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Lot 52: Emblemata.- Bosch (Jacob) Symbolographia sive de Arte Symbolica Sermones Septem, 1702.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

November 15, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Emblemata.- Bosch (Jacob) Symbolographia sive de Arte Symbolica Sermones Septem, half-title, engraved frontispiece incorporating central oval portrait of the future Charles III over an architectural background, title in red and black with fine engraved printer's device, engraved emblematic head-piece to dedication, 171 fine engraved plates (in 4 numbering sequences), each with 12 emblematic illustrations, by J. G. Wolfgand and Jacob Müllert after J.C. Schalck, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, 2nd plate 17 torn with large loss, some spotting or light foxing and light browning, contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps, rebacked in sheep, corners little worn, spine ends nicked, rubbed, folio, Augsburg & Dillingen, 1702. ⁂ One of the finest German emblem books, which is rare at auction. The plates were no doubt based on Bosch's original drawings. Provenance: 'Ce livre-ci me donné Monsieur le Reverend Pere Bernard le 8 Aout 1716... (ink inscription to front pastedown); 'Je suis nombré aux livres du R.P. Augustin 1716' (ink inscription to title). Literature: Landwehr, Germanic, 144; Praz p.283.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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