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    Joseph Zoller. ConCeptVs ChronographICVs De ConCepta Sacra DeIpara. Septingentis Sacrae Scripturae, SS. Patrum, Ac Rationum, Nec non Historiarrum, Symbolorum, Antiquitatum Et Aanagrammatum Suffragiis Roboratus... Augsburg: Johann Michael Labhart, 1712. Krown & Spellman retail: $850. First Edition. Folio.305 x 195mm. a-c4.d2,A-2Z4,3A2. [28],353,[19]p. Contemporary sheep, spine banded, gilt title on label, covers worn with some leather losses but strong, some foxing. Lacks engraved t.p., t.p. in red and black, 100 emblems by J.C. Banawiz, head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials and other printer's ornaments. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Zoller (d.1750) Benedictine author of several emblematic religious works in Latin and German.Little is known about him or his work which though cited seems not to have been studied. Interestingly, the artist is also not in the standard art sources (Thieme/Becker etc.) One intriguing aspect of the work is his use of a cryptographic anagramic chart of the "immaculata concepta." He uses his system in the title and throughout the work capitalizing all the letters in head captions which would stand for Roman numerals "IVLCDM". We have seen this used in other works of the era and wonder if this is the source. Landwehr, German, 660. Praz 543.

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