Labour, Vertue, Glorie. Leaves from the Emblem Books of Gabriel Rollenhagen (1611) and George Wither (1635). Illustrated with Diverse Comments, Historic & Critical, assembled & annotated by Sim. Caelestibus

By: Simius Caelestibus [pseudonym for Rollin Milroy

Price: $1,100.00

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LIMITED EDITION of 48 copies which were issued in 3 series: Series 1, copies 1-16; Series 2, copies 17-23; and Series 3, copies 24-48, this is copy number 37, with a leaf from both Rollenhagen and Wither, and cased in paper over boards at the Heavenly Monkey Studio. Folio. 12 1/8 x 8 1/16 inches. 63, [4] pp. Half-title with large vignette, title page printed in black and brown inks with a small vignette "Non Plus", table of contents printed within a labyrinth printed in brown (curved rules) and black inks, initial letters printed on page 6 as well as at the head of each chapter and as decorations in the text, 3 original leaves tipped-in, portraits of Rollenhagen and Wither with other illustrations from the original books, tailpieces, 2 volvelles from A Collection of Emblemes printed original size, list of references; text clean, unmarked. Parchment paper spine titled in gilt, patterned paper over boards; binding square and tight. Fine. Millroy's essay is a model for informing the collector about any field of collecting interest; in this case the essay defines an emblem book, shows how the Rollenhagen and Wither editions fit in with the larger tradition of emblem books, gives important biographical information about the authors and publishers, and shows how they fit in with the larger history of early seventeenth-century printing history. In addition, Millroy highlights the unique aspects of Nathaniel Crouch's 1684 edition of Wither's emblems in Delights for the Ingenious - a lottery game accompanied by actual size facsimiles of volvelles used in this seventeenth-century game. Food for the mind, and food for the senses, as Heavenly Monkey has produced its typically sensuous publication printed on Arches Wove papers that is a much a delight to hold as to read.

Title: Labour, Vertue, Glorie. Leaves from the Emblem Books of Gabriel Rollenhagen (1611) and George Wither (1635). Illustrated with Diverse Comments, Historic & Critical, assembled & annotated by Sim. Caelestibus

Author Name: Simius Caelestibus [pseudonym for Rollin Milroy

Categories: Leaf Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Heavenly Monkey: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MR918-001

Keywords: Rollin Milroy, Simius Caelestibus, Labour Vertue Glorie, Emblem Books, Gabriel Rollenhagen, George Wither, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Leaf Book, Nathaniel Crouch, Games, Lotteries