View a list of bibliographical descriptions for all books

Pierre Coustau's Pegma,
Lyons,
Macé Bonhomme, 1555


Read the introduction to this book

This description is based on Entry F.200 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: sm371_pref1r. Actual page height: 169mm.
GUL: sm371_pref1r. Actual page height: 169mm.

8o: α8 A-X8 a4 [$5 (-a1, a4, C1, E3, H4, P3, R2) signed], 180 leaves, pages num-bered [16] 1-336 [8]. [Missigning K5 as Lv, V5 as Av; misnumbering 44 as 42, 45 as 44, 99 as 993, 103 as 10, 136 as 135, 137 as 136, 140 as 139, 141 as 140, 144 as 143, 159 as 259; 92 numbered at inner margin]. [Variants: 98 as 198, 99 as 100, 102 as 101, 103 as 102, 106 as 160 (Fra PBMa (1 copy), FRG MSB, UKi GU (1 copy) UKi OB, USA MH); 267 as 167 (Bel BBRKB (1 copy), Fra PBMa (1 copy), FRG MSB, Net UUB, UKi GU (1 copy), UKi OB, USA CMalG, USA CSmH (both copies), USA MH).]

Fingerprint

iten u.um a:um doea 3 1555

Contents

α1ro: title; α1vo: blank; α2ro: privilege, ends α2vo; α2vo: ‘achevé d’imprimer’, dated 10 January 1555; α3ro: dedication, Pierre Coustau to Antoine Coustau, ends α3vo; α4ro: emblems begin, and end X8vo; X8vo: colophon: ‘Excudebat Mathias Bonhomme Lugduni’; a1ro: index, ends a4ro; a4vo: blank.

Layout

122 emblems, of which 95 are illustrated. All pages are set in decorative frames. Each emblem begins on a new page: title, woodcut (when present), verse text(s), sometimes ‘Problema’, then ‘Enarratio philosophica’. Verse in italic, prose in roman, 82mm for 20 lines. The woodcuts have been described as ‘after P. Vase’.

GUL: SM372: K7v-K8r. Actual page height: 169mm.
GUL: SM372: K7v-K8r. Actual page height: 169mm.

Remarks

Some copies lack gathering a with the index.

The French translation (F.201) of this work appeared only 9 days after this Latin original.philosophiques’ have been excised, and the volume reassembled without them.

References

Praz, p. 309; Landwehr, 242.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Aus *VOENB
Bel *BBRKB (2 copies)
Fra AiBM
Fra ArrBM
Fra AvMC
Fra *BN
Fra CarBM
Fra *DiBM
Fra *GBM
Fra *LBM (2 copies)
Fra MBvMF
Fra NîBM
Fra OrBM
Fra *PBMa (2 copies)
Fra PBAA
Fra TBM
FRG *MSB
FRG **ZRSB
Net *UUB
Pol GBPAN
Pol *WrUB
UKi *CSJC
UKi *CTC
UKi *CU
UKi *GU (2 copies)
UKi LUWI.
UKi *OB
USA CLU
USA *CMalG
USA *CSmH (2 copies)
USA CtY
USA *DFo
USA *DLC
USA *ICN
USA ICU
USA IU
USA MB
USA MBAt
USA *MH
USA *MnU
USA MWiW-C
USA *NN (2 copies)
USA OU
USA *ViU
USA WaU

 

Back to top