Latin mottoes precede the 212 woodcut emblematic ill., Latin texts and Italian translations follow. Ill. are copied from Plantin eds. and appeared previously in Tozzi's Latin eds. of 1618 and 1621; see Landwehr. Some ill. bear the letter A
Printer's device on t.p. (IHS). Pages have line borders, the 212 emblems separated by rules. Head- and tail-pieces, initials
Cuts on p. 45 & 71 printed upside down, that on p. 266 printed sideways
Signatures: + A-X Y
Landwehr, J. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese emblem books
Bookplate of Fort Hill. Ownership inscriptions of Antonio Comini and of Mon. Petrus ?Giertin, who bought his copy from Bassani
No Table of Contents. Irregular pagination. Many misprinted or duplicate page numbers. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Foxing.