Re-edition of the 2nd Italian ed., published Lyon : Mathias Bonhomme, 1551. See Landwehr
The 180 woodcut emblems are by Pierre Eskrich, in the style of Bernard Salomon. Many of the four-block borders with grotesque, strap-work or architectural elements are signed PV, probably for Pierre Vase, i.e. Eskrich. The ill. on p. 131 is a map of central Italy. The 11 emblems at the end comprising the section entitled "Arbori" (p. 181-191) make use of ill. from Leonhard Fuchs' De historia stirpium (1549). For all the preceding, see R. Mortimer, French 16th-cent., 15
Dedication to Francesco Donato, prince of Venice, by Giovanni Marquale, the translator
Landwehr, J. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese emblem books
Cut on p. 159 printed upside down
Binding: modern decorated paper (red and green), quarter tan goatskin. Title in gilt on black spine label: EMBLEMI
At foot of t.p. is signature in brown ink, the forename written over another, earlier, forename: Abb. Giuseppe ?Gavigliani
No table of contents. Irregular pagination. Pages bound out of order. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some text impossible to capture. Foxing.