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The Resource A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne, quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine, and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation by George Wither. The first booke

A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne, quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine, and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation by George Wither. The first booke

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A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne
Title
A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne
Statement of responsibility
quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine, and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation by George Wither. The first booke
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Engraver
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Language
eng
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Cataloging source
KLG
Citation location within source
  • 25900b
  • S118586
Citation source
  • STC
  • ESTC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne, quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine, and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation by George Wither. The first booke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Second, third, and fourth books each have special title-page, with imprint that reads: London : Printed by Augustine Mathewes, MDCXXIV [1634];" with continuous pagination and register
  • Title from letterpress title-page
  • Printer's name from title-page of Second Booke (p. [1] of third sequence)
  • One of five imprint variants of this edition
  • Signatures: (*)8 ((*)6 blank), A-I4 (B1, C1 wanting, D2 incorrectly signed C2), K2, L-Z4 (N1, Q2, T1-4, V4, X4 wanting), Aa-Dd4 (Aa1-2, Bb4, Cc1 wanting), (*)2, Ff-Oo4 (Ff2-3, Hh4, Ii1, Ll2-3, Oo2-4 wanting)
  • Letterpress title-page preceded by engraved title-page, which has title "Emblemes / illustrated by Geo. Wither;" signed by the engraver, William Marshall. Marshall's allegorical drawing depicts the trajectory of human existence, from birth (the pool at the bottom of the page in which infants are swimming), to a dark shadowy cave where humans wander in confusion; above the cave they gather to draw lots from a large urn, supervised by Fortune, holding a sail filled with wind; as they make their way higher and higher, they must choose between two paths, one leading to paradise on the left, the other leading to death and destruction
  • Engravings: the 200 plates of emblems were originally engraved by Crispin de Passe the Elder for Gabriel Rollenhagen's Nucleus emblematus selectissimorum of 1611(see H. Green, Andrea Alciati and his books of emblems (1872), p. 248-260); large engraved medallion portrait of the author on p. [18] of first sequence
  • Woodcuts: Matthewes' device on title-page, featuring a skull with wings, and symbols of mortality: bone, scythe, and hourglass; with his motto "Non plus" and his monogram "AM;" ornamental initials; head- and tail-pieces; last leaf (Oo4) contains two woodcut volvelles, consisting of illustrated dials, each with a movable pointer pinned to center for turning, to be used in the "lotteries" described by Wither
  • Many irregularities in paging
  • Text printed in roman and italic types
  • Includes index
Dimensions
29 cm (fol.)
Extent
[20], 62, [6], 63-124, [6], 135-196, [6], 209-270, [10] p.
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, p. 135 and 177 mutilated, part of text destroyed; p. 1-2, 9-10, 79-80, 105-106, 127-134, 141-142, 149-150, 167-170, 179-180, 183-184, 211-214, 231-234, 251-254 and final 5 pages wanting; seven blank leaves, unsigned, bound in following I3, K2, X3, Bb3, Dd3, (*)2, Hh3, respectively. Cancel engraving of emblem no. 43, correcting a misprinting of no. 46, mounted on p. 177. Endleaves contain many miscellaneous scribblings and pen trials; early ownership inscriptions on verso of engraved title-page of Harry Blake and Jeremiah Richardson, dated 1645; manuscript initials "T" and "D" above author's name on engraved title-page. Bound in old [18th-century] mottled calf, rebacked; original letterpiece remounted (red leather with gold-stamped title "Wither's Emblems;" new endpapers.
  • Clark Library copy: 9 p.l., 62 p., 1 l., [4], 63-124 p., 1 l., [4], 135-196 p., 1 l., [4], 209-270, [8] p.; 31 cm.; bound in old sprinkled calf.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings, woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02689326
  • ucoclc2689326
Label
A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne, quickened with metricall illustrations, both morall and divine, and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation by George Wither. The first booke
Publication
Note
  • Second, third, and fourth books each have special title-page, with imprint that reads: London : Printed by Augustine Mathewes, MDCXXIV [1634];" with continuous pagination and register
  • Title from letterpress title-page
  • Printer's name from title-page of Second Booke (p. [1] of third sequence)
  • One of five imprint variants of this edition
  • Signatures: (*)8 ((*)6 blank), A-I4 (B1, C1 wanting, D2 incorrectly signed C2), K2, L-Z4 (N1, Q2, T1-4, V4, X4 wanting), Aa-Dd4 (Aa1-2, Bb4, Cc1 wanting), (*)2, Ff-Oo4 (Ff2-3, Hh4, Ii1, Ll2-3, Oo2-4 wanting)
  • Letterpress title-page preceded by engraved title-page, which has title "Emblemes / illustrated by Geo. Wither;" signed by the engraver, William Marshall. Marshall's allegorical drawing depicts the trajectory of human existence, from birth (the pool at the bottom of the page in which infants are swimming), to a dark shadowy cave where humans wander in confusion; above the cave they gather to draw lots from a large urn, supervised by Fortune, holding a sail filled with wind; as they make their way higher and higher, they must choose between two paths, one leading to paradise on the left, the other leading to death and destruction
  • Engravings: the 200 plates of emblems were originally engraved by Crispin de Passe the Elder for Gabriel Rollenhagen's Nucleus emblematus selectissimorum of 1611(see H. Green, Andrea Alciati and his books of emblems (1872), p. 248-260); large engraved medallion portrait of the author on p. [18] of first sequence
  • Woodcuts: Matthewes' device on title-page, featuring a skull with wings, and symbols of mortality: bone, scythe, and hourglass; with his motto "Non plus" and his monogram "AM;" ornamental initials; head- and tail-pieces; last leaf (Oo4) contains two woodcut volvelles, consisting of illustrated dials, each with a movable pointer pinned to center for turning, to be used in the "lotteries" described by Wither
  • Many irregularities in paging
  • Text printed in roman and italic types
  • Includes index
Dimensions
29 cm (fol.)
Extent
[20], 62, [6], 63-124, [6], 135-196, [6], 209-270, [10] p.
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, p. 135 and 177 mutilated, part of text destroyed; p. 1-2, 9-10, 79-80, 105-106, 127-134, 141-142, 149-150, 167-170, 179-180, 183-184, 211-214, 231-234, 251-254 and final 5 pages wanting; seven blank leaves, unsigned, bound in following I3, K2, X3, Bb3, Dd3, (*)2, Hh3, respectively. Cancel engraving of emblem no. 43, correcting a misprinting of no. 46, mounted on p. 177. Endleaves contain many miscellaneous scribblings and pen trials; early ownership inscriptions on verso of engraved title-page of Harry Blake and Jeremiah Richardson, dated 1645; manuscript initials "T" and "D" above author's name on engraved title-page. Bound in old [18th-century] mottled calf, rebacked; original letterpiece remounted (red leather with gold-stamped title "Wither's Emblems;" new endpapers.
  • Clark Library copy: 9 p.l., 62 p., 1 l., [4], 63-124 p., 1 l., [4], 135-196 p., 1 l., [4], 209-270, [8] p.; 31 cm.; bound in old sprinkled calf.
Other physical details
ill. (engravings, woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02689326
  • ucoclc2689326

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