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Abraham van Goorle (Gorlaeus) - Dacthyliothecae seu annulorum sigillarium quorum apud Priscos tam Grecos quam Romanos usus, ... - 1695

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Archaeology - Quantity: 1 - Book

Object: Book (More lots)
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Archaeology
Author/ Illustrator: Abraham van Goorle (Gorlaeus)
Book Title: Dacthyliothecae seu annulorum sigillarium quorum apud Priscos tam Grecos quam Romanos usus, ...
Condition: Very good
Publication year oldest item: 1695
Edition: 2nd ed.
Language: Latin
Original language: Yes
Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Petrus vander Aa
Binding/ Material: Leather
Dimensions: 21×16 cm

(14), 28, (16), 16 pp, followed by 109 engraved plates of coins and rings. Engraved portrait. Contemp. full calf., front board detached. Parts of spine loose (top one separately included). Several pencil notes in the text and in the margin of the plates. Some slight spotting in the text and on the margin of the plates.

* Second edition (and also very rare) of a very rare early work (1601) on engraved rings. Abraham van Goorle (Gorlaeus) (ca. 1549 – 1608) was a Dutch antiquary of Flemish origin. This book was the catalog of engraved gems in his cabinet of curiosities. It was the first extensive repertory of Greco-Roman intaglio gems. Such gems had been avidly collected for the previous century, at first in Italy.
In 1609, the cabinet was purchased on behalf of Henry, Prince of Wales, an isolated early example of English interest in engraved gems. Gorlaeus' Dactyliotheca remained useful for the rest of the century. it was republished by Jakob Gronovius in 1695. It's dedicated to Antonius Heinsius and contains also a dedication by Daniel Heisius as well as dedication poems by Scaliger, Dousa, Grotius and Buchellius.

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    ben blij met de drie delen, laat deze binnenkort restaureren door een erkende boekbinder.

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    Die Abwicklung war Sehr Gut.
    Der Erhalt der Bücher war aber nur GUT und "nicht wie beschrieben
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