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ROLLENHAGEN, Gabriel, HEYNS, Zacharias.
Emblemata volsinnighe uytbeelsels.
Arnhem, J. Ianszen, 1615-1617. [TWO COPIES RECORDED IN THE US] 4to. 2 parts in 1, separate t-p to each, I) added t-p, 1 plate, 16 unnumbered ll., [*]2 A-D4 + 100 plates; II) added t-p, 1 plate, 18 unnumbered ll., [*]2 A-D4 E2 + 100 plates. Civilité, with Italic, little Roman and Greek. Added engraved architectural t-ps (first with allegorical figures) and author’s engraved portraits, 200 full-page engraved emblems encircled by Latin motto, with Latin verse below, woodcut printer’s device to t-ps, engraved portrait of Zacharias Heyns (c.1621) pasted to verso of first t-p. Couple of small tears to blank margins of pls, occasional offsetting, I) tiny worm hole to lower blank margins, turning into thin trail on pls 88-94, II) text ll. slightly browned, clean tear on E2, repaired, minor oil stain to upper outer blank corner of pls 78-80, light water stain to upper margin of pls 93 (just touching platemark), 95-96. Very good, clean copies, with plates on thick paper, in contemporary Dutch vellum over boards, double blind ruled to a panel design, centre panel with lozenge-shaped centrepiece and large fleurons to corners in blind, raised bands, title inked to spine. Very good copy of this scarce, superbly engraved two-volume Dutch emblem book—‘rarely found complete’ (‘Bibliotheca Belgica’, H64), ‘a masterpiece of the genre’ (‘Sinn-Bilder’, 430). This copy is extra-illustrated. As recorded at least in one other copy (Gent UL), it includes the engraved t-ps and author’s portraits from the first Latin editions printed in Cologne in 1611 and 1613; it also features J. van den Vondel’s p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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