PRAZ, Mario

PRAZ, Mario. Studies in Seventeenth-Century Imagery (vol. I)

 

London, The Warburg Institute, 1939.

£45

 

4to. 224 pp. Cloth binding over boards, name and title printed in brown on front and spine. Minor shelf wear on one corner. With half-title and title page. Ex-libris of art historian John Gere (1921 – 1995), head curator at the British Museum. This is the first volume of two that were written by Italian art historian Mario Praz (1896 – 1982) and edited by Friz Saxl at the Warburg Institute of London. This is an important reference book for the study of seventeenth-century emblems and devices. Includes multiple b/w illustrations throughout. A very good copy.