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[Emblem book]. Bissel, Johann
Deliciae Aestatis
Munich: Nicolas Heinrich 1644 Johann Bissel (1601-1682) was a Jesuit poet, preacher, and historian. The present work is a seasonal poem, "The Pleasures of Spring." The first part of it was published in 1638. The first modern edition of it, with a scholarly commentary, was published by De Gruyter in 2013. Contemporary stiff vellum with yapp edges. . Small twelvemo. Engraved title page. four full-page an twenty-one smaller emblemattic engravings by Wolfgang Kilian in text Name inked out on engraved title and first leaf, with piece missing at top margin of title, not affecting image. The ink has bled through to the next couple of leaves, not affecting text. Wolfgang Kilian (1581–1662), was a German engraver and member of the Kilian family of engravers in Augsburg. From 1604–1608 he travelled in Italy and worked in Venice, Mantua, and Milan.[1] On his return he married and continued in the family workshop. He was the father of the engravers Bartholomaus the younger and Philipp.
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