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Lot nr:1138
Book nr:29395
Author:VALERIANO Bolzani, Giovanni Pierio
Title:Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis Commentarii, ... accesserunt in hac postrema Editione, Hori Apollinis Hieroglypicorum Libri duo
Town:Lyon
Publisher:Paul Frellon
Year:1626
Description:In-f, [16], [28], 644, [24] ; 100, [12] ; 88 ; [4], 140, [10] ; 211 pp, engraved title, woodcut portrait of the author, richly illustrated with woodcut vignettes in text. Upper and lower margin of the title cut, some waterstains
Note:Ref. Caillet 1977, Praz p. 521: First published in 1556. The most complete edition is considered that of 1626, Lugduni, with the addition of the hieroglyphics of Horapollo. It contains also "Hieroglyphicorum et medicorum emblematum [Greek:] dodekakrounos auctore Ludovico Casanova". This edition not in Landwehr Romanic.
Famous and very influential source book for 16th and 17th century imagery. Its beautiful illustrations and thematic ordering made it into a treasured and very accessible encyclopaedia of allegory.
Praz p.24: "In Valeriano's book hieroglyphs are wedded to the symbolism of mediaeval lapidaries and bestiaries, and of the Physiologus ascribed to Epiphanius, a collection of symbols suggested by animals (the stork, the pelican, the phoenix, etc.) which was itself of Alexandrine provenance."
Price:€800 - €1000
Sellingprice:€600
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