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Ripa, Cesare, 1560–1645

Iconologia, or, Moral emblems / by Caesar Ripa, wherein are express'd, various images of virtues, vices, passions, arts, humours, elements and celestial bodies, as design'd by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and modern Italians ; useful for orators, poets, painters, sculptors, and all lovers of ingenuity ; illustrated with three hundred twenty-six humane figures, with their explanations ; newly design'd, and engraven on copper, by I. Fuller, painter, and other masters ; by the care and at the charge of P. Tempest.

Additional Title(s):

Moral emblems

Iconologia. English

London : Printed by Benj. Motte, MDCCIX [1709]
Physical Description:
[4], 81 leaves, 2 leaves of plates : illustrations (326 emblems on 81 plates) ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7740 R513
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
BAC : Plates by J. Kip, I.F., and H.C.; after C.G.C., and I.F.
BAC : Added t.-p., engraved.
BEIN 2018 36: 18th-century Cambridge panel binding with mauve and gilt floral endpapers. Label inscribed in manuscript: Brent Ely Library ... Presentation inscription dated Jan. 26th, 1921, from "Philip".
Paginated by numbered openings with letterpress on versos to face illustrations on rectos. The final illustration, numbers 81, is a plate.
Added engraved title page.
First edition, in Italian, published at Rome, without illustrations.
English short title catalogue, T154167
Subject Terms:
Brent Ely Library -- Bookplate.
Emblems -- Early works to 1800.
Symbolism in art -- Early works to 1800.
Emblem books.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 20th century.
Tempest, Pierce, 1653-1717, editor.
Fuller, Isaac, 1606-1672, illustrator.
Motte, Benjamin, -1710, printer.
IIIF Manifest:

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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