Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

EMBLEM BOOKS -- RIPA, C. Iconologia, of uytbeeldingen des verstands. (…) Een werck dat dienstigh is, allen Reedenaers, Poëten, Schilders, Beeldhouwers, Teyckenaers, en alle andere Konstbeminders en Liefhebbers der Geleertheyt (…). Om uyt te drucken, en te vinden, 't Begrip van alle Sinnebeelden, Invallen, Devijsen en Sinteykenen. Uyt het Italiaens vert. d. D.P. Pers. Amst., D.P. Pers, 1644. (14), 636, (8) pp. W. engr. front. & 196 woodcuts in text by J.C. J(egher). 4°. Cont. vellum w. overl. sides. (Bind. a bit worn and soiled, headband loose, inner hinge loosening after printed ti., some minor staining in places, small tear in l. 4D4, but an attractive copy).

First Dutch translation by Dirck Pietersz. Pers (1581-1659). The 'Iconologia' was conceived as a guide to the symbolism in emblems, highly influential in the world of art and literature. Ripa based his work for the greater part on Egyptian, Greek and Roman emblematical representations. - Praz, 474; Landwehr, Emblem books, 683.

€ 600

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