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Andrea Alciato's Emblemata,
Leyden,
Officina Plantiniana, 1591


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GUL SM 58 A1ro. Actual page height: 110mm
GUL SM 58 A1ro. Actual page height: 110mm.

Collation

16o in 8s: A-Z8 a-b8 [$4 (-A1, Q3) signed] 200 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-380 [381-382] 383-398 [2]. [Q2 additionally sigend Q3 on verso; misnumbering 140 as 240, 152 as 352, 153 as 253, 254 as 354, 269 as 169, 358 as 368, 372 as 272, 373 as 273, 380 as 280, 384 as 284.] b8 missing in the copy examined, and inferred as blank; the pagination is cropped and illegible in the copy examined on these pages: 66, 96, 159, 262, 263, 266, 267, 281, 283, 284, 306, 307, 319, 323, 328, 329, 335, 345-349, 351, 352, 359, 360.

Fingerprint

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Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: blank; A2ro: liminary letter, Mignault to Plantin, ends A4ro; A5ro: 'De emblemate', by Mignault, ends A7ro; A7vo: dedication, Alciato to Conrad Peutinger; A8ro: emblems begin, and end Q5vo; Q6ro: commentaries by Mignault begin, and end a6vo; a7ro: 'Andreae Alciati Vita', by Mignault, ends b4vo; b5ro: transcription and short commentary on the 'obscene' emblem 'Adversus naturam peccantes'; b5vo: contents, ends b7vo; [b8ro-b8vo: blank.]

Layout

211 emblems, omitting the 'obscene' Daly 080 (but see Contents, b5ro, above) in the order motto, emblem number, woodcut, subscriptio. All but no. 62 are illustrated. Commentaries to each emblem are grouped at the back of the book. text mainly in italic, 67mm for 20 lines.

GUL SM 58 K6vo-K7ro; X7vo. Actual page height: 110mm
GUL SM 58 K6vo-K7ro; X7vo. Actual page height: 110mm.

Remarks

This edition uses the second set of woodcuts, produced for Raphelengius's more illustrious father-in-law, Christopher Plantin, in 1577.

References

Landwehr (Dutch, 1988), 21; Green, 118; Tung, 91.

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