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A Collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne: Quickened with Metricall Illustrations, both Morall and Divine

London: Augustine Mathewes, for Henry Taunton, 1635


Inscribed recto of first leaf "J. Alex. Dorington 15 August 1635"; inscr. front flyleaf "A. Lerk 1751 London, Sept. 9th, 1751 / Pr: yok:"; William Salloch, Ossining, New York, from whom purchased in 1971 by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 18, 1996.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow


Place of Publication

London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

STC 25900d; Praz, 538


Overall: 29.7 x 19.3 x 3.2 cm (11 11/16 x 7 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 202 engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books