PARADISUS SPONSI ET SPONSAE in quo Messis Myrrhae et Aromatum .. et [second part] Pancarpium Marianum, Septemplici Titulorum serie distinctum: ut in B. Virginis odorem curramus .. Auctore P. Ioanne David, Societatis Iesu Sacerdote.
ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Balthasarem et Ioannem Moretos fratres.
Two engraved titlepages & 102 full-page engraved emblem plates, the first in each part signed by by Theodor. Galle.
Two Parts in one Volume, octavo contemporary calf (repaired and rebacked with fragments of original gilt spine laid on) ink and pencil ownership names on front endpapers and another small inked out at foot of title. Engraved titlepage + +212pp +pp (last blank) with 1 preliminary + 50 numbered full page engraved plates; 2nd engraved titlepage + +213pp +pp (last blank) again with 1 preliminary + 50 numbered full page engraved plates. All plates with captions in Latin, Dutch & French. Endpapers browned, 1st engraved title very slightly chipped at fore-edge, a few small marginal tears without loss, otherwise beautifully clean throughout with the two complete sets of 51 plates interleaved in the text following each engraved titlepage. *Rare complete edition (the 2 parts are often found separately) of this emblem book by the Jesuit Jan David (De Backer/Sommervogel II 1847-48 nr.10, BCNI 6514).
Price: GBP 1200.00 or USD 1680.00
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