PRAZ, Mario

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


London, The Warburg Institute, 1939.



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.