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Hadrianus Junius's Les emblesmes,
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.]


isn- e.é, n,n, QuAi 3 M.D.LXVII.


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.


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.


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.


Praz, p. 385; Landwehr, 416.

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