A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: . quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation.
George Wither (1540-1605)
Place of origin
Scotney Castle, Kent (Accredited Museum)
, 62, , 63-124, , 135-196, , 209-270,  p., engr. frontis. plate : . ill., plate, engr.; . fol.. Provenance: Label in red: Scotney Castle Lamberhurst. - Scotney Castle catalogue, 1855. - Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper: 'Walter Roberts / His Book 1700'; followed beneath by 'Jozias Pattenson' over which an extensive statement of the descent of Walter and concerning the heirs of his daughter who married the Duke of St. Alban's; concluding with a separate statement from 'Josias Pattenson of Ashford in this county / only surviving son and heir / of the above named Jonas / living at Ashford in 1782'. Statement at the foot: 'This book is of very little Value'. - Further inscriptions on the following page: 'June the 10 day / Josias Pattenson / his Book / Given him by Walter Roberts Esqr / 1708 .... Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf, blind-panelled, red spine-label, gold-lettered, spine damaged.
Makers and roles
George Wither (1540-1605) Crispijn van de Passe, the elder (c.1565-1637)