Antverpiae [Antwerp]: apud viduam & haeredes Joannis Cnobbari, sub signo S. Petri. MDCLVIII . Vellum. Two parts, with separate title pages, in one volume. 4to: ,352[334 misprinted 234],[44, indices]; ,492[but 494: pp. 153-160 misprinted as 1-8], p. 295 as 195, pp. 340-341 as 342-343, p. 348 as 349, pp. 377-378 repeated in number only],[40, indices]pp, with two title-page vignettes, 55 emblems within ornamental borders engraved by Jacob van Meurs (1619-1680), and numerous woodcut tailpieces. Contemporary vellum with yapped edges, later green silk ties. Exceptionally clean and bright copy, engravings in rich, deep impressions. Provenance: van de Catholijke Kerk te Zierikzee (book label on rear paste down). Not in Landwehr or Praz, but see Landwehr, Low Countries, 222, and Praz p.327, for Antwerp edition of 1654. Item #BB0569
Rare Antwerp impression of this emblem book, first printed in Cologne (1657). The Lux Evangelicae, probably Engelgrave's best known work, presents themes for sermons on religious holidays and saints days, summed up in emblems with mottoes often borrowed from classical poets, the religious meaning made explicit by biblical quotations. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.