Emblems. FERRO. Ombre apparenti nel teatro d’imprese.

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Emblems. FERRO. Ombre apparenti nel teatro d’imprese.
 FERRO, Giovanni. Ombre apparenti nel teatro d'imprese. Venezia, Giacomo Sarzina, 1629

2 volls in one tome in folio, mm 310x215. Stiff vellum binding of the end of XVII century with gilt title on the label on spine, blue sprayed edges; Pp. 80, including halfititle and titlepage, 104; 4, including titlepage, 358, 2 blank; woodcut initials and ornaments, round and italic type; Ornament with Guerra?s mark on leaf A1r of both volumes; printer?s mark on leaf 2G2v of the second volume. Two illustrated titlepage engraved on copper. Good condition.

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Rare first edition. An important work on the enterprise, an aristocratic variant of the emblem: a symbolic representation of a purpose, of a desire, of a line of conduct through a motto and a figure that are mutually interpreted. The symbolic of the enterprises became the object of study of writers and clergymen from the middle of the sixteenth century. In these "Ombre Apparenti", the abbot replies polemically to the bishop of Tortona, Paolo Aresi, who had criticized his previous work on the theater of enterprises, claiming to have found "shadows" there. Praz 336, Michel III, 38.
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