Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Le Moyne, Pierre (1602-1671)
The Gallery of Heroick Women.

London: Printed by R. Norton for Henry Seile, 1652.

First edition in English, translated from the original, La Galerie des Femmes Fortes, by John Paulet, Earl of Winchester (1598-1675), large paper copy; title page printed in red and black, with woodcut printer's device, added engraved title by Karol [aka Charles] Audran (1594-1674) after Pietro da Corton (1596-1669), illustrated with twenty elegant full-paged full-length engraved portraits by Jean Mariette (1660-1742); bound in full contemporary dark brown sheepskin, ruled in gilt on spine and boards, cherubs on each corner of the panels on the boards, floral tools and a red lettering piece on the spine, (some dampstaining at the end of the text, generally a fresh copy), 15 1/2 x 10 in.

Subjects covered by Le Moyne include Jewish, so-called barbarian, Roman, and Christian women, including Judith, Artemisia, Lucretia, Portia, Joan of Arc, and Mary Stewart, among others whose portraits are not included.

Wing L-1045; ESTC R12737; rare at auction.