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Emblematic imagery - 17th Century Frontispiece engravings
Many books, during the 17th and 18th centuries, adopted a frontispiece engraving opposite the letterpress title page. This could be tipped into the letterpress book after printing and was less expensive and time consuming than printing an engraving on the title page. Often these frontispieces symbolically summarised the contents of the book.
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Elsholtz 1674

David von der Becke 1674

Hercules Medicus 1675

Mentzel 1675

Burggrav 1678

Sternhals 1680

Rain 1680

Jungken 1681

Physica subterranea 1681

Bachimius 1682

Schütze 1682

Monte-Snyders 1684

Hoffmann 1685

Hoffmann 1685

Starkey 1687

Respour 1688