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Andrea Alciato's Emblematum libellus,
Paris,
Chrestien Wechel, 1542


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This description is based on Entry F.013 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 SM26 A1ro. Actual page height: 142mm
GUL SM26 A1ro. Actual page height: 142mm.

Collation

8o: A-Q8 [$4 (-A1, A3) signed] 128 leaves, pages numbered [1] 2-253 [3]. [Misnum¬bering 96 as 99, 211 as 221, 223 as 224.] [Variants: 28 as 8 (Bel BBRKB; FRG MSB; UKi BL; UKi OB), 184 as 84 (Aus VOENB; Bel BBRKB; FRG MSB; UKi BL; UKi GU; UKi LVAM; UKi OB).]

Fingerprint

i-ti s.at x.j. EtHi 3 M.D.XLII.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: 'Typographus Lectori'; A2ro: dedication: Wolfgang Hunger to Bal¬thasar and Werner Seybolsdorf, ends A7ro, dated 1 May 1539; A7vo: 'Wolfgangi Hungeri ad detractorem'; A8ro: 'Hieronymi Brunneri Bavari ad Lectorem'; A8vo: dedication: Alciato to Peutinger (Latin with facing German translation); B1vo: emblems begin, and end Q7ro; Q7vo-Q8ro: blank; Q8ro: mark.

Layout

115 numbered emblems: the title, woodcut and Latin poems are disposed on the versos, in the normal Wechel arrangement for Latin-only editions, while the corresponding German translations appear on the facing rectos. The longer poems call for variations on this arrangement. Latin text in 'Aldine' italic, 84 mm for 20 lines; German text in italic, 58 mm for 10 lines. The Latin text is in substantiually the same setting as in the Latin-only and Latin/French editions of 1542 (F.011-012).

GUL SMAdd26 C3vo-C4ro. Actual page height: 142mm
GUL SMAdd26 C3vo-C4ro. Actual page height: 142mm.

References

Landwehr (German), 27; Green, 20; Tung, 13.

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A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Aus *VOENB
Bel *AMPM
Bel *BBRKB
Den CKB
Fra *GBM
FRG BSB
FRG FrUB
FRG HNLB
FRG *MSB
FRG MZK
FRG SWLB
FRG WHAB
Rus KnUB
UKi *BL
UKi *GU
UKi *LVAM
UKi *OB
USA *ICN
USA CU
USA NcD
USA NC
USA NN
USA PU

 

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