La Clef des Rebus.
La Clef des Rebus.
La Clef des Rebus.
La Clef des Rebus.
La Clef des Rebus.
(Miniature Rebus)

La Clef des Rebus.

Lille: Castiaux, (c. 1800). (xx), 154, (14)pp. A "nouvelle edition, plus complette que la precedente." Illustrated with numerous woodcuts throughout. Includes the explanation of the rebus symbols preceding the collection of rebus puzzles, plus an answer key at the end. The puzzles reveal various thoughts, many on the subject of love and flirtation, such as "Friendly and pretty woman, have you a good friend?", "Do you know the torments of love?", and "Mademoiselle, would you like to embrace me?" A few puzzles reveal proverbs, including "Don't you know that fine feathers make a fine bird?" Bound in contemporary boards that show general wear and repairs at hinges. Soiling and foxing to a few pages, otherwise a near fine copy of this rare miniature, which is not recorded in any institutional collection. (2 5/8 by 2 1/4; 67x58mm). Item #28846

Price: $2,500.00