BOISSARD (J.J.): BOISSARD (Jean-Jacques).... - Lot 26 - Osenat

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BOISSARD (J.J.): BOISSARD (Jean-Jacques).... - Lot 26 - Osenat
BOISSARD (J.J.): BOISSARD (Jean-Jacques). Theatrum vitæ humanæ. Metz, Abraham Fabert pour Théodore de Bry (Francfort), 1596. Small in-4 antique half-cornered vellum (paper and boards worn, margins a little short, binder's knife slightly nicked the edges of the title page, qq slight traces of moisture, qq stains) 8 ff and 266 pp. First edition of this important and rare book of emblems. It is decorated with a title-frontispiece, a portrait of the author and sixty mid-page figures drawn and engraved with great finesse by Théodore de Bry. Published in Frankfurt, at the expense of the engraver, the work came from the presses of Abraham Fabert, sworn printer of the city of Metz since 1595. Brun p. 138; Brunet I, 1067.
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