Allegorien und Embleme, Vol II (page 1/2)

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[picture: front cover, Allegories and Emblems]

Images from Allegorien und Embleme (Alegories and Emblems) (Volume II, [Heraldic] Emblems) by Martin Gerlach Senior(1846 – 1918).

I do not have a copy of this book but bought a set of page images; unfortunately the pages were not held very flat and the resolution is lower than I’d like, but copies of this book are incredibly expensive as far as I can tell (and volume I even more so).

Title: Allegorien und Embleme, Vol II

Author: Gerlach, Martin

Published by: Martin Gerlach

City: Vienna

Date: 1882

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Steampunk flying cog]

Steampunk flying cog

A cog with feathered wings, a steam-whistle, perhaps a regulator knob, and another unidentifiable part, flies through the clouds. [$]

[picture: front cover, Allegories and Emblems]

front cover, Allegories and Emblems

The front cover of the second volume of Allegorien und Embleme has a quarter-leather binding and gilt-stamped decoration with black and red printing that includes a woman and an heraldic shield. [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial Letter S with Frowning Tailor]

Initial Letter S with Frowning Tailor

An elderly man with a long goatee and a tall hat is threading a needle; he sits on top of an oversized thimble, next to a distressingly large pin cushion. Underneath, he is supported by a pair of scisors, and there’s also measuring tape that reansforms into the horns and head of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Initial Letter T With Cherubs and Dancing Couple]

Initial Letter T With Cherubs and Dancing Couple

This vignetted initial shows a dance, with couples wearing elaborate clothing; the front-most couple is shown in detail and the others as shadowy sketches. A putto or cherub, a naked boy in the sky, plays a violin, whild another naked boy, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Cherubs in the rain]

Cherubs in the rain

Originally a vignetted initial; here we have a design with three rectangles: on the left a rain-filled area dominated by an umbrella, and a lower leg with its bare foot and a bottom (not naked) protruding; the midele rectangle blank except for a shadow of the umbrella; the right-hand rectangle featuring a naked and anatomically detailed small child [...] [more...] [$]


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Images from Allegorien und Embleme (Alegories and Emblems) (Volume II, [Heraldic] Emblems) by Martin Gerlach Senior(1846 – 1918).

I do not have a copy of this book but bought a set of page images; unfortunately the pages were not held very flat and the resolution is lower than I’d like, but copies of this book are incredibly expensive as far as I can tell (and volume I even more so).


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