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CAPPACCIO, Giulio Cesare
Delle imprese trattato di Giulio Cesare Capaccio. In tre libri diuiso
ex officina Horatij Saluiana, appresso Gio. Giacomo Carlino, & Antonio Pace, 1592. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 3 vols. in one. ff. [xxxii], 84; 148; 60. Roman letter with some Italic and Greek. First title with Carlino and Pace's woodcut device, smaller version on second and third titles and on verso of last, fine grotesque initials, head and tail-pieces and typographical ornaments, 303 woodcuts, mostly oval illustrations of 'imprese' with woodcut symbols and armorial shields in text, table within printed line border, autograph of 'Estorici morin? Vecchio 1663' on title, another scribbled out above. Light age yellowing in places with some minor light spotting, small hole in Yy1, original paper flaw, with loss of a few letters. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in contemporary vellum over boards, edges gauffered in blind, lower hinge split. First edition of this important and beautifully illustrated treatise on the use, meaning and creation of imprese, "The first emblem book to deal with flora and fauna, published three years before the books by Camerarius... The woodcuts are very delicate and charming" (Landwehr). Books 1-2 contain a general discussion of imprese, while book 3 contains many examples of imprese in the usual format of motto, illustration, epigram in verse, and explanation in prose. "In chapter 2 of book one, Capaccio discusses the difference between emblem and 'impresa' emphasizing the fact that the essence of the impresa is an intellectual conceit. The last chapter of the the first book deals with the significance of Colours." Mortimer Harvard. "An impresa is a sym … [Click Below for Full Description]
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