Ludus Literarius Christianus, Anthreno-Tripsis seu Crabronum Tritura

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  • type
    Image
  • created on
  • file format
    jpg
  • file size
    6 MB
  • container title
    Edward Benlowes, Theophila (London: Henry Seile and Humphrey Moseley, 1652)
  • copyright status
    Public Domain
  • creator
    Edward Benlowes, Francis Barlow
  • credit
    Photograph by Whitney Trettien.
  • original publisher
    Edward Benlowes, Roger Norton, Henry Seile, Humphrey Moseley
  • original publisher place
    London
  • rights
  • rights territory
    Worldwide
William Marshall (engraver), engraved title page for Edward Benlowes, Ludus Literarius Christianus, Anthreno-Tripsis seu Crabronum Tritura. The work, if it ever existed, is not extant. This plate is only found interleaved in copies of Theophila (1652). Harvard University, Houghton Library, f Typ 605.52.202, facing sig. R3r.

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Plate looking like a title page. An elaborate floral wreath encircles the title Ludus Literarius Christianus, Anthreno-Tripsis seu Crabronum Tritura and the name of the author, “Edw. Benlosij. Armig.” Swarms of buzzing bees turn the flowers’ pollen into honey, while a clutch of putti squeeze grapes from a wine press — a machine that looks very much like, indeed was the model for, the printing press.

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