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Andrea Alciato's Emblematum libellus,
Venice,
Aldus, 1546


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GUL SM 29 A1r. Actual page height: 137mm
GUL SM 29 A1r. Actual page height: 137mm.

Collation

8o: A-F8 [$4 (-A1) signed] 48 leaves, leaves numbered [1] 2-47 [1]. F8 missing in this copy.

Fingerprint

teti o.i: o.st SeEl 3 M.D.XLVI.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: blank; A2ro: dedication: Petrus Rosithinus to Hieronymus Bernardus, ends A2vo; A3ro: emblems begin, and end F7ro; F7vo: 'Series literarum' (binding guide); colophon, dated June 1546; F8ro: blank; [F8vo: mark (as found on the title information from Green, no. 28)].

Layout

86 emblems, in the order motto, woodcut, subscriptio; all illustrated with woodcuts, except 'Maledicentia' and 'Contra' (Daly 067; Daly 149). Text in Aldine italic, 81mm for 20 lines.

GUL SM 29 A3vo-A4ro. Actual page height: 137mm
GUL SM 29 A3vo-A4ro. Actual page height: 137mm.

Remarks

First edition of the second group of Alciato's emblems.

References

Praz, p. 249; Landwehr (Romanic), 33; Green, 28; Tung, 20.

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