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Le Theatre Moral de la Vie Humaine Representee en Plus de Cent Tableaux Divers Tirez de Poete Horace par le Sieur Otho Venius Et Expliquez en Autant de Discours Moraux par le Sieur de Gomberville. Avec la Table Du Philosphe Cebes by  Marin le Roy de Horace; Gomberville - Hardcover - 1672 - from Defunct Books and Biblio.com

Le Theatre Moral de la Vie Humaine Representee en Plus de Cent Tableaux Divers Tirez de Poete Horace par le Sieur Otho Venius Et Expliquez en Autant de Discours Moraux par le Sieur de Gomberville. Avec la Table Du Philosphe Cebes

by Horace; Gomberville, Marin le Roy de

Condition: Fair


Bruxelles : François Foppens, 1672 Once owned by Sir Thomas Wardle with bookplate inside front board. 104 fine copperplates (brilliant impressions), full-page portrait, vignettes, and elaborate woodcut initials. Folio. Old polished calf boards richly gilt and with raised bands. A fine example of emblem books. Front board detached and leather lacking above top two bands of spine. Rear hinge cracked but holding. Reference notes on paper inside front board, also directly on front free end page. Some foxing/age browning to pages, and a few pages with margin stains (including first four pages as seen on title page). Le Tableau de Cebes foldout is present/attached but with small tears and stains. Free end pages have small tears/chips and creases. No writing in the text. All illustrations are present and intact. Van Veen was Rubens' master. Sir Joshua Reynolds learned his craft from this work. . Full-Leather. Fair. Illus. by Van Veen, Otto (Otho Venius). Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
  • Bookseller: Defunct Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 047572
  • Title: Le Theatre Moral de la Vie Humaine Representee en Plus de Cent Tableaux Divers Tirez de Poete Horace par le Sieur Otho Venius Et Expliquez en Autant de Discours Moraux par le Sieur de Gomberville. Avec la Table Du Philosphe Cebes
  • Author: Horace; Gomberville, Marin le Roy de
  • Illustrator: Van Veen, Otto (Otho Venius)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: François Foppens
  • Place: Bruxelles
  • Date published: 1672
  • Bookseller catalogs: Foreign Language;
  • Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall


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