Abbey Antiquarian Books: Fable and Emblem Books
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Aesop
FABLES FROM AESOP [in series STORIES OLD AND NEW]
London, Blackie 1st thus illustrated 1964 illustrations ( circa 24 f-p + text) by Cyril Deakins . 16mo blue boards in price clipped dust jacketwith color illustration of the fable of the tortoise and the hare (jacket rubbed to edges else V.G) 128pp No inscriptions, no loose pages a very good copy.
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Book number: E54381
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.53 | JP¥ 381]
Keywords: fables illustrated

 Burgundia, Antonius a (Antoine de Bourgogne 1593/4-1657), MUNDI LAPIS LYDIUS sive VANITAS per VERITATEM FALSI accusata & convicta. OPERA D. ANTONII A BURGUNDIA Archi-diaconi Brugensis.
Burgundia, Antonius a (Antoine de Bourgogne 1593/4-1657)
MUNDI LAPIS LYDIUS sive VANITAS per VERITATEM FALSI accusata & convicta. OPERA D. ANTONII A BURGUNDIA Archi-diaconi Brugensis.
Antwerp, Typis Viduae Ioan. Cnobbari 1st edition 1639 Emblem copperplates (50) by Andries (signed in emblem p84 as Pauli ie) Pauwels + an Engraved titlepage by Theodore van Merlen all engraved by Abraham van Diepenbeeck who was a pupil of Rubens. . Quarto newer full levant morocco blindtooled on 4 raised bands spine compartments gilt and gilt titled spine. Engraved titlepage +[xxvi] +249pp +[27]pp with Errata list at end of index. The preliminary leaves are misbound within gathering ** & *** but all the preliminaries are present. The title is a bit cropped just into the printed frame-line and the top margin is a bit short in the rest of the book but not touching any headlines or page numbers etc. The other margins are all well clear of printed side notes, text & illustrations. A few early neat ink underlinings & Latin comments. Two leaves are remargined affecting only blank areas (1cm of margin affected) and 4 blank corners restored not affecting any print. A few tears all without loss & professionally repaired. In all this is a nice clean copy with the text in handsome typography enhanced by large tailpiece decorations, with the copperplates in strong impressions. *A very collectable EMBLEM BOOK (Praz 292 Landwehr 72 Brunet I,1405).
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Book number: E74004
GBP 1025.00 [Appr.: EURO 1200 US$ 1298.72 | JP¥ 195454]
Keywords: emblem book emblemata fine 17th century illustrations

 Cats, Jacob (1577-1660), OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN [Old Age and Outdoor-Life, plus 5 separately titled other works by Cats] HOF-GEDACHTEN op SORGH-VLIET, INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN, KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA, HUWELIJCX FUYCK [Marriage Trap], DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE.
Cats, Jacob (1577-1660)
OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN [Old Age and Outdoor-Life, plus 5 separately titled other works by Cats] HOF-GEDACHTEN op SORGH-VLIET, INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN, KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA, HUWELIJCX FUYCK [Marriage Trap], DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE.
Amsterdam, Jan Jacobsz Schipper 1656, 1655 Engraved titlepage + 3 full-page plates + 16, 30, 23 half-page copperplates by or after Adriaen van de Venne (1589-1662) showing customs, family life, agriculture, trades and dances of death. . Quarto vellum laced through with yapp fore-edges and faded manuscript title to spine (slightly marked). Half-title and engraved Titlepage dated 1656 to OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN +[xxiv]+261pp +[3]pp; HOF-GEDACHTEN (with Titlepage dated 1655) and INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN (with half-title) 125+[3]pp; KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA (with Titlepage and extra frontis plate) [4]+84pp; HUWELIJCX FUYCK (with half-title) 32pp; and DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE (with half-title) 224pp. A few tears to margins not affecting printed area, some with marginal paper loss, and light marginal damp-staining towards the end. *Narrative poetry by the foremost writer of the 17th century Dutch Republic with many fine engravings of city and country life (by or after van de Venne) and a short series of Dances of Death. First editions here of most of the works written near the end of Cats's life at his country estate near The Hague, Sorgh-vliet or "escape from care", which is illustrated in the centre of the fine frontis to the whole collection.
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Book number: E73970
GBP 570.00 [Appr.: EURO 667.25 US$ 722.21 | JP¥ 108692]
Keywords: poetry copperplates emblems Dutch engravings Venne

