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Andrea Alciato's Emblemata,
Lyons,
Macé Bonhomme for Guillaume Rouille, 1550


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This description is based on Entry F.030 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 SMAdd265 A1ro. Actual page height: 190mm
GUL SMAdd265 A1ro. Actual page height: 190mm.

Collation

8o: A-O8 P4 [$5 (-A1, E3, G5, P4) signed] 116 leaves, pages numbered [1] 2-226 [6]. [Missigning H3 as H2, I5 as I4; misnumbering 73 as 37.]

Fingerprint

loet t.m, s.o, FaOm 3 1550. [Variant: loet s.m, s.o, FaOm 3 1550.]

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: privilege: to Rouille and Bonhomme, dated 9 August 1548; A2ro: 'Ad lectorem' [by Rouille], ends A3vo; A3vo: dedication: Alciato to Conrad Peutinger; A4ro: emblems begin, and end P1vo; P2ro: table; ends P3vo; P3vo: colophon; P4ro-P4vo: blank.

Layout

211 emblems all with woodcuts, but following the fundamental design of the 1548 8o Latin edition (F.020). The same woodcut is repeated on successive pages for 'VesperČtilio' (D061) and 'Aliud' (D062). Each emblem here begins on a new page. The 3 'Alciato' emblems are now at the beginning; the 'obscene' emblem (D080) is removed. Text in italic, 82mm for 20 lines.

Remarks

There are two states of the title, one for Rouille and one for Bonhomme.

GUL SM34 I7vo-I8ro. Actual page height: 189mm
GUL SM34 I7vo-I8ro. Actual page height: 189mm.

References

Praz, p. 250; Landwehr (Romanic), 49-51; Green, 44-45; Tung, 32-33.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Aus *VOENB (Rouille)
Can OTP
Cze PSK (Rouille)
Fra *BN
Fra *GBM (Bonhomme)
Fra NiceBM (Bonhomme)
Fra ToCESR
Fra *VBM (Rouille; seriously defective)
FRG ASStB (Rouille)
FRG FStUB
FRG FrUB
FRG GoFB
FRG HeUB
FRG RoUB
FRG WeimHAAB
Ita BoU
Ita CMBC
Ita FBCA (Rouille)
Ita RiBCG (Rouille)
Ita RAmAc
Ita RBUA
Ita SpBC
Ita ViBC
Net *UUB (Rouille)
Pol WUB (Bonhomme)
Spa MBN (Bonhomme)
UKi *BL (Bonhomme)
UKi *CU (Bonhomme)
UKi *GU (2 copies; 1 Bonhomme, lacks P3-4; 1 with gatherings A and P from F.031 (Latin, 1551)
UKi *LiU (Rouille)
UKi LUC
UKi *LVAM (Rouille)
UKi *WEC (Rouille)
USA *CMalG (Rouille)
USA *CSmH (1 Rouille, 1 Bonhomme, defective)
USA CtHT
USA CtU
USA CtY
USA *DLC (Rouille)
USA DNGA
USA ICA
USA *IU (Rouille)
USA MdBJ
USA MH
USA MiEM
USA NcD
USA *NN (Rouille)
USA NNC (Rouille)
USA *NjP (Rouille)
USA PPL (Rouille)
USA PPULC (Rouille)
USA RPB (Rouille)
USA WU (Rouille)

 

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