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Lot nr:960
Book nr:30421
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:4to, [16], 372, [5], [1 blank], XXXVII, [14] pp. Engraved title page, 97 (of 100) numbered full-page copperplate emblems by T. GALLE and a full-page lottery plate "Quaerite et invenietes" with a volvelle. Lacking pl. 4 - 33 and 34. Plates are a later impression (by J. Galle). Each plate with a caption, disticha in Latin, Dutch and French engraved in the plate. Tear in the margin of plate 48 & 97 (not in the image). Tear without loss in pp. 59/60. 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". Woodcut printer's device at the end. Many old annotations. Well-used contemporary calf binding, spine gilt
Note:Ref. BCNI 4938 ; Praz p. 313 "Scarce" ; Landwehr 184. Galle published first the plates in: Icones ad Veridicum Christianum'
Price:€380 - €500
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