Veiling 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

EMBLEM BOOKS -- BOCCHI, A. Symbolicarum quaestionum, de universo genere, quas serio ludebat, libri quinque. Bologna, Soc. Typ. Bononiensis, 1574. (48), ccclvii, (1) pp. W. woodcut printer's mark & 151 charming (nearly full-p.) engr. emblems. Sm-4°. Fine later cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt spine & brown label. (Joints partly cracked, upper part first free endpaper and ti-p. faintly stained, lower blank margin E3 repaired, else a fine and clean copy).

For this second edition of Bocchi's influential emblem book Giulio Bonasone's original engravings were entirely re-cut by Agostino Carracci. - Landwehr, Romanic Emblems, 163: "Some of the emblems derive from Colonna's Hypnerotomachia, 1499 e.g. emblem I and CXLVII. The portrait of Bocchi is emblem no. II." - Adams B-2195; Praz 276.

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