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WITHER’S EMBLEMS BOUND BY RIVIERE:  A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. by  George (1588-1667) Wither - 1st Edition - 1635 - from Lyppard Books (SKU: 000463)

WITHER’S EMBLEMS BOUND BY RIVIERE: A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation.

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WITHER’S EMBLEMS BOUND BY RIVIERE: A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation.

by Wither, George (1588-1667)

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London: Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard, 1635. 1st Edition . Full leather. Near Fine. Passe, Crispijn van de (c.1565-1637); Marshall, William (active 1617-1650). First edition; small folio; 4 parts in 1; [20], 62, [6], 63-124, [6], 135-196, [6], 209-270, [10]pp. Initial 'Preposition to this frontispiece', engraved additional pictorial title, portrait of the author, separate title pages to each part and 200 circular emblems after Crispijn van de Passe all present, with final leaf of two woodcut dials supplied in excellent facsimile on matching paper. Initial leaf and penultimate two leaves professionally repaired without loss of text, a small number of other careful repairs not affecting text, some leaves closely trimmed at head or foot occasionally impinging on signatures and running titles, unobtrusive occasional very light stains and browning but overall a very clean copy. In nineteenth century panelled olive crushed morocco by Riviere with five raised spine bands, gilt lettering direct to spine in second and third compartments, remaining compartments gilt, gilt arabesque centre-pieces to boards, gilt fillets to board edges, gilt inner dentelles, all page edges gilt. One of five imprint variants of this attractive and sought-after edition. The emblems are printed from plates originally engraved by Crispijn van de Passe the elder for Gabriel Rollenhagen's Nucleus emblematorum of 1611-1613. Provenance: Henry Cunliffe (1826-94, Vicar of Shifnal in Shropshire, fourth son of Sir Robert Henry Cunliffe, 4th Baronet); Desmond Morris (b.1928, English zoologist and surrealist painter). A delightful and very handsomely bound example. ESTC S120879 citing 7xUK and 7xUs institutional copies.

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Bookseller Inventory #
000463
Title
WITHER’S EMBLEMS BOUND BY RIVIERE: A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation.
Author
Wither, George (1588-1667)
Illustrator
Passe, Crispijn van de (c.1565-1637); Marshall, William (active 1617-1650)
Format/binding
Full leather
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed by A[ugustine]. M[athewes]. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1635
Keywords
George Wither emblemata emblem book riviere bayntun bath quarles alciatus alciati verse poem poetry moral lottery puritan engraving woodcut lottery
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian books; Antiquarian English Literature; Antiquarian Theology;

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Lyppard Books was established in Worcester, UK, in 2012, adopting the unusual name from Lyppard Grange, once a farm attached to the monastery of Worcester's ancient cathedral. We maintain a small and select stock of English and Continental antiquarian titles from the dawn of western printing to the 19th century, and aim to offer original, early examples of scarce and sought-after texts.

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