Emblems, Divine and Moral: together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man [bound with] The School of the Heart, or The Heart.
Bristol: Joseph Lansdown & John Mills, 1808. A lovely example of an English Emblem book. Second Lansdown and Mills edition, following the first of 1806. Two works bound as one. Simple half blue leather with dark cloth boards and gilt titles to the spine. The binding is neat, and clean with a couple of marks only. Owner's name and date to the end paper of each title. Emblems moral and divine has a frontis portrait of Quarles, an engraved title, and 79 engraved emblems. Following this (and still part of the the first book) the Heiroglyphics contains 14 plates. Book two - The School of the Heart, has a frontis (the same portrait) engraved title, and 48 plates. Both books are complete. A total of 143 engraved plates + 2 engraved titles. The binding is slightly weak in parts (holding well, but with slight cracking). The first frontis is slightly separating, and the front end paper has been supported with archival tape. A few light marks to pages, and general darkening of the pages, but overall a very attractive example. Pagination: [x], 278., [iv], 154, [viii]. pp. The the end are the translations of the Latin mottos from the School of the Heart. 155 x 105 mm (6 x 4¼ inches). Francis Quarles (1592-1644) was an English poet. He is best known for the Emblems.