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Lot n° 32

Merian,M.

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Bybel Printen, vertoonende de voornaemste Historien en Afbeeldts els der Heylige Schrifture. In't Neer-duyts gestelt door R. Anslo. Op nieuws vermeerdert met verscheyde Nieuwe Koopere Platen. 3 vols. in 1 vol. Amsterdam, G. Joosten for D. Danckertz, 1659. fol. (30 x 20 cm). With copper title, 1 title copper and 233 etchings in the text. 1 leaf, 166 p.; 1 leaf, 82 p. Prgt. d. With Spanish edges and black embossed heraldic supralibros on covers with initials "ISVH". (rubbed, heavily stained, back cover with faint scribbles, binding straps missing). Wüthrich III, 23, 6b. - Reprint of Merian's multilingual work "Icones biblicae" from 1625-27. The present edition with the Dutch expansion by Reyer Anslo (first published in 1648) and 13 additional engravings by Pieter Holsteyn. The etchings mostly laterally reversed engravings without biblical passages; the accompanying verses like the copper title "Icones biblicae" in 5 languages with Dutch explanations. - Foxing and waterstaining throughout, some marginal tears and brownstains, copper title with corner tear with loss of image, last leaf with tear, old ownership inscription and mod. Bookplate on inside cover. - Purchased as viewed.