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Claude Paradin's
Devises heroïques,
Lyons,
Jean de Tournes and Guillaume Gazeau, 1557


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This description is based on Entry F.461 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: sm816_p001. Actual page height: 160mm.
GUL: sm816_p001. Actual page height: 160mm.

Collation

8o: a-q8 r4 [$5 (-a1, r3, r4) signed] 132 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-261 [3]. [Missigning d5 as c5, q5 as p5; misnumbering 110 as 100, 131 as 331.]

Fingerprint

uent n.a- s.um sule 3 M.D.LVII.

Contents

a1ro: title; a1vo: blank; a2ro: dedication: Paradin to Theode de Marzé, dated 15 January 1556, ends a3vo; a4ro: devices begin, and end r1vo; r2ro: privilege: granted to Jean de Tournes, dated 25 January 1556, ends r3ro; r3vo: mark; r4ro-r4vo: blank.

Layout

182 devices, usually occupying 1 or 2 pages: motto; woodcut; prose commentary. Text of commentaries in italic, 98mm for 20 lines. The woodcuts for the devices previously published in 1551 (F.460) are not always the same.

GUL: SM816: c5r. Actual page height: 160mm.
GUL: SM816: c5r. Actual page height: 160mm.

References

Praz, p. 444; Landwehr, 564.

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