one addressed to Jacobus Fugger); each emblem honoring an individual of note including Albinus, Camararius, Henry Stephens, J. Scaliger, Jacobus Fugger, Christian Egenolph. Although the woodcuts are numbered there is, as issued, no woodcut XIX in the second book of the first part. Brunet IV, 1255; Landwehr German, 496; Praz, 469.
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