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Rare edition of Landi's Italian translation of Aesop's fables and life

[AESOP] and Giulio LANDI (translator). Vita di Esopo frigio ... Alquale di nuovo sono aggiunti le favole del medesimo Esopo, con molte altre d'alcuni elevati ingegni, ascendentia all somma di 400.
Trevigi, Girolamo Righettini, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12mo. With 137 small woodcuts in text illustrating the fables, including some repeats. Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 1,950
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29 emblems in praise of the new Stadholder of the Southern Netherlands

[BORCHT, Petrus and Johannes Carolus vander]. Applausus virico Philippo Laurentio de Daun principi Thianensi aurei velleris equiti Belgii gubernatori ac languentis patriae restauratori.
Brussels, Eugenius Henricus Fricx, 1725. 4to. With engraved double-page armorial title-page, 29 engraved circular emblems. 19th-century stiff paste paper wrappers. Full description
€ 5,500
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Dutch revision of the first Russian emblem book

BURG, Hermanus van den. Verzámeling van uitgekórene zin-spreuken, en zinnebeeldige print-vercieringen, eertyds, op bevel van den aller doorlugtigsten Keizer der Russen, Peter Alexis, of the Gróte, getékent en gesnéden ...
Haarlem, Johannes Marshoorn, 1743. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by J. Mulder and 840 numbered circular emblems on 140 full-page engravings in text, the facing pages to the left with captions in Dutch, short proverbial phrases in Latin, French and German, and two-line verses in Dutch by Van den Burg. 19th-century half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 4,500
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Important and luxurious edition of Faerno’s 100 fables,
with frontispiece and 99 illustrations

FAERNO, Gabriello. Cent fables en Latin et en François, choisies des anciens auteurs, mises en vers Latins ..., et traduites par Mr. Perrault, ... Avec de nouvelles figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle edition.
London, C. Marsh & T. Payne, H. Slater, S. Baker, F. Noble, W. Bathoe, J. Palairet, 1744. 4to (26.5 x 20.5 cm). With richly designed, engraved frontispiece by Claude Du Bosc, and 99 (of 100) fine engraved illustrations to the fables on integral leaves (plate size about 9.5 x 10.5 cm). Early 19th-century half calf, for the Signet Library in Edinburgh, each board with the gold-tooled British Royal arms. Restored and with later 19th-century endpapers, but with the early 19th-century printed label with the shelf-mark transferred to the front paste-down. Full description
€ 2,950
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First edition of a landmark in Dutch literature:
Hooft's love-emblems, with 30 engraved plates

[HOOFT, Pieter Cornelisz.]. Emblemata amatoria. Afbeeldinghen van minne. Emblemes d'amour.
Amsterdam, Wilem Jansz. Blaeu, 1611. Oblong 4to (15 x 19 cm). With engraved title-page and 30 engraved emblems (ca. 10.5 x 13.5 cm), each with mottos and distichs in Dutch and translations in Latin and French by Cornelis G. Plemp and Richard Jean de Nérée. The engravings have been variously attributed to Michel and Christoffel le Blon, Jan Pinas, Simon Frisius and Pieter Serwouter. 19th-century red sheepskin, with gold-tooled spine, sides and turn-ins, gilt edges. Full description
€ 45,000
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More than 550 emblems explained

LA FEUILLE, Daniel de. Essay d'un dictionnaire contenant la connoissance du monde, des sciences universelles, et particulierement celle des medailles, des passions, des moeurs, des vertus et des vices, &c. Representé par des figures hyerogliphiques, expliquées en prose & en vers.
Wesel, Jacobus van Wesel, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 48 engraved plates (incl. 2 double-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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