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Lot nr:1037
Book nr:29010
Author:DAVID, Joannes SJ
Title:Occasio arrepta neglecta: huius commoda, illius incommoda
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:ex off. Plantiniana
Year:1605
Description:In-4, [16], 307, [27] pp, engraved title-page and 12 allegorical plates by Theodore Galle. The plates were first used in Typus Occasionis, Antwerpen, Aertssens, 1603. Old library stamps, slightly foxed. Woodcut printer's device on last page. Contemporary limp vellum binding
Note:Original edition. Each of the fine etchings shows the goddess Opportunity (Occasio), with long hair covering her face: she must be grabbed when seen, there is no chance to get her once she's passed. Provenance: Vallis Dei. Old ms. ex libris on fly leaf (1636). Ref. BCNI 5082 ; Praz p. 313 ; Landwehr 186 ; Funck p. 302 ; Bibl. Belg. D139
Price:€500 - €700
Sellingprice:€400
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