Crispijn de Passe
Oficina arcularia in qua sunt ad spectantia diverse eximia exempla ex variis autoribus collecta: Bouticque menuserie... inventien verciert door Crispinum Passeum Juni.
Amsterdam: 1642. 20 engraved plates housed in hinged mounts in a blue morocco case. Many of the plates are watermarked with 'VS' and a small crescent, and counter-mark capital R. Tiny wormhole to tile. A closed tear in the margin of plate T has been professionally repaired. Occasional short splits, creases, light markings and toned areas usually not affecting the images. Overall an excellent, clean set with wide margins. Second edition.
The complete suite of plates Oficina Arcularia, which not only influenced English cabinet makers but set the format for later works of the type. Oficina Arcularia was first published in Utrecht in 1621. These plates are from the second edition, which was published in Amsterdam in 1642 and includes all but two of the plates from the first edition and adds eight more. Both editions are uncommon.