Emblems 1775 Newbattle juvenile w/ 53 woodcuts rare leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Wood engravings, Leather Bound Book, 18th Century juvenile publications, Lord Newbattle].
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The Emblems, Natural, Historical, Fabulous, Moral and Divine; for the Improvement and Pastime of Youth: Serving to Display the Beauties and Morals of the Ancient Fabulists. On the Whole Calculated to convey the Golden Lessons of Instruction under a new and more delightful Dress.
Published 1775, London by J. Chapman. 2nd edition,
197 pages, 5 pp. publishers catalogue. Text in English.
53 small woodcut engravings as headings for each moral, including full page engraved frontispiece.
Period full leather binding, front cover detached. Raised bands, line decoration stamped in blind on cover. Some rubbing and chipping on corners. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Interior remains tight and sound. Contents display uniform age patina, with minor spotting or foxing occasionally found throughout work.
Book measures: 5 3/4" H X 3 1/4" W.