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Jean Jacques Boissard's Emblemes [...]
nouvellement mis de latin
en françois par Pierre Joly
,
Metz
A. Faber, 1595


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This description is based on Entry F.114 in Alison Adams, Stephen Rawles, Alison Saunders, A Bibliography of French Emblem Books (Geneva: Droz, 1999-2002).

Reproduced by kind permission of Librarie Droz.

Bibl. Maz 112114bis: bois95_a1r. Actual page height: 188mm.
Bibl. Maz 112114bis: bois95_a1r. Actual page height: 188mm.

Collation

4o: A-B2 C-P4 [$3 (-A1) signed] 56 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-8 17-65 [66] 67-119 [1].

Fingerprint

e-ut e.r: e.r, test C [M.D.LXXXXV. (colophon)]

Contents

A1ro: title (mentions engraver Theodor de Bry); A1vo: blank; A2ro: dedication, Pierre Joly to Madame de Clervent, dated 1 May 1594, ends B1ro; B1vo: liminary verse: Paulus Melissus Schedius to Joly (Latin); F. Loys to Joly (French), ends B2ro; B2vo: engraved portrait of Boissard, followed by French verse; C1ro: engraving with Greek text, headed ‘GREEK O BOIC TROCOC: ACTATOC OLBOC’; C1vo: emblems begin, and end P4ro; P4vo: colophon, ‘Par Abraham Faber, Imprimeur des honorez seigneurs de la ville de Metz. M.D.LXXXXV.’

Layout

51 emblems; each occupies an opening: verso, French prose commentary and French motto; recto, engraving incorporating Latin motto, 8-line French verse. Engravings by Theodor de Bry. Commentary in roman, 48mm for 10 lines; verse in italic, 45mm for 8 lines.

Bibl. Maz 112114bis: C3vo-C4ro. Actual page height: 188mm.
Bibl. Maz 112114bis: C3vo-C4ro. Actual page height: 188mm.

Remarks

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

The title uses the engraved title of the Latin edition of this new collection (Frankfurt: Abraham Faber, 1593), with the text of the French title in letterpress pasted over. The USA DFo copy does not have this pasted-on letterpress title. The links between the two editions are perhaps further indicated by the presence in the Bel BBRKB copy of the 1593 Latin edition, of gathering O from the French edition.

A German translation of this work dated 1593 is also known.

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

References

Praz, p. 278; Landwehr, 166.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Fra *PBMa (2 copies)
USA *DFo

 

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