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Joannes Sambucus'
Emblemata,
Antwerp,
Christophe Plantin, 1564


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GUL: sm947_a1r. Actual page height: 180mm.
GUL: sm947_a1r. Actual page height: 180mm.

8o: A-P8 ($5 (-A1,D3, N1, N3, P4, P5) signed] 120 leaves, pages numbered [1-2] 3-8 [9] 10-240. [Missigning F5 as F3, G3 as S3; misnumbering 202 as 102, 203 as 103, 204 as 104, 206 as 106, 207 as 107; '3' of 34 inverted.]

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m,alpha-acute- eme, i.e, NoCa 3 M.D.LXIV.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: privilege: granted to Plantin, dated Brussels, 28 January 1563; A2ro: ‘De emblemata’, dated Ghent, 1 January 1564, ends A4r; A4v: portrait of Sambucus; Latin distich; A5r: emblems begin, and end P3v; P4r: errata; P4v: ‘Magnifico Domino Joanni Groliero Thesaurio Pegio Lutetiae, S’, dedication of ‘J. Sambuci Nummi veteres’; P5r: ‘Nummi veteres’ begin, and end P8v; P8v: colophon: ‘Excudebat Chritophorus Plantinus Antuerpiae, viii. Cal. Sept. Anno M.D.LXIV.’ (25 August 1564).

Layout

167 emblems: each starts on a new page: Latin title, dedication (when appropriate), woodcut in a woodcut compartment, Latin versetext. The poems are of variable length. Text in italic, 95mm for 20 lines.

GUL: SM947: B1r. Actual page height: 180mm.
GUL: SM947: B1r. Actual page height: 180mm.

Remarks

Plantin also printed the Grévin’s French translation in 1567 (reproduced here).

References

Praz, p. 486; Landwehr, (1970) 590; Voet, 2168..

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