Galle, Septem opera misericordiae spiritualia, Antwerp, 1577, later English calf
Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131
GALLE, PHILIPPE, HENDRIK GOLTZIUS AND OTHERS
A volume of engraved plates, late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, comprising:
Septem opera misericordiae spiritualia. Antwerp: Philippe Galle, 1577, engraved title-page, 7 further engraved plates
20 engraved plates of the Life of Christ, each within a fine border inhabited by birds, flowers or insects, designed by Maarten de Vos, engraved by Hieronymus Wierix and printed by Eduard van Hoeswinckel. [c. 1584]
10 engraved portraits of the Kings of Persia. [Gerard de Jode, c. 1585]
3 engraved plates of Roman emperors, each with 4 portraits per plate
4 engraved plates on dying well by Cornelis and Philippe Galle
7 engraved plates of the planetary gods by Jan Saenredam after Hendrick Goltzius. 1569
4 engraved plates depicting the Virtues, by Collaert after Maarten de Vos
3 engraved plates of weddings by Saenredam after Goltzius
3 oval-shaped engraved plates with captions in Latin and German
4 engraved plates of the Four Elements by Philippe Galle after Marc. Gerard
9 engraved plates of a masked ball by Assuerus van Londerseel
4 engraved plates of characters from Ovid by Theodor Galle
folio (353 x 257mm.), old panelled calf, sold as a collection of plates not subject to return
Thomas Hamilton (1721-1794), 7th earl of Haddington, armorial bookplate
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