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Lot nr:959
Book nr:30723
Author:DAVID, Joannes SJ
Title:Christeliicken Waerseggher, de principale stucken van t'Christen Geloof en Leven int cort begrijpenende ende een Schild-Wachts teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooveraers etc.
Town:Antwerpen
Publisher:inde Plantijnsche Druckerije, by Ian Moerentorf
Year:1603 - 1602
Description:In-4, [16], 372, [5], [1 blank], XXXVII, [14] pp. Engraved title page, 100 numbered full-page copperplate emblems by T. GALLE and a full-page lottery plate "Quaerite et invenietes" with a volvelle. Each plate with a caption, disticha in Latin, Dutch and French engraved in the plate. Lower margin of pl. 60 and upper margin of pl. 82 skillfully repaired. Separate title page for the second text part "Rolle der Deugdsaemheydt tot naer-volghinghe Christi" depicting Christ carrying the cross, surrounded by ten artists at easels painting scenes from his life (p. 351).
Separate title page for "Schild-wacht tot seker waerschouwinghe teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooveraers en derhelijcke ongoddelijckheydt". Extra plate in this part between pp. iv-v: 'Schroom en loon der boose swarte konsten' (announced by Praz but not by Landwehr). Woodcut printer's device at the end. 18th c. binding in full calf, spine richly gilt, green endlvs
Note:Ref. BCNI 4938 ; Praz p. 313 "Scarce" ; Landwehr 184. Galle published first the plates in: Icones ad Veridicum Christianum'
Price:€500 - €700
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