NOTES ON THE ABOVE

ALCIATI FRENCH EDITION

ALCIATI GERMAN EDITION, Andrea Alciatus, Embelatum , printed in German by Wechel in Paris, 1542.

AMATORIA The Collection of Emblemata Amatoria published by W.Janszoon in Amsterdam in 1611.
FLAMEN Emblems of Albert Flamen from Devises et emblesmes d'amour moralisez , Remy, Paris, 1648 and a sardonic sexist reflection on the permanence of girl's whisperings. This is a later impression from which some of the crispness has been lost.
GALLIFFET Joseph de Galliffet De Cultu Sacrosancti Cordis Dei ac Domini Nostri Jesu Christi An interesting extension of the heart motif in the emblem books and here in a directly religious context - here a dull text from the point of view of the Jesuits. Each page measures 9 x 16cms.
MONTENEY Georgette de Montenay ; Emblematum, 1584 a handcoloured version of the engraving by Pierre Woeiriot in the first directly religious (sectarian - Protestant) of the emblem books, prepared by the author, a poet in the circle of the Queen of Navarre.
HORUS APOLLO Horus Apollo ; Emblems, 1543 The woodcuts (page size 10 x 16cms)in this little book have long been regarded as a crowning achievement of sixteenth century French Renaissance illustration. The book was printed in Paris by Jacques Kerver in 1543. The title reveals the influence much felt through Europe at the time of arcane thought and imagery from the Classical Egyptian period , even if from our vantage point the initial texts and images have turned out to be of a much later date. "De la signification des notes Hieroglyphiques des Aegyptiens... " The high quality of the woodcuts suggests an artist/s of distinction, and the names of Jean Goujon and Jean Cousin are mentioned today as possible illustrators. see also
 
WITHERS George Wither's A Collection of Emblems Frontispiece by William Marshall copperplate engraving the two opposing paths. titlepage - sixth edition
 
COMENIUS My selection chosen from 100 engravings of the moral lessons to be drawn from the plant kingdom each illustration in meticulous line within circular field showing the plant in its natural habitat with adage printed beneath and a detailed description printed on the back. Some images - particularly towards the end discard the scenic in favour of the abstracted. PAGE SIZE - 14 X 18 CMS IMAGES DESIGNED BY "HS"

MISCELLANEOUS


titlepage to Richard Edwards, The Paradyse of dainty deuises, aptly furnished with sundry pithie
and learned inuentions
,printed in London by Henry Disle in 1576.


 
R.Gaywood engraved titlepage for the book Eiphnikon , London 1657 being a poem to reconcile the various faiths.
 
Robert Farley, titlepage to LIGHTS, MORALL EMBLEMS ,1638

 

 

Ripa's Iconologia plates by Eichler and Hertwel 1758-1760

CESARE RIPA, ICONOLOGIA, 1645, part one

CESARE RIPA, ICONOLOGIA, 1645, part two

QUARLES' EMBLEMS 1866 AND 1888

CLAUDE PALADIN, DEVICES HEROIQUES 1557

GEORGE WITHERS,A COLLECTION OF EMBLEMES IN 4 BOOKS, A SELECTION 1635

EDWARD COLLIER, STILL LIFE WITH WITHER'S EMBLEMS, 1696, TATE GALLERY LONDON

 

 

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