QUARLES (FRANCIS) Emblemes, 2 parts in one vol., first edition, 1635
Lot 281
QUARLES (FRANCIS) Emblemes, 2 parts in one vol., first edition, 1635
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,280) inc. premium
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Lot Details
QUARLES (FRANCIS)
Emblemes, 2 parts in one vol., first edition, engraved title, separate engraved part title ("Quarlëis" by Edward Benlowes) and 77 full-page engravings by William Marshall and William Simpson, worm trail affecting text in gatherings K-M, tears in margins of E2 and E6 (affecting page numbers), bookplate of James S. Burra, contemporary black morocco gilt, rubbed, lacking clasps [cf. STC 20540 and 20540.5], 8vo, Printed by G[eorge] M[iller] and sold at Iohn Marriots shope in St Dunstons Church yard fleetstreet, 1635

Footnotes

  • The scarce first edition of the most famous of English emblem books. The present copy is effectively a third variant to add to the two recorded on ESTC: in common with STC 20540, it has an additional letterpress title-page inserted before X1 (Lusus poëticus poëtis, dated 1634), but in common with 20540.5, A2r line 9 has "played" and N4r lacks the quotation from St. Augustine.
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