910G      Carlo Bovio         1614-1705.


Ignatius Insignium Epigrammatum et Elogiorum Centuriis expressus.          


[Romae] : [Typis Ignatij de Lazeris],1655                $3,300DSC_0289 2


DSC_0290 2Quarto 7 X 4 ¾ inches †8,A-T8 (T8 blank and present) Engraved Title page followed by portrait of Cardinal Barberini, engraved by G. Castellus.   First edition. Bound in full contemporary vellum with title hand written on spine.

This book consists of one hundred emblems in honour of St. Ignatius Loyola, each “insigne has a number followed by a caption then the picture with an engraved inscription, then a brief prose explanation of the emblem with the inscription repeated then a verse subscription (“Epigramma”) and a poem (“Elogium”).This is Bovio’s first major work, He was brought to Rome to study and eventually teach Rheroric    at the Jesuit College.


DeBacker-Sommervogel vol. II col. 61 no8.; Praz, 2d ed.,; p. 285; Corpus librorum emblematum. Jesuit series,J86