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George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

Thursday 13 February 2014 at 17:29

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 - 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write English verses to illustrative the beautiful allegorical plates made by Gabriel Rollenhagen and Crispin van Passe more than 20 years earlier.