À Thurin: Eleazaro Thomysi, 1589. Leather bound. Full crushed red leather with 5 raised-bands, all edges gilt. Binding signed Thierry sc. de Petit-Simier via stamp to lower gilt ruling inside front cover. (2), tp, portrait of Henry 3rd (verso), Advertissement, portrait of Henry's Queen entitled "Lodoica Lotharinga FR.R" (Louise of Lorraine) (verso), A La Royne, blank (verso), sonnet, (blank), 39 illustration prints one to a sheet. Then there is the second part with it's identical title-page followed by 69 illustration prints and one border motif. A total of 108 illustrations of designs in this edition. 113 woodcuts in all if portraits, title-pages and border motif are included. VG. Item #175173
This is a book of embroidery and lace designs. Collation as follows via plate numbering: First part: b(_-iiii), c (_-iiii), d (_-iiii), e (_-iiii), f (_-iiii), g (_-iiii), h (_-iiii), i (_-iiii), k (_-iiii), l (_-iii). Total of 39 plates and two portrait illustrations in part 1. Part 2: Title-page (identical to first title-page) marked as "m", then 2 illustrations per sheet beginning with verson of "m" and moving forward : m (_-iiii), n (_-iiii), o (_- iiii), p (_-iiii), q (_-iiii), r (_-iiii), s (_-iiii), t (_-iiii), u (_-iii with print on verso of iii), empty border illustration. Total of 69 illustrations and 1 border motif for part 2. The title of part 2 bears the date "1589"; the dedicatory epistle which appears at the head of the 1st part is dated May 1587. A superb and important copy of a book typically found in tatters and incomplete. A simple and elegant binding by Thierry sc. de Petit-Simier.