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Vaenius, Otto
EMBLEMATA HORATIANA. AMSTERDAM: HENRICUS WETSTEIN, 1684
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122
Vaenius, Otto
EMBLEMATA HORATIANA. AMSTERDAM: HENRICUS WETSTEIN, 1684
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Vaenius, Otto
EMBLEMATA HORATIANA. AMSTERDAM: HENRICUS WETSTEIN, 1684
8vo (195 x 115mm.), added engraved title page by Gerard de Lairesse, 103 engravings by Vaenius, woodcut title vignette, head- and tail-pieces and ornamental initials, all illuminated in gold and colours by a contemporary hand, contemporary Dutch burgundy morocco gilt, panelled in gilt surrounding central foliate motif and draw handles, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, modern blue silk solander case, neat repairs to corners and spine ends, hinges slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Unidentified armorial bookplate on front pastedown; W. G. Hennelick (?), inscription on front pastedown; L.-A. Barbet, inscription on flyleaf

Literature

Landwehr, Romantic Emblem Books 741; Landwehr, German Emblem Books 607; Landwehr, Emblem Books of the Low Countries 824

Catalogue Note

Rare hand-coloured copy of the first edition with German text, in a contemporary Dutch binding.

Vaenius was a painter, draughtsmen and humanist who, from the publication in 1607 of his Q. Horatii Flacci emblemata, produced emblem books which were copied and pirated throughout Europe. The early volumes were in Dutch, French and Latin; Spanish, Italian and, in this edition, German verses were added as the audience for emblem books grew.

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