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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.

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alciati, andrea, 1492-1550
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quarles, francis, 1592-1644
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ripa, cesare, fl. 1600
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abraham a sancta clara, 1644-1709
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bourgogne, antoine de, 1593 or 4-1657
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arndt, johann, 1555-1621
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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Tempest, Pierce, 1653-1717; Fuller, Isaac, 1606-1672, ill
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Text on verso of plates.
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books --Great Britain --18th century.
Publisher's device on t.p.; tailpieces
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Villava, Juan Francisco de
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Engraved and woodcut initials and illustrations
Topics: Devotional literature, Meditations
Landwehr, J. German emblem books
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Wither, George, 1588-1667; Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619. Nucleus emblematorum; Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, engraver; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, engraver
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Without general t.p.; each book has special t.p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathevves, 1634
Topic: Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Schipper, Jan Jacobsz, printer
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Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem Books, Dutch
Signatures: [par.] A-2E
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish, Animal behavior, Animals, Conduct of life
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace; Gomberville, M. Le Roy (Marin Le Roy), sieur de, 1600-1674. Doctrine des moeurs. Spanish; Epictetus. Manual. Spanish
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The Enchiridion has special t.-p. and separate paging
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Prazeres, João dos, 1648-1709; Billingue, Clemente, engraver; Gomes, Francisco, b. 1660?, engraver; Duarte, C., 17th cent., engraver; Barros, Manuel Leal de, 1622-1691. Crisol purificativo
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Silva, I.F. da. Diccionário bib. portuguez
Topics: Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Benedictines, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Covarrubias Horozco, Sebastián de, 1539-1613
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Irregularities in foliation: leaf 96, 108, 163, 240 and 245 numbered 98, 180, 168, 241, and 249 respectively
Topic: Emblem books, Spanish
In three books, each having their own separate title page; the second book begins a new pagination sequence, continuous with that of the third book. The first book is a general discussion of emblems; the second and third books contain 50 emblems each (numbered I-L). Each of the 100 emblems begins on the recto of a leaf. The woodcut illustration (often incorporating a motto) is placed within a decorative border that encloses the 8-line verse epigram as well. It is followed by explication in...
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish
Signatures: a-h A-3Z 4A-4D 4E²
Topics: Innocent X, Pope, 1574-1655, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Egyptian language, Mythology, Egyptian,...
The first leaf is blank
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism, Natural history, Industrial arts
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1518-1589, printer
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Printer's device on t.p
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Topic: Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Accademia dei Gelati (Bologna, Italy); Capponi, Giovan Battista, 1620-1675; Zani, Valerio, conte, d. 1696; Barberini, Francesco, 1597-1679, dedicatee; Otteren, Leonardus Henricus van, engraver; Tinti, Lorenzo, d. 1672, engraver; Carracci, Agostino, 1557-1602, ill; Mitelli, Giuseppe Maria, 1634-1718, ill; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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Added t.p., engr.: Memorie ritratti ed imprese de SSri. Accadem. Gelati di Bologna.
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Italian...
Title-pages of parts two and three are dated 1624 and bear an additional printer: "Nella stampa del Pasquati."
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Prazeres, João dos, 1648-1709; Billingue, Clemente, engraver; Gomes, Francisco, b. 1660?, engraver; Duarte, C., 17th cent., engraver; Barros, Manuel Leal de, 1622-1691. Crisol purificativo
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Silva, I.F. da. Diccionário bib. portuguez
Topics: Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Benedictines, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Landwehr, J. Romanic emblem books
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Kampen, Geeraard Jansen van, fl. 1564-1589, engraver; Solis, Virgil, 1514-1562, ill; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Title within woodcut borders; most emblems within borders of typographical ornaments; printer's device on t.p., initials, tail pieces
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Dated at end, 1610
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Capaccio, Giulio Cesare, 1552-1634; Salviani, Orazio; Carlino, Giovanni Giacomo; Pace, Antonio
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Each pt. has special t.p
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Italian, Devices (Heraldry)
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631; Sánchez de las Brozas, Francisco, 1523-1601.; Thuilius, Joannes, d. 1630.; Morel, Fédéric, ca. 1552-1630. Corollaria et monita.; Frambotto, Paolo, printer.; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner.; De Toma, Giacomo, former owner.; Armenise, Raffaele, 1852-1925.
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"211 woodcuts of emblems from the same blocks as from the Paduan 1618 edition- now within borders, and one new "offensive" emblem, i.e. no. lxxx"--cf. Landwehr.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Italy --17th century., Emblem books --Italy...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Gomberville, M. Le Roy (Marin Le Roy), sieur de, 1600-1674; Daret, Pierre, 1604-1678, engraver; Horace; Tristan L'Hermite, François, 1601-1655. Sonnet; Mazarin, Jules, 1602-1661, dedicatee; Anne, Queen, consort of Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1666, dedicatee; Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715; Sevestre, Louis, fl.1646, printer; Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 1761?-1815, former owner. IU-R; La Trémoille family, former owner. IU-R
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Auec Priuilege du Roy -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, French
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topic: Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Füesslin, Casimir
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Church year meditations, Saints
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
One hundred fifty two nearly full-page woodcuts after Giuseppe Cesari d'Arpino, with woodcut typographical ornaments on the sides
Topics: Emblems, Allegories, Emblem books, Italian
Added t.p., engr
Topic: Fables
Title page in red and black
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Benedictine, St. Ulrich und Afra (Benedictine abbey : Augsburg,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Barberino, Francesco da, 1264-1348; Bloemaert, Cornelis, 1603-1692, engraver
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Imprint from colophon
Topics: Allegories, Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Added engr. t.-p
Topic: Mythology, Greek
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565; Rampazetto, Francesco, fl. 1540-1576, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Heraldry, Devices (Heraldry), Emblems, Emblems, Italian
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1513-1589, printer
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In colophon: " ... traducidos en rhimas Españolas por Bernardino Daza Pinciano."
