Amorum emblemata, figuris Aeneis incisa studio Othonis Vaeni Batavo-Lugdunensis

OTTO VAENIUS [VAN VEEN] (1556-1629)

Published by Venalia apud Auctorem (typis Henrici Swingenij), Antwerp, 1608
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First edition of one of the most influential Dutch emblem books; its theme being romantic love. Vaenius, who designed the engravings, was a teacher of Rubens. Cornelius Boel executed the engravings. A Latin phrase from a classical author provides the theme for each emblem; below the phrase are four-line verses in Italian and French that provide a poetical commentary on the theme. Oblong 4to (16 x 20cm), [16]-247-[1] pp. Full-page plate engraving + 123 (of 124) engraved emblems. Lacking leaf Z2. Title-page and a few other leaves repaired, a few leaves with light staining; overall a very good copy with strong impressions and ample margins. Bound in contemporary gilt calf with spine rebacked. Rubbing to binding. [Hollstein 3: Boel 23-146; Landwehr, Low Countries 693; Praz, 524-25; Vinet 861]. Bookseller Inventory # 001949

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Title: Amorum emblemata, figuris Aeneis incisa ...

Publisher: Venalia apud Auctorem (typis Henrici Swingenij), Antwerp

Publication Date: 1608

Edition: First Edition.

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