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Jean Jacques Boissard's Emblematum liber,
Frankfurt,
Theodore de Bry, 1593


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BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION

GUL sm188_a1r. Actual page height: 187mm.
GUL sm188_a1r. Actual page height: 187mm.

Collation

4o: A-P4 [$signed (-A1, A4, B4, P4)] 60 leaves, pages numbered [16] [1] 2-103 [1]. [A-C signed in roman numerals; D-P signed in arabic numerals.]

Fingerprint

r.o- a.C. m.s, vect 3 MDXCIII.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: blank; A2ro: dedication, Boissard to Catherine de Heu, Madame de Clervent (in French); A2vo: Sonnet, Boissard to Catherine de Heu; A3ro; liminary text, ‘Pauli Melissi Franci, ... in Emblemata Jani Jacobi Boissardi’, ends A3ro; A3vo: engraved portrait of Boissard, by Therodor de Bry; Latin verse: ‘Petri Lepidi Metensis in Boissardi effigiem’; A4ro: Latin verse: ‘Philippa Lazaea Polana Illyrica, in eandem effigiem’; A4vo: ‘Ad lectorem' by Boissard; C1ro: engraving with Greek text, headed ‘GREEK O BOIC TROCOC: ACTATOC OLBOC’; C1vo: emblems begin, and end P4ro; P4vo: blank.

Layout

51 emblems; each occupies an opening: verso, number, motto Latin prose commentary; recto, number, dedication, engraving incorporating Latin motto, 4-line Latin verse. Engravings by Theodor de Bry. Commentary in roman, 83mm for 20 lines; verse in italic, 13mm for 3 lines.

GUL SM188: C1vo-C2ro. Actual page height: 187mm.
GUL SM188: C1vo-C2ro. Actual page height: 187mm.

Remarks

This edition is of different emblems from those found in 1584 and 1588 (F.111, F.113).

The engraved title of the Latin edition of this new collection is re-used in 1595, the text of the French title in letterpress pasted over.

The Latin verses are all found in the unillustrated Tetrasticha of 1587 (F.112).

References

Praz, p. 278; Landwehr, 166.

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