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Emblemata.- Ruscelli (Girolamo) Le Impresse Illustri con Espositioni et Discorsi, edited by Damiano Zenaro, 3 parts in 1, second edition, fine engraved ornate architectural titles to each part (incorporating the arms of the dedicatee Philip II and the salamader device of Zenaro), portrait of the author, 2 folding plates, a double page of the Battle of Mühlberg and 128 emblematic illustrations (17 full-page)within borders of varying designs by G. Francho and G. Porro, woodcut decorative and historiated initials, first title abd 'Battle' plate trimmed at foot just within plate mark, [Adams R953; Landwehr, Romanic, 648; Praz p.482; EDIT 16 CNCE 24805], Venice, Comin da Trino di Montferrato, 1572 bound with Ruscelli (Girolamo) Il Quatro Libro dell Impresse Illustri con figure di Stampe di Rame Aggiunto da Vincenzo Ruscelli da Viterbo, fine engraved title within an ornate architectural border incorporating the arms of the dedicatee Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and 22 emblematic illustrations (2 full-page), woodcut decorative and historiated initials, [Adams R957; EDIT 16 CNCE 47664], Venice, Heirs of Marchio Sessa, 1583, together 2 works in 1 vol, some water-staining, mostly marginal in first work, heavier in second work, occasional spotting, later vellum, 4to

⁂ On the arms, cartouches and devices of well-known historical figures. The second work is rare at auction.

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Emblemata.- Ruscelli (Girolamo) Le Impresse Illustri con Espositioni et Discorsi, edited by Damiano Zenaro, 3 parts in 1, second edition, fine engraved ornate architectural titles to each part (incorporating the arms of the dedicatee Philip II and the salamader device of Zenaro), portrait of the author, 2 folding plates, a double page of the Battle of Mühlberg and 128 emblematic illustrations (17 full-page)within borders of varying designs by G. Francho and G. Porro, woodcut decorative and historiated initials, first title abd 'Battle' plate trimmed at foot just within plate mark, [Adams R953; Landwehr, Romanic, 648; Praz p.482; EDIT 16 CNCE 24805], Venice, Comin da Trino di Montferrato, 1572 bound with Ruscelli (Girolamo) Il Quatro Libro dell Impresse Illustri con figure di Stampe di Rame Aggiunto da Vincenzo Ruscelli da Viterbo, fine engraved title within an ornate architectural border incorporating the arms of the dedicatee Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and 22 emblematic illustrations (2 full-page), woodcut decorative and historiated initials, [Adams R957; EDIT 16 CNCE 47664], Venice, Heirs of Marchio Sessa, 1583, together 2 works in 1 vol, some water-staining, mostly marginal in first work, heavier in second work, occasional spotting, later vellum, 4to

⁂ On the arms, cartouches and devices of well-known historical figures. The second work is rare at auction.

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