Devises royales.Paris, Rolet Boutonne, 1621

AMBOISE Adrian d' (1621)


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Engraved title-page showing the King of France, Faith and Justice and 13 engraved emblems.

12mo (155 x 100mm). [1]f. 66pp. 19th century brown morocco by Leighton with the blind-stamped arms with motto 'Gang Forward' and monogram of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell on covers, title lettered in gilt along spine (rubbed).

First independent discussion of royal emblems, although published separately it is often found with other works by d'Amboise. Adrien d'Amboise (b. 1598) was the son of the jurist and writer François d'Amboise (1550-1619).

Provenance: Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-78), with his arms on covers. Large armorial bookplate of Henry B. Wheatley, F.S.A. (1838-1917), his sale Sotheby's April 1918, lot 395.

Praz 253. Landwehr Romantic 109. French Emblem Books F.073.


Stock Code: 250147

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