EMBLEMS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT OF YOUTH. Containing Emblematical, Hieroglyphical, and Aenigmatical Devices, relating to all Parts and Stations of Life; intending to promote Morality, Virtue and Religion, and suppress Immorality, Vice and Prophaneness; by giving useful Lessons and Admonitions to all Ages, Degrees and Capacities, suitable to most Exigencies in common Life. Illustrated with proper and necessary Explanations and Observations from mmNatural History, and the Manners, Customs, and Opinions of the Ancients. Curiously engraved on Sixty-two Copper Plates. Containing near one Thousand different Articles; with a Copious Index, and Alphabetical Table of Contents; contrived not only for a Study and Improvement, but also as a Play or Diversion for Youth.

London: R. Ware, 1755. [20], 131, [9 Index], [1 ad’] pages. Illustrated with an emblematical frontispiece and 62 plates each bearing multiple images. Fairly recently rebound in quarter calf gilt over marbled boards. 148 x 123 mm. Small piece neatly cut from one blank margin; some marking and occasional soiling; names of female owners to title and first page of Preface; else a very good copy. First published, circa 1730, this book proved very popular and went through many editions. However it is often found to be incomplete.

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