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Delle imprese trattato di Giulio Cesare Capaccio. In tre libri diviso. Nel primo, del modo di far l'Impresa da qualsivoglia oggetto, o Naturale, o Artificioso con nuove maniere si ragiona. Nel secondo, tutti ieroglifici, simboli, e cose Mistiche in lettere Sacre, o Profane si scuoprono; e come da quegli cavar si ponno l'Imprese. Nel terzo, nel figurar degli emblemi di molte cose naturali per l'Imprese si tratta
In Napoli: Appresso Gio. Giacomo Carlino, & Antonio Pace, 1592. First Edition. Hardcover. Three parts in one. [xxxii], 84 leaves; 148 numbered leaves (leaf 14 misnumbered 13; leaf 16 misnumbered 15); 60 leaves. Contemporary limp vellum, titles in ink on the spine panel. Woodcut devices on each of the titles (smaller on the second and third title), and verso of the final leaf, three hundred and three woodcut illustrations of emblems, devices, hieroglyphs, insignia, and arms; elaborate head-pieces, tail-pieces, and ornamental initials. Printed marginal notations. Capaccio's comprehensive study of symbolic representations. "This is the first emblematic item to deal with flora and fauna, published 3 years before the books by Camerarius" Landwehr, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese emblem books, 203. Old mend to one of the leaves, worm holes to the lower margins of twelve of the leaves (not affecting text), old annotations to some of the margins, sporadic spots, names on title. The vellum is worn, there is a tear on the spine, the rear free endpaper and rear cover are partially torn. A good+ copy. In the Italian language. Brunet I.1557. Graesse II.40. Haym I.568.9.; Quarto.
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