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Andrea Alciato's Liber Emblematum/Kunstbuch,
Frankfurt am Main, 1566/67


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GUL SM 45 A1ro. Actual page height: 142mm
GUL SM 45 A1ro. Actual page height: 142mm.

Collation

8o: A-S8 T6 [$5 (-A1, T5) signed] 150 leaves, leaves numbered [13] 1-130 [7]. [Signed with a mixture of fonts (italic and 2 'Frakturs'); arabic numerals with italic; roman numerals with Fraktur.]

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Contents

A1ro: title (dated 1566); A1vo: blank; A2ro: dedication: Jeremias Held to Raymund Graff, ends A6vo; A7ro: 'Vorrede an den Güngstigen Leser', ends B5ro, dated 9 September 1566; B5vo: blank; B6ro: dedication, Alciato to Conrad Peutinger, ends B6vo; B7ro: emblems begin, and end S7ro; S7vo: index: alphabetical list of Latin mottoes, ends T2ro; T2vo: index: alphabetical list of German mottoes, ends T5ro; T5vo: errata; T6ro: colophon (dated 1567).

Layout

217 numbered emblems, so numbered because emblems with more than one 'subscriptio' are not grouped under one number. If more conventional numbering is adopted (as in the web version presented here), the full 212 emblems are present. The order adopted here is not found in any other editions, except the 1567 Latin only edition from the same publishers, and the new edition of 1580, also from Frankfurt. Only 133 emblems have woodcuts. Layout varies according to impositional convenience, but the Latin version always precedes the German translation. Latin 'subscriptiones' in italic, 82mm for 20 lines; German 'subscriptiones' in Fraktur, 69mm for 20 lines.

GUL SM 45 R3vo-R4ro. Actual page height: 142mm
GUL SM 45 R3vo-R4ro. Actual page height: 142mm.

Remarks

This edition uses the same woodcuts as a Latin-only edition of 1567, with short commentaries, from the same publishers.

References

Praz, p. 251; Landwehr (German), 29; Green, 74; Tung, 57.

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