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Andrea Alciato's Diverse Imprese,
Lyons,
Macé Bonhomme for Guillaume Rouille, 1551


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This description is based on Entry F.032 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 SM 35a A1ro. Actual page height: 178mm
GUL SM 35a A1ro. Actual page height: 178mm.

Collation

8o: A-M8 [$5 (-A1) signed] 96 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-191 [1]. [59 and 128 paginated at inner margin.]

Fingerprint

e.i. e.e, i.i, riCh 3 1551.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: privilege: to Bonhomme and Rouille, 9 August 1548; A2ro: dedication: Giovanni Marquale to Francesco Donato, Prince of Vinegia; A2vo: 'Al lettore'; A2ro: emblems begin, and end M8ro; M8vo: blank.

Layout

180 emblems, all with woodcuts, but following the fundamental design of the 1549 edition (F.028); all woodcuts are now in their definitive version. Each emblem here begins on a new page; text in italic, 94mm for 20 lines.

GUL SM35A H8vo-I1ro. Actual page height: 178mm
GUL SM35A H8vo-I1ro. Actual page height: 178mm.

Remarks

There are two states of the title, one for Rouille and one for Bonhomme. The evidence of breakages to the woodcuts suggests near-simultaneity with the 1551 Latin-only edition (F.031).

References

Landwehr (Romanic), 54-55; Green, 50-51; Tung, 37-38.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Fra *BN (Bonhomme)
Fra *GBM (Bonhomme; seriously defective)
Fra *PBMa (Bonhomme)
Fra SBNU (Rouille; destroyed))
Fra TBM (Rouille)
FRG DSLB (Bonhomme)
FRG HeUB
FRG *WHAB (Rouille)
Ita BoBCAG (Rouille)
Ita FlBNC (Rouille)
Ita MiBA (Rouille)
Ita MoBE (Rouille)
Ita RBAV (3 copies, all Rouille)
Net *UUB (Bonhomme)
Spa VaBU
UKi *BL (lacks title)
UKi *CU (Rouille)
UKi *GU (3 copies, 1 Bonhomme, 2 Rouille)
UKi LU
UKi *LVAM (Bonhomme)
UKi *MU (Rouille).
USA *CMalG (Bonhomme)
USA CU-BANV
USA CU-SB
USA *DFo (Rouille)
USA *DLC (Rouille)
USA IaU (Bonhomme)
USA IDeKN
USA IEN
USA *IU (Rouille)
USA LU
USA KU (Bonhomme)
USA KyU (Rouille)
USA MiU
USA NBu
USA NcD
USA NIC (Rouille)
USA *NjP (Rouille)

 

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