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Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

- February 9, 2016 in emblem books, emblems, games, love, pastimes

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-century courtship.

Le Centre de l’Amour (ca. 1687)

- February 9, 2016 in emblem books, emblems, games, love, pastimes

The centre of love: discovered through various emblems, gallant and facetious — a delightfully illustrated emblem book exploring all corners of seventeenth-century courtship.

George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

- February 13, 2014 in emblem books, emblems, george wither

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 - 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write English verses to illustrative the beautiful allegorical plates made by Gabriel Rollenhagen and Crispin van Passe more than 20 years earlier.