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Barthélemy Aneau's Picta poesis,
Lyons,
Macé Bonhomme, 1552


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This description is based on Entry F.085 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: sm96_a1r. Actual page height: 160mm.
GUL: sm96_a1r. Actual page height: 160mm.

8o: A-G8 H4 [$5 (-A1, G5, H4) signed] 60 leaves, pages numbered [1-3] 4 [5] 6-118 [2]. [Misnumbering 44 as 43, 45 as 44, 69 as 96.] [Variants: 14 as 18 (USA ICN); 79 as 76 (Aus VOENB, Fra BN (1 copy), Fra PBMa, UKi OB, USA ICN); 94-95 numbered at inner margin UKi OB, USA CMalG).]

Fingerprint

s-O, s.s. N.[lower case epsilon][lower case iota]VnIl 3 1552.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: privilege, dated 29 August 1552; A2ro: dedication: Aneau to Philibert Baboo, dated 13 September 1552, ends A2vo; A3ro: ‘Aetiologica Prophasis’, ends A3vo; A4ro: emblems begin, and end H2vo; H3ro: ‘De Procellani hospitii ruina in tres nobiles amasios adolescentes. Lugd. 1540.’; ‘De iisdem, aenigma’; H3vo: ‘Mirabilis eventus historia Lugd. 1552’ by Aneau, dated 5 February 1552, ends H4ro; H4vo: colophon.

Layout

102 emblems, with title, woodcut and verse; some emblems have more than one wood-cut. In some copies the woodcut on F5vo is inverted; in other copies the error is rectified by pasting in the relevant woodcut in the correct orientation. Text in italic, 82mm for 20 lines, with key words in capitals.

GUL: SM96: B3r. Actual page height: 160mm.
GUL: SM96: B3r. Actual page height: 160mm.

References

Praz, p. 256; see Landwehr, 113.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Aus *VOENB
Den *CKB
Fra ABM
Fra *BN (4 copies)
Fra *BeBM
Fra *LBM
Fra PBArs
Fra *PBMa
Fra RBM
Fra RoaBM
Fra ToCESR
FRG ***GNSUB
FRG *MSB (2 copies)
FRG *WHAB
UKi *BL (2 copies)
UKi *CU
UKi DU
UKi *GU
UKi *LVAM
UKi *MU
UKi *OB
USA *CSmH
USA *CMalG
USA CtY
USA DLC
USA DNGA
USA ICA
USA *ICN
USA *MH
USA *NjP
USA NNMM

 

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