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JUNIUS, Hadrianus (1511-75)
Emblemata, at D. Arnoldum Cobelium. Eiusdem Aenigmatum Libellus ad D. Arnoldum Rosenbergum
Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1566. 8vo (167 x 111 mm). 58 woodcut emblems by Gerard Janssen van Kampen and Arnaud Nicolai after Geffroy Ballain and Pieter Huys. Contemporary limp vellum. Upper hinge cracked; some mostly marginal dampstaining. Provenance: purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1959. Second edition of this celebrated emblem book by the Dutch physician and classicist Hadrianus Junius (Adriaan de Jonge). It contains a letter to Sambucus, and the emblems have some iconography in common with those invented by Johannes Sambucus and Alciatus. This edition does not have the elaborate borders of the first, which had been published the previous year. Adams J-445; Landwehr, Low Countries 400; Praz, 17th-Century Imagery II, p. 385. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
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