 
David,Joannes [Jan] (1545?-1613)
PARADISUS SPONSI ET SPONSAE in quo Messis Myrrhae et Aromatum .. et [second part] Pancarpium Marianum, Septemplici Titulorum serie distinctum: ut in B. Virginis odorem curramus .. Auctore P. Ioanne David, Societatis Iesu Sacerdote.
Antwerp, ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Balthasarem et Ioannem Moretos fratres. 1618 Two engraved titlepages & 102 full-page engraved emblem plates, the first in each part signed by by Theodor. Galle. . Two Parts in one Volume, octavo contemporary calf (repaired and rebacked with fragments of original gilt spine laid on) ink and pencil ownership names on front endpapers and another small inked out at foot of title. Engraved titlepage +[14] +212pp +[4]pp (last blank) with 1 preliminary + 50 numbered full page engraved plates; 2nd engraved titlepage +[14] +213pp +[4]pp (last blank) again with 1 preliminary + 50 numbered full page engraved plates. All plates with captions in Latin, Dutch & French. Endpapers browned, 1st engraved title very slightly chipped at fore-edge, a few small marginal tears without loss, otherwise beautifully clean throughout with the two complete sets of 51 plates interleaved in the text following each engraved titlepage. *Rare complete edition (the 2 parts are often found separately) of this emblem book by the Jesuit Jan David (De Backer/Sommervogel II 1847-48 nr.10, BCNI 6514).
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Book number: E71072
GBP 1230.00 [Appr.: EURO 1439.75 US$ 1558.46 | JP¥ 234545]
Keywords: emblems religious engraved plates Belgium

 La Fontaine, Jean de (1621-1695) translated by Elizur Wright, JEAN DE LA FONTAINE THE FABLES A Selection Rendered into the English Language by Elizur Wright and adorned throughout with Illustrations & Decorations after Gustave Doré
La Fontaine, Jean de (1621-1695) translated by Elizur Wright
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE THE FABLES A Selection Rendered into the English Language by Elizur Wright and adorned throughout with Illustrations & Decorations after Gustave Doré
London printed in Spain, Jupiter Books 1st thus 1975 Frontispiece portrait of La Fontaine with illustrations (about 30 full-page + text illustrations on yellow half column) after Gustave Doré. . Small quarto cloth in dust jacket (tips rubbed) 224pp. Text in French and English. Corner of front endpaper cut away else V.G. *Taken from the 1867 edition.
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Book number: E49928
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 US$ 22.81 | JP¥ 3432]
Keywords: fables Aesop

 
Gay, John (1685-1732)
FABLES by John Gay, with a Life of the Author, and Embellished with a Plate to Each Fable.
London, Rivington, White & others printed Darton & Harvey 1793 Copperplate engravings (67 ovals on 34 plates & Engraved TP & frontis by G. Neagle (bound after Life of Gay). . Octavo (207x124mm) 2 Parts in 1 volume gilt calf (rebacked with old spine laid on - pine lacks labels & has some flaking & darkening, tips worn) xvi+256pp. Occasional minor spotting else clean and crisp throughout. *Based on Kent, Wooton & Gravelot engravings, some on Stockdale/Blake edition, others differ from both (eg. Fable 9).
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Book number: E48756
GBP 72.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.5 US$ 91.23 | JP¥ 13729]
Keywords: fables Gay

 Gellert, Christian-F., Gay and Moore] (translated & ed. by Claude F.F. Boulenger de Rivery 1725-1758), FABLES ET CONTES [on half title is added] "Avec un Discours sur la Littérature Allemande."
Gellert, Christian-F., Gay and Moore] (translated & ed. by Claude F.F. Boulenger de Rivery 1725-1758)
FABLES ET CONTES [on half title is added] "Avec un Discours sur la Littérature Allemande."
Paris, Duchesne 1754 70x70mm copperplate illustration to titlepage +3 copperplate vignettes by Eisen engraved by Petre-Martinasie or Aliamet or Sornique. . Duodecimo handsome brown wide spined boards red and dark green gilt spine lables and 5 raised bands, marblked endpapers. Nice bookplates of Antoine Danyau (surgeon 1803-1871), G.H. and Hilarii Grésy (sc Alès 1868) lxvii (half-title, title, interesting & learned Discours Préliminaire on the Fable works of Gellert, Gay, Fontaine et al.) +129pp +[14]pp Explication des Vignettes, Avis de l'Editeur, Table & Privilege. *First French translation of the Fables of Gellert, Gay and Moore (Cohen col.182 "Edition originale et premier tirage sur papier verge").
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Book number: E71511
GBP 143.00 [Appr.: EURO 167.5 US$ 181.19 | JP¥ 27268]
Keywords: fables French German Danyau

 Ginther, Antonio (1655-1724), MATER AMORIS ET DOLORIS, quam Christus in Cruce moriens omnibus ac singulis suis fidelibus in matrem legavit: Ecce mater tua. Nunc Explicata per Sacra Emblemata, Figuras Scripturae quam plurimas .. Editio Secunda.
Ginther, Antonio (1655-1724)
MATER AMORIS ET DOLORIS, quam Christus in Cruce moriens omnibus ac singulis suis fidelibus in matrem legavit: Ecce mater tua. Nunc Explicata per Sacra Emblemata, Figuras Scripturae quam plurimas .. Editio Secunda.
Augsburg, Georg Schlueter & Martin Happach 2nd edition 1726 Frontis of Crucifixon with Munich in the background + copperplate Emblems (72). . Small quarto 19th century morocco-spined boards (tips & edges worn). Frontis + titlepage printed in red & black with printer's device of cherubs blowing up a storm at sea +[10]pp prelims with emblem index +514pp +[28]pp index with Finis & colophon. Small stamps of Quebec convent on flyleaf, back of frontis & with perforated stamp on title, neat ownership inscriptions of 2 Pastors dated 1799-1800 on flyleaf and name of one Correns repeated in margin of title. First and last few pages foxed else neat and clean throughout. *Nicely executed emblems, showing ships, mythical beasts, plants, animals incl. bats, birds, scientific tools, musical instruments etc. each within a decorative oval frame with caption above. The explanations of these emblems - none of which are in themselves religious - all relate to Mary mother of Jesus (see Landwehr 319 Praz 351 for third edition).
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Book number: E73254
GBP 330.00 [Appr.: EURO 386.5 US$ 418.12 | JP¥ 62927]
Keywords: emblems crucifixion religion

 
Goethe,W. von (Kaulbach illustrations)
REINEKE FUCHS
Munich, Literarisch Artistisch Anstalt. Sold by the Gotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1st First edition 1846 Engraved titlepage & 36 Steelplates +steel engraved Register with miniatures by Wilhelm von Kaulbach engraved by R. Rahn & Schleich plus woodengravings in. Large quarto morocco leather BINDING with gilt-tooled fox pretending to be penitent while the cock reads the indictment for his crimes in gilt barock frame to cover and gilt barock floral centerpiece and gilt frame to lower cover with blind tooling (edges worn and sl.scuffing but gilt bright) 257pp. Margins of first few leaves foxed/stained, page 5/6 remargined and the plate following remargined to gutter edge and top edge, two other text pages remargined but in no case does this affect any printed areas not even the double ruled lines that enclose all the pages. There is some foxing as usual and some signs of use. The endpapers are embossed pale yellow but the edges show a bit of oxidization. *Includes plate at pg.45 which was later suppressed. Although not a pristine copy it is quite scarce, especially with the key register plate that was often removed by the binders and especially in this top of the range publisher's binding. *The fable of a cheating, lying fox who pretends remorse for his deeds and relies on a glib tonque and flattery to get him out of trouble but is finally brought to book for his misdeeds.
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Book number: E70200
GBP 305.00 [Appr.: EURO 357.25 US$ 386.45 | JP¥ 58160]
Keywords: fox folk tale fable Goethe gift edition

 
Goldsmith,Oliver (illustrated by Thomas Bewick)
POETICAL WORKS
Alnwick England, Davison 1812) Woodengravings (3) + possibly cover decoration of mask, lute & oboe by Thomas Bewick . 138x87mm (18mo) original decorated buff paper covers with book adverts on lower cover (rubbed) vi(recte viii) +74pp (Variant of Hugo 271).
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Book number: E66247
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.75 US$ 63.35 | JP¥ 9534]
Keywords: poetry

 Gravelot et Cochin, M.M. [Hubert Francois Bourguignon d’Anville, called Gravelot, and Charles Nicolas Cochin, the Younger], ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]
Gravelot et Cochin, M.M. [Hubert Francois Bourguignon d’Anville, called Gravelot, and Charles Nicolas Cochin, the Younger]
ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]
Paris, Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique 1791 from editor's note in another vol. Finely engraved plates (49 of 50) + engraved titlepage. Plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin,. 232 by 153mm Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut thus edges dusty with all illustrated plates loosely laid in but all text pages in gatherings of 8 leaves. Half title + engraved titlepage + 48 plates but the first plate lacking its text [ie pages 1 & 2] + 100pp + partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered but numbers are not sequential and several have the same number although the plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures for the use of artists and amateurs."Hubert-Francois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699-1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure ..through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the 'French taste' (Wikipedia).
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Book number: E73378
GBP 248.00 [Appr.: EURO 290.5 US$ 314.23 | JP¥ 47290]
Keywords: emblems mythology art Gravelot French models

 LaFontaine, FABLES DE LA FONTAINE précédées de la Vie D'Esope Accompagnées de notes nouvelle par D.S. [M.D. Saucie]
LaFontaine
FABLES DE LA FONTAINE précédées de la Vie D'Esope Accompagnées de notes nouvelle par D.S. [M.D. Saucie]
Tours, France, Mame new edition 1871 Woodengravings + frontis signed Piaud to the text by K. Girardet, some signed Sargent. . 138x84mm cloth spined printed pictorial boards (tips worn/foot of spine split/spine label chipped/edges with paper loss to boards) 400pp. slight browning to edges and new endpapers. Except for ink name at top of half title which has bled through to margin of frontis and marginal repair to foredge of this page the contents are V.G. Many charming vignette engravings with good details (see Rochambeau 898 "reimpression of 1862 ed").
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Book number: E69946
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.67 | JP¥ 1907]
Keywords: fables

 Lausch, Ernest and Franz Otto, NEUES FABELBUCH Ein goldnes ABC der guten Sitten in ausgewaehlten Fabeln, Spruechen & Sprichwoertern fuer die Kinderstube .. Mit 82 Text-Abbildungen ..
Lausch, Ernest and Franz Otto
NEUES FABELBUCH Ein goldnes ABC der guten Sitten in ausgewaehlten Fabeln, Spruechen & Sprichwoertern fuer die Kinderstube .. Mit 82 Text-Abbildungen ..
Leipzig & Berlin, Otto Spamer 3rd edition 1884 Frontis in black blue & red shades + 82 text illustrations after F. Flinzer, A Richter, O. Rostosky et al. . Octavo blue cloth spined boards (small part of old spine relaid, tips worn & one corner repaired with loss to margin of paper on cover) xii +186pp + catalogue. First few leaves chipped and lower corners rounded, book block seems to have been recased with inner hinges strengthened. Lacks front fly leaf and half title has neat ownership inscription else clean and tight. *Fables in German text throughout from a wide variety of authors and illustrators.
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Book number: E60472
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.27 | JP¥ 3051]
Keywords: fables primer schoolbook German

 Lobel, Arnold, FABLES Written and Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Lobel, Arnold
FABLES Written and Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
London, Jonathan Cape 1980 Colour illustated (21 full page including frontispiece) by Arnold Lobel. . Folio pictorial boards (slight wear to corners, bit marked). Frontis + titlepage + contents leaf + 40pp + [1]p plate.
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Book number: E74437
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.4 | JP¥ 1716]
Keywords: modern fables color pictures

 Luiken, Joannes [Jan] (1649-1712 also spelt Luyken, Luycken or Luykens), DES MENSCHEN BEGIN, MIDDEN EN EINDE [People's Beginning, Middle and End]; Vertoonende het Kinderlyk Bedryf en Aanwasch, in Eenenvystig Konstige Figuuren, met Goddelyke Spreuken en Stichtelyke Verzen; door Joannes Luiken. Met het Leven van den Autheur.
Luiken, Joannes [Jan] (1649-1712 also spelt Luyken, Luycken or Luykens)
DES MENSCHEN BEGIN, MIDDEN EN EINDE [People's Beginning, Middle and End]; Vertoonende het Kinderlyk Bedryf en Aanwasch, in Eenenvystig Konstige Figuuren, met Goddelyke Spreuken en Stichtelyke Verzen; door Joannes Luiken. Met het Leven van den Autheur.
Amsterdam, Erven van F. Houttuyn 1772 Copperplates (pictorial engraved Title + Portrait + 51 more than half page) by Jan Luiken. {or Luyken] . Small octavo calf-spined boards, spine on 5 raised bands decorated gilt with rubbed gilt label (label slightly damaged, hinges starting to split but sound). Engraved titlepage (splits without loss repaired by mounting on old paper) + printed title (small repair at top) + [10]pp prelims +[20]pp life of author etc. +103pp +[7]pp including further poems by Luiken + plate list + publisher's book list - complete. Rear pastedown has an old bill 1914 for auction purchase. Minor signs of use, several small marginal tears without loss, but neat, tight and paper crisp. *A lovely Emblem book by the Dutch engraver Luiken. The emblematic plates show children's games - dolls, knucklebones, jacks, tops, kites, archery (cross bow), skip rope, soap bubbles, hoops, sling shot, hobby horse - also GOLF (Kolf) in great detail and charming domestic scenes - being sent off to school with hornbook etc.
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Book number: E67824
GBP 242.00 [Appr.: EURO 283.5 US$ 306.62 | JP¥ 46146]
Keywords: emblems children's Dutch games golf

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