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Claude Paradin's
Devises heroïques,
Lyons,
Jean de Tournes and Guillaume Gazeau, 1551


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This description is based on Entry F.460 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: sm815_a1r. Actual page height: 115mm.
GUL: sm815_a1r. Actual page height: 115mm.

Collation

16o in 8s: a-h8 [$5 (-a1) signed] 64 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-126 [2]. [Variants: c2 unsigned (Aus VOENB, Fra GBM, USA ViU); misnumbering 52 as 50, 53 as 51, 56 as 54, 57 as 55, 60 as 58, 61 as 59, 64 as 60 (Aus VOENB, Fra GBM, USA MH, USA ViU).]

Fingerprint

e-a- S.NA S.N- NOAN 3 M.D.LI.

Contents

a1ro: title; a1vo: blank; a2ro: dedication: Paradin to Theode de Marzé, dated 26 August 1551, ends a4vo; a5ro: devices begin, and end h7ro; h7vo: woodcut; h8ro-h8vo: blank.

Layout

118 devices, 1 per page: motto; woodcut. No commentary; text of dedication in italic, 50mm for 10 lines.

GUL: SM816: c7r. Actual page height: 115mm.
GUL: SM816: c7r. Actual page height: 115mm.

References

Praz, p. 444; Landwehr, 563.

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Aus *VOENB
Fra DiBM
Fra *GBM
FRG *WHAB
Ita RBAV
UKi *GU
USA *MH
USA NcU
USA *ViU

 

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