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Theodore de Bèze's Emblemata
from his Icones, id est verae
imagines virorum doctrina simul et pietate
illustrium [...] quibus adiectae sunt
nonnullae picturae quas Emblemata vocant
,
Geneva,
Jean de Laon, 1580


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This description is based on Entry F.104 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: sm1248_index1r. Actual page height: 224mm.
GUL: sm1248_index1r. Actual page height: 224mm.

Collation

4o: *4 A-Z4 Aa-Qq4 [$3 (-*1, A3, D3, E2, G2, S3) signed] 160 leaves, unnumbered. [Missigning Z2 as Zz.ij.] [Variants: A1 as Aij (USA ICN); B4 signed (Aus VOENB (both copies), Bel BBRKB (both copies), Fra BN, Fra PBMa, FRG MSB (both copies), FRG WHAB (2 copies), Net THKB, UKi BL (both copies), UKi CFM, UKi CU (both copies), UKi GU, UKi OB (4 copies), UKi OQC, USA DFo, USA ICN, USA IU, USA MH, USA MnU, USA NjP (both copies)); R2 as ij [from Oiij] (Aus VOENB (1 copy), Bel BBRKB (both copies), Fra BN, FRG MSB (1 copy), FRG WHAB (all copies), Net THKB, UKi BL (both copies), UKi CFM, UKi CU (both copies), UKi GU, UKi OB (3 copies), UKi OChCh, USA DFo, USA IU, USA MnU, USA NjP (1 copy)); Kk3 not signed (Bel BBRKB (1 copy), FRG WHAB (1 copy), UKi BL (both copies), UKi GU, UKi OB (4 copies), UKi OWC, USA DFo, USA MnU, USA NjP (1 copy)); Qq1 not signed (Bel BBRKB (1 copy), Fra PBMa, FRG MSB (1 copy), FRG WHAB (1 copy), UKi BL (both copies), UKi CFM, UKi CU (both copies), UKi GU, UKi OB (2 copies), UKi OChCh, UKi OWC, USA DFo, USA MH, USA MnU, USA NjP (1 copy)).]

Fingerprint

umu- X.ni s-i- suil C M.D.LXXX.
umu- I.ni s-i- suil C M.D.LXXX. (UKi OASC)]

Contents

*1ro: title; *1vo: woodcut portrait of James VI of Scotland; *2ro: dedication: Bèze to James VI of Scotland, ends *4ro; *4vo: blank; A1ro: half-title for first section of ‘Icones’, end Kk3ro; Kk3vo: emblems begin, and end Qq1ro; Qq1vo: blank; Qq2ro: index of names, ends Qq3ro; Qq3vo: errata; Qq4ro-Qq4vo: blank.

Layout

44 emblems, beginning Kk3vo, one per page, with woodcut in frame followed by verse in italic, 58mm for 10 lines.

GUL: SM1248: Pp2r. Actual page height: 224mm.
GUL: SM1248: Pp2r. Actual page height: 224mm.

Remarks

There is evidence (e.g. on A2ro) that the text underwent substantial substantive adjustment during the course of printing.

In some copies there is no place of publication mentioned on the title.

References

Praz, pp. 270-271; Landwehr, 159-159a.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Aus *VOENB (2 copies)
Bel *BBRKB (2 copies, one lacking emblems)
Cze PSK
Den *CKB (2 copies)
Fra AiBM
Fra *BeBM
Fra *BN
Fra ChaBM
Fra CherBM
Fra *DiBM
Fra *GBM
Fra *LBM (2 copies)
Fra NîBM
Fra OrBM
Fra *PBMa
Fra RouBM
Fra TBM
FRG GNSUB
FRG *MSB (2 copies)
FRG MUB
FRG MZK
FRG *WHAB (3 copies)
Ire DTC
Net GUB
Net *LUB
Net *THKB
Net UUB
Pol GBPAN
UKi *BL (2 copies)
UKi *CEC
UKi *CFM
UKi CLCSPl
UKi *CMC
UKi *CP
UKi *CU (2 copies)
UKi DU
UKi *ENLS (3 copies)
UKi *GU
UKi *LiU (lacks prelims.)
UKi *LVAM
UKi *MU
UKi *OASC
UKi *OB (4 copies, one severely defective)
UKi *OBC
UKi *OChCh
UKi *OHA
UKi *OQC
UKi *OWC
UKi *WEC (2 copies).
USA *CMalG
USA *CSmH (3 copies, 1 fragmentary)
USA CU
USA CtY
USA *DFo
USA *DLC
USA *ICN
USA IaU
USA *IU
USA *MH
USA *MnU
USA *NjP (2 copies)
USA *NN
USA NNH
USA PPAmP
USA PPLT
USA PPULC
USA WaU

 

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