Du VERDIER, Antoine
The Prosopography or Description of Badges, enriched with several effigies, & reduced to four books
In-folio, [xxiv]-520- pp, wooden printer's mark on title. Old seals of bibl. decorated with the portrait of the author and many woods (in medallions) in the text. Nice initials. Followed by: ditto. The Omonimes, satire of the corrupt mores of this century. Lyon, Antoine Gryphius (Pierre Roussin), 1572. 12 ff. a few margins remaining, pale wetted margins. full vellum binding, gold ornament on covers, restorations, ink stains on top cover.
First edition of this description of patriarchs, gods, emperors, kings, poets and inventors. Ref. harness VIII-362 , Adams D-1219 , Brunet II-929
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