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Andrea Alciato's Emblemata,
Paris,
Jean Richer, 1584


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This description is based on Entry F.058 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 sm283-a.1r. Actual page height: 142mm.
GUL sm283-a.1r. Actual page height: 142mm.

Collation

12o: ã8 A8 B4 C8 D4 E-Z12 Aa-Dd12 Ee4 [$6 (-ã1, ã4, ã5, ã6, B3, B4, C5, C6, D4, L4, T6, Aa4, Dd4, Ee2, Ee3, Ee4) signed] 312 leaves, leaves numbered [8] 1-101 [102] 103-291 [292] 293-294 [295] 296-297 [298] 299-301 [302] [2]. [Misnumbering 80 as 88, 204 as 104, 273 as 272, 275 as 274.] [Variants: missigning Dd2 as Dd, S6 as Sv, 223 unnumbered (Fra BN, USA CMalG, USA DFo, USA NjP); Dd2 as Dd, Dd3 as Diiij, 223 unnumbered (WHAB (1 copy)); Dd2 as Ddji (Fra PBMa); 88 as 98 (Fra PBMa, FRG WHAB (both copies), UKi GU, USA NjP); 133 as 13 (Fra BN, UKi GU, USA CMalG, USA DFo); 233 as 232 (UKi GU).]

Fingerprint

usen m-ur r.re QuCo 3 1584.

Contents

ã1ro: title; ã1vo: ‘Effigies Alciati V.C Mediol. I.C.’ with portrait of Alciato; ã2ro: ‘Avant-propos du translateur’ (Mignault), dated 4 June 1583, ends ã7ro; ã7vo: ‘De emblemate’, followed by French translation ‘De l’embleme’, ends ã8ro; ã8vo: dedication: Alciato to Peutinger, Latin text and commentary followed by French text and commentary, ends A1vo; A2ro: emblems begin, and end Cc12vo; Dd1ro: contents, ends Dd3vo; Dd4ro: blank; Dd4vo: ‘Andreæ Alciati ... vita’, by Mignault, with facing translation, ends Ee1ro; Ee1vo: errata; end Ee2ro; Ee2vo: ‘Extrait du privilege’, dated 9 August 1583; Ee3ro-Ee4vo: blank.

Layout

211 emblems in thematic order, each emblem beginning on a new page, both in Latin and French. Latin title, category, number, woodcut, Latin verse, rule, Latin prose commentary, usually followed by an ornament; French title, French verse, rule, French prose commentary. Verse in italic, 68mm for 20 lines; Latin commentary in roman, 54mm for 20 lines; French commentary in roman, 68mm for 20 lines.

GUL SMAdd283: S10ro-S11rro. Actual page height: 142mm.
GUL SMAdd283: S10ro-S11rro. Actual page height: 142mm.

Remarks

The shorter commentaries by Mignault found here should not be confused with the longer texts found in F.049, F.057, etc.

The copy, ostensibly dated 1583 in Fra BN (Tung, 82), lacks its title, and was therefore presumably dated 1583 on the evidence of the liminary material.

References

Not in Praz; Landwehr, 83; Green, 106-107; Tung, 82-83.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Fra *BN (lacks title)
Fra DBM
Fra *DiBM
Fra *PBMa
Fra ToCESR
FRG *WHAB (2 copies)
UKi *GU
USA *CMalG
USA CtY
USA *DFo
USA GEU
USA *NjP
USA OCl
USA ODaStL

 

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