WITH THE ARMS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, QUEEN OF FRANCE, STAMPED IN GILT UPON BOTH BOARDS - presumably from the Queen's library and bound for her. The binding is 18th century French vellum, strictly contemporary to Marie Antoinette's lifetime.
THE 1558 FIRST EDITIONS OF PARADIN'S AND BORLUYT'S EMBLEM BOOKS ON THE OLD TESTAMENT - WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY 230 WOODCUTS after Bernard Salomon, and clearly inspired by Hans Holbein the Younger and Sebald Beham.
A STUNNING VOLUME.
Salomon was himself one of the most renowned French painters, craftsmen and engravers of the Renaissance.
The full title of the Paradin reads as follows:
"Historiarum Memorabilium ex Genesi descriptio, Per Gulielmum Parardinum. / Lugduni, / Apud Ioan. Tornaesium, / M. D. LVIII. "
The full title of the Borluyt reads as follows:
"Historiarum memorabilium ex Exodo, sequentibusque libris descriptio, per Gulielmum Borluyt. / Lugduni, / Apud Ioan. Tornaesium, / M. D. LVIII. "
These are the FIRST EDITIONS in Latin of these popular, exquisitely executed biblical summaries.
In the mid-sixteenth century, with the publication of the Icones of Hans Holbein the Younger, Lyons became the dominant production center for a series of Bible picture books. The debts to Holbein, and to Sebald Beham, are present in the scale and feel of this work. However, “the cumulative effect of Salomon’s carefully detailed scenes is that of an individual contribution to Bible illustration.” (Mortimer. Harvard French). Salomon's work is especially noted for several night scenes in Exodus and a particularly strong rendering of the storm over Noah’s ark.
Paradin and Borluyt contributed the 4-line quatrains that accompany the images. They were first published in French in 1553 as 'Quadrins historiques.'
THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF BOTH WORKS, wide-margined and on clean, crisp paper.
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- Bijbels, Boekbanden, Embleemboeken; Koninklijke herkomst, Filosofie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Incunabelen en vroege drukken, Kunst, Literatuur, Poëzie, Religie
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Guillaume Paradin / Guillaume Borluyt
- [MARIE ANTOINETTE ARMORIAL BINDING] Historiarum memorabilium ex Genesi descriptio ... Exodo
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Lyons: De Tournes
- Andere extra - zie beschrijving, GEBONDEN VOOR MARIE ANTOINETTE; 230 HOUTSNIJDEN; 2 EERSTE EDITIE EMBLEEMBOEKEN IN 1 VOLUME