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Book Image Emblem book engraved by some of the best Antwerp artists of that time

BIVERUS, Pierre.

Sacrum oratorium piarum imaginum immaculatae Mariae et animae creatae, ac baptismo, poenitentia, et eucharistia innovatae: ars nova bene vivendi et moriendi.
Antwerp, Ex officina Plantiniana, Balthasar Moretus, 1634. 4to. With engraved title-page, 42 engraved plates by Charles de Mallery after Adam van Noort and Adriaan Collaert, 2 engravings in text, and 15 heart-shaped engraved emblems in text by Theodoor Galle. 19th-century gold-tooled brown morocco, gilt edges; bound by Émile Bosquet.
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Orders and Information  € 3500



Book Image Educational emblem book on the use and abuse of language

BROUÉRIUS VAN NIDEK, Mattheus.

Zederyke zinnebeelden der tonge... Waar achter by deezen druk gevoegd zyn, eenige bedenkingen over verscheide godsdienstige en zedelyke onderwerpen, in zinnebeeldige vertoogen voorgesteld, voornaamlyk ten gebruike der aankomende jeugd.
Amsterdam, Pieter Meijer, 1764. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece by Jacob Folkema, and 40 engraved emblems in text by Jacobus Schynvoet. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, decorated endpapers.
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Book Image Catechism in the form of an emblem book,with 100 engraved plates by Theodoor Galle

DAVID, Jan.

Christeliicken waerseggher, de principale stucken van t'Christen geloof en leven int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooveraers, etc.
Antwerp, Ex officina Plantiniana, Jan Moretus, 1603. 4to. With engraved title-page, nearly full-page engraving on the title-page of the second part, engraved printer's device on the title-page of the third part, 100 engraved plates by Theodoor Galle, and an engraved plate with volvelle. 19th-century dark brown, half morocco, gold-tooled spine.
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Book Image Satirical emblems of rogues

FLITNER, Johannes and Thomas MURNER.

Nebulo nebulonum hoc est: loco-seria vernaculae nequitiae censura, carmine iambico depicta.
Leeuwarden, Joannes Coopmans, 1634. 8vo. With engraved title-page and 33 engraved emblems (ca. 80 x 68 mm) in text. 19th-century gold-tooled green morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.
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Book Image Embarrassment of riches,with 25 engraved emblems by the Wierix brothers

FURMER, Bernard G. [=Dirck Volkertsz COORNHERT].

De rerum usu et abusu.
Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1575. 4to. With Latin motto in engraved border on title-page and 25 numbered engraved emblems by Wiericx, one signed I.H.W, after Gerard Groening. Contemporary vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 8500



Book Image French adaptation of a famous emblem book,
with engravings by Gerard de Jode

HAECHT GOIDTSENHOVEN, Laurens van.

Le microcosme contenant divers tableaux de la vie humaine representez en figures avec une brieve exposition en vers francois.
Amsterdam, Theodore Pierre (= Dirck Pietersz.), [not before 1613]. 4to. With the engraved title-page of Joost van den Vondel's Der Gulden Winckel der konstlievende Nederlanders... (1613), with the engraved overlay with the present title Le Microcosme contenant ... mounted on this engraved title-page, here removed and kept seperately; also with 74 engraved emblems in text (ca. 8.5 x 12 cm) by Gerard de Jode. 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine.
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Orders and Information  € 6500



Book Image Emblem book for children by a famous Dutch author of children's books

HAZEU, Johannes.

Kinder-pligt en zinnebeelden.
Amsterdam, Willem van Vliet, 1789. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved title-page with small author's portrait and 15 engraved plates by De Bakker in the first part. Contemporary boards.
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Orders and Information  € 2100



Book Image Attractive set containing most of the emblematic works of Jan Luyken, with a total of 700 engravings

LUYKEN, Jan (and Caspar).