Topic: Emblem books
Signatures: a chi1 b-e A-Z 2A-2D 2E
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Art, Greco-Roman, Emblems, Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660
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Imperfect copy: leaf * wanting
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
"Cum gratia & privilegio Sacrae Caesareae Majestatis, et facultate superiorum" -- title page
Topics: Human anatomy, Human beings in art, Symbolism, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
"Ad B. Mariam Virginem Wezlariae."
Topics: Fathers of the church, Sermons, Latin, Sermons, German, Emblems, Emblems, German, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630
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Colophon: In Venetia, M DC XXIII. Appresso Giacomo Sarzina
Topic: Emblems
83 engraved emblems; engr. allegorical frontispiece
Topics: Meteorology --Early works to 1800., Astrology --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Barleti, Marin, ca. 1460-1512 or 13; Vitali, Bernardino dei, fl. 1494-1539, printer
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By Marinus Barletius. Cf. caption title
Topic: Scanderbeg, 1405?-1468
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Education of princes, Symbolism in art
Printer's device on title-page with monogram "B.R." and motto: "Ingenium superat vires"; head-pieces; initials; printed marginal notes
Topics: Kings and rulers, Education of princes, Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish
Portrait of Pirckheimer engraved by Albrecht Dürer; plate with his arms engraved by Heinrich Ulrich; table (allegory of Tribulatio, Spes, Tolerantia, Invidia) from a sketch by Dürer
Topic: Virtue
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550
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Signatures: A-Y (Y blank)
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Typot, Jacob, 1540-ca. 1600; Balfour, James, Sir, 1600-1657, former owner. IU-R; Sadeler, Giles, 1570-1629, engraver; Strada, Octavius, 1550-1612, artist; Boodt, Anselmus de, 1550-1632
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Cum priuil. summi Pontif. & Sac. Caes. Mtis. -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Signs and symbols, Mottoes, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Becan, Jan, 1518-1572; Torrentius, Laevinus, 1525-1595; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Each part has special t.p. and separate paging and collation; printer's device on title pages; engraved portrait; ornamental initials
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Topics: Emblems, Hieroglyphics
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650; Tollenaer, Jean de, 1582-1643, attributed name; Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665.
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Signatures: * A-4X
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits --Belgium., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...
Date appears before publisher statement in imprint on title-page
Topics: Aristotle, Emblems, Mottoes, Metaphor, Rhetoric
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Montenay, Georgette de, 1540-ca. 1581; Woeiriot, Pierre, 1532-ca. 1596; Unckel, Johann Karl, printer
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Signatures: A-2E8
Topic: Emblem books, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Paradin, Claude, 16th cent; Amboise, François d', 1550-1620
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Engraved t.p
Topics: Emblems, Heraldry
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Horozco y Covarrubias, Juan de, fl. 1589-1608; Rodríguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616; Bonilla, Ioan de, printer
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Title page in red and black
Topic: Emblem books, Spanish
Each volume has separate t.p. and pagination
Topics: Emblems, Christian art and symbolism
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633
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Signatures: (?)8, A-2X8, 2Y16, 2Z-3L8, 3M6
Topics: Christian life, Christian ethics
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Cousin, Jehan, ca. 1522-ca. 1593, ill; Roger, Charles, fl. 1576-1590, printer; Marnef, Hiérosme de, 1515-1595, printer; Girault, Denyse, fl. 1576-1700, printer; Marnef et Cavellat (Paris, France), printer
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Signatures: * A-2Y
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Labia, Carlo, Abp. of Corfu, d. 1701; Zanchi, Antonio, 1639-1722; Piccini, Isabella
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In double columns
Engraved title-page
Topics: Divination, Christian life, Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Signatures: *4, **2, [A]-Z4
Topics: Emblem books, Love in art, Erotic art
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Errors in running title of bk.2 : p. 173 and 177-189 have "Emb. Lib. I."
Topic: Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Valeriano, Pierio, 1477-1560; Isingrin, M. (Michael), 1500-1557. printer; Horapollo. Hieroglyphica
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Originally planned as an interpretation of Horapollo's Hieroglyphica
Topics: Hieroglyphics, Emblems, Animals, Symbolism, Conduct of life, Symbolism in medicine
Errata: final page of each volume
Topics: Philosophy, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Drexel, Jeremias, 1581-1638
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Library has v.3
Topics: Sin, Conduct of life
Engraved t.-p. also
Topics: Macrocosm, Microcosm
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, F14. Praz p. 34. "In quo human[ae] vit[ae] labyrintho demonstrato, virtutis semita pulcherrimis pr[ae]ceptis, veluti Thesei filo docet." The alternative title within an ornamental engraved framework. Contemporary vellum binding in good condition. Signatures: *4, A-P8, Q6.
Topic: Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Valeriano, Pierio, 1477-1560; Curione, Celio Augustino, 1538-1567
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61 lines and headlines, woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Roman and italic type. Catchwords. Signatures. Woodcut illus
Topic: Egyptian language
The genealogical table has title: Genealogia S. Guillelmi ..Authore r. domino Christophoro Butkens
Topic: Cistercians
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674
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Probable date of publication suggested by McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Printer from colophon
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian