ALCIAT, André.

Lot 955
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ALCIAT, André.
Booklet of the emblems put in rhyme francoyse, & presented to my lord the Admiral of France. Paris, Chrestien Wechel, 1536. In-12 (161 x 96 mm) of 124, 113 woodcut vignettes; red morocco, dishes richly decorated with fanfare, spine ribbed, inner wheel, vellum lining, gilt edges (N. David). One of two bilingual editions (Latin/French) published in 1536, in translation by Jean Le Fèvre. It is decorated with 113 woodcuts by Jean Jollat, already used for the second Latin edition of 1534, except for two woodcuts (see the note given by Mortimer). "One of two Latin and French editions. The French version by Jean Le Fèvre, an imitation or free translation, was first printed in 1536. The two 1536 may be distinguished by the setting of the titlepage. In one, the second line of the imprint ends, 'rue' and the full date is in capitals. In the other, the corresponding line of the imprint ends 'en la', and the date reads MDxxxvi" (Mortimer). Our copy corresponds to the second state described by Mortimer who suggests that this would be a new edition and not a new issue with a new title page. Provenance: Robert Hoe (ex-libris, Sale I, 1911, lot 44) - Allan Heywood Bright (ex-libris). Nice copy, carefully washed. Brown, 107; Mortimer, French, 14; Landwehr, Romanic, 18.
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