Lot 54 of 459:
Captivating Dutch emblem book, 1624  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,680
$2,000 - $3,000

Emblemata of zinne-werck: voorghestelt. In Beelden, ghedichten, en breeder uÿt-legginghen tot uÿt-druckinghe, en verbeteringhe van verscheÿden feÿlen onser eeuwe

Brune, Johan de


Ian Evertsen Kloppenburch



[12], 360 pp. (*)2 , *4, A-2Y4. With copper-engraved pictorial title page & 51 half-page copper-engraved illustrations. (4to) 21.3x16.5 cm (8½x6½"), period calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands; in modern custom folding cloth box. First Edition.

Captivating Dutch emblem book, with depictions of contemporary Dutch life as well as some delving into the fantastic. Includes a doctor bleeding a woman with leeches; serenading with interesting musical instruments; playing the parlor game "drop the handkerchief"; rolling a huge snowball; tapping a keg of beer; playing cards; and many more. With the bookplate of Clarence S. Bemens; bookseller's typed description affixed to front free endpaper.

Lot Amendments

Joints repaired some time ago, rear joint cracked again, spine darkened, ends chipped; some aging and light foxing to contents, lower corner of G3 repaired, very good.

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