176
176
Paradin, Claude
DEVISES HEROIQUES. LYON: JEAN DE TOURNES AND GUILLAUME GAZEAU, 1557
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
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176
Paradin, Claude
DEVISES HEROIQUES. LYON: JEAN DE TOURNES AND GUILLAUME GAZEAU, 1557
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Paradin, Claude
DEVISES HEROIQUES. LYON: JEAN DE TOURNES AND GUILLAUME GAZEAU, 1557
8vo (163 x 105mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut initial and illustrations, with 6 contemporary ink drawings added to o6, o7 and final blank, woodcut printer's device on final verso, late seventeenth-century French red morocco gilt with a crowned L in centre of covers and in spine compartments, fleurs-de-lys at corners of central panel and in corners of spine compartments, gilt edges
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Provenance

Crowned L on binding (similar to those used by Louis XIII, Olivier 2493 fer 8, and Louis XIV, Olivier 2494 fer 16); William Salloch, New York, catalogue 388 (1983), item 186

Literature

Adams, Rawles & Saunders F.461; Cartier, de Tournes 379; Landwehr, Romanic Emblem Books 564; Mortimer, Harvard French 410

Catalogue Note

Second edition of Paradin's influential emblem book, containing the devices of characters such as François I and Diane de Poitiers; this edition contains more devices than the first and includes a paragraph of information about each emblem, as well as sources noted in the printed marginalia. It was regularly reprinted throughout the sixteenth century, with various additions and also in translation. This is a charming copy, with a few additional emblems neatly added in a contemporary hand (in keeping with the printed illustrations, and plausibly the hand of the engraver), in a fine red morocco binding.

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