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Emblemata Nicolai Reusneri IC. Partim Ethica, Et Physica: Partim verò Historica, & Hieroglyphica, sed ad virtutis, morumq; doctrinam omnia ingeniosè traducta: & in quatuor libros digesta, cum Symbolis & inscriptionibus illustrium & clarorum virorum. Quibus Agalmatum, Sive Emblematum sacrorum Liber Unus superadditus. Ex Recensione Ieremiæ Reusneri Leorini.

Nicolaus Reusner

RA Collection: Book

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Physical Description

[26](incl. engr. t.p.), 371, [1] p.: illus.; 191 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

The title-page isengraved. It is the first leaf of signature A and carries letter-press on its verso.


[T.p.] - Ad Librum ... [verses] - [Dedic.] - Nicolaus Reusnerus, Ieremiae Reusnero ... - [Verses] - Imago Nicolai Reusneri Iurisconsulti - [Text] - [Colophon].

Responsibility Note

The illustrations are unsigned. They are attributed to Jost Amman and Virgil Solis.

The names of the printer and publisher are given in the colophon: 'Impressum Francoforti Ad Moenum, per Ioannem Feyerabendt, Impensis Sigismundi Feyerabendij. M. D. LXXXI.'


J.S. Peters, ed., The Illustrated Bartsch 20 (Part 1) (2) ... German Masters Of The Sixteenth Century Jost Amman ... (1985), p.792-5.


The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Copy Note

Imperfect: lacks the last eight pages (signature Dd1-4). The front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, '£1-8-0 Woodcuts by Jost Ammon'. The front pastedown is inscribed in ink, 'Reusneri Vide p.340. P. Manutius', and in pencil 'fine woodcuts' and 'Amman'. The title-page is inscribed in ink, '9', top right.

Binding Note

19th-century white paper imitating vellum; spine lettered 'Jost Amman - Emblemata Nicolai Reusneri', '1581' and 'R.A.'


Emblem books - Germany - 16th century
Pictorial works - Woodcuts - Germany - 16th century


Jost Amman, draughtsman
Virgil Solis, draughtsman
Sigmund Feyerabend, publisher