1567 Claude PARADIN Gabriel SYMEON EMBLEM BOOK antique PLANTIN 217 WOODCUTS rare
Les Devises heroiques by Claude PARADIN illustrated with 180 emblems and "Les Devises ou Emblemes heroiques" by Gabriel SYMEON illustrated with 37 emblems. Anvers, de l'imprimerie de Christofle Plantin ; 1567 THE FIRST BOOK DEVOTED TO DEVICES OF HISTORICAL PERSONS,'a book which played a very important role in the European emblem tradition' (Landwehr). The work probably served as a model book for several publisher's devices' (Mortimer). Size 3 1/4 by 4 3/4 317 pages Illustrated with total 217 emblem woodcuts Very good condition, minor wear. 1510 - 1573, was a French writer, collector of emblems or "devises", historian, and genealogist. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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