Burgundia, Antonius a (Antoine de Bourgogne 1593/4-1657)
MUNDI LAPIS LYDIUS sive VANITAS per VERITATEM FALSI accusata & convicta. OPERA D. ANTONII A BURGUNDIA Archi-diaconi Brugensis.
Typis Viduae Ioan. Cnobbari 1st edition
Emblem copperplates (50) by Andries (signed in emblem p84 as Pauli ie) Pauwels + an Engraved titlepage by Theodore van Merlen all engraved by Abraham van Diepenbeeck who was a pupil of Rubens.
Quarto newer full levant morocco blindtooled on 4 raised bands spine compartments gilt and gilt titled spine. Engraved titlepage +[xxvi] +249pp +pp with Errata list at end of index. The preliminary leaves are misbound within gathering ** & *** but all the preliminaries are present. The title is a bit cropped just into the printed frame-line and the top margin is a bit short in the rest of the book but not touching any headlines or page numbers etc. The other margins are all well clear of printed side notes, text & illustrations. A few early neat ink underlinings & Latin comments. Two leaves are remargined affecting only blank areas (1cm of margin affected) and 4 blank corners restored not affecting any print. A few tears all without loss & professionally repaired. In all this is a nice clean copy with the text in handsome typography enhanced by large tailpiece decorations, with the copperplates in strong impressions. *A very collectable EMBLEM BOOK (Praz 292 Landwehr 72 Brunet I,1405).
Price: GBP 995.00 or USD 1254.00
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