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Gilles Corrozet's Emblemes,,
in his Cebes, Le Tableau,
Denis Janot for Gilles Corrozet, 1543

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This description is based on Entry F.192 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: sm384_01r. Actual page height: 141mm.
GUL: sm384_01r. Actual page height: 141mm.


8o: A-H8 [$4 (-A1, A2, A4, B3, E4 +A5) signed] 64 leaves, leaves numbered [I] II-LVI LXII-LXIX. [Signing A5 as Aiiii.] [Variant: missigning C3 as Diij (Fra BN (1 copy); UKi CEC).]


r:nt r,ia 3,l. DeN’ 3 1543.


A1ro: title; A1vo: privilege: to Janot, 12 April 1543 for 5 years from the completion of printing, here recorded as 26 July 1543; A2ro: ‘Aux viateurs et pelerins de ce monde’ by Corrozet; A4ro: text of Le tableau begins, and ends E8ro; E8vo: ‘La volupté vaincue’ [by Corrozet], ends F8vo; G1ro: emblems begin, and end H7ro; H8vo: colophon; mark of Corrozet [Variant: mark of Janot: Fra BN (1 copy); UKi CEC].


46 emblems, of which 16 are illustrated (all those on rectos). Each emblem consists of a motto/title and an 8-line French poem (usually decasyllabic). In the illustrated emblems the woodcut is placed in a woodcut compartment preceding the motto/title. Text in italic, 29mm for 5 lines.

GUL: SMAdd384: G7v-G8r. Actual page height: 141mm.
GUL: SMAdd384: G7v-G8r. Actual page height: 141mm.


The title of this edition exists in 2 states, one for Corrozet and one for Janot; the incidence of their marks, on H8vo in the copies examined is not consistent with the imprints on the title.

Janot produced another edition (F.194) for Corrozet alone, also dated 1543, and with the same ‘achevé d’imprimer’, although it must have been printed in 1544.


See Praz, p. 302; Landwehr, 221.

Copies located

A List of Library symbols can be found here.

Fra *BN (2 copies, 1 Janot, 1 Corrozet)
Fra *PStG (Janot)
Net *LUB (Janot)
UKi *BL (Corrozet)
UKi *CEC (Janot)
UKi *GU (Corrozet)
UKi *LVAM (Janot)
USA *MH (Corrozet)


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