Title: Francisci Ponae cardiomorphoseos sive ex corde desumpta emblemata sacra, 1645
Author: Francesco Pona
An uncommon first and only edition of Pona’s emblematic work, focused on the Sacred Heart.
Of Pona, he was a Marinist poet, writer, doctor and philosopher, being appointed the official historian to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III near the end of his life in 1651.
There are 94 of 101 copperplate engravings of emblems accompanying the text, each displaying a different image of the Sacred Heart.
One volume in octavo, 198 (of 208) numbered pages
On note of condition, this volume bears signs of wear and rubbing to the boards, with signs of light worming throughout. The copperplate title page is missing, alone with the three non-numbered leaves at the start, and pages 145-152, 207-208. There is also staining noted on several pages. Otherwise, this volume is in good shape.