Geneva: Johannes Laon, 1580.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #046178
Half red morocco by Lhuinte, light wear at edges and hinges, first few and scattered other pages, including title, faded (likely from being washed), Some minor foxing and soiling. Several paper repairs to margins, occasional small edge tears and few closed tears in text, few holograph annotations, hole in the eye of the Savonarola portrait on B3 with minor affect to text on verso, small hole in text on C4, repaired paper loss with affect to border of Paulus Fagius portrait on G2. Still, quite clean and attractive overall. 37 portraits and 54 frames with names for future portraits and 44 emblems at the rear. 318pp
A mixture of Protestant biography and emblem book - one of the first uses of the emblem book for Reformation purposes (the first was Montenay's Emblemmes, ou, devises Chrestiennes, 1571). Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046178.