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[Emblem Book.] Ayres, Phillip. Emblems of love in four languages. Dedicated to the ladys by Ph: Ayres Esq.

[London]: Printed for John Wren bookseller & binder at ye Bible & Crown near Great Turn-Style Holborn,, [1750 circa]. Octavo. Engraved throughout, Engraved title, Introductory sonnet, and forty-four full page engraved emblems with facing text in four languages (Latin, English, Italian and French). Contemporary calf, old and very skilled reback. A very good and attractive copy.

A pretty copy of this charming English Emblem book, first printed in 1683. A reissue of the plates of the 1714 edition, with an engraved titlepage, and an introductory sonnet. Dated books printed for John Wren range between the years 1748 and 1757. (#kfk355) $1,750.00

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