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Hadrianus Junius's Les emblesmes,
Antwerp,
Christophe Plantin, 1567


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This description is based on Entry F.352 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: sm659_a1r. Actual page height: 115mm.
GUL: sm659_a1r. Actual page height: 115mm.

16o in 8s: A-D8 [$5 (-A1, C5) signed] 32 leaves, pages numbered [1-4] 5-61 [3]. [Misnumbering 61 as 62.]

Fingerprint

isn- e.é, n,n, QuAi 3 M.D.LXVII.

Contents

A1ro: title; A2vo: privilege, dated 5 January and 12 March 1565; A2ro: dedication: Plantin to Arnold Cobel, ends A2vo; A3ro: emblems begin, and end D7ro; D7vo-D8vo: blank.

Layout

57 numbered emblems, all illustrated except no. 19; each emblem occupies 1 page: emblem number, motto, dedication (if any), woodcut, French verse. Verse in italic, 17mm for 5 lines.

GUL: SM659: C6r. Actual page height: 115mm.
GUL: SM659: C6r. Actual page height: 115mm.

Remarks

The privilege was obtained for the Latin editions of Junius’s emblems, also printed by Plantin in 1565 (also reproduced on this website), 1566, 1569 and 1596.

References

Praz, p. 385; Landwehr, 416.

Copies located

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UKi *GU (2 copies)
USA *CSmH
Fra *PoB
Fra *VBM

 

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