Two illustrated works: (1) H. Engelgrave. Lux evangelica sub velum sacrorum emblematum
Recondita in anni dominicas selecta historia & morali doctrina variè adumbrata per Hen. Engelgrave. Utr., H. and J. Besseling, 1750, 2 parts in 1 vol., (8),432; (2),433-683,(15) p., w. engr. fronntisp. (dated 1655) and 51 half-p. emblematical ills., 19th cent. gilt half mor., 12mo.
Lacks gg2-7 at the end (index and approbation dated 1648). Library stamp ("Paraenetica") and remnants of ticket on inside frontcover. Joints and outer corners rubbed. Very rare edition, only 2 copies in NCC. The emblems mostly depict worldly subjects, like a chess-board, a pair of earrings, a cannon, a puppet-theatre, lobsters, often with the hand(s) of God influencing the scene; (2) (J.S. Stoy. Bilder-Akademie für die Jugend. Nürnberg, 1784). Two plate-vols. only, 42 (of 52) engr. plates by Bock, Chodowiecki, Glassbach, Krüger, Penzel, Schellenberg and Schleuen after Chodowiecki, Schellenberg & Penzel, contemp. unif. half calf, obl. sm. folio. Poor, incomplete copy (soiled throughout, occas. dam., bindings worn). The lot sold w.a.f. (total 2)