Pia desideria: or, divine addresses : in three books. Illustrated with XLVII. copper-plates

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Printer's name from Wing CD Added engraved title page (plate) bearing the title "Divine addresses" and signed: "Sturt sc.", who also engraved the illustrations. Cf. Lowndes Title within double-rule Contains 46 engraved emblems Translation of: Pia desideria In verse Errata listed at foot of page [8] at beginning With a final advertisement leaf Signatures: A B-Q (Leaf A3 mis-signed B3) Errors in pagination: pages 16, 98, 99, 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 209, 212, and 213 are misnumbered as 14, 82, 83, 86, 87, 90, 91, 94, 95, 109, 112, and 113, respectively Inscription in ink on front free endpaper verso: "with Sturt's plates -- (scarce) ... Herman Hugo, author of Pia Desideria, was a learned Jesuit born at Brussels in 1588. It was first published in 1632, [?] & upniled[?] by Elzevir in 32mo. -- Hugo died in 1639. Charles borrowed his Emblems from this book & marred them in the borrowing ..." Bound in re-backed full calf with the initials "D.H." gilt-tooled at center of front and rear boards McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) ESTC
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