Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

107 ● ALCIATI, ANDREA. Emblematum libellus. 103 (of 113) woodcut text illustrations. 119, [1] pages; lacks A3.6, D2, and D4.5. 8vo, 162x103 mm, contemporary stiff wrappers, soiled and worn, contents loose in binding; marginal dampstaining throughout with traces of mold, early owner’s pen-and-ink doodles and additions to illustrations on pages 97-98 and 102-03; title in ink on bottom edges. SOLD AS IS . Paris: ChrétienWechel, 1540 [400/600] Early edition of the first emblem book, originally published in 1531 in Augsburg. “It is the Paris edition which set the standard for the popular field of emblem literature”—Harvard/Mortimer- French 13 (1534Wechel edition). BOUND AFTER : [Scroffa, Camillo.] I Cantici di Fidentio Glotto Crysio Ludimagistro [pseud.]. 44, [2] (of [4]) pages; lacks final blank. Marginal dampstaining throughout with traces of mold. Florence: Antonio Padovani, 1572. A third item once bound with the Alciati and Scroffa is no longer present. 108 ● ALCIATI, ANDREA. Omnia . . . emblemata. With commentary by Claude Mignault. 211 woodcut text illustrations, comprising 197 emblems and 11 of botanical subjects. [16], 717, [2] pages, including leaf with printer’s device at end. 8vo, 18th-century paste-paper boards with sheep back and vellum corners, worn; occasional toning and light dampstaining, scattered foxing and rust spots. Paris: (Charles Roger for) Jérôme de Marnef & widow of Guillaume Cavellat, (25 January) 1583 [300/500] EMBLEM LITERATURE Lots 107-115 107 108