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Hadrianus Junius's Emblemata,
Antwerp, Christophe Plantin, 1565


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GUL: sm658_a1r. Actual page height: 164mm.
GUL: sm658_a1r. Actual page height: 164mm.

8o: A-I8 K4 [$5 (-A1, K3, K4, K5) signed] 76 leaves, pages numbered [1-6] 7-149 [3]. [Gatherings E-K signed in italic, except E1; 61, and 94 numbered at inner margin.]

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a-q; t.s: i.s: AtHa 3 M.D.LXV.

Contents

A1ro: title; A1vo: privilege declaration; A2ro: dedication: Plantin to Arnold Cobel, dated 13 January 1565, ends A3ro; A3vo: laudatory text: Joannes Sambucus to Junius, dated10 February 1564; A4ro: emblems begin, and end D8vo; E1ro: commentaries begin, and end K3ro; K3vo: index of authors cited, ends K4ro; K4vo: colophon, dated 15 May 1565.

Layout

58 numbered emblems, all illustrated; each emblem occupies 1 page: emblem number, motto, dedication (if any), woodcut, Latin verse, with corresponding commentary at the end of the book from E1ro onwards.Verse and commentary in italic, 82mm for 20 lines.

GUL: SM658: C7r. Actual page height: 164mm.
GUL: SM658: C7r. Actual page height: 164mm.

References

Praz, p. 385; Voet, 1476.

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