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Book nr:4089
Author:BOCCHIUS, Achillis (1488-1562)
Title:Symbolicarum quaestionum de universo genere quas serio ludebat libri quinque
Town:Boloniae
Publisher:Aedie novae academiae Bocchianae
Year:1555
Description:In-8°, [26] ff, 347, [1], pp. Illustrated with 151 emblematical engravings by Giulio Bonasone.
Bound in full black morocco, signed by Thibaron-Joly.
Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dentelles intérieures dorées, relié par Thibaron-Joly, tranches dorées sur marbrure
Note:Original edition. Ref. Praz, p. 276 ; Adams B-2194 ; Landwehr, Romanic 162. Achille Bocchi's best-known work, "Symbolicarum quaestionum de universo genere" "takes as its subject the whole of universal knowledge: physics, metaphysics, theology, dialectic, Love, Life and Death, packaging them under the veil of fables and myths" (p.114, Manning, "The Emblem"). The title page situates this work in the tradition of "serio ludere" the symbolic literature of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Ref. Karen PINKUS - Picturing silence. Emblem, Language, Counter-Reformation Materiality; 1999
Price:€4800
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