Lot 204: Valeriano Pierio. Hieroglyphica... Basileae: Per Thomam Guarinum, 1567

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October 27, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
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Description: Valeriano Pierio. Hieroglyphica sive de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis Commentarii... Basileae: Per Thomam Guarinum, 1567. In-folio (mm 345x225). Pagine [20], 15, [1], carte 15-.441, [25]. Ritratto xilografico dell'Autore a piena pagina entro elaborata bordura al verso del frontespizio, numerosissime vignette xilografiche nel testo. Lieve gora al margine inferiore dei primi fascicoli e al margine superiore degli ultimi fascicoli. Legatura coeva in pergamena floscia, ampia rottura al dorso, lacerti di manoscritto religioso precedente all'interno del dorso. Seconda edizione, con l'aggiunta di venti nuove vignette e del supplemento di Curione, di quest'opera considerata l'enciclopedia dei simboli e degli emblemi dell'epoca, illustrata da centinaia di xilografie. Esemplare non censurato delle vignette di Priapo e delle Grazie. Praz, 521; Caillet, 10978. Folio (345x225 mm). [20], 15, [1] pages, 15-441 leaves, [25]. Woodcut portrait of the Author full-page on the verso of the title page, numerous woodcut vignettes in the text. Light waterstain on the lower margin of the first quires and on the upper margin of the last quires. Contemporary limp vellum, big damage on the spine, fragments of previous religious manuscript inside the spine. Second edition, with the addition of twenty new vignettes and the supplement of Curione, of this work considerer the encyclopedia of the symbols and emblems of the era, illustrated by hundreds woodcuts. Uncensored copy of the vignettes of Priapo and of the Grazie. Praz, 521; Caillet, 10978.
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