Quarles Emblemes & Hieroglyphikes 1684

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Lot 196: Author: (Quarles, Francis). Title: Emblemes (with) Hieroglyphikes of the Life of Man. Place Published: London. Publisher: Printed for I. Williams. Date Published: 1684. Description: (viii) , 381 pp. 2 Engraved title pages and 93 copperplate engravings. (12mo) 16x9 cm (6 1/4x33/4"), old full calf with modern rebacking, spine lettered in gilt. Early Edition. Originally published in 1635. Each "emblem" consists of a paraphrase from a passage of Scripture, expressed in ornate and metaphorical language, followed by passages from the Christian Fathers, and concluding with an epigram of four lines. With the bookplate of J. Roy W. Barrette. Wing Q84. Condition: Joints rubbed, hinges cracked; two short repairs to title page; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $600-$900
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