VALERIANO [BOLZANI], PIERO. 1477-1558.
Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis commentarii. Lyons: Bartholomaeus Honoratus, 1586. *8 A-Z6 2A-2Z6 &&6 a-b 6 3A-3D6. Illustrated woodcut title, woodcut portrait of author, and with hundreds of woodcut vignettes throughout. Folio (234 x 357 mm). Modern half calf gilt. Leaves darkened, occasional spotting, light dampstaining to upper margins of first gathering, edgewear to a few leaves in final gatherings, corner folded and tear to top edge of b1, touching section title, staining to H3-4, Ddd6 laid down on binder's leaf.
Third Latin edition of Valeriano's popular and influential study of hieroglyphs and emblems across the classical world. Cf. Brunet V, 1042, Graesse VI, 239.