[Set of 11 works by Jan Luyken].
Amsterdam (Haarlem), widow of P. Arentz, and Kornelis vander Sys (C.H. Bohn), 1708 - 1718 (1767). 11 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary uniform half calf, richly gold-tooled spines. Only one volume from 1767 bound in slightly different, but matching, half calf.
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Orders and Information  € 12000



Book Image "one of the highest monuments that the graphic arts have elevated to the memory of Ovid"

OVID and Antonio TEMPESTA.

Metamorphoseon sive transformationum Ovidianarum libri quindecim, aeneis formis ab Antonio Tempesta...
Amsterdam, "Wilhelmus Ianssonius" (= Willem Jansz. Blaeu), [ca. 1610]. Small oblong folio (15.5 x 16.5 cm). With engraved title-page and 150 engravings by Antonio Tempesta. Contemporary vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 8000



Book Image Third Plantin edition of a popular emblem book

PARADIN, Claude and Gabriel SYMEON.

Symbola heroica. M. Claudii Paradini, beliiocensis canonici et D. Gabrielis Symeonis. Multo, quàm antea, fideliùs de Gallica lingua in Latinam conversa.
Antwerp, Christophe Plantin, 1583. 12mo. With 216 woodcut illustrations in text of which 179 for Paradin and 37 for Simeon. 19th-century gold-tooled red morocco, gilt edges; bound by Thompson.
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Book Image Very rare first editions of the neo-latin poetry and emblems of Cornelis Plemp,the friend of Vondel and Hooft

PLEMP, Cornelis Gijsbertsz.

Amsterodamum monogrammon.Including:
Quisquiliae seu elegiarum liber unus.Emblemata quinquaginta.
Amsterdam, Joannes Walschart, 1616. With woodcut coat of arms on title-page, woodcut on individual title-pages and 51 woodcut emblems with a diameter of ca 73 mm.
With: (2) PLEMP, Cornelis Gijsbertsz. Musius, sive rhythmi cum poematiis.Amsterdam, Joannes Walschart, 1618. With woodcut device on title-page and a woodcut illustration in text (same in ad 1). 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. 19th-century boards.
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Orders and Information  € 4250



Book Image Very rare edition of an emblem book on vanities and vices

POIRTERS, Adriaan.

Het masker vande wereldt afgetrokken.
Antwerp, widow and heirs of Jan Cnobbaerts, [1646]. 4to. With engraved title-page by Antony van der Does and 13 engraved emblems and 8 engravings in text by Frederic Bouttats. 18th-century half calf.
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Orders and Information  € 2500



Book Image Poems for contemplation written by the "Wormerveer Cats"

SCHAEP, Jan Claesz.

Bloem-tuyntje, bestaande in twee deelen: het eerste in innerlyke bedenkingen, en gelykenissen. Het tweede in eenige sang- en lees-rymen.
Amsterdam, Jan Rieuwertz. de Jonge and Jan Bloem, 1686. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and with 12 engraved emblems in text. Contemporary vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 900



Book Image Emblem book with engravings by Vander Vinne and Philips

SPINNIKER, Adriaan.

Vervolg der leerzaame zinnebeelden, spiegel der boetvaardigheid en genade en eenige stichtelyke gezangen.
Haarlem, Jan Bosch, 1758. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraving on title-page, 30 engraved emblems in text (ca. 10 x 12.5 cm) by Vincent vander Vinne in the first part, and 4 engraved emblems in text (10 x 12.5 cm) by Jan Caspar Philips in the second part. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
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Orders and Information  € 2500



Book Image With 103 engraved emblems

VAENIUS, Otto (Otto van VEEN).

Le theatre moral de la vie humaine, representée en plus de cent tableaux divers, tirez du poëte Horace ... et expliquez en autant de discours moraux par le sieur de Gomberville. Avec la table du philosophe cebes.
Brussels, François Foppens, 1672. Folio. With engraved illustration on title-page, engraved author’s portrait, 103 engraved emblems by Pierre Daret after Otto Vaenius, and an engraved folding plate. 18th-century gold-tooled tree calf.
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Orders and Information  € 3750



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