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Author Whitney, Geoffrey, 1548?-1601?

Title Whitney's "Choice of emblemes" [microform] : a fac-simile reprint / ed. by Henry Green, M.A. ; with an introductory dissertation, essays literary and bibliographical, and explanatory notes.

Imprint London : Lovell Reeve [etc., etc.], 1866.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 10549.    ---  Available
Description 3 p. l., [v]-lxxxviii (i.e. xc) p., (10 p. l., 230 p.), [2], [231]-440 p., 63 (i.e. 72) pl. on 44 l. : ill., facsim. ; 27 cm.
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 10549.
Note Reproduction of original t.-p.: A choice of emblemes, and other devises, for the moste parte gathered out of sundrie writers, Englished and moralized. And divers newly devised, by Geffrey Whitney ... Imprinted at Leyden, In the house of Christopher Plantyn, by Francis Raphelengius. M.D.LXXXVI.
The facsimile (photolithographed) is in two parts.
Most of the emblems are from earlier works published by Plantin, more than half being identical with those in the works of Alciati, Paradin, and Sambucus. cf. p. 252.
The 72 "illustrative plates" (numbered 1-63) between pages 414 and [415] include facsimiles of many additional emblems, printers' devices, etc.
Genealogical tables of (1) "Whitney, of Whitney, in Herefordshire", and (2) "Whitney of Chinnor and Islip, Oxfordshire".
"Biographical notices of the printers Plantin and Rapheleng, and of the emblem-writers to whom Whitney was indebted": p. 266-292: "Shakespeare's references to emblem-books, and to Whitney's Emblems in particular": p. 293-312.
Master microform held by: LrI.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 10549).
Note s 1970 ilu n
Subject Whitney family.
Plantin, family of printers
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Sources.
Added Author Green, Henry, 1801-1873.
Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550.
Zsamboki, Janos, 1531-1584.
Paradin, Claude, 16th cent.
Added Title Choice of emblemes.

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