Lot 1221: EMBLEM BOOKS -- FLITNER, J. Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est jocoseria nequitiæ ce
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
EMBLEM BOOKS -- FLITNER, J. Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est jocoseria nequitiæ censura. Frankf., G. Fickwirth, 1663. (8), 164, (1) pp. W. 33 engr. emblems in the text. Old brds. (Spine and corners a bit dam./worn, tickets on spine, stamp on ti., (a bit) browned/foxed in places). Later edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. - Landwehr, German Emblem Books, 284.
Estimated Price: € 300