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Andrea Alciato's Les Emblemes,
Paris,
Chrestien Wechel, 1542


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This description is based on Entry F.012 in Alison Adams, Stephen Rawles, Alison Saunders, A Bibliography of French Emblem Books (Geneva: Droz, 1999-2002).
Reproduced by kind permission of Librarie Droz.

GUL SM25 A1ro. Actual page height: 155mm
GUL SM25 A1ro. Actual page height: 155mm.

Collation

8o: A-Q8 [$4 (-A1) signed] 128 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-13 [14] 15-249 [7]. [Misnumbering 64 as 49, 76 as 74, 167 as 197, 249 as 149.] [Variant: 76 as 64 (FRG MSB).]

Fingerprint

sei- e.e, u.u, InAt 3 M.D.XLII.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: blank; A2ro: French dedication: Lefevre to Philippe Chabot, ends A4vo; A5ro: 'Lacteur des translations'; A5vo: dedication: Alciato to Conrad Peutinger; A6ro: translation of the Alciato dedication to Peutinger; A6vo: emblems begin, and end Q5ro; Q5vo: Latin index, ends Q7ro; Q7ro: French index, ends Q8vo.

Layout

115 emblems, numbered I-CXV (misnumbering French XLI as XLII, French LV as LI), disposed as in the 1536 Latin/French edition (F.005), except that the French text is here in italic, 58 mm for 10 lines. The Latin text is in substantially the same setting as in the Latin-only and Latin/German editions of 1542 (F.011 and F.013).

GUL SMAdd25 B8vo-C1ro. Actual page height: 155mm
GUL SMAdd25 B8vo-C1ro. Actual page height: 155mm.

References

Landwehr (Romanic), 23; Green, 18; Tung, 11.